Sharjah, UAE: Forbes Middle East announced the coveted list of the Top 100 Indian Leaders in the UAE at an impressive ceremony hosted recently at The Oberoi, Dubai, UAE.
Lalu Samuel, Chairman & Managing Director, Kingston Holdings FZC, has been featured in the top 50 count on the list.
Forbes Middle East launched the list to recognize ambitious, entrepreneurial individuals from India responsible for some of the most successful UAE-based enterprises in operation today, with an impact across the GCC, and their passion and contribution to the advancement of the Arab region. Guests of honor at the event were H.E. Dr. Shashi Tharoor, Minister of State for Human Resource Development, Government of India, H.E. Mr. M K Lokesh, Ambassador of India to the UAE and Dr. Nasser Bin Aqeel Al Tayyar, President of Arab Publisher House, the publishers of Forbes Middle East. The ranking is the result of in-depth research into Indian professionals and impresarios residing and/or operating businesses in the UAE. (The listing is available on the Forbes Middle East website at: http://english.forbesmiddleeast.com/details.php?list=44480&row=3911 )
Commenting on the announcement, Mr. Lalu Samuel said, “I am honoured and priviledged to be included in the Top 100 Indian Leaders list by Forbes, and I compliment Forbes for organizing the same. I am grateful to the Leadership of this country for providing us a vision and opportunity for creating such achievements. I would also like to thank all our business partners, the teams at all our Group companies and supporters for their continued contribution and good wishes. “
Based at Saif Zone, Sharjah, the diversified group is involved in Manufacturing, Distribution, Logistics, Headhunting, Advertising & Media Promotions and Project Development. The group business is spread over 27 Branches/Divisions across 5 continents, with Joint Ventures with international brands like Pierlite Australia, Rexton Technologies UK, GP Batteries Hong Kong and Glen Dimplex Ireland, exporting to over 60 countries across the region. With the recent acquisition of the major PVC conduit manufacturing plant from Schneider Electric, Kingston Holdings has emerged as a category leader in the cable Management industry in the region.
Mr. Samuel has recently been awarded the Saif Zone Excellence (SEA) Businessman Award. He has also been re-elected as the Chairman of Industries Business Group, Sharjah, a consortium of over 1700 high profile industries, with a combined share of over 40% industrial output of UAE. Commenting further, he said, “This recognition further establishes the strong growth potential of the group in the region, and we look forward to forging strategic alliances in the region to drive our business growth”.
About Kingston Holdings
Kingston Holdings operates from its most modern 750,000 sq. ft. facilities located at Saif Zone, Sharjah, and has been offering energy efficient solutions to a trade customer base since 1996. Industrial and Corporate customers include developers, architects, interior designers, consultants, contractors and dealers and distributors of electrical products across the MENA region.
It retails reputed international brands like Rexton, Pierlite, GP, Xpelair, Clipsal, Moonlighting, Austube and Schneider Electric through its chain of Highland retail stores in the UAE, and a chain of strategic distributors across the region. All stores are high end showrooms equipped with the latest technology, distributing a range of electrical, lighting, air movement, cable management and data communication product ranges.
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