Former ACM Gold CEO Irfan Pardesi prepares for landing; leaves his CEO position at Skywise Airlines after just 2 months

Serial entrepreneur Irfan Pardesi has left his position as CEO of Skywise Airlines after just two months. Mr. Pardesi was CEO of South African FX brokerage ACM Gold between 2011, and left in August this year to further other opportunities outside of the FX industry, joining South African domestic carrier Skywise Airlines just two months […]

Serial entrepreneur Irfan Pardesi has left his position as CEO of Skywise Airlines after just two months.

Mr. Pardesi was CEO of South African FX brokerage ACM Gold between 2011, and left in August this year to further other opportunities outside of the FX industry, joining South African domestic carrier Skywise Airlines just two months ago as CEO.

Adorned with the hashtags #letsmoveon and #goodexit, Mr. Pardesi added a status to his social media channel which says:

“The Skywise saga comes to an end. It was awesome while it lasted. Incredible experiences and a rollercoaster ride. Although I was only there 2.5 months, the aviation bug has bitten me.”

Mr. Pardesi has not yet detailed his next career move, however he continues to serve as a director of the board at ACM Gold, as well as acting as Chairman of the Board of Gladdington Pty Ltd which began its life as an investment company of Swedish origin which operates hotels and specialist accommodation for visiting sports personalities, particularly football professionals.

In 2012, a group of investors led by Mr. Pardesi acquired the company and elected him as Chairman, at which time the firm converted its properties into luxury student accommodation.

Mr. Pardesi’s tenure with ACM Gold began in January 2006 when he was appointed as a Senior Partner, with the company operating under its original moniker, Accentuate Capital Markets which was later shortened to the acronym ACM.

In recent months, just prior to Mr. Pardesi’s departure from his post as CEO, ACM Gold took the Tradable application-based retail trading platform across Africa.

Still serving as a Senior Partner of that entity, Mr. Pardesi considers this to have been the starting point of his later ventures. ACM comprises of various divisions, focusing on financial consulting and advisory services, to bullion trading (ACM Bullion), investments, venture capital and Shariah compliant trading facilities.

Mr. Pardesi was educated at London School of Economics and Political Science where he gained a Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Operations Research, graduating in 2004.

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