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Mr. Ashish J. Thakkar

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Founder and Managing Director

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Local Address:  Uganda
Mara Group

Employment History

  • Founder and Chief Executive Officer
    Mara Group

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Founder
    Mara Group


  • MD of Mara Group
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Ashish J. Thakkar, Founder, Mara Group and Mara Foundation
Africa's Young Entrepreneurs, 13 May 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.
News, 28 Jan 2015 [cached]
Ashish J. Thakkar has emerged the first African ever to be named in Fortune Magazine's prestigious annual 40 Under 40 list which features young hotshots around the globe who are leading businesses as diverse as air travel, natural gas, and genetic coding, as well as government. Ashish is truly putting Africa on the map and getting Africa recognised globally in a positive sense. Full article here.
At some point in their life, the Carlos Slims, Dangote, Bill Gates, Ashish Thakkar of the world today, would have studied late night, giving up social lives, and reduced desire for luxury for the sake of their financial goal.
When Ashish J. Thakkar, founder and CEO of Mara Group and Mara Foundation launched Mara Online in May - with offices in Uganda and Kenya - he called it an inspirational choice for connecting Africans across the continent to the rest of the world. "As the African mobile and Internet markets expand, we expect that MaraConnect will be the premier choice for connecting people across the continent," Thakkar said. Read more...
Africa is the next big thing, and the place to invest says young Billionaire Ashish J Thakkar
Young, intelligent, dashingly handsome, unassuming, media friendly, visionary, fiercely ambitious, and proudly African are some of the attributes that describe Ashish J Thakkar who has emerged as a leading image of the genius in the African youth. In his early thirties, Ashish J Thakkar is one of the youngest billionaires in the continent with the Mara Group he founded and heads operating in 26 countries, 19 of them in Sub Sahara Africa. Ashish's fortune comes from solid business insight, hard work and a strong confidence in his potentials. His confidence and daring attitude pushed him to take a loan of $5,500 at the age of 15 to set a small shop in 1996 and today he controls a business empire. In between running his business and answering to multiple solicitations around the world, Ashish J Thakkar remains very open in sharing his experiences and giving back to the community. Interviewed by Ajong Mbapndah L, Ashish J Thakkar shares his business experiences, the Mara Group, the Mara Foundation and more. "Africa really is the next big thing, and the place to invest," says Ashish and his advice to aspiring entrepreneurs in Africa "dream big, but start small!
Ghanaian President John Dramani Mahama and Ugandan multi-millionaire tycoon Ashish J. Thakkar, on Friday officially launched, Mara Mentor, an...
Clinton pointed to Ashish J. Thakkar - the founder and managing director of Mara Group who introduced Clinton's panel and described his personal...
Ashish Thakkar: Bob Diamond's African Partner
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Ugandan millionaire Ashish Thakkar's Mara Group raising $100M to launch pan-African e-commerce platform
Posted on : Wednesday , 23rd September 2015
Dubai-based Mara Group is launching an Africa-wide online marketplace that it hopes will become the leading e-commerce business in Africa within less than four years.
Ashish Thakkar, Founder of Mara Group and the executive chairman of the new venture, describes it as "a marketplace for global brands to plug into to sell locally in Africa, and for local brands to sell nationally, regionally and globally."
Thakkar expects to rapidly roll out the service across Africa. "We will be in every country on the continent within the next three-and-a-half years," he told WSJ Frontiers during an interview last week.
Thakkar was in New York with Christian Unger, CEO of Mara Sokoni, to raise capital for the venture.
"We've self-funded the development to this point," Thakkar explained, "but now we're looking for $100 million investment" to fund the initial roll-out.
"One of the big challenges in e-commerce on the continent is that last-mile logistics is a big bottleneck," Thakkar said.
Thakkar believes Mara Sokoni takes the marketplace concept further than the established products: "This will be the first two-way marketplace, global to local, local to global and local to regional.
Getting the logistics right will be crucial, Thakkar admitted. Headed by Charles Brewer, former managing director of courier DHL Express's sub-Saharan African operation, Mara Xpress will take a grass-roots approach to developing its delivery network, Thakkar said.
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Ashish J. Thakkar, Founder, MARA
Ashish J. Thakkar, Founder, MARA
Ashish J. Thakkar, Founder, MARA
Agriculture, natural resources and construction related sectors present attractive opportunities in Senegal and surrounding countries in West Africa.
Ashish J. Thakkar, Founder, MARA
Ashish J. Thakkar, Founder, MARA
Ashish J. Thakkar, Founder, MARA
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