How the next CEO of Nisa could be an 18-year-old with no qualifications

An 18-year-old could become the next CEO of convenience chain Nisa Retail.

Harris Aslam, who apparently left school at 13 with no qualifications, already sits on the board of the retail chain.

He is hoping to take over from the current boss Neil Turton, who will leave in spring 2015 after being in the post for nearly eight years.

Aslam, from Fife, has already worked as youth board director of B&Q and runs three shops in Fife with his cousin Raza Rehman who is also on the Nisa board.

The duo have increased turnover from £1.2m to £3m in recent years.

Aslam told the Sunday Times: “Two years ago there was criticism when I applied for the [nonexecutive] role.

“I was against three other applicants who had a lot more experience, but the membership chose me. It wasn’t by a small majority, it was a clear majority.

“The membership is passionate for change. We’ve already delivered a lot of change within the business since my appointment.”

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