Mr Abdul Haffejee was born on the 26th March 1972 in Durban, Kwazulu Natal. He matriculated at Orient Islamic Secondary School in 1989 and thereafter obtained a B Proc Degree at the then University of Durban-Westville in 2004. He was admitted as an Attorney of the High Court in 1996 and practiced as an Attorney until the end of 1997. Mr Haffejee then joined Albaraka Bank as a Senior legal Officer before moving on to join African Defence Systems as the Contracts Manager in 1999. He was thereafter transferred to the Head Office taking up the position of Legal Advisor and Company Secretary of African Defence Systems which position he held until the end of 2003. He is currently the Group Company Secretary of CEF (SOC) Ltd since July 2004.