Zafar Siddiqi

Zafar is cofounder and Chairman of CNBC Africa and has been part of the strategic development of the ABN Group in Africa to include Forbes Africa, ABN Training, ABN Productions, ABN Pictures and ABN Digital.

Zafar is Chairman of CNBC Arabiya, President of Jaag TV, Chairman of SAMAA TV, Chairman of Murdoch University International Study Centre in Dubai, Chairman Lancaster University Ghana and Chairman Forbes Africa.

He was with KPMG for 18 years initially as a partner and later as the Managing Director of one of its consultancy practices.

Having extensive experience in the Middle East and South Asia, he left the profession in 1996 and established a television production company.

He is a director on the board of the Academy of Science and Arts of New York and has attended the KPMG partner development program at Stanford University.

Mr. Siddiqi is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.