Retail sector: Gulf's most powerful Indians

Indians who have achieved great heights in the GCC's retail sector
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2. Mukesh Jagtiani, head of the conglomerate Landmark Group, and one of the most powerful figures in the retail industry
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1. Yusuff Ali MA, managing director of the UAE based Emke Group, one of the largest Indian owned conglomerates in the Gulf
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3. Maghanmal Pancholia (far right), chairman of the Arabian Trading Agency and one of Dubai's most respected businessmen
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8. Sanjiv Mehta, chairman of Unilever MENA since 2008, the 20 year industry veteran has worked with out of Dubai for the last eight years
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12. LT Pagarani, chairman of UAE based supermarket chain Choithram and Sons, which is set to double the number of shops it has in the Emirates
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15. Paras Shahdadpuri, chairman of 12 companies of the Nikai Group and a former diplomat who started his own business in 1998
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19. Tony Jashanmal, executive director of the Jashanmal Group, which operates more than 100 stores across five countries
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21. Vasu Shroff (centre), chairman of the Regal Group, which is involved in a diverse range of sectors including technology, garment distribution and real estate
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24. Ram Buxani, executive vice chairman of the Cosmos-ITL Group that has diversified interests in textiles, electronics and IT
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25. K Rajaram (right), CEO of Al Naboodah Motors, the authorised dealer in Dubai and the Northern Emirates for luxury car brands
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29. Lachmandas K Pagarani, chairman of Al Maya supermarkets, which has 30 outlets across the UAE and a further 4 in Oman
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30. Kiran Chhabria helps run the family business, electronics giant, Jumbo Group, along with her sisters, Komal and Bhavika and mother Vidya
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38. D.J. Babani, head of the Eros Group, which markets a range of electronic goods, ranging from home appliances to mobile phones and computers
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58. Abdulla Amiruddin Ajmal, head of the Dubai based Ajmal Perfumes, an international $200m annual turnover fragrance house
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65. SM Syed Khalil, group executive director of the Ilyas and Mustafa Galadari Group, undertakers of the $20bn City of Arabia retail project.
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87. Jayant Ganwani, head of the Lal's Group, one of the most diversified business conglomerates in the UAE and owener of Lamcy Plaza
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97. R Jai Krishnan, vice president of the Samsonite Group and the spearhead of the travel solution company's growth in the GCC and Central and South Asia
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98. Joy Alukkas, owner of the Dubai based Joyalukkas Group, a jewellery firm with 80 firms spread across the Middle East, Europe and India
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This photo gallery is only indicative. To view the full list of the Gulf's most influential Indians in the retail sector, please visit the following link:\n\n
Thu 25 Nov 2010 10:06 AM GST