Rakesh Wahi

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Rakesh Wahi is a visionary entrepreneur who has been involved with early stage investments in emerging markets for the past 28 years. He is a well-respected member of the investment community and has distinguished himself in the field of IT, telecoms, media, technology and education investments in the CIS, Middle East & North Africa, South & South East Asia and Sub Sahara Africa.

Mr. Wahi is Chairman of CMA Investment Holdings that has representation through its portfolio companies in over 22 countries.

Mr. Wahi is also the Founder of the ABN Group which includes CNBC Africa, Forbes Africa, ABN Productions, ABN Training Institute, ABN Pictures, ABN Digital and ABN Education Trust. He is also the co-founder of Trans National Academic Group, Murdoch University Dubai, Curtin University Dubai, Lancaster University Ghana, TAG Middle East and Tech One Global. His core focus is on long term corporate and leadership development through building strong management teams.

In Nov 2016 Mr. Wahi published his memoirs through an autobiography titled Be a Lion that was published by Penguin South Africa.