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Chairman & Managing Director of LuLu Group ranks today among the top business personalities. The Group has diversified into many significant areas under his dynamic stewardship, retail being the most prominent of them.

His astute business vision and strategic mind have evolved ambitious growth plans for the Group and ensured their materialization through a team of people who share his drive and dynamism. Headquartered in Abu Dhabi, the capital city of United Arab Emirates, the Group is best known in the Gulf through a chain of popular Shopping Malls and Hypermarkets which serve the widest segments of multi-ethnic residents in the region.

LuLu Group, with its 50,000 strong workforces from 37 different nations and operational bases extending over the U.A.E., Oman, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Philippines, China, Sri Lanka, Kenya, Uganda, South Africa, Turkey, Spain, UK, USA and India is one of the most successful corporates of the times with a steadily ascending growth curve over the years. With an annual turnover of US $ 7.4 billion globally.

Apart from his busy business involvement, Yusuffali is equally active on the social front and is associated with various organizations.

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Yusuffali is very closely involved in many social, charitable and humanitarian activities in India as well as in Gulf countries and plays a vital role in fostering the interests of Non-resident Indians and keeping intact the communal harmony among the NRIs in the Gulf.
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His earnest and dedicated efforts have helped in securing cremation grounds for Hindu brethren in the Gulf.

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Through his close association with the authorities in the Gulf, he has been able to arrange free land for the Christian community to construct churches.
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His proximity with the Rulers and local Govt. authorities in the Gulf countries have gone a long way in strengthening the bilateral ties between India and the Gulf countries.

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Yusuffali has always strived to bring in foreign investments and expertise to India especially to Kerala for various infrastructural development projects, prime among them being the first International Airport with private participation, in Kochi of which he is a Director.
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Of late, he has won big rounds of applauses for playing the mediator in the Kochi Smart City venture, which is the dream project the whole State is seeking after. It was at a crucial juncture when the project would have almost been dropped by the TECOM Company from Dubai that Yusuffali was requested to be a mediator by the Kerala Government. His diplomacy won once again and the Smart City Project is now being made into a reality.

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The philanthropist in him has always come to the forefront in organizing huge and timely relief measures from the Gulf during many natural calamities in India viz. Lathur Earthquake, Gujarat Earthquake, Tsunami Tragedy, Uttarakhand Floods & Landslides. He was the first to contribute for the rehabilitation of the Calicut market fire victims when thousands lost their livelihood and during the amnesty period in the U.A.E. he was in the forefront by providing free air tickets including other facilities to hundreds of hapless Indians who could not even afford a ticket back to their motherland.

Company

LuLu Hypermarket

Position

Chairman & Managing Director

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