Malabar Gold International Operations
Managing director of international operations
Despite starting at a young age, Shamlal Ahamed helped turn the family’s jewellery business, Malabar Gold & Diamonds, into one of the most successful jewellery firms in the world, raking in $4bn in annual turnover. In 2008, he took the decision to expand to the UAE. The company now boasts a higher turnover than Tiffany’s and he plans to launch in Asia, the US and UK.