Director, CMA Investment Holdings
Sid Wahi, CMA Investment Holdings

Sid Wahi is the Managing Director of CMA Investment Holdings, a family investment holding company that is the Founding shareholder of the ABN Group; including CNBC Africa, Forbes Africa, ABN Productions, ABN Training Institute and ABN Pictures. CMA Investment Holdings is also the founding shareholder of Murdoch University Dubai, Trans National Education Africa, Curtin University Dubai, Tech One Global and Lancaster University Ghana.

Sid joined the family business in May 2010 to set up the Forbes franchise for Africa. He was involved with the planning, set-up, and implementation of the magazine and serves as CEO & Executive Director of ABN Publishing.

In Jan 2012, Sid was appointed the CEO of CNBCAfrica.com, the online business of the ABN Group and has been tasked with the planning and roll out all the Group Companies into the online space across the African continent. In addition to overseeing daily ops, Sid is also the software architect behind the CNBCAfrica.com platform.

Sid also serves as a Director at CNBC Africa. He serves on the Board of ABN Publishing, ABN Pictures, ABN Training Institute, ABN Nigeria and ABN Kenya.

Sid has spoken at numerous conferences and events, on subjects ranging from changes in media consumption habits to doing business in Africa. Some of these include the African Media Leaders Forum, Content Management Forum East Africa, Africa Business Conference at the Lagos Business School, Africa Business Summit at the London Business School and Brightcove Play.

In March 2013, Sid was part of an expedition that successfully summited Mt Kilimanjaro.

In July 2014, Sid was selected as one of the Mail & Guardian’s top 200 Young South Africans. Sid joined The Young Presidents Organization in June 2017 and is a member of its Johannesburg Chapter.

Sid completed his schooling at the Doon School in India and earned his Bachelor (Hons) of Business Administration majoring in Finance from the Schulich School of Business, Toronto, Canada. Sid has completed the Board Leadership Programme at Gordon Institute of Business Science, Johannesburg.

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