Yusuff Ali M.A
Yusuff Ali M.A., Chairman & Managing Director of Lulu Group International, ranks among prominent and reputed business personalities around the world today. Under his dynamic leadership, Lulu Group has achieved significant growth and diversified into various business lines.
The Group has a vast organizational structure of over 48,600 staffs and is one of the leading importers, wholesalers and retailers of all kinds of consumer items especially food products with a world-wide business network and having 154 Lulu Hypermarkets and Shopping Malls in the GCC, Egypt, Indonesia, Malaysia and India. With a global turnover of US$ 7.42 billion, the Group has its retail sourcing and manufacturing bases located in Far East, Europe, Africa, Asia and U.S.
Yusuffali holds various positions in numerous social, cultural and educational organizations.
He is a Director Board Member of Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce & Industry and the only non-Arab to be elected by the business community for a record third time.
Yusuffali has been honored and recognized through various reputed awards for his contributions in different fields. One among them was the Kingdom of Bahrain’s top honor ‘Wessam Al Bahrain’ (Medal of Bahrain – Order of the King) presented by His Majesty Hamad Bin Isa Al Khalifa, King of Bahrain for his contributions in serving Bahrain and its citizens. The honor was bestowed on him during the 43rd National Day of Bahrain and marking the 15th anniversary of His Majesty’s accession to the throne, thus making him the first ever non-Bahraini to receive such a prestigious honor.
The Indian Government has honored him with one of the highest Civilian Awards for his remarkable and outstanding achievements in Business & Industry.
He is a recipient of Queen’s Award for the exceptional contribution made by Y International (UK) Ltd., an export division of Lulu Group in Birmingham to UK’s trade, industry and economy.
Forbes Magazine has acknowledged Yusuff Ali as the Most Influential Asian Business Leader in the Middle East & North Africa (MENA) region. The Wall Street Journal has named him as one of the most influential non-royal in the United Arab Emirates. The prestigious Fortune Magazine has named him as the most influential Indian in West Asia.
His Lulu Hypermarket chain has received both the Sheikh Khalifa Excellence Award and the Dubai Quality Award for its operational excellence.
Deloitte has ranked Lulu Group as the No. 1 retailer in the Middle East and one among the most powerful retailers globally. The Group has also been ranked 3rd in the “Forbes Top 100 Companies” making an impact in the Arab World.