Jamal Sahib

13th September 2019


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Full Name: Jamal Sahib

Position: MD and business coach of Africa32 Business Consulting

Main Activity of the Company: Business coaching, business consulting, business strategy and expert business negotiation

Date and Place of Birth: September 1982, South Africa

Education: BEng, University of Pretoria; postgraduate diploma in business administration, Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS); PMD, University of Cape Town; MBA, GIBS; PrEng, Engineering Council of South Africa; global business coach

First Job: Process engineer at BHP Billiton

Career History Prior to Current Position: Before becoming a full-time entrepreneur, I worked for a mining multinational as a development and delivery capital projects manager

Size of First Pay Packet: R220 000 a year

First Job with Present Group: MD and business coach

Value of Assets under Your Control: R750-million

Number of People under Your Leadership: About 700

Management Style: Collaborative

Personal Best Achievement: Creating jobs

Professional Best Achievement: Appointment as mine manager for one of the largest global mining companies in the world before the age of 30

Person Who Has Had the Biggest Influence on Your Life: My current mentor, Yusuf Bux

Person Who Has Had the Biggest Influence on Your Career: Ravi Moodley, my mentor when I was in the corporate world

Person You Would Most Like to Meet: Cyril Ramaphosa

Businessperson Who Has Impressed You Most: Robbie Brozen – the Nando’s man

Philosophy of Life: Live a 100% life! Make a difference, add value and have fun

Biggest Ever Opportunity: Winning the Zurich Project Firefly Challenge with my team, beating MBA students from all over the world

Biggest Ever Disappointment: A business venture that I started and in which I lost R1-million in a few months, because I did not read the contract carefully

Hope for the Future: That South Africa lives up to its full potential

Favourite Reading: Self-help and motivational books

Favourite TV Programme: I am not big on TV

Favourite Food/Drink: Seafood pasta or a beef burger

Favourite Music: R & B

Favourite Sport: I enjoy the challenge of turning businesses around

Hobbies: Freshwater fishing, boating, hiking and travelling

Car: Porsche

Pets: Candy, our beloved little Daschund

Miscellaneous Dislikes: Poor discipline

Favourite Other South African Company: Nando’s

Favourite Foreign Company: McDonalds – because they are in more than 100 countries

Married: To Sajida Sahib, since April 26, 2008

Children: Two sons – MH, 9; Maanoo, 6

Edited by Martin Zhuwakinyu
Creamer Media Senior Deputy Editor



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