Forbes Middle East


Top 100 Indian Leaders in UAE

Forbes Middle East proudly presents the Top 100 Indian Leaders in the UAE. In addition to trade and investment between the two countries which stands in the multibillions of dollars per year, ambitious, entrepreneurial individuals hailing from India are responsible for some of the most successful UAE-based enterprises in operation today, with their impact reaching far across the GCC. The ranking which follows is the result of in-depth research into Indian professionals and impresarios residing and/or operating businesses in the UAE.

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Rank Name Image Designation Company Industry
1 Yusuffali MA Managing Director LuLu Group International Retail
2 Micky Jagtiani Chairman Landmark Group Retail
3 Dr. BR Shetty Managing Director, CEO / Founder, CEO UAE Exchange / NMC Health Care Banking and Fin. Serv / Health Care
4 PNC Menon Chairman Sobha Group Real Est & Const
5 Sunny Varkey Chairman GEMS Education Education
6 Dr. Azad Moopen Chairman DM Group Healthcare
7 Rizwan Sajan Chairman Danube Group Industrials
8 Syed Salahuddin Managing Director ETA Ascon & Star Group Real Est & Const
9 Rajen Kilachand Chairman & President Dodsal Group Real Est & Const
10 Mohan Valrani Sr. Vice Chairman & MD Al Shirawi Group Industrials
11 Tony Jashanmal Group Executive Director Jashanmal Group Retail
12 GB Jethwani Chairman Geebee Group Industrials
13 Lachmandas Pagarani Chairman Al Maya Group Retail
14 Firoz Merchant Chairman Pure Gold Jewellers Retail
14 Joy Alukkas Chairman & Managing Director Joyalukkas Group Retail
16 Ramesh Ramakrishnan Chairman Transworld Group Logistics
17 Harshad Mehta Chairman J E Hammer Group Holding & Investment
18 LT Pagarani Chairman Choithram and Sons Retail
19 Jacky Panjabi Group Managing Director Jacky’s Retail
20 Abdul Razzak Kalsekar Chairman Rasasi Group of Perfumes Retail
21 Dr. J R Gangaramani President & Executive Chairman Al Fara’a Properties Real Est & Const
22 Suresh Subberwal Chairman Al Kabeer Group Food industry
23 Dilip Rahulan Executive Chairman Pacific Controls Industrials
24 Ajay Bhatia Managing Director Bhatia Brothers Industrials
25 Jayant Ganwani Director Lal’s Group Retail
26 Paras Shahdadpuri Chairman Nikai Group Retail
27 Yogesh Mehta Managing Director Petrochem Middle East Energy
28 Shaji Ul Mulk Chairman Mulk Holdings Industrials
29 Ram Buxani President Cosmos-ITL Group Retail
30 Atul Ahuja Partner Flemingo International Retail
31 Surender Singh Kandhari Chairman Al Dobowi Group Industrials
32 KM Noordeen Managing Director Ocean Rubber Industrials
33 K Muraleedharan Chairman SFC Group Food industry
34 Asgar Shakoor Patel Chairman House of Patels Transport
35 Thumbay Moideen Founder President Thumbay Group and GMC Hospitals Healthcare
36 Khurshid Vakil Co Founder Marina Home Interiors Retail
37 Shyam Alamchand Bhatia Chairman Alam Steel Group Industrials
38 Kamal Puri Founder President & Chairman Skyline University College, Sharjah Education
39 Mohammad Korath Chairman & Managing Director KM Trading Group Retail
40 Raju Jethwani Chairman Eurostar Group Holding & Investment
41 Dr. Shamsheer Vayalil Managing Director LLH Group Healthcare
42 Rajan Mathrani Managing Director Elekta Gulf Retail
43 Vasudev Shroff Chairman Regal Group Retail
44 Dr. Zulekha Daud Managing Director Zulekha Hospital and Healthcare Group Healthcare
45 Amit Dhamani CEO & Managing Director Dhamani Jewels Group Retail
46 Sundar Menon Chairman Sun Group of Companies Energy
47 Vardaraj Shetty Chairman Ramee Group of Hotels & Resorts Tourism
48 Lalu Samuel Chairman Kingston Holdings Industrials
49 SK Pathak Founder Al Basti & Muktha Group Real Est & Const
50 Sugathan Janardhanan Managing Director Royal Furniture Retail
51 Faisal Kottikollon Founder & Chairman KEF Company Ltd Industrials
52 Rohit Valrani Group Executive Director OCM Group Real Est & Const
53 Mustafa Vayazil Managing Director Gargash Insurance Insurance
54 Dhananjay Datar Managing Director Al Adil Group Retail
55 Rohit Walia Executive Chairman Alpen Capital Banking and Fin. Serv
56 Kulwant Singh Managing Director Lama Desert Tourism LLC Tourism
57 Russi Patel Founder & Chairman BDO Patel & Al Saleh Services
58 Ahmed Buhari Founder Director, President & CEO Coal & Oil Company Group Energy
59 Anand Kapoor Group Vice Chairman Midcom FZE Telecom
60 Raju Menon Founder & Managing Partner Morison Menon Services
61 Dr. Hitesh Bodani Chairman Bond Investment Group Holdings Holding & Investment
62 Sunil Ramsinghani Director Truebell Marketing & Trading LLC Food industry
63 Sudesh Aggarwal Chairman Giant Group of Industries Industrials
64 Uma Ghosh Deshpande Founder & Managing Director Queen Bee Production Media & Adv.
65 Pankaj Agrawal Chairman & Founding Member Signature Group Holding & Investment
66 Suresh Gupta Managing Director Tara Group Industrials
67 Nitish Jain President & Director SP Jain School of Global Management Education
68 Jitendra Misra Managing Director Emarat Maritime Logistics
69 Vito Gomes Managing Director Aviation Services Management (ASM) Transport
70 Dr. Sunny Kurian Chairman Dr Sunny’s Healthcare Group Healthcare
71 Paras Dhamecha Executive Director Empire Aviation Transport
72 Mitika Goculdas Director Falcon Chemicals LLC Industrials
73 Nicole Rodrigues Larsen Owner & Managing Director Diva Group of Companies Retail
74 Aswini Borkotoky Managing Director Carlease Rent-a-Car Transport
75 Kiran Sangani Managing Partner Sangani & Company – Chartered Accountants Services