Khalid Abdulla


MBA (UCT), BCompt (Hons), CTA (Unisa), Project Management (UCT), Member of Institute of Accounting and Commerce (MIAC)

Appointed: 29 August 2007

Nationality: South African

Expertise and experience:
Mr Abdulla is the Group chief executive officer of African Equity Empowerment Investments Limited and has been with the AEEI Group since 1999. He served as the CEO of various subsidiaries, i.e. the information technology and financial services businesses and as Group CFO in 2007 before being appointed as Group CEO in November 2009.

Mr Abdulla has been appointed to and serves on various boards and NGOs. He has over 30 years’ commercial experience related to health care, technology, financial services, events and tourism as well as fishing. He is a regular invitee and participant at the World Economic Forum in Africa as well as the Summer Davos in China.

He was the recipient of the Black Business Executive Circle (BBEC)/Absa Bank Kaelo Awards in April 2010 for leadership. He was a finalist of the 2015 Oliver Empowerment Awards – Top Male Leader of the Year.

Khalid Abdulla was ranked among the 10 best executives of 2015 by Financial Mail as one of the best CEOs in the country.

Major directorships: British Telecoms South Africa (BT), Saab Grintek Defence (Pty) Ltd, Health System Technologies (Pty) Ltd, espAfrika (Pty) Ltd, Sekunjalo Technology Solutions Ltd, Bioclones (Pty) Ltd and Premier Fishing SA (Pty) Ltd.