Building a legacy

Technology should be seen as an enabler, not a threat, to the legal industry, says Videsha Proothveerajh.

22 April 2021

How do you craft an African vision for a business that’s over 50 years old? When Videsha Proothveerajh took up the position of CEO of legal business information firm LexisNexis South Africa in January 2020, she brought her heart.

“It was a big leap of faith,” says Proothveerajh. “I’ve always lived in a multinational world. LexisNexis is a global company (it operates in 180 countries), but with much local empowerment ‒ we run our own business, we create, we ideate, we build, we go to market. There’s a high focus on entrepreneurship and coming up with ideas that really serve the local market.”

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