Book on young Asian achievers released in Dubai

Author Meraj Rizvi presenting Abdul Rahman Saif Al Ghurair, Chairman, Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry, with a copy of the book ‘Young Asian Achievers’

UAE-based publishing house Xponent Media  released a book titled ‘Young Asian Achievers’ chronicling the success stories of 25 expatriates from eight Asian countries in various socio-economic domains, at Jumeirah Beach Hotel in Dubai on December 12.

The 165-page book was launched by Abdul Rahman Saif Al Ghurair, Chairman, Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Al Ghurair, who is also chairman of the Al Ghurair Group and a board member of Dubai Economic Council, presented a copy of the book and a memento to each achiever featured in the first edition of the book.

Al Ghurair said: "As a business facilitator Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry supports all promotional publications that focus on Dubai’s business luminaries such as this coffee table book which highlights the achievements of young Asian business leaders who have benefitted from the attractive business environment offered by the emirate. Their growth is synonymous with the rise of the city which is today a global destination for business and commerce.”

Earlier, welcoming the gathering, the book’s author and UAE-based journalist Meraj Rizvi said the book highlights the life and times of young Asian achievers who have made their mark in the country.

The book on Asian expatriates achievers in the UAE highlighted those in the age group of 25-45, who have made a  mark for themselves in various fields– business, fashion  designing, journalism, social work, architecture and deejaying among others. The expatriates listed in the book hail from hail from India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Malaysia, Singapore, Philippines and Afghanistan.

The achievers featured in ‘Young Asian Achievers’ book include:

A. RIZWAN SAJAN, Founder & Chairman, Danube Group (India)
ABDULLA A. AJMAL, General Manager, Ajmal Perfumes India)
AMIT DHAMANI, Managing Director, Dhamani Jewel Group (India)
ASHISH MEHTA, Lawyer (India)
ASHISH PANJABI, CEO of Jacky's Electronics (India)
BEENA SONI, Fashion Designer (India)
BYRAM JAVAT, Chairman, UNIWORLD FZE (Pakistan)
FAARAH MEHTA, Journalist (India)
FURNE ONE, Fashion Designer (Philippines)
Dr.HITESH BODANI, Chairman & Founder, Bond Investment Group Holdings (India)
KULWANT SINGH, Managing Director, Lama Group LLC (India)
MANOJ SABHNANI , Director, I Drive & Chairman of Singapore Business Council
MANUEL MIKE PERITO, Senior Manager-Risk Management Unit, Oman Insurance
Company (Philippines)
MARY JANE ALVERO AL MAHDI, CEO, Geoscience Testing Laboratory
MASS RAMLI, Director UDDJs (Sri Lanka)
MIAN MOHAMMED MUNIR, CEO,MIH Group Middle East (Pakistan)
MOHAMMED EMADUR RAHMAN, Director, Sales and Marketing, Al Haramain
Perfumes Group of Companies (Bangladesh)
NARAIN JASHANMAL, General Manager - Newspapers, Magazines & Books Division,
Jashanmal National Company (India)
NATASHA GANGARAMANI, Director, Al Faraa Properties (India)
NOR SHAHAROM BIN MANSOR, Assistant Director, Projects, Burj Khalifa
RABIA Z. ZARGARPUR, Fashion Designer and Fashion Entrepreneur, President and
Creative Director, Rabia Z Brands; Rabia Z; RUBY; Conservative Couture by Rabia; and
Sheyla Salon (Afghanistan)
RIHEN MEHTA, Executive Director, Rosy Blue (India)
Dr. SHAMSHEER VAYALIL, Managing Director, Lifeline Group (India)
SONIYA KIRPALANI, Film Maker, Cultural and Social Activist (India)
UMA GHOSH DESHPANDE, TV Anchor & Founder of Queen Bee Production (India)

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