In today’s episode Rajan travels to Malawi to meet with leading entrepreneur, friend and Malawian, Mr Haroon Sacranie.
His story of determination is an inspiration to many, as despite being exiled in and out of the city based on the colour of his skin and the regular battle of opening and closing businesses, his perseverance prevailed and today he is a beacon of entrepreneurialism in the country.
Embedded in Malawi over five generations, he talks to us about how his identity is perceived by the locals and the many misperceptions people often have.
How many generations deep are you in your own country and how are you perceived? Share your comments below.
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About Haroon Sacranie:
Haroon Sacranie is Chairman and owner of ZST Investments, a wholly Malawian group of companies that employs over 700 Malawians across 15 subsidiaries located primarily in Lilongwe and Blantyre. A member of the Rotary Club for over 30 years, Mr. Sacranie also chairs several charities and is a Director on the Malawi Stock Exchange Board.
Mr Haroon Ahmed Sacranie was nominated by the Global Indian Ambassadors for his work towards economic and social empowerment for Malawi, Mr Sacranie has over the years provided dedicated support through the Rotary Club for over 30 years in supporting entrepreneurship in the region and providing educational support for the most vulnerable of society.
In 2013, Mr Sacranie completed an Advanced Certificate in Management from Management College of South Africa (MANCOSA). In 2017, M.B.A in Entrepreneurship and Leadership Management (NIBM).
He is currently writing his biography which will be released soon.
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Special thank you to TAIZU for the music
Presenter – Rajan Nazran
Producer –Global Indian Series/NazranRoth
Guest – Haroon Sacranie
Art Design – Vanisha Patel
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