Ms Safiyya Akoojee

SABCO - UAE - President

Safiyya Akoojee holds a Master of Laws in Corporate and Commercial Law from the University of London she has read on International Economic Law, International and Comparative Trust Law, Commercial Trust Law, International and Comparative Bank Regulation; she holds a Bachelor of Laws Degree from the University of South Africa with specialization in International Transport Law, Legal Aspects of Electronic Commerce, Advanced Labour Law, and Principles of Public International Law, she also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree with majors in Law, International Relations, and English from the University of Witwatersrand.

She is an admitted Attorney of the North Gauteng High Court, Pretoria.

Safiyya is a Director of Thomson Wilks Inc. Attorneys, and is based in Dubai the United Arab Emirates. She represents clients globally, and has steered a significant amount of funding into Africa. She has advised on numerous transactions covering sectors including Mining, Commodities Securities, Real Estate, Immigration, Construction as well as Offshore Company Formation.

Safiyya has also been appointed as the President of the South African Business Council, United Arab Emirates, she works very closely with the Embassy of South Africa Abu Dhabi & the Consulate General of South Africa Dubai. She assists and ensures South African interests in the UAE.