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Having presented and consulted in over 60 cities globally Abdullah Verachia, the author of Disruption Amplified, has been recognised as a leading speaker, disruptor, strategist and thought leader on competitiveness and the interplay between strategy and innovation. He speaks and consults globally in this area.

Abdullah currently serves as the founder and CEO of The Strategists, a leading strategy and advisory firm, which helps organisations around the world craft competitive future strategies. He also serves as faculty at the Gordon Institute of Business Science, as programme director for the Harvard Senior Executive Programme for Africa, and is on a number of boards as a non-executive.

He holds a Bachelor of Laws and a Masters in Management (cum laude). He has completed executive programmes on strategy and shared value with Professor Michael Porter’s Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness, at Harvard Business School, and has also completed an executive programme at the University of Oxford’s Saïd Business School, together with an executive programme on broadcast technology at Columbia Business School.

Abdullah is a highly sought-after and accomplished speaker, strategist, writer and businessman whose career boasts compelling corporate experience at executive level. As an academic, and strategist, he has crafted a reputation for engagement, deep understanding of the trends impacting the business world and an ability to grasp the potential impact of complex disruptors.

He has presented to leading listed firms, international organisations and governments around the world. Abdullah works globally with boards and executive teams to craft competitive future strategies and he is renowned for his ability to guide organisations through a complex and rapidly evolving external environment.

Abdullah is married to Mahfooza and they have three children – Fatima-Zahra, Zaynab and Mohammed.