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Mr. Ashish J. Thakkar

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Founder and Managing Director

Local Address: Uganda
Company Description: MARA, a multi-sector African conglomerate, was founded in 1996 by Ashish J. Thakkar. The word 'MARA' has great significance in parts of Africa.
Background

Employment History

Education

  • MD
  • MD of Uganda
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Africa's Young Entrepreneurs
www.ayeonline.org, 2 Mar 2015 [cached]
ASHISH J. THAKKAR Ashish J. Thakkar is the Founder and Managing Director of Mara Group. He is a serial entrepreneur who started his first company at the age of 15. In a span of 15 years, Ashish J. Thakkar built a conglomerate of IT, real estate and manufacturing companies with operations in 26 countries and employing over 7,000 people worldwide. Ashish devotes much of his energy to commercial and philanthropic initiatives in Africa. He has also been appointed on the advisory panels to several heads of state in sub-Saharan Africa and is also a team member of the Commonwealth Business Council and COMESA.
Ashish J. Thakkar - Founder, ...
lseemf.com, 14 Feb 2015 [cached]
Ashish J. Thakkar - Founder, Mara Group; Co-Founder, Atlas Mara
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Ashish Thakkar In 1996, Ashish Thakkar founded his first business, Mara, at age of 15 with a $5,000 loan; since then, has driven the growth of the company from a small IT business in Uganda to a globally recognized multi-sector investment group. In 2009, he founded the Mara Foundation to foster and support emerging entrepreneurs through mentorship and venture philanthropy; its Mara Mentor mobile app connects entrepreneurs with experienced business leaders, and encourages idea and knowledge sharing. Thakkar advises several heads of state in sub-Saharan Africa. He's a member of the Global Agenda Council on Africa, and Young Global Leader (2012), World Economic Forum. He is passionate about enabling, empowering and inspiring young and women entrepreneurs. Mr. Thakkar is also a member of Global Advisory Board, Dell; Board, The Africa Center and this year will become Africa's second astronaut when joining Virgin Galactic's maiden voyage to space. (Source: World Economic Forum)
The American banker has partnered with ...
www.marketwatch.com, 17 Dec 2013 [cached]
The American banker has partnered with Ashish Thakkar, the 32-year old chief executive of Mara Group Holdings Ltd., a $1 billion conglomerate with business in 19 African countries, to form Atlas Mara.
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The warrants entitle Messrs Diamond and Thakkar to one third of an ordinary share, exercisable in multiples of three warrants at $11.50 per ordinary share.
A'Lime Media | News - Africa's Youngest Billionaire to Headline Innovation and Sustainability Conference
www.alimemedia.com, 21 Sept 2013 [cached]
Ashish J. Thakkar, President, Mara Group and Forbes Africa's Youngest Billionaire, will headline the ThistlePraxis Consulting Limited 2013 Africa CEO Roundtable & Conference on Corporate Sustainability & Responsibility (AR-CSR™), scheduled to take place from June 20 - 21, 2013 as Keynote Speaker.
atlasmara
atlasmara.com, 10 Jan 2015 [cached]
Ashish J. Thakkar
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Ashish J. Thakkar Founder Director
Ashish J. Thakkar is the founder of Mara Group and Mara Foundation. Mr. Thakkar started his first IT company in 1996 at the age of 15 in Uganda. Since then, Mr. Thakkar has successfully driven the growth of Mara Group to become a globally recognised multi-sector conglomerate with investments in IT services, manufacturing, agriculture and real estate operations in 21 countries (of which 19 are African) that employ over 8,000 people. Mara Foundation is the social enterprise of Mara Group and focuses on emerging African entrepreneurs. It offers comprehensive support services, including mentorship, funding, incubation centre workspace and business training and aims to help transform entrepreneurs' business ideas into profitable and thriving business entities.
Mr. Thakkar's leadership in the field of African business was recognised when he was appointed as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum in 2012. Mr. Thakkar also sits on the World Economic Forum's Global Agenda Council on Africa and advises certain heads of state in Sub-Saharan Africa.
In September 2013, Ashish was named in Fortune magazine's "40 Under 40" list and in November 2013 he was appointed to Dell's Global Advisory Board, part of the Dell Center for Entrepreneurs.
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