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Waheed Adam
Founder at Prime Group


Waheed Adam, once a young activist and today better described as a serial entrepreneur began his career at the young age of 22 after being rejected for his skills due to his race and young age in apartheid South Africa. He lives by the motto “through tragedy comes opportunity” and did exactly that when in 1988 he started his first company in the Group known today as the Prime Group. His ability to seek out opportunities even when none seem present, and his consistent positive attitude makes for an enviable success story. The Group comprised of activities in various sectors, including financial advisory and social services, home improvement, redecoration and construction services, however today its core focus is in the various disciplines of the mobile technology sector, both in SA and abroad. Waheed’s personal passion to making South Africa a better place is highlighted by his commitment to working with various NGO’s that focus on youth.