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Under the Innovative Leadership of Zunaid Carrim Chief Executive Officer of Metro Connect ,a passionate Change Management Practitioner ,the Family Owned Business, Metrolifestyle Group was transformed into a Corporate ISO Award Winning Company (Voted by Readers Choice for five consecutive years),in the relatively short period of three years.
He positioned the Metrolifestyle Group as a global market leader in strategic procurement by offering the widest range of top branded lifestyle products complemented by leading edge technology and high calibre specialised staff ,in a State of the Art personally designed Retail Store from under one roof offering a unique worldclass customer dazzle one stop shopping experience.
Amongst its offerings Metrolifestyle has always been a Distributor for ICT in the retail and wholesale markets.It was one of the Pioneers and one of the earliest Channel Partners of Vodacom since inception.
Having entered into a Premium Partnership with leading China Telecoms Corporate ZTE,Metro Connect has patented and launched m-Government Connect(m-Health/m-Educ etc),a Project to optimise the use of Mobile devices and applications via a Platform to accelerate service delivery on Operation Phakisa on the National Development Plan.The major objective of the latter is to bridge the digital divide on the Knowledge Information Economy.The latter is being pursued as a Private/Public Partnership with the Department of Posts and Telecommunications Services Steering Committee.
METRO CONNECT was subsequently launched as an all Innovative 1Stop ITC Service Provider and Online Store to equip South Africa as a leader on the FOURTH INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION.Besides providing IT and Telecom Products and Services.Metrolifestyle takes pride in introducing innovative and ground breaking solutions to the market.
Over the past three years Zunaid,who is a qualified Pharmacist by Profession,has researched,developed,and sourced innovative solutions on his international travels,as a member of various Business delegations.in November 2015 he accompanied President,Hon Cyril Ramaphosa on a trip to Iran,where he has proactive interaction with Iranian Corporates and the Iranian Government.Considered an expert on Fuels and Lubricants,he established Smartchip (Pty) Ltd initially as a Fuel Wholesaler.His foray into the arena of the Fourth Industrial Revolution and allied products of services and innovation such as Photovotaic Solar generator,Water from the Air,LED Streetlights,Wind Turbines,3D Printing Classroom/School in a Box ,Waterless Chemical Toilets,Mobile Fuel Station,Mobile Reverse Osmosis Plant,Fishfarm in a Container,etc has led to Smartchip being expanded as a Green Energy Solutions Provider and listed on the United Nations Global Marketplace.
Metrolifestyle has had the honor to discuss the effect of the Fourth Industrial Revolution on our Society together with the Dept of Telecommunications & Postal Services and 33 Government Departments.
For its innovative M GOVT concept,Metrolifestyle has been honoured to have been one of rhe Runners up to the R5.2 Billion rands award from the government sector on the RT15 Tender.
Zunaid firmly upholds the famous adage : “ ADAPT OR DIE .”