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Shaji Ul Mulk

Shaji Ul Mulk

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 the 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 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 with an installed manufacturing capacity of 25 million sqm and installations in more than 100 countries around the world. Mulk Holdings is ranked eighth among the GCC’s Most Admired Companies and in the GCC’s Top Ten Best Employers.

The company 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, Ul Mulk is the only Indian member of the Emirates Cricket Board, headed by Sheikh Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan. His latest passion is the T10 cricket league, which has created history and become a global phenomenon.

Ul Mulk was honoured to be invited by the crown prince of Abu Dhabi Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan to be a part of a delegation of UAE businessmen to accompany His Highness during a visit to India.

Family comes first to Ul Mulk. His wife Farha and son Adnan, with fiancée Noorie, and daughter Nida and son-in-law Bilal Khan with grandchildren Hazza and Hassan and youngest daughter Sania, are his biggest treasures.