Luimar Silva is the manager of JABU Logistics at the capital city’s headquarters. He manages the various departments encapsulated in the Windhoek branch, ensuring that every single one contributes to the fulfilment of their main goal – on-time delivery of goods and services, meanwhile offering the best possible deals available. They also strive to keep open a wide range of possible products their brands and customers could choose from, consequently granting them the best support their establishment could offer.Having majored in electronic engineering, and with a one-year working experience, he decided to deviate his focus on it and explore more in the field of entrepreneurship, where he ended up with JABU Logistics during its initial start-up stage. “I have always been involved with start-ups; either being part of different ecosystems or working on building different start-ups with friends and myself. It was a move that made sense,” he said.Silva’s typical day at the office is one filled with meetings and interviews he conducts on a daily, as well as operations. Most of his work is centred on providing enough support to various departments at the establishment and empowering each team member. The biggest challenge he faced was the transition from managing four employees to running the operations of the entire city for JABU, but despite it all, he managed to keep up with the company’s growth.Luimar is fascinated by the power people possess when doing what they are passionate about. However, he still struggles with ensuring that each person at the establishment is in an optimal state and can work to its maximum potential to ensure success and a great yield, as this is crucial to the smooth operation of the organisation. The ability to build things from scratch and render a memorable impact is one of his points of inspiration. Growing up, he enjoyed cooking and business analysis. The thought of some of the well-known and biggest establishments in the country to be run by singletons fascinated him, and it is this that instigated him to achieve greatness. It also gave him hope that he too, could be part of something of that magnitude, and could build something bigger than himself.Silva’s advice to young, aspiring professionals is that they should know themselves and have a vision of how they want to evolve and thrive. Silva believes it takes a lot of effort and dedication for one to commit to one thing, work hard at it, and eventually become so good as to provide value. “More often than not, success has nothing to do with the emotional state during the time of the undertaking, nor does it pertain to how many times one has failed. Put in the work regardless, be grateful for everything and to everyone, and I assure you, you will build a legacy worth reminiscence,” he cautioned.