I started my retail career more than 20 years ago working in various departments from receiving and dispatching stock to selling in various departments.  I have worked throughout Africa where I have opened numerous stores throughout and also across a number of commodities.  In recent years I have been in charge of the Retail Operations for 5 business within TFG Africa.  This portfolio consisted of over 500 stores across Africa and dealing with Fashion, Home ware, furniture, jewelry, sunglasses and accessories. Last year Aug I accepted the opportunity to head up Retail operations for Lifestyle, a concept within the Landmark group.  In this role I am repso0nsible for the overall operations of 200 stores across the GCC and Levant countries. Throughout my career I have attended multiple courses that equipped me well from a skills and EQ point of view.  Early in my career I completed a Retail Management Diploma at the University of South Africa, I was awarded the prize for top student and achieved top marks in all my subjects.