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Woculus

Company Description

We are in the business of making life simpler and easier using the power of the web by aligning businesses everywhere in the world with global opportunities and resources. We do this by helping individuals and businesses harness simple and effective onlin ... more

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Background Information

Employment History

CP-Africa

Senior Consultant
CGI Group Inc

Contributor
Monitor Group

Area Head- Super Premium Cards
HDFC Bank Ltd

Managing Director
Capri Foundation

Managing Director
Sunset View Homes L.L.C

Affiliations

Founder
Mara Foundation

Member of the Global Agenda Council On Africa
World Economic Forum

Board of Trustees Member
The Africa Center

Team Member
Common Market For Eastern And Southern Africa

Team Member
Commonwealth Business Council

Member of Global Advisory Board
Dell Inc.

Member
Young Global Leader

Co-Founder
LSEEMF

Member
Global Agenda Council on Africa

Advisor
States

Founder
Ugandan Diaspora

Founder
Toyosi Akerele CEO Rise Network

Founding Member
Shikamano Africa

Chief Executive Officer
Barclays PLC

Speaker and Core Team Member
African Leadership Retreat

Representative
East Africa

Founder
IT company

Education

MD of Mara Group

Web References (195 Total References)


Business Leaders - Woculus

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Meet Africa's Youngest Millionaire, Ashish Thakkar, Founder of Mara Group of Companies

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Meet Africa's Youngest Millionaire, Ashish Thakkar, Founder of Mara Group of Companies


Lifestyle's Page - O Lifestyle

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The age of the African Lion" - Ashish J. Thakkar at TiEcon The Grand Keynote speaker at TiEcon's Youth forum this year, is Africa's youngest billionaire, serial entrepreneur - Ashish J. Thakkar. Born in Uganda, with Indian roots and the only East African to have shelled out $200,000 for a ticket on Virgin Galactic's first flight into space, Ashish has in 30 years, built a legacy of building, achieving, giving back and rebuilding, that few can achieve in a lifetime. From becoming a refugee at 13 and escaping to make sure his not one of those bodies…See More

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The age of the African Lion" - Ashish J. Thakkar at TiEcon
The Grand Keynote speaker at TiEcon's Youth forum this year, is Africa's youngest billionaire, serial entrepreneur - Ashish J. Thakkar.
Born in Uganda, with Indian roots and the only East African to have shelled out $200,000 for a ticket on Virgin Galactic's first flight into space, Ashish has in 30 years, built a legacy of building, achieving, giving back and rebuilding, that few can achieve in a lifetime. From becoming a refugee at 13 and escaping to make sure his not one…


Archive 4 - Uganda Economy

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Thakkar calls for tax policy to promote small businesses The Ugandan and other African governments have been challenged to create tax policies which promote the growth of small businesses. The founder and chief executive officer Mara Group, Mr Ashish Thakkar, who was the keynote speaker at the Monitor Thought Leaders Forum, said this is the next thing he is working on through his role in the Global Youth Council at the World Economic Forum. “If governments can create a tax policy that can promote small businesses by coming up with a certain threshold, it will help to make the informal sector formal,� he said. Read more

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orbes Magazine says Mr Ashish Thakkar and the nine others are entrepreneurs, corporate executives, social entrepreneurs, political and civil leaders who are “changing Africa and the world around them; often times without much fanfare…�Among other things, Mr Thakkar is noted for having founded Mara Online, a group of online and mobile telephony platforms that allow users to interact with each other. “The serial entrepreneur [Thakkar] advises several heads of states in Sub-Saharan Africa and runs Mara Foundation, a social enterprise that mentors young African entrepreneurs,� the magazine says of Mr Thakkar. Read more


News Archive 1 - Uganda Economy

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orbes Magazine says Mr Ashish Thakkar and the nine others are entrepreneurs, corporate executives, social entrepreneurs, political and civil leaders who are “changing Africa and the world around them; often times without much fanfare…�Among other things, Mr Thakkar is noted for having founded Mara Online, a group of online and mobile telephony platforms that allow users to interact with each other. “The serial entrepreneur [Thakkar] advises several heads of states in Sub-Saharan Africa and runs Mara Foundation, a social enterprise that mentors young African entrepreneurs,� the magazine says of Mr Thakkar. Read more


The Top 30 Most Powerful Websites for Entrepreneurs and Investors in Africa. We absolutely love your work! - Smallstarter Africa

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Mara Mentor is an initiative of Mara Foundation, the Mara Group's social enterprise established in 2009 by Ashish J. Thakkar, Founder of Mara Group.

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