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Mr. Ashish J. Thakkar

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Founder and Managing Director

Local Address: Uganda
Mara Group
 
Background

Employment History

  • Chief Executive Officer
    Mara Group
  • President
    Mara Group

Education

  • MD
  • MD of Uganda
180 Total References
Web References
A bold and bighearted billionaire, ...
www.thetimesofafrica.com, 13 Nov 2014 [cached]
A bold and bighearted billionaire, Ashish Thakkar, the Founder and Managing Director of Mara Group considers himself a native son of Africa with strong Indian roots, of British nationality and a resident of the UAE.
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At the launch, which was executed by Ghana's President John Dramani Mahama, Thakkar, advised Ghanaian youths to understand the originality, boldness and morals in entrepreneurship, and not just the money.
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Worth $260 million, Ashish instituted Mara Foundation, the nonprofit social enterprise of Mara Group which focuses on emerging African entrepreneurs. A part of Thakkar's Mara Foundation, the Mara Mentor is an online community that enables ambitious entrepreneurs to connect with experienced and inspiring business leaders and online resources. Ashish said the mentor programme was shaped to empower youths and women in their business endeavors, in acknowledgement of the fact that they are the driving force behind economic growth and future prosperity.
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www.theafricacenter.org, 11 Oct 2014 [cached]
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Ashish J. Thakkar
Treasurer
Founder, Mara Group & Mara Foundation
Ashish is a serial entrepreneur who founded his first business in 1996 at the age of 15 with a $5,000 loan.
Since then, he has driven the growth of the company from a small IT business in Uganda to the globally recognised multisector investment group that exists today. Through its investments, Mara Group now employs over 8,000 people across 19 African countries in sectors spanning technology, manufacturing, real estate, financial services and agriculture. Ashish continues to drive the business development and strategy of Mara. In 2012, Ashish was appointed a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum (WEF) in recognition of his success and leadership in driving social and economic change in Africa.
Ashish advises several heads of state in Sub-Saharan Africa and is a member of the World Economic Forum's Global Agenda Council on Africa. Ashish is passionate about enabling, empowering and inspiring young male and female entrepreneurs. Consequently, in 2009, he founded the Mara Foundation to foster and support emerging entrepreneurs through mentorship and venture philanthropy.
Africa's Young Entrepreneurs
www.ayeonline.org, 1 Oct 2014 [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.
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 - MSMEs Targeted at African Sustainability Conference
www.alimemedia.com, 21 Sept 2013 [cached]
At this event, Ashish J. Thakkar, President, Mara Group and Forbes Africas Youngest Billionaire will participate as Keynote Speaker speaking on the theme, 'Driving Innovation through Transformational Leadership & Sustainability'.
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