Suhayl Esmailjee

Suhayl Esmailjee

Advisor - Education, Technology


Suhayl has proven leadership experience in technology and education as well as building sustainable organizations from the ground up towards profitability. He has proven experience in business turnaround and growth with an excellent track record in retail and enterprise sales, market and business development for different vertical market segments. He is also adept at business process management and streamlining operations for large MNCs. 

Suhayl has served as the Vice President of Business Development for Centum Learning Limited overseeing all of Sub-saharan Africa. Suhayl was the Africa Regional Director for GEMS Education as well as the Commercial Director. Prior to that, Suhayl was the Strategic Program Director for Ericsson responsible for enterprise market development for Sub-Sahara Africa. 

As the Chief Operating Officer, Suhayl spearheaded the $100m investment in triple-play services (TV, internet and voice) by the Wanainchi Group, one of Africa’s largest Internet Services Providers.

Prior to this, Suhayl was the Managing Director for AfricaOnline which is one of Africa’s largest Internet Service Providers where he successfully led the rollout of broadband services in East Africa. 


Education, Skills, Clusters100%
M&A, Corporate Turn-arounds, Operations100%
Business Development, Sales and Marketing 100%