Company: Kingston Holdings
Designation: Chairman and Managing Director
Kingston Holdings was established in 1996 by industrialist Lalu Samuel, and is headquartered in Sharjah, UAE. The business comprises manufacturing, distribution, logistics, system integration, headhunting, smart home solutions, advertising and media promotions and project development.
The company owns a large logistics facility, along with office space and a manufacturing floor in Sharjah that produces around 1,200 products. It also distributes a vast range of products for home and industrial use through its retail and distribution network.
As the chairman of Kingston Holdings, Samuel has consistently pushed the company to greater heights. “We have been resilient and have made good progress,” he says. “We believe in forward thinking, innovation and a constant desire to achieve.”
Kingston Holding also endeavours to give back to the community through a robust CSR strategy. Its company mission statement says: “We believe it is the only way through which we can achieve sustainable growth. This is why we are committed to working closely with our technology partners in order to further our research and development efforts, and also to find a way to operate in a manner that not only meets the needs of today, but also to cause no harm to future generations.”
Samuel is a member of the managing committee of the Indian Business and Professional Council in Sharjah. In 2013, he received the SAIF Zone Excellence Businessman Award from the Sharjah Airport International Free Zone Authority.
We have been resilient and have made good progress. We believe in forward thinking, innovation and a constant desire to always achieve”