Indian Business and Professional Council IBPC Kuwait hosted a virtual event with the most prominent Indian in the Middle East and Chairman and Managing Director of Lulu group Sri M A Yusuff Ali.
Chairman of IBPC Sri Anant Kapadiya welcomed the audience and IBPC Vice Chairman Sri Choji Lamba coordinated the event.
Indian Ambassador to Kuwait Sri Sibi George extended his heartiest greetings to Sri Yusuff Ali. "Many Indians worldwide have made India proud, and Yusuff Ali is on top of the list. I am witnessed how the business endeavour of Yusuff Ali has significantly improved the Indians profile. His story will inspire the Indian businessman here to improve their performance," Ambassador Sibi George said.
IBPC Joint Secretary Sri Soly Mathew introduced Sri Yusuf Ali to the audience. Lulu, which completes 201 shopping malls around the globe, is now operating in 23 countries. With a great expansion plan, Lulu has emerged as the market leader and powerful retailer globally.
Mr Yusuff Ali, in his speech, briefed his journey to success from his humble beginning. "If we do business with hard work and determination, it will remain. But if you do business with greedy for money, it will not sustain," he begins the speech by remembering his father's words.
"With over 43 years of journey in GCC, We are today witnessing an increase of 200% in our online business. We are expecting this to increase 500%," Yusuf Ali said. He thanked Kuwait's visionary leader and all residents and expatriates for the wholehearted support for lulu in Kuwait.
"Life will always through many tough times towards us. We should always keep in mind that behind every challenge, there will be an opportunity for us," he said. If we can overcome the challenge, we will be successful, Yusuf Ali said.
Yusuf Ali said honesty, sincerity, dedication, hard work, and punctuality are the few mantras of success. The event concluded with a live Question and answered session, in which Sri Yusuf Ali answered the attendees' questions. A large number of people attended the event virtually.