THE HIDDEN PHILANTHROPIST
SEASON 2, EPISODE 09
THE HIDDEN PHILANTHROPIST talks to RADEK SALI
Radek Sali an entrepreneur extraordinaire, a wellness guru, an incredible visionary, and a philanthropic powerhouse, just to name a few. Andrew Purdie and Radek sit down to chat about his life growing up in an eclectic household, how his parents influenced his early years and into his adulthood, and the path he took from setting up Village Cinemas in Australia and internationally, to stepping into Swisse Wellness as an employee and eventually becoming CEO of the company. Radek shares in detail his assistance in the eventual sale of Swisse Wellness for $1.7 billion. Andrew explores Radek’s deep desire and what ticks him in his journey of philanthropy, especially through his co-founding and chairmanship of Light Warriors, a business investment company, which has a philanthropic arm Lightfolk, a not-for-profit social enterprise.
Key Topics & Chapter Markers –
- Childhood days and early influences, working for Village Roadshow and working globally, the beginning of working for Swisse Wellness [00:55]
- The growth, values and systems of running Swisse Wellness, becoming aspirational as a business and product, the selling of Swisse Wellness, working with Richard Branson and buying one of his islands [16:08]
- Does Radek have a mentor, Lightwarrior, Lighfolk and how it all works, Radek’s philanthropic commitments, the creation of Wanderlust, the reason Radek gives back [45:08]