Sid Wahi
Managing Director
Sid Wahi
"Hard work and perseverance can make up for a lot of shortcomings. Sometimes brute forcing a result is the best path to achieving success."

Sid Wahi is the Managing Director of CMA Investment Holdings, a family investment holding company.

Sid joined the family business in May 2010 to set up the Forbes franchise for Africa. He was involved with the planning, set-up, and implementation of the magazine.

Sid leads the media verticals digital publishing units, and launched and, negotiating the licensing agreements for both franchises with our international partners.

In 2018, Sid undertook a restructuring project that helped reduce operating costs at Africa Business News by 40% over the next three years.

In March 2013, Sid was part of an expedition that successfully summited Mt Kilimanjaro. In 2017, Sid launched Crypto Trader with Ran Neu-Ner, the first television show focusing on crypto-currencies and blockchain technology.

Sid is a member of the Young Presidents Organisation (YPO). In July 2014, Sid was selected as one of the Mail & Guardian's top 200 Young South Africans.

Sid has spoken at numerous conferences and events, on subjects ranging from changes in media consumption habits to doing business in Africa. Some of these include the African Media Leaders Forum, Content Management Forum East Africa, Africa Business Conference at the Lagos Business School, Africa Business Summit at the London Business School and Brightcove Play.


Sid completed his schooling at the Doon School in India and earned his Bachelor (Hons) of Business Administration majoring in Finance from the Schulich School of Business, Toronto, Canada. Sid has completed the Board Leadership Programme at Gordon Institute of Business Science, Johannesburg, and completed the Oxford Blockchain Strategy Programme in 2019.

Golf /
Running /
Marine Activities /
Coding /
Interested in
Cryptocurrency /
Blockchain /
Generative and General Purpose AI
Thought Leadership
Press and Media