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Ashish Thakkar

Entrepreneur, Refugee, Philanthropist, Founder & Group CEO at Mara Group

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 Ashish Thakkar Biography

Ashish is a celebrated entrepreneur who started his first business in 1996 at the age of 15 with a $5,000 loan. Since then, Thakkar and his family have driven the growth of the company from a small IT business in Uganda to the globally recognized multi-sector investment group that exists today. Through its investments, Mara Corporation now has a presence across 26 African countries in sectors spanning technology, manufacturing, real estate and financial services.

Thakkar is passionate about enabling, empowering and inspiring young entrepreneurs and women entrepreneurs. In 2009, he launched the Mara Foundation to foster and support emerging entrepreneurs through mentorship, Mara Mentor is a free online global platform that connects emerging entrepreneurs with business leaders and industry experts. Mara Foundation is led by the family to ensure a strong follow-through of the family's vision to create a self-sustaining Africa through entrepreneurship.

In 2012, Thakkar was appointed a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum (WEF) in recognition of his success and leadership in driving social and economic change in Africa. Thakkar advises several heads of state in Sub-Saharan Africa and is a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on Entrepreneurship.

In 2015, Thakkar was appointed Chair of the United Nations Foundation’s Global Entrepreneurs Council.

In 2016 Thakkar was awarded Esquire Middle East Man of the Year.

In 2017, Thakkar was appointed Chair of the Presidential Youth Advisory Group at the African Development Bank.

In 2019, Thakkar was named African Leadership Person of the Year for Employment Generation.

Thakkar truly believes that by 'doing good' you will 'do well'

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Ashish Thakkar

Entrepreneur, Refugee, Philanthropist, Founder & Group CEO at Mara Group

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Ashish Thakkar Biography

Ashish is a celebrated entrepreneur who started his first business in 1996 at the age of 15 with a $5,000 loan. Since then, Thakkar and his family have driven the growth of the company from a small IT business in Uganda to the globally recognized multi-sector investment group that exists today. Through its investments, Mara Corporation now has a presence across 26 African countries in sectors spanning technology, manufacturing, real estate and financial services.

Thakkar is passionate about enabling, empowering and inspiring young entrepreneurs and women entrepreneurs. In 2009, he launched the Mara Foundation to foster and support emerging entrepreneurs through mentorship, Mara Mentor is a free online global platform that connects emerging entrepreneurs with business leaders and industry experts. Mara Foundation is led by the family to ensure a strong follow-through of the family's vision to create a self-sustaining Africa through entrepreneurship.

In 2012, Thakkar was appointed a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum (WEF) in recognition of his success and leadership in driving social and economic change in Africa. Thakkar advises several heads of state in Sub-Saharan Africa and is a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on Entrepreneurship.

In 2015, Thakkar was appointed Chair of the United Nations Foundation’s Global Entrepreneurs Council.

In 2016 Thakkar was awarded Esquire Middle East Man of the Year.

In 2017, Thakkar was appointed Chair of the Presidential Youth Advisory Group at the African Development Bank.

In 2019, Thakkar was named African Leadership Person of the Year for Employment Generation.

Thakkar truly believes that by 'doing good' you will 'do well'

Ashish Thakkar Videos

  • Africa's Youngest Billionaire Ashish Thakkar
  • CEO Forum 2019 - Interview with Ashish J. Thakkar
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  • How to book Ashish Thakkar?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Ashish Thakkar for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Ashish Thakkar, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Ashish Thakkar or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Ashish Thakkar?

    Booking fees for Ashish Thakkar, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Ashish Thakkar, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Ashish Thakkar?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Ashish Thakkar for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Ashish Thakkar for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Ashish Thakkar or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Ashish Thakkar or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Ashish Thakkar is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Ashish Thakkar for your event is $50,000 - $100,000. Ashish Thakkar generally travels from United Arab Emirates and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Paul Polman, Catherine Wood, Bill Cummings, Richard Desmond and Richard Montañez. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Ashish Thakkar for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Ashish Thakkar Speaker Videos

  • Africa's Youngest Billionaire Ashish Thakkar
    CEO Forum 2019 - Interview with Ashish J. Thakkar
  • Ashish J Thakkar: How entrepreneurs can prevent future refugee ...

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