MBA (UCT), BCompt (Hons), CTA (Unisa), Project Management (UCT), Member of Institute of Accounting and Commerce (MIAC)
Appointed: 29 August 2007
Nationality: South African
Mr Abdulla is the chief executive officer of African Equity Empowerment Investments Limited and has been with the AEEI Group since 1999. He served as the CEO of a healthcare subsidiary, the information technology and capital businesses and as Group CFO before being appointed as CEO in November 2009.
Mr Abdulla has been appointed to and serves on various boards and NGOs. He has over 25 years’ commercial experience related to healthcare, technology, financial services, events and tourism as well as fishing. He is a regular invitee and participant at the World Economic Forum’s Summer Davos. He was the recipient of the Black Business Executive Circle (BBEC)/Absa Bank Kaelo Awards in April 2010. He was a finalist of the 2015 Oliver Empowerment Awards – Top Male Leader of the Year.
Major directorships: British Telecoms South Africa (BT), Saab Grintek Defense (Pty) Ltd, Health System Technologies (Pty) Ltd, espAfrika (Pty) Ltd, Sekunjalo Technology Solutions Ltd, Bioclones (Pty) Ltd and Premier Fishing SA (Pty) Ltd.