Moe Shaik is a thought-leader in infrastructure financing on the African Continent, especially in the Energy, Transport, ICT and Water sectors. He is a speaker and presenter on these issues at various international fora, conferences and round-table discussions. Mr Shaik is passionate about Africa’s infrastructure delivery challenges. In his previous role as the Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA: Group Executive of International Financing, he ensured the Bank’s approval and disbursement of billions of dollars (USD) into infrastructure projects on the Continent.
Mr. Shaik held several senior management positions both in the private and public sector. His various positions included that of CEO at CorpAfrica (Pty) limited, South Africa's Consul General to Germany, South Africa's Ambassador to the Democratic Republic of Algeria, Special Advisor to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and the Head of the SA Secret Services, South Africa’s foreign intelligence service.
All of the above positions has given Mr Shaik deep knowledge on political and working environments of African governments and their institutions. He holds insightful reflections on business development in Africa, the role of the private sector in infrastructure delivery, the importance of relationship building, strategy formulation and prudent risk management.
Mr. Shaik holds a Bachelor of Science (Computer Science) degree, a Bachelor of Optometry degree and a Masters degree in Optometry (Cum Laude), all from the University of Durban Westville. He has also completed the Advanced Management Programme (AMP) at the Harvard Business School.