Abdullah Hassen Verachia
Abdullah Hassen Verachia‘s Biography
Abdullah Hassen Verachia is an admitted attorney of the High Court of South Africa and holds qualifications from some of South Africa’s leading academic institutions.
Verachia began his career at the second oldest and one of the most established law firms in South Africa. In this position he advised a number of clients and companies on corporate, civil and criminal law matters and also gained extensive experience in M&A and corporate advisory and commercial and civil litigation.
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.
Verachia has headed up research, strategy and consulting assignments in an array of sectors including banking, mining, finance, asset management, construction, insurance, legal, audit, FMCG, retail and automotive. He has also headed up consulting assignments on behalf of a number of South African Industrial Development Zones and Investment Promotion Agencies. He has also done work on behalf of leading donor organisations and specifically on the intra-emerging market flows between Asia and Africa. In June 2010 Verachia was asked by South African business to draft the strategy document that was presented to President Jacob Zuma in his discussions with Prime Minister Manmohann Singh. Verachia continues to play a close advisory role to both the South African and Indian governments.
He has also advised and engaged with a number of Indian companies entering Africa and has participated in numerous high profile Asia-Africa initiatives, private meetings, conferences and delegations and served on a number of initiatives including the South African-India CEO’s Forum and the Brazil-India-South Africa (IBSA) heads of state summit.
Verachia has also led numerous international delegations on global executive programmes and international investment missions to numerous destinations in various countries including China, India, Dubai, Kenya, Ghana, Tanzania, Germany, Denmark, London, Malaysia, Singapore and the US amongst others. He has led senior executives to these countries and has been hailed for his incredible knowledge and understanding of these markets.