About Abdullah Verachia

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 Verachia

Global Strategist, Speaker & Disruptor

01.

INTERNATIONAL

THOUGHT LEADER & STRATEGIST

He holds a Masters in Management (Cum Laude) and has also completed executive programmer on strategy and shared value and also on Competitiveness, with Professor Michael Porter’s Institute of Strategy and Competitiveness, at Harvard Business School as well as on broadcast technology at Columbia Business School.

02.

GLOBALLY

SOUGHT AFTER SPEAKER

Abdullah has presented to over 250 global companies and institutions and has been recognised for his incredibly powerful addresses on disruption and disintermediation. He has been asked to present at some of the world’s leading institutions including the School of Public and International Affairs at Colombia Univercity in New York, the OECD in Paris and Casa Asia in Madrid amongst others. In December 2017 Abdullah received a standing ovation at the widely acclaimed TedxEuston in London.  

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BUSINESS LEADER

SENIOR EXECUTIVE EXPERIENCE

Abdullah is the Chief Executive Officer of ‘The Strategists’ – a leading strategy consulting firm that helps governments and corporates craft competitive future strategies. He serves as faculty at GIBS and programme director for the Harvard Senior Executive Programme for Africa.

Serving on the board of General Electric in South Africa, Education Africa and The Collective Genius. Abdullah previously served as Executive: International at Rand Merchant Bank as well as partner and co-founder at Frontier Advisory. He is also the co-founder of a leading motor industry disruptor. He led the team that crafted the 2017 – 2030 Gauteng Economic Development Strategy with the Premier and Executive Council. He also led the 2017 Mauritius Competitiveness foresight strategy.

05.

MEDIA

COMMENTATOR

Abdullah is also a regular media commentator and is currently co-authoring a book on Leading in a changing world – the future of disruption. Abdullah also serves on a few boards. Companies and organisations have found Abdullah’s unique blend of legal, business, emerging market, academic and youth experience to add incredible value to their strategies. He has received numerous leadership awards including being selected for the Brightest Young Minds in South Africa.

ACCOLADES

  • Awarded fifteen year excellence award for the contribution and development of the Model United Nations.
  • Awarded honorary member of the Golden Key International Honour Society
  • Wits Business School Deans list of merit
  • Appointed by the Minister of Trade and Industry as a judge for the South African Premier Business Awards

Contact us

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+27 (0) 83 327 1593 | +27 (0) 448 6823

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Looking forward to insightful conversations together!

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