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Sunday, 14 June 2015 - 2:15pm to 4:30pm

Tickets: Online registration required. Please click here to register: http://buytickets.at/stanmorejafferysbusiness/27972

After a hugely successful and oversubscribed inaugural event, the SJ Business Society is proud to present its second event titled ‘Tools for success: excelling in your profession’.

We have the honour of having two very successful community members speak at our event, Dr. Nizar Merali and Azeem Merali

It will be an informal, intimate and personal settling, aimed at empowering the audience with the ability to quiz speakers and ask pertinent questions about their successes. In addition to their personal journeys, the speakers will touch upon:

·         Reasons for success - luck, hard work or Allah’s mercy?

·         Importance of a good work-life balance

·         What makes partnerships work

·         Getting ahead without compromising Islamic values

·         Family support/sacrifice

The event is open to ladies and gents and is particularly aimed at those who:

  • Are in the early stages of their careers and are looking to chart a course ahead
  • Have had successful careers and are having an internal dialogue of what next – and what does it take to make it all the way
  • Are considering transitioning into business and want to understand how they can leverage from their career / profession
  • Have recently started out and transitioned into business and seeking tips and advice from someone who has been there done that on the do’s and don’ts


Time and date: Sunday 14th June 2015, 2.15pm – 4.30pm



 Buckingham Centre - Main Hall

19-25 Buckingham Road



(Limited parking available inside the centre, free on-street parking)


Cost: £5 - to cover venue and refreshments.


Tickets: Online registration required. Please click here to register: http://buytickets.at/stanmorejafferysbusiness/27972

Speaker profiles:

Dr. Nizar Merali was born and brought up in Mombasa, Kenya and moved to UK in 1970. He studied Medicine at the University of Manchester passing with MBChB (Hons) and specialised as a General Practitioner. He did his hospital jobs mainly at the local Northwick Park Hospital in Harrow. In the mid-80s he opened his first nursing home in partnership under the MD Homes banner, and now has a total of 5 homes in the locality. Dr. Merali completed an MBA in City University (now Cass Business school) in 97, and started up Harmoni, GP Direct and North Harrow Nursery soon after. In addition to his business interests, Dr. Merali is currently involved in a number of social projects such as The Salaam Centre in North Harrow and Zehra International School in India. He also continues to practice his profession as a GP 2 days a week.



Azeem Merali graduated from Imperial College as a mechanical engineer and trained and qualified as a chartered accountant with Grant Thornton in the Thames Valley.  Post qualification he moved to London to join the Transactions team where he developed his career and attained partnership in 2001.  Azeem has acted for corporate and private equity clients who are looking to acquire, IPO, sell and/or raise capital in a variety of sectors including TMT, Healthcare and Consumer Markets.  Notable transactions include the sale of The Harrods Group, the acquisitions of Sofa.com and Cheapflights.co.uk and the IPO of Eros International. Azeem is currently Head of Private Equity and leads Grant Thornton’s push into the PE market working with high growth businesses. He became one of the youngest partners at the age of 28.