Guest Info

Haroon Sacranie is the Chairman and owner of ZST Investments, a Malawian group of companies employing over 700 individuals across 15 subsidiaries in Lilongwe and Blantyre. With over 30 years of membership in the Rotary Club, he chairs various charities and serves as a Director on the Malawi Stock Exchange Board.

Recognized by the Global Indian Ambassadors, Mr Sacranie is commended for his contributions to Malawi’s economic and social empowerment. Through his dedicated support in the Rotary Club, he has fostered entrepreneurship and provided educational assistance to vulnerable members of society.

In 2013, he obtained an Advanced Certificate in Management from the Management College of South Africa (MANCOSA). In 2017, he earned an M.B.A. in Entrepreneurship and Leadership Management from NIBM.

Currently, Mr Sacranie is working on his forthcoming biography, which is set to be published shortly.

About the Show

Joining host Rajan Nazran in this enlightening podcast episode is Haroon Sacranie, the chairman and owner of ZST Investments. Haroon takes us on a journey into his family’s immigration to South Africa 110 years ago, highlighting the challenges they faced, including the lack of infrastructure, water, electricity, and language barriers. Despite these hardships, they not only settled but thrived.

Haroon shares his inspiration behind his motorcycle showroom and reflects on the highs and lows of his successful business ventures, including the transformative blessing of entering the construction industry. He delves into his connection to Malawi, discussing his identity as a Malawian and shedding light on the Indian community’s contributions to society. He also addresses recent changes in Malawi that have led to a sense of decreased acceptance among Indians.

Throughout his 67 years of existence, Haroon has gained valuable insights, which he shares with us, including the importance of avoiding the pitfalls his grandfather encountered. This conversation touches upon profound topics such as identity, the dynamics of Malawi, and the intricate nature of family business.

Don’t miss this captivating discussion, as Haroon Sacranie offers unique perspectives and wisdom accumulated from his rich experiences.

Produced by Global Indian Series for the Global Indian Network.
Script by Rajan Nazran
original idea: Rajan Nazran

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