FINTECH ENTREPRENEUR | AUTHOR | COACH
CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER® | PHILANTHROPIST
In a testament of resilience and unwavering determination, Isaac emerged triumphant from a life-altering car crash at the tender age of 22—a harrowing experience that left him with an 80% brain disability. Turning adversity into a transformative pact, he forged a remarkable agreement with the CEO of the Universe: he pledged to donate a staggering 80 units of blood upon his recovery. This commitment, though daunting, underscored his unyielding spirit.
A single blood donation may seem ordinary, but with each donation of 450ml, there's a mandated interlude of fifty-six days, or eight weeks, before the next. At a maximum of six donations annually, the journey spanned thirteen arduous years, exacerbated by times of illness and geographic shifts across London, Cape Town, and Kuala Lumpur. Yet, in a testament to his integrity, Isaac fulfilled his vow after eighteen years of determination.
Restored to health by the cosmic hand of destiny, Isaac's trajectory continued to ascend. Within seven years of his car crash, he embarked on a journey of knowledge acquisition, earning a postgraduate degree in Finance. For the subsequent fifteen years, he carved an indelible mark in the realms of Investment Banking, Commercial Banking, Retail Banking, Insurance, and Wealth Management. An illustrious Certificated Banker, Certified Financial Planner®, and Certified Director of the Institute of Directors, his expertise enriched global financial giants such as Barclays Investment Bank in London, First National Bank in Johannesburg, and Sanlam Life in Cape Town.
He has served on the Board of US-founded Rise Against Hunger as a Non-Executive Director and Chairman of the Risk Committee. Additionally, he served as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the South African chapter of the Canadian-founded Enablis Financial Corporation.
Isaac was bestowed with the coveted "Runner-up Young Banker of the Year" award by The Institute of Bankers in 2005, and in 2006, he was honored with the accolade of "Best Performer of the Year" by insurance giant, Momentum. In 2014, he was a finalist in the Financial Planning Institute's Financial Planner of the Year campaign.
Isaac is author of Highway to Heaven and Elysium Odyssey, an exciting action masterpiece that delves into an emerging World Order never seen before in the annals of history. The narrative unravels the threads of mankind's obsession with money, power, and domination, woven into a tapestry of greed, deception, and debauchery. In this intricate web of destiny, heroes emerge as cloaked superheroes, while villains manipulate righteousness to their advantage. The righteous, in turn, find themselves entangled in a web of triviality, challenging perceptions, and igniting a battle of ideologies. "Elysium Odyssey" traverses realms of messiahs and false messiahs, where idolatry and adultery intertwine with the complexities of religions, finance, money, and usury. All of these elements are intricately woven into a fabric of technology and history, creating an enthralling tapestry of intrigue.
Presently, Isaac is architecting a visionary future through a burgeoning global Fintech and EdTech enterprise. With its command center situated in the United Kingdom and outposts extending to South Africa and Malaysia, his brainchild—lakhify™—emerges as a Tech Exponential Global Organization. This venture propels the aspirations of trailblazing dreamers, fearless Millennials, and visionary GenZs toward an era of unparalleled empowerment.
At the nucleus of lakhify's mission lies a revolutionary endeavor: the democratization of dreams. With a resolute aim to liberate ONE MILLION Millennials and GenZs from the shackles of limitations, Isaac seeks to kindle a movement towards financial independence, enduring wealth, and boundless prosperity.
Although Lakhify does not see themselves as disruptors but rather as Solutionists to the pressing problems facing our Planet, the business was humbled to scoop the inaugural Accenture Innovation Index Special Mention Award that measures, recognizes and rewards innovation and systems of innovation in organizations of all sizes.
Beyond his profound professional accomplishments, Isaac's personal journey is equally remarkable. A devoted husband of 25 years to Zeenith, he embraces fatherhood with pride, raising two extraordinary sons that he welcomed into his life at birth.
In the realm of Isaac Lakhi, resilience begets transformation, adversity fuels innovation, and commitment reshapes destiny. His narrative is one of indomitable spirit—a beacon of hope that illuminates the path toward personal growth, collective empowerment, and the fulfillment of audacious dreams.
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