Arif is a passionate entrepreneur in the textile industry. He managed a large
vertically integrated knitwear company with factories in Mauritius and Madagascar supplying industry leading retailers. Subsequently, he built a premium knitwear solution network connecting small and medium-sized
factories in the region with sophisticated European brands and created a cashmere brand with a unique made-to-order e-commerce concept. ABANA, his latest venture, is a digital platform with the ambition to illuminate the African textile & apparel ecosystem. Arif is the current President of the Mauritius Exporters Association (MEXA) and a past President of the Joint Economic Council, the apex body of the Mauritian Private Sector. He studied at Williams College, the London School of Economics & McGill University.