Arabian Business has compiled a list of 50 Indians helping to shape the UAE today.
The Indian Aces list contains a number of recurring themes. Firstly, many of the entrants have shown a restless urge to innovate at every stage of their careers. If they see an opportunity they will go for it, even if it is in a seemingly unrelated field. This restless energy has paid rich dividends.
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Related to that point, their drive is not solely about money. If that were the case, why would they invest so much time and capital on new ventures, when they are already lauded for being a success on their home turf?
Many of them are also actively engaged in philanthopic causes. They know they have a lot to be thankful for, and they understand that wealth and power should be put to good use in helping others.
One final thought: there are not enough women on this list. Many of these leaders started out in a different time, when women simply did not have the same opportunities to shine.
Thankfully, these men succeeded in a country that values the contribution of women. And we know that the future of these companies is being entrusted to daughters as well as sons. Future editions will reflect this fact.
So, once again, we heartily congratulate the 50 who made the indian Ace list. It is, as ever, just a snapshot of this diverse, ambitious, energetic place we call home.
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