Ashish J. Thakkar

Ashish J. Thakkar is the CEO and Founder of Mara Group, one of Africa’s largest multi-sector conglomerates, with businesses in 19 African countries in fields of technology, real estate, manufacturing, and agriculture. In 2009 he launched Mara Foundation, the group’s social and philanthropic enterprise, which focusing on supporting emerging young African entrepreneurs through mentorship, funding, workspace, and business training. More than 50,000 Africans are enrolled in the program. Thakkar was appointed as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum, and sits on the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Africa.

Book titles in collaboration with Idea Architects

  • The Lion Awakes: Adventures in Africa's Economic Miracle

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