Episode 57: Rahul Aggarwal (Coast Millers Ltd.), Dar es Salaam,Tanzania

YPO member Rahul Aggarwal left Tanzania a young man to get a degree in finance and accounting from Drake University in Iowa. After a brief accounting stint for Dice, realizing the growth and opportunities in Africa, Rahul moved back to Tanzania in 2009 and joined the management team for the family business Coast Millers Ltd., which had been manufacturing wheat flour products for decades.

Today, as the general manager, heading up Operations and Business Development, Rahul has continued to grow the company to a capacity of roughly 300 metric tons per day. In this episode, Rahul shares how his family grew the company while navigating the political upheaval in Tanzania, and if the gluten-free trend is affecting the grain industry in Tanzania.


Guest: Rahul Aggarwal, General Manager of Coast Millers Ltd.
Host & Executive Producer: Kevin Daum
Executive Producer: Van Van
Music: DreamArtist Music.

Made possible with grants from Gazelles Growth Institute.

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Kevin Daum is an award winning and bestselling author of 5 books. He is a marketer, speaker, and columnist for Inc.com and Smart Business Magazine. As an Inc. 500 entrepreneur, his sales and marketing techniques resulted in more than $1 billion in sales. Drawing on his background in theatre and business, Kevin is a compelling speaker who has engaged and inspired audiences around the globe. Kevin is a graduate of the MIT Entrepreneurial Masters program and has received the Global Learning Award 3 times from the Entrepreneur’s Organization, where he held several board positions. Kevin has designed, produced, and led award-winning executive training programs and events for C-level executives and entrepreneurs on four continents. Previously, Kevin was named one of the 40 people to watch under 40 in San Francisco by the Business Times and in 2006 was named Distinguished Alum of the Year by his alma mater, Humboldt State University.