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About Abdullah

GLOBAL STRATEGIST,
SPEAKER & DISRUPTOR

Having presented and consulted in over 60 cities globally, Abdullah Verachia has been recognised as a leading speaker, disruptor, strategist and thought leader on strategy, innovation and disruption.

Having served in senior executive and board roles, crafted competitive strategies for leading companies and governments around the world, lectured at some of the top ranked business schools and built and run successful companies, Abdullah fuses practice, education, insight and experience into a beautiful tapestry.

Abdullah's

Services

Abdullah is highly regarded for having facilitated strategy sessions for leading multinational companies, leading international executive programmes, as well as presenting on a range of topics globally.

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SPEAKING & PRESENTING

Speaking and presenting to companies and organisations, conferences, staff and client events etc.

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STRATEGY SESSION DESIGN & FACILITATION

Facilitation and design of bespoke strategy sessions on behalf of boards and senior executive teams, departmental units and government departments.

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BESPOKE IMMERSIONS LOCAL & INTERNATIONAL

Experience in designing and leading over 45 programmes in 21 countries, with strong networks in leading markets globally.

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COURAGEOUS CONVERSATIONS

Courageous Conversations with boards, senior executive teams in the private sector and senior managers in the public service. 

Abdullah's

Services

Abdullah is highly regarded for having facilitated strategy sessions for leading multinational companies, leading international executive programmes, as well as presenting on a range of topics globally.

01.

KEYNOTE SPEAKING

Speaking and presenting to companies and organisations, conferences, staff and client events etc.

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BESPOKE IMMERSIONS: LOCALLY, GLOBALLY AND VIRTUALLY

Experience in designing and leading over 45 programmes in 21 countries, with strong networks in leading markets globally.

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EXECUTIVE ADVISORY

Leading executives around the world are faced with challenges of leading in the now and the next. As a strategic advisor, Abdullah works with top-tier C-suite executives to guide them on managing and leading through complexity and providing confidential, trustworthy guidance and advice. He is adept at delicately directing executives and their strategic thinking within the confines of a safe space. His work spans numerous sectors and geographies, which exposes companies and leaders to invaluable and unique insights.

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Speaking Topics

Having presented extensively both locally and internationally, Abdullah’s speaking topics include:

Disruption Amplified: Reset, Rewire, Reimagine Everything
Are you ready for 2021: Reset the NOW and step into the NEXT
Disruption, disintermediation and digital. Crafting competitive strategy in a complex and rapidly evolving environment.
Customised trends and strategy insight for your sector and your company
Trends and Generation Z: Is your sector attuned to a new customer and new employee base.
Thinking exponentially – Building the mindset that will get you to navigate an exponential world
Beyond the headlines: A real view on South Africa
Services

Speaking Topics

Having presented extensively both locally and internationally, Abdullah’s speaking topics include:

Disruption Amplified: Reset, Rewire, Reimagine Everything

The world has entered a period of accelerated change. This has everything to do with the disruptive events of 2020, the cognitive rewiring which each of us is going through, and the profound macro shifts reshaping the world as we know it…

Disruption, disintermediation and digital: Engaging the future

A bespoke and beautifully presented view of disruption in the global economy as well as the impact of this on sectors and companies. Abdullah argues that digital is the…

Reimagine everything: Innovation, creativity and the art of exponentiality

This talks demystifies innovation and provides an incredible perspective on building exponential organisations. A look at how innovation and creativity has propelled the most successful companies.

Thinking exponentially – Building the mindset that will get you to navigate an exponential world

How do you build a globally competitive mindset around absorptive capacity, innovation, adaptability and agility to remain relevant and competitive in this new world.

Beyond the headlines: A real view on South Africa

The South African landscape is filled with a significant amount of hype. This presentation gives a contextually relevant and nuanced view of South Africa and cuts…

Customised trends and strategy insight for your sector and your company

Abdullah strategy work in an array of sectors allows him the opportunity to deeply customise a talk to your industry, your strategy and your customer context.

Are you ready for 2021: Reset the NOW and step into the NEXT

A fascinating take on the ability to sense and seize opportunities in a new world.

Trends and Generation Z: Is your sector attuned to a new customer and new employee base.

Do you understand the next generation of customers and employees? Does your company have a coherent… 

RESET, REWIRE & REIMAGINE EVERYTHING: RELEVANCE, AGILITY & ADAPTABILITY

Bespoke insights based on Abdullah’s bestselling Book Disruption Amplified: Reset, Rewire and Reimagine Everything. Abdullah does this talk virtually as well…

DISRUPTION, DISINTERMEDIATION AND DIGITAL: ENGAGING THE FUTURE

A bespoke and beautifully presented view of disruption in the global economy as well as the impact of this on sectors and companies…

REIMAGINING EVERYTHING: INNOVATION, CREATIVITY AND THE ART OF EXPONENTIALITY

Your business model, your ways of working, your clients and your future. Reimagine how you think of client challenges and new opportunities…

Beyond the headlines: A real view on South Africa

The South African landscape is filled with a significant amount of hype. This presentation gives a contextually relevant and nuanced view of South Africa and cuts…

THE POST PANDEMIC BOOM: STEP FROM THE NOW INTO THE NEXT

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THINKING EXPONENTIALLY: BUILDING THE MINDSET THAT WILL GET YOU TO NAVIGATE AN EXPONENTIAL WORLD

How do you build a globally competitive mindset around absorptive capacity, innovation, adaptability and agility to remain relevant and competitive in this new world.

