Satellite Personality Award
Satcom Stars Africa
March 2010, Johannesburg
In 2010, I was honored as Africa's Satellite Personality of the Year at the SatCom Star Awards for my commitment to advance and expand Satellite Internet access across Africa.
30+ Years and Still Going Strong!
Abdul is an entrepreneur, innovator, and visionary who has over 30 years' experience in the technology, satellite communications & digital advertising industries and has been involved in several ground breaking projects within these sectors.
2018 - Present
INITION is a technology innovation agency specialising in the development of immersive, installation-based experiences We bring great content to new technology platforms including virtual reality, augmented and mixed realities.
2015 - Present
CSR foundation focused on delivering affordable remote access education to some of the 58 million children across the world who are denied the right to learn.
Digital Communication LLC
Co Founder & CEO
2012 - Present
A business delivering content, immersive experiences and signage technologies. Responsible for several world-first & award-winning implementations across Dubai
Screen Media LLC
Founder & CEO
2011 - 2014
Designed & implemented Dubai's first real-time digital information display at the Dubai World Trade Centre. Partnered with DWTC to create the region's largest indoor advertising digital display network.
Founder & CEO
2010 - Present
Initiated a partnership with Amscreen in the UK, to create large Digital Out of Home (DOOH) networks with over 1,000 Amscreen installations in the Middle East & Africa.
RIK & SPARC Initiatives
2008 - Present
Solar Powered Advacnved Rural Communication and Rural Internet Kiosk initiatives to provide access to disadvantaged communities, through solar powered mobile Internt kiosks.
Intersat Africa Ltd.
Co Founder & CEO
2001 - 2010
Established one of the first Internet via- satellite services in Kenya. Intersat is now one of Africa's leading providers, with networks and partnerships across 32 countries.
TouchScreen Technologies Ltd.
Founder & CTO
1998 - 2010
Developer of TouchScreen Kiosks and Human Interfaces for rural computer literacy and bridging the digital divide.
Smart Stuff Agencies
1994 - 1998
Installers of Satellite TV and agents for Multichoice Africa. Launched Africa's first Digital TV network (DsTV).
Gilano Footwear Industies Ltd.
1987 - 1994
One of the few local manufacturers of footwear in Kenya. Started the trend of canvas fashion shoes for the young generation..
1986 - 1987
Designers and Makers of Bespoke Footwear. Handmade leather and fabric shoes for special occasions.
I keep learning everyday!
Education is a powerful driver of development and one of the strongest instruments for reducing poverty and improving health, gender equality, peace, and stability. I am blessed to have had the opportunity to fulfil my information goals.
University of Leicester
2006 - 2007
Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration - University of Leicester, England. One year course in business growth and management.
South Fields College
1983 - 1985
Diploma from South Fields College of Further Education, Leicester, England. Two year course in footwear design, technology and manufacture.
Allidina Visram High School
1979 - 1982
Allidina Visram High School, Mombasa, Kenya. Passed Kenya Certificate of Education Exams with distinction.
Impactful projects I have been involved in
From designing and building Discovery Channel's first ever Shark Week Exhibit at the Dubai Mall to building the world's first Virtual Reality Zoo at the Dubai Aquarium, to designing and implementing the media delivery system for the largest, triple world record breaking OLED display at the Dubai Mall, our concepts are cutting edge and lead the field.