Tabassum Qadir
Tabassum Qadir Chief Executive Officer
Uprise Africa

“Be the Chess Player not the Chess piece” Believes Tabassum Qadir (Tabz)

Tabassum A Qadir, better known as “Tabz” is the brain behind “Uprise Africa” – First Equity Crowdfunding Platform in South Africa. The innovative platform facilitates access to alternative funding solutions for south African entrepreneurs and links everyday South Africans to early stage investment opportunities.

She strongly believes that Uprise Africa can drive positive change within SME landscape , addressing both the access to funding and changing of ownership models. She is a Strategist, an innovator and Visionary Leader with Strong track record of performance in turnaround and high-paced organizations. She Utilizes keen analysis , insights and team approach to drive organizational improvements and implementation of best practices. Superior interpersonal skills, capable of resolving multiple and complex issues and motivating staff to peak performance.

Tabz comes from a background in diversified business operations in Africa and continues to share her expertise and Speaks at global events in Africa and internationally. A trail blazer, strategic thinker & Africa’s first female airline founder. Her leadership resulted in Skywise being awarded THE BEST TRANSPORT OPERATOR 2015, less than a year of its formation.

She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and her hobbies include travelling and listening to music.