British-Ugandan business tycoon, Ashish J. Thakkar has an estimated net worth of $260 million. Born on 5 August 1981 in the United Kingdom. Ashish and his family return Africa; liveing in Rwanda, Burundi before Uganda after surviving Idi Amin’s brutal regime. He grew up in the United Kingdom and Uganda. He currently reside in Dubai.
Ashish J. Thakkar is the founder and CEO of Mara Group, a pan-African businesses operating both in African and around the globe (currently active in 19 African countries and 21 countries worldwide). The company has over 8,000 employees. He also founded the Mara Foundation, a social enterprise that encourages and supports young entrepreneurs in Africa. Together with the Ghanaian