An innovative, top performing Head of IT / CIO and a Non-Executive Director for two emerging companies leveraging close to two decades of local and international industry experience in relations to Telecommunications, Media and Advertising, Retail, Banking, Insurance, as well as Transport and Logistics. Proficient in providing strategic direction in relations to the organizations’ operations to facilitate business growth, profitability and efficiencies. A key note industry and thought leader that presents and chairs various key local and International Business ICT / Leadership conferences.

Abdul holds a Master of Business Leadership (MBL) qualification from the Graduate School of Business Leadership, a Bachelor of Commerce Honours from the University of Johannesburg and a Bachelor of Commerce in Information Systems and Management from the University of Western Cape. His solid academic background has enabled him to effectively develop and implement IT policies and systems, manage technological operations and assess them according to established goals, as well as develop operational budgets while reporting on expenditure. One of his key focus areas is assisting with Digital Organizational Transformation to ensure increase technology enablement within the businesses.

Scope of key competencies includes:

  • • Business IT Strategy formulation and execution
  • • Business & Sales Development
  • • Business Analysis & Design
  • • Risk and Compliance
  • • System/Solution Design and Implementation
  • • Operations Management
  • • Digital Transformation
  • • Project Management and Delivery
  • • ICT Strategic Planning
  • • Business Process Engineering
  • • Consulting & Advisory
  • • Enterprise and Business IT Architecture
  • • HR, Exco, Board & Team Management
  • • Financial Management
  • • Big Data and Artificial Intelligence