Prominent Indian businessman and head of Middle East’s retail major, Lulu group, MA Yusuff Ali has won the prestigious Abu Dhabi Chamber election for the third time. Ali, 58, Chairman of the Abu Dhabi-based EMKE, who had won the previous two elections as well, retained his seat with 1,721 votes, highest among expatriate candidates. The Abu Dhabi Chamber is the only government organisation in the Gulf, where expatriates can get elected to the board of directors through a democratic election process. “I am pleased with the faith reposed on me by the business community of Abu Dhabi and I thank them wholeheartedly for helping me to come out victorious once again,” Yusuff said. “I am fully aware of my responsibilities and I will strive to further enhance the business and investment relationship between India and UAE and work closely with all stake holders for mutual benefit,” he said. Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyam, UAE minister for Culture, Youth and Community Development congratulated Yusuff Ali on his hat-trick victory and asked him to continue his work and contribute to the growth of the UAE in general and Abu Dhabi in particular.

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