Vision talks to Mara Group founder Ashish Thakkar about business, culture and serial entrepreneurship
Ashish Thakkar started selling computers in Dubai when he was just 15 years old. A fourth generation Indian, raised in East Africa, with a company headquartered in the UAE, Thakkar recognises the importance of a global vision and cultural sensitivity.
The key, he claims, is to be “truly local, using global standards.” At just 35, Thakkar’s Mara Group now has a net worth of US$100m. With a firm belief that “entrepreneurship is a journey and not a destination”, he shares his advice for fellow entrepreneurs with Vision.
Though headquartered in Dubai, Mara Group serves Africa, the Middle East and the Indian Sub-Continent. Thakkar offers valuable insight on Africa’s budding investment landscape, and Dubai as a financial, operational and logistical hub.