|Thursday, May 24, 2012 - 4:00 AM
"Sir Terence Matthews"
A world-renowned legend in the high-tech industry, a resounding success in the resort business, a confirmed serial entrepreneur, and the first Welsh billionaire, Sir Terence Matthews has made his name by founding or financing over 90 businesses. As the prime mover behind Mitel and Newbridge Networks, not to mention Celtic Manor in Wales where golf's Ryder Cup was recently hosted, Matthews has a knack for developing companies by embracing some very straightforward principles. He looks for real demand in the market, strongly endorses the power of strategic partnerships, encourages the people he works with to take a strong leadership role, and he has always targeted new graduates to be the vanguard of his corporate teams, as they have the time and energy to commit themselves to the work. D