Mr. Aboobaker currently serves as a Trustee at Kagiso Trust. His involvement with Kagiso Trust stretches back to 1987.

Mr. Goolam Aboobaker worked as a medical physicist before becoming Special Assistant to the late Professor Jakes Gerwel at the University of the Western Cape in 1988. In 1995, he was appointed Director of Cabinet Research in the late President Nelson Mandela’s office, and in 1997 Chief Director of Economic Development in the policy unit of the office of the deputy president. After his tenure as the Senior Advisor at the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Mr. Aboobaker was appointed Deputy Director-General in the Ministry of Finance.

Mr. Aboobaker was a founding member of the Human Rights Commission (HRC) in Durban and was also involved in the launch of the United Democratic Front (UDF).