Hashveer Singh

5th October 2018 By: Martin Creamer - Creamer Media Editor

Hashveer Singh

Full Name: Hashveer Singh

Position and Company Name: Head of operations, Enable-E-Africa

Main Activity of the Company: Enable-E-Africa, a member of Siyakhula Sonke Empowerment Corporation (SSC) Group, provides a platform for corporate companies to support small and medium-sized businesses through innovative enterprise development initiatives. SCC Group is a diversified operating minerals and investment company, which is headed by CEO Fred Arendse and is working to resume production at the Barbrook and Lily gold mines in early 2019

Date and Place of Birth: June 19, 1990, Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal

Education: CA(SA)

First Job: Farm assistant (temporary)

Size of First Pay Packet: R3 500 a month

Value of Assets under Your Control: Not stated

Management Style: Transformational – this means I pioneer the adoption of innovation within industry

Personal Best Achievement: Selection by the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants as one of the Top 35 under 35 chartered accountants for 2018; completing the Two Oceans Marathon

Person Who Has Had the Biggest Influence on Your Life: My mother

Person Who Has Had the Biggest Influence on Your Career: I read autobiographies of great business and sports leaders, such as Steve Jobs, Richard Branson, Elon Musk, Muhammad Ali, Cristiano Ronaldo and many more. I was able to detect a consistent theme in how they became successful. This became the blueprint for how I interact in the business environment

Person You Would Most Like to Meet: South African President Cyril Ramaphosa and Mastercard CEO Ajay Banga

Businessperson Who Has Impressed You Most: Ajay Banga and Jack Ma

Philosophy of Life: Impossible is nothing

Biggest Ever Opportunity: I was involved in developing finance modules to teach rural school pupils in the township of Mdantsane, in East London, for the Mwanga Youth Development Fund. I was appointed a nonexecutive director of the fund in 2017. We teach financial literacy and principles of wealth creation to learners in rural areas

Biggest Ever Disappointment: None

Hope for the Future: The creation of sustainable jobs by implementing innovative solutions that are pioneered in industry by entrepreneurial teams

Favourite Reading: Steve Jobs: The Exclusive Biography; Quantum Warrior: The Future of the Mind

Favourite TV Programme: Suits

Favourite Food/Drink: Sushi

Favourite Music: Contemporary music – I also enjoy South African music

Favourite Sport: Soccer

Hobbies: Running (I have completed the Two Oceans Marathon and the Soweto Marathon); hiking (I have completed the Nepal Langtang Valley route); reading (I enjoy autobiographies); travelling and experiencing other cultures

Car: Black Ford Ranger (current); black Maserati GranTurismo (future)

Pets: One naughty golden retriever puppy named Bentley

Miscellaneous Dislikes: Disloyal and dishonest people

Married: No

Children: None

Clubs: Running Club