A True Visionary

by BTM

Mon, 25 January 2021

A True Visionary

We get to know Adeeb Ahamed, Managing Director of LuLu Financial Group.

Adeeb Ahamed is a multifaceted professional spearheading LuLu Financial Group, Tablez and Twenty14 Holdings, which operate businesses across the financial services, organised retail and hospitality sectors. Mr. Ahamed also serves as a board member of the LuLu Group International. 

His business acumen, tailor-made strategies, and entrepreneurial prowess have helped him elevate his standing in Bahrain, where the LuLu Financial Group operates a network of 14 branches and digital payment solutions under the trademark LuLu International Exchange. 

Adeeb‘s growing influence as an engaging business leader has also earned him a position on the senior advisory board of the South Asia Regional Strategy Group (RSG) at the World Economic Forum (WEF). The invitation-only flagship group and its members are committed to the shared mission of accelerating the regional transformation of South Asia through public-private cooperation. The RSG provides strategic guidance on the forum’s regional agenda and is the highest-level decision-making body for the WEF’s activities in South Asia. 

Beyond his persona as a visionary leader and insightful entrepreneur, Mr. Ahamed is a socially responsible philanthropist. He actively contributes to public service activities focused on education, healthcare and geriatric support, and was involved in providing relief support to the people of Bahrain during the peak of the COVID-19 health crisis in 2020.  

As a visionary entrepreneur, he has a consistent and stable growth path that continues to impress his peers and industry influencers. He was recently listed by Forbes in their annual ‘Top Indian Business Leaders in the Middle East’.

 Awards and Recognition

  1. Forbes Top Indian Business Leaders in the Middle East 2020
  2. Forbes World’s Top Heritage Hotels with Owners from the Middle East 2020
  3. Hurun Industry Achievement Award in Hospitality & Retail Real Estate 2017
  4. Entrepreneur of the Year at Franchise Awards 2017
  5. Leadership Icon Award 2017 at the Living Legend & Iconic Leaders Summit
  6. Innovator in Hospitality Innovation Award at the 2016 Indian Innovator Awards
  7. Global Business Leader Award at NDTV Gulf Indian Excellence Awards 2016
  8. Global Business Man of the Year award at Brand Icons 2016
  9. CEO of the Year 2014 Award in the Financial Services Category at CEO Awards 2014
  10. Top 100 Indian Leaders in the Arab World by Forbes Middle East
  11. Top 50 Richest Indians in the Gulf by Arabian Business magazine

LuLu International Exchange, headed by Mr. Ahamed won the Qadat Al Tagheer Award for Excellence in Financial Sector at UIEF 2016 and Financial Institution of the Year at the 2014 Arabian Business Kuwait Awards.