Services

Speaking Topics

Having presented extensively both locally and internationally, Abdullah’s speaking topics include:

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Abdullah has experience in an array of sectors including banking, mining, finance, asset management, construction, insurance, legal, audit, FMCG, retail and automotive. Some of the clients Abdullah has spoken to include:

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What Our Client Say

Testimonials from our clients

“I cried all the way though Abdullah’s talk. This was absolutely mindblowing. Wish we could package him and share him with the world”
TEDx Euston
"He was absolutely captivating and had us engaged from start to finish - this is almost impossible! Thank you!"
Massmart
"Great, great, great - the phrase that says their work will see them through fits well with him. He really earned my respect."
Barloworld
"Unbelievable. Exceptional passion and knowledge of his topic. Very engaging"
Barclays

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Abdullah Verachia

DISRUPTION AMPLIFIED

Reset, Rewire & Reimagine Everything: Relevance, Agility & Adaptability

Bespoke insights based on Abdullah’s bestselling Book Disruption Amplified:  Reset, Rewire and Reimagine Everything.  Abdullah does this talk virtually as well.

The year 2020-2021 can be classified as the most disruptive in the last 50 years. COVID-19 has impacted every facet of society. This talk looks at how to reset, rewire and reimagine everything in 2021 and beyond.

COVID-19 has disrupted every geography and sector around the world. This talk unpacks all these changes and then looks at the trends that will shape our world in the 10 years. It also provides deep insight into how individuals and companies can adapt to this changing context.

Elements covered in this talk:

  • The landscape in the world currently and the mega shifts beyond this.
  • Political, economic, social, societal, technological and other shifts and the impact on your organisation.
  • Trends that will impact the next 10 years. Mega shifts that will emerge and how to respond to them.
  • A granular view on the future of sectors, industries and business models. These insights are based on deep strategy work globally as well as Abdullah’s work in his forthcoming book.
  • Unpacking the now and the next. How do companies reposition strategy in ‘The Now’ and ‘The Next’.
  • The future of work.
  • Agility and adaptability. How to adapt and thrive in this new context with personal insights to leaders.

CLIENT FEEDBACK

“We were overwhelmed by the impact of COVID-19 on our business and our staff. You talk provided context, understanding and a toolbox to navigate this complex landscape. You are an absolute gem and we are truly grateful. Thank you, Abdullah.”

“Abdullah that was magical. As we all caught up in 2020, you bring to life how this will change so much of our world. BRILLIANT!!!”

“I love your work on The Now and Next. Its is practical yet strategic. You applied it directly to our industry and context which made it super special. Your insight into how the coronavirus will impact so many sectors and your rich perspective on so many sectors is brilliant. I am so glad to have invited you.” 

Abdullah Verachia

DISRUPTION, DISINTERMEDIATION & DIGITAL: ENGAGING THE FUTURE

A bespoke and beautifully presented view of disruption in the global economy as well as the impact of this on sectors and companies.

This talk provides and incredibly powerful view on the rapidly evolving external environment and how the changing political, economic, technological, digital and regulatory landscapes are disrupting the world of business as we know it.

Deep insights based on strategy work with leading global multinationals, industry thought leaders and organisations in an array of sectors.  This talk focuses on how disruption is impacting all sectors and gives nuanced and granular view on the winners and losers in various sectors.

The session ends with making sense of the hype and crafting effective strategies for companies and individuals.

CLIENT FEEDBACK

“WOW!!! Unbelievable. You took us on a journey that I didn’t want to end. However, what I loved is how you translated this journey into our world and provided a practical view for us as company and also for us as individuals.

“Finally, a speaker with depth on disruption, with practical insight, with experience and with masterful, humorous  and impeccable delivery. Please come work for us “

Abdullah Verachia

Trends and Generation Z: Is your sector attuned to a new customer and new employee base.

Do you understand the next generation of customers and employees?
Does your company have a coherent strategy to tap into this market?

  • What does the future of your organisation look like without a proper understanding of the youth market?
  • Generation X and Y and Generation Next: What does this all mean for your organisation? How do they do things differently? What makes them tick?
  • How do you integrate young people into your organisation as employees?
  • Which brand and marketing strategies work for young people?
  • How does the youth unemployment challenge affect you and your organisation?
  • Case studies of global companies who have effectively tapped into the youth market.
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CoA5ORHlTNw
  • Designed “The Playground”– A facilitated session engaging with 10 – 20 diverse, different and very dynamic young people to help understand the relevance of your brand and products amongst young people. A journey that will change the way your company sees and understands young people and how to segment and tap into this market.

“Born into a post-internet world, Generation Z are high-speed, mobile and digitally adept. Connected from our homes and our handsets, we’re the next generation, poised to change the world!” – Amelia Abraham

Abdullah Verachia

Beyond the headlines: A real view on South Africa

 The South African landscape is filled with a significant amount of hype. This presentation gives a contextually relevant and nuanced view of South Africa and cuts through the “noise” to give a real view of South Africa

  • Opportunities and value creation in South Africa
  • What is the landscape like post-election
  • Navigating and crafting competitiveness in the SA landscape
  • Tools with which to navigate government, business, civil society and the broader South African landscape

CLIENT FEEDBACK

“Abdullah’s presentation on the country gives a real, accurate and truly special view of South Africa and how to navigate the landscape.”

Abdullah Verachia

Reimagine everything: Innovation, creativity and the art of exponentiality

Your business model, your ways of working, your clients and your future. Reimagine how you think of client challenges and new opportunities. This talks demystifies innovation and provides an incredible perspective on building exponential organisations. A look at how innovation and creativity has propelled the most successful companies and why it’s a pre-requisite for companies in the future.

The talk ends with you can reimagine your company and your own innovation mindset.

Feedback on this talk:

“I cannot thank you enough for the last 18 months. You came in, when innovation was a word, and you left with innovation as a culture and part of our DNA. You have re-energised the organisation. We have already implemented projects from the first CE challenge, with fantastic ROI.”

“Keep up the incredible work and the passion for innovation as the oxygen to strategy. Why cant everyone think this way.”

Abdullah Verachia

RESET, REWIRE AND REIMAGINE EVERYTHING: RELEVANCE, AGILITY AND ADAPTABILITY

Bespoke insights based on Abdullah’s bestselling Book Disruption Amplified: Reset, Rewire and Reimagine Everything. Abdullah does this talk virtually as well.

The year 2020-2021 can be classified as the most disruptive in the last 50 years. COVID-19 has impacted every facet of society. This talk looks at how to reset, rewire and reimagine everything in 2021 and beyond.
 

COVID-19 has disrupted every geography and sector around the world. This talk unpacks all these changes and then looks at the trends that will shape our world in the 10 years. It also provides deep insight into how individuals and companies can adapt to this changing context.

Elements covered in this talk:

  • The landscape in the world currently and the mega shifts beyond this.
  • Political, economic, social, societal, technological and other shifts and the impact on your organisation.
  • Trends that will impact the next 10 years. Mega shifts that will emerge and how to respond to them.
  • A granular view on the future of sectors, industries and business models. These insights are based on deep strategy work globally as well as Abdullah’s work in his forthcoming book.
  • Unpacking the now and the next. How do companies reposition strategy in ‘The Now’ and ‘The Next’.
  • The future of work.
  • Agility and adaptability. How to adapt and thrive in this new context with personal insights to leaders.

CLIENT FEEDBACK

“We were overwhelmed by the impact of COVID-19 on our business and our staff. You talk provided context, understanding and a toolbox to navigate this complex landscape. You are an absolute gem and we are truly grateful. Thank you, Abdullah.”
 
“Abdullah that was magical. As we all caught up in 2020, you bring to life how this will change so much of our world. BRILLIANT!!!”
 
“I love your work on The Now and Next. Its is practical yet strategic. You applied it directly to our industry and context which made it super special. Your insight into how the coronavirus will impact so many sectors and your rich perspective on so many sectors is brilliant. I am so glad to have invited you.”

Abdullah Verachia

DISRUPTION, DISINTERMEDIATION AND DIGITAL: ENGAGING THE FUTURE

A bespoke and beautifully presented view of disruption in the global economy as well as the impact of this on sectors and companies.
 
This talk provides and incredibly powerful view on the rapidly evolving external environment and how the changing political, economic, technological, digital and regulatory landscapes are disrupting the world of business as we know it.
Deep insights based on strategy work with leading global multinationals, industry thought leaders and organisations in an array of sectors. This talk focuses on how disruption is impacting all sectors and gives nuanced and granular view on the winners and losers in various sectors.
 
The session ends with making sense of the hype and crafting effective strategies for companies and individuals.

CLIENT FEEDBACK

“WOW!!! Unbelievable. You took us on a journey that I didn’t want to end. However, what I loved is how you translated this journey into our world and provided a practical view for us as company and also for us as individuals.

“Finally, a speaker with depth on disruption, with practical insight, with experience and with masterful, humorous and impeccable delivery. Please come work for us “

Abdullah Verachia

REIMAGINING EVERYTHING: INNOVATION, CREATIVITY AND THE ART OF EXPONENTIALITY

Your business model, your ways of working, your clients and your future. Reimagine how you think of client challenges and new opportunities. This talks demystifies innovation and provides an incredible perspective on building exponential organisations. A look at how innovation and creativity has propelled the most successful companies and why it’s a pre-requisite for companies in the future.
 
The talk ends with you can reimagine your company and your own innovation mindset

CLIENT FEEDBACK

“I cannot thank you enough for the last 18-months. You came in, when innovation was a word, and you left with innovation as a culture and part of our DNA. You have re-energised the organisation. We have already implemented projects from the first CE challenge, with fantastic ROI.”

“Keep up the incredible work and the passion for innovation as the oxygen to strategy.”

“Why can’t everyone think this way.”