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CURRICULUM VITAE OF ABDUL ABRAHAMS 078 850 2676 / [email protected]

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abdul abrahams078850 2676 / [email protected]


Street address: 9 Zimdahl Street, GelvandalePort Elizabeth6020Cell phone: 078850 2676Email: [email protected] Gender: MalePopulation Group:ColouredID number: 920610 5345 080Date of Birth: 10 June 1992Nationality: South AfricanMarital Status: SingleLanguages: English and Afrikaans Driver License: Code 8 (Own car) Laptop & Ipad: Yes


Graduated with a Post Graduate Diploma in Financial Planning in 2016 (NMMU) Passed RE Exams in 2016 Graduated with a Degree in Financial Planning in 2015 (NMMU) Completing an Internship at Alexander Forbes in June 2016 Established and operating my very own small business firm ABRH (Pty) Ltd. in 2015 A member of the Golden Key International Honour Society which is validated by the University for being amongst the Top 15% Performing Students at NMMU. Obtained the Sanlam as well as the Volkswagen Community Trust Bursary in 2014 based on merit. Aligned myself with a reputable debt rehabilitation company so to help people in financial distress in my community 2015 Selected NMMU Bcom student assistant in 2015 at university. Got selected to attend the Sanlam Vacation Programme in Cape Town during the July holidays of 2014. Appointed Marketing Coordinator of large National Non-Profitable organisation (Sanzaf) in 2013. Successfully completed the Sanlam Business Challenge in 2013 The Deputy Chairperson of the Black Management Forum (Student Chapter) that led the organisation to be the best in the Eastern Cape in 2012. Deputy Headboy at high school


1 YEAR INTERNSHIP @ ALEXANDER FORBES INSURANCE 2015-2016CLAIMS CONSULTANT Assisted clients in submitting claims to the claims department. I further acted as a liaison between the claims department and the client, providing feedback to the client when necessary. Furthermore, I drew up monthly reports based on motor accident claims that occurred during a month, hence, providing patterns of repairers cost, assessors appointed etc which assisted management in saving costs to company. BROKER BUSINESS ASSISTANT To assist the Broker Division with drawing up quotes for new prospective clients. Thereafter, once the business has been accepted, I had to maintain those clients portfolios i.e. make amendments where necessary, send out renewal and unpaid letters etc.

CURRENTLY AT MOMENTUM AS AN INDEPENDENT FINANCIAL ADVISORI assist individuals with their personal finances i.e risk management via short & long term insurance, retirement planning, estate planning and investments. However, even though I studied and graduated with a financial planning degree & diploma, I soon realized that the industry is still sales orientated and commission based. Hence, because of the above and many other factors e.g policy lapses, as a young graduate I find it extremely challenging and seeks certainty in terms of employment while I amend my career path.


Leadership and team management Restorative Diligent, persistence and good level of concentration Well-developed analytical abilities Interpersonal skills Client engagement Computer skills (Microsoft office: Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access) Research Marketing and promotions Youth Entrepreneurship and Small Business Establishment Emotional Intelligence Retirement planning Estate/ succession planning Risk management (Long & short term insurance) Investments Derive great satisfaction in being productive


My all-time favourites are reading, entrepreneurship and assisting others with their finances. Since 2009 I have develop a liking towards books, books of the bygone days. Today I find myself with a library of books in my room and 2 hardcover books of words which I have captured down to improve my vocabulary. Entrepreneurship is the only solution to South Africas endless socio-economic issues i.e unemployment, poverty & crime. Hence, ever since school I have been surrounding myself with entrepreneurs, aspiring entrepreneurs, participated in entrepreneurial activities and organizations etc. This acknowledgment of entrepreneurship drove me into establishing a small business that assist aspiring entrepreneurs in registration and marketing their own business firms. Lastly, I utilize the skills I have obtained at university to assist people with their finances. Im great at finding solutions but dislike selling, selling something one cannot see.


Werner Ackerman: Broker Head @ Alexander Forbes Tel: +27 (0)41 392 8300