About Abdullah


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 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.



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



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



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



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


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

Speaking Topics

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


Clients We've Worked With

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!"
"Great, great, great - the phrase that says their work will see them through fits well with him. He really earned my respect."
"Unbelievable. Exceptional passion and knowledge of his topic. Very engaging"

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Abdullah Verachia


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.

We are living though an unprecedented period of rapid and pervasive transition. Every aspect of our reality is shifting, from how we work and play, to how we educate our children and care for the health and wellbeing of our families, ourselves and our neighbors.

How does this affect the future of strong, dominant sectors such as tourism and travel, consumer, retail, property, education, health, automotive and financial services, among others?

  • Can we rewire these and other sectors for a new reality?
  • Do we even have the wherewithal to reimagine the future?
  • How do we start the process of pressing the reset button?
  • Can we reimagine the world we live in and take proactive steps to play a part in it?
  • Do we have the tools to shift our business strategies?
  • Are we primed to take advantage of the opportunities on offer?
  • Can we sidestep our fear of the unknown and open our minds to exciting new possibilities?

Transport yourself into the future with global future strategist, speaker and disruptor Abdullah Verachia as he leads you through the fundamental shifts taking place at every level and how these will reshape the world as we know it. Envisage a new reality, new cross-border opportunities and new avenues for personal and business growth.

Abdullah Verachia

Disruption, disintermediation and digital. Crafting competitive strategy in a complex and rapidly evolving environment.

“We are moving into a discontinuous, disruptive, digital world, underpinned by rapid disintermediation and sector shifts. This compels us to explore new ways to drive growth and competitiveness of firms and organisations.” – Abdullah Verachia

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 enabler rather than the differentiator. It’s companies who can amplify “human moments” iterate strategy and innovate for their end users, and really delight customers that will be successful in an exponential world.

This talk provides an 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.

“True disruption means threatening your existing product line and your past investments. Breakthrough products disrupt current lines of businesses.” Peter Diamandis

Feedback on this talk:

“WOW!!! Unbelievable. You took us on a journey that I didn’t want to end. However what I loved is how your 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.
  • 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

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

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.