Press Esc to close

Yusuffali most powerful Indian in Gulf for 4th year in row

Dubai, Oct 6, 2013, (PTI) : 17:29 IST
NRI businessman Yusuffali MA. Picture from http://yusuffali.com/

NRI businessman Yusuffali MA, who runs the largest retail chain in the UAE, has topped the list of the most powerful Indians in the Gulf region for the 4th time in a row with an annual turnover of USD 4.5 billion.

Kerala-born Yusuffali, Managing Director of Abu Dhabi- based EMKE Group which owns many brands including the Lulu chain of hypermarkets, employs around 27,000 people, including 22,000 Indians, in 29 nations.

Feroz Allana of the Allana Group, which manufactures and markets a well-integrated range of consumer products, came second in the list of '100 most powerful Indians in the GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council)' published today by Arabian Business magazine.

Standard Chartered banking boss V Shankar stood third, ahead of healthcare boss Dr B R Shetty, with legendary investor Ragu Kataria completing the top five.

Ashish Mehta was the highest placed lawyer at number seven, with Sunil John leading the way for entries from PR and Media, at number 14.

The list was propped up by Geebee Group boss G B Jethwani in 100th place.

This year's list also featured a record 11 female entries, with 20th placed Zulekha Daud leading the way, ahead of Jumbo Group boss Vidya Chhabria ranked 39th. Diva Modelling founder Nicole Larsen made her first ever appearance in the list in 52nd place.

Arabian Business editor Ed Attwood said, "The contribution of the Indian community to the growth of the GCC has been nothing short of spectacular, and everyone on this list has played and continues to play a major part in that story."


Those figuring in the list will be honoured on October 28 at a gala event in Dubai, with cricket legend Sunil Gavaskar appearing as the guest of honour.

The GCC comprises Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the UAE.

Go to Top

More from this section
Most trending stories
Photo Gallery
Bollywood actress and BJP MP Hema Malini performs during 'Braj Holi Raso Utsav' in Mathura...

Bollywood actress and BJP MP Hema Malini performs during 'Braj Holi Raso Utsav' in Mathura...

Children play with 'gulal' ahead of Holi festival in Kolkata on Sunday...

Children play with 'gulal' ahead of Holi festival in Kolkata on Sunday...

The Indian cricket team pose for a photo with their trophy after beating South Africa in the...

The Indian cricket team pose for a photo with their trophy after beating South Africa in the...

File Photo of Bollywood superstar Sridevi Kapoor, receiving Padma Shri from the then President...

File Photo of Bollywood superstar Sridevi Kapoor, receiving Padma Shri from the then President...

A bird feeds on the seasonal flowers at Dudhnai in Assam states Goalpara District on...

A bird feeds on the seasonal flowers at Dudhnai in Assam states Goalpara District on...

Canadian short-track speed skater Kim Boutin leads team Canada into the Olympic stadium...

Canadian short-track speed skater Kim Boutin leads team Canada into the Olympic stadium...

Sridevi fans wait outside her residence at Lokhandwala Complex, in Andheri, north-west, Mumbai...

Sridevi fans wait outside her residence at Lokhandwala Complex, in Andheri, north-west, Mumbai...

Men and women play 'Lathmaar Holi' on the occasion of Fag Mahoutsav at historical Govind Dev Ji...

Men and women play 'Lathmaar Holi' on the occasion of Fag Mahoutsav at historical Govind Dev Ji...

Students take a selfie during Holi celebration in Visva-Bharati University Campus at Sriniketan...

Students take a selfie during Holi celebration in Visva-Bharati University Campus at Sriniketan...

People celebrate Latthmaar Holi in Barsana near Mathura on Saturday...

People celebrate Latthmaar Holi in Barsana near Mathura on Saturday...

Like us on Facebook

Copyright 2017, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523
Powered by Yodasoft Technologies Pvt. Ltd.