Yusuffali. Sharing the experience of first journey to Abu Dhabi

Yusuffali. Sharing the experience of first journey to Abu Dhabi. Produced & telecast by Doordarshan on July 24, 2011. Yusuffali is a Non-resident Indian businessman hailing from Nattika in Thrissur district of Kerala. He is the Managing Director of Abu Dhabi-headquartered EMKE Group of Companies which owns the Lulu Hypermarket chain in Middle East.
Yusuf Ali was born on November 15, 1955. He completed his schooling from Nattika and moved to Ahmedabad in Gujarat where he did his diploma in Business Management & Administration. After the studies he left India in 1973 to Abu Dhabi where his paternal uncle, MK Abdullah, the Chairman and the founder of the EMKE Group of Companies is doing business. He developed the import and wholesale distribution of the group and ventured in to supermarket business by launching Lulu Hypermarket. He started his first Lulu Hypermarket in 1990s in Abu Dhabi just when the Gulf War was breaking out.
Ali is a member of Central Wakf Council of the Government of India; Chairman of MES Medical College; Director of Cochin International Airport Limited; Vice-chairman of Roots-NRK Development Initiative; Chairman of Lakeshore Hospital & Research Centre, Kochi and an independent director of the Air India.In March 2013, Forbes Magazine’s latest annual tally of billionaires has listed Yousuf Ali in 974 position with a net worth of $1.5 billion (Rs 8,100 crore). Ali is married to Shabira and has three daughters, Shabeena, Shafeena and Shifa.

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