Panelists & Speakers

Ylias Akbaraly

CEO, SIPROMAD

Ylias Akbaraly is an alumnus of the University of California, Berkeley where he graduated with a Master’s degree in Management and [...]

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Saleem Asaria

CEO, CAMBIAN GROUP PLC

Saleem Asaria combines entrepreneurial flair with medical expertise and a desire to provide the very best for those in his [...]

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Arif Asaria

CEO, ASARIA DEVELOPMENTS INC

Arif Asaria was born in Nampula, Mozambique. In 1977 Arif’s family immigrated to Canada. He did his elementary, secondary and post-secondary [...]

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SHALINA CLIFFORD

Co-CEO, Shalina Healthcare

Shalina Clifford’s expertise spans healthcare in Africa, venture capital funding and corporate life in London and New York. Marked out [...]

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Mujtaba Datoo

ACTUARIAL PRACTICE LEADER

Mujtaba Datoo has over 30 years experience providing actuarial services within the insurance and risk management fields. He has spent [...]

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Mohammed Dewji

CEO, METL

Mohammed Dewji has built his family business from a $26m trading and distribution company importing goods into Tanzania into a [...]

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Sajjad Ebrahim

PRESIDENT, PAR-PAK LTD

Sajjad Ebrahim received his Bachelor of Commerce Degree from the University of Karachi, Pakistan and his MBA from Columbia University [...]

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MARZIA HABIB-HASSAN

Founder, Family Connections Intl

Marzia Habib-Hassan, LLB, MSW, RSW began her professional life in the high-powered world of corporate law. She later changed path [...]

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Raza Aly Hiridjee

CHAIRMAN, GROUPE AXIAN

Raza Aly Hiridjee, Chairman of Group Axian, is a patriarch of the Khoja Global Fraternity, a universally respected businessman, visionary [...]

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Hassanein Hiridjee

CEO, TELMA

Hassanein Hiridjee and his brother inherited businesses started by their father. Hassanein, a member of Madagascar’s Indo-Pakistani community, has French nationality [...]

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Raza Jafar

Chief Executive Officer,ENSHAA PSC

Raza Jafar has always set his sights high. The CEO of United Arab Emirates-based property development company ENSHAA has led [...]

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MOHAMMED JAFFER

Founder, MJ Group

Mohammed Jaffer has built a $1 billion business empire in four decades from an initial investment of just $200. First [...]

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Mustafa Kassam

FOUNDER, MIDAS SAFETY

Mustafa Kassam is co-founder and a director of the Midas Safety Group, exporting to 80 countries and 200 customers worldwide. [...]

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Jawad Khaki

CEO, UHURU SOFTWARE

Mohamed Jawad Khaki is an entrepreneur, investor, technologist, community volunteer and a philanthropist. Former Corporate Vice President of Microsoft Corporation, [...]

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Azra Khalfan

CEO, Plaques by Azra & Signs & Lucite Products

Khalfan has been managing her family’s businesses for nearly 20 years and is recognised as a role model for women [...]

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SHABBIR LAKHA

Barrister-at-Law

Professional experience Shabbir Lakha qualified as a Barrister-at-Law (called to the Bar at Lincoln’s Inn) after obtaining an M.Phil. in [...]

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Sameer Merali

CEO, SAMEER GROUP

Sameer Merali is a Director of Sameer Africa Limited, part of Sameer Group, the largest economic force in Kenya. The [...]

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Rishad Moloobhoy

CEO, RICHMOND MERCANTILE

Rishad Moloobhoy is the third generation of a 110-year business family operating on three continents. The Richmond Group is an [...]

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