Coming from an entrepreneurial and design background, Sash Padayachee has 30 years’ experience
in the retail sector, including a decade abroad. He has a National Diploma in Fashion Design and a
B.BA Retail from Newport University (US).
Within the sector, Sash has served with distinction as Fashion Designer, Supervisor, Store Manager, Area Manager, Buyer, Planner, Divisional Operations Manager, Deputy General Manager: Operations, and Group General Manager: Learning & Development for Edcon, MRP, Trade World Botswana, and Landmark Group Dubai.
Whilst at Edcon, Sash was a past Head of the Edcon Retail Academy, and has established retail academies across the Middle East. He has conducted retail research in the UK, Egypt, Iran, Jordan, Pakistan, India, Tanzania, Botswana, Indonesia, and South Africa.
Sash conducts the Retail Immersion Programme for the SA Council of Shopping Centres (SACSC) across SA, and currently manages retail advisory projects in South Africa, East Africa, and the Middle East.
Sash always impressed me with his high energy levels and exceptional thinking skills. Sash is able to communicate with people at Board level, but is equally able to get messages across to low level staff.
Sash is passionate and committed to people development.
Sash Padayachee has proved that he is as passionate about skills development as we are. Together, we have created a course that is inspiring and insightful, and we believe that the lucky participants included in the programme are going to walk away with a very different perspective of the industry they work in, and new ideas about how to best improve the shopping centres they work for.