Ready to buckle up and take a ride in the world of progressive finance ? Salum Awadh's map of the finance world is guided with tools of abundance in progressive economic pathways ahead. A strategy and investment advisor, he is the founder and CEO of SSC capital - a financial and investment advisory firm based in Tanzania. "What drives me really is seeing how I bridge the finance and investment gaps for hard-working young entrepreneurs in Africa" SALUM AWADH
- MBA in Finance
- Chartered International Investment Analyst (CIIA)
- Certification in Islamic finance and banking (Charted Institute of Management of Accountant -UK)
- UNCTAD-certified as a trainer in Entrepreneurship
Meet #CreatepreneurAfrica Tanzania’s Salum Awadh on his life journey in Finance
Tell us what drives you? What is your true passion in life?
My true passion is to make a position change in my community, and my specific passion is in finance and investment. What drives me really is seeing how I bridge the finance and investment gaps for hard-working young entrepreneurs in Africa
How did you find your passion and how old were you?
I found my passion really late, I don’t really remember the exact age, but it was post my first-degree university.
What about your passion appeals to you the most?
You see many young Africans take up the challenge to set their own businesses to bring in innovative solutions on how we live, but lack of finance holds them back big time, bringing finance to them is what really appeals to me.
What drove you to make money from your passions?
After realizing my passion, I quit my job, that’s about 8-9 years ago, I then made a decision that I will convert my passion into a portfolio, as they say. So my passion became my full-time business.
When was the first time you were paid for your passion?
It was immediately after I started, about 8 years ago.
What kept you going when you thought about giving up?
I always remember why I started
What motivates you every day to be even more successful?
Seeing more entrepreneurs becoming successful through the work I do
What do you have to say to all of the people who doubted you?
They should not stop doubting me, because it is another way of motivating me
What advice do you give to aspiring creative 's who look up to you?
Just go ahead and do it, don’t wait for the perfect moment, you will learn as you do.