Company: Mulk Holdings
Designation: Founder and Chairman
Nawab Shaji Ul Mulk hails from the aristocratic family of Nawabs of Kurnool and is the founder and chairman of Mulk Holdings, a global business powerhouse with diversified interests in the manufacture of building facades, facade contracting, healthcare, plastics and sports assets. The company employs a workforce of more than 7,000 globally and has operations and manufacturing bases in the US, Europe, India, the UAE, Oman and Ghana.
He chairs the Mulk Foundation, the active CSR wing of the group, and is responsible for various philanthropic initiatives in UAE and India, offering free medical clinics, free libraries, support for disabled children and an orphan marriages programme.
The flagship product of the group is the manufacture and distribution of the A2 fire-rated aluminium composite panel under the brand name of Alubond A2. The brand has grown into the world’s largest aluminium composite panel manufacturer with an installed capacity of 25m sqm and installations in more than 100 countries. Mulk Holdings is ranked eighth among the Most Admired Companies in GCC index and in the top 10 best employers of GCC.
The company under Mr Mulk has won numerous national awards such as Sheikh Mohammed’s MRM Excellence Award in 2009 for the Largest Foreign Manufacturer in UAE, a Sharjah Excellence Award in 2011 for the Largest Manufacturer in Large Scale Industry, and an Ajman Chamber of Commerce Award as Ajman’s Largest Manufacturer in 2010 and Power Brand in GCC.
An avid cricket enthusiast, he is the only Indian member of the Emirates Cricket Board, headed by HH Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan. The latest passion of Shaji Ul Mulk is the T10 cricket league, which has created history and become a global phenomenon.
Mr Mulk was honoured to be invited by the crown prince of Abu Dhabi HH Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan to be a part of a delegation of UAE businessmen to accompany His Royal Highness during his visit to India.
Family comes first to Shaji and he is vocal about the harmony and peace it brings him. His wife Farha Mulk and son Adnan Ul Mulk, with fiancée Noorie, and daughter Nida Mulk and son-in-law Bilal Khan with grandchildren Hazza and Hassan and youngest daughter Sania Mulk, are his biggest treasures.
It was the competitive spirit that drove me to excel at whatever I took up. I always wanted to achieve the best – be it in sports or academic activities”