Indian Aces
Sun 28 Jan 2018 10:17 AM
Jacky Panjabi

Industry: Retail

Company: Jacky’s Group

Designation: Founder

Despite heading family firm Jacky’s Group for 45 years, founder Jacky Panjabi is as involved in the business as ever, often referring to the phrase, “Players keep on changing, but business is always young.” The businessman started the firm as a small mail order business for television and typewriters in 1970, and grew it into a $550m wholesale electronics company operating across Africa, the Middle East and the Far East.

In 2013, it launched Jacky’s Retail in partnership with Samsung, to open the electronics giant’s branded stores across the UAE. The first store in Mall of Emirates continues to be one of Samsung’s most successful in the world.