Abdullah Verachia serves as a co-founder and partner at Frontier Advisory and also currently heads up the Asia Frontier Advisory Division within the company. In this position he has provided business strategy solutions on behalf of listed and multinational clients in Asia, Africa, Europe and Latin America. Abdullah has also initiated and advised on some of the largest Asian investments into Africa. He has also advised numerous South African companies on their internationalisation strategies with various Emerging Market economies and has an incredible understanding of the globalisation of listed firms.
Having presented in over 60 cities globally Abdullah has been recognised as a leading strategist and thought leader on Frontier and Emerging Markets. He has presented around the world to leading listed firms, international organisations and governments including in Beijing, Shanghai, Mumbai, Bangalore, Delhi, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Hong Kong, Accra, Dar Es Salaam, Nairobi, Frankfurt, Munich, Copenhagen, Madrid, Paris, London and New York. He has been asked to present at some of the world’s leading institutions including the School of Public and International Affairs at Colombia University in New York, the Said Business School at Oxford University, the OECD in Paris and Casa Asia in Madrid amongst others. Abdullah is also a regular media commentator on the future of Africa for a number of publications including CNBC Africa, SABC, Business Day and the Sunday Times.
Abdullah’s presentations include: • “The New scramble for Africa: Unpacking the BRICS commercial engagement on Africa and positioning strategy as a result.” • Leveraging the new world: Building strategies and capturing opportunities in emerging markets • The Last Frontier? Opportunities in Africa and how to leverage them.” • frica and Asia Business strategy • “We just don’t understand them!” Building strategies for the youth market. • “Future Thinking - The Factors that will Influence your Future” • “Remaining relevant and competitive, as individuals and companies, in a constantly changing world.” • “Global Trends that will change your world – Strategies for building an agile organisation in a changing world.”
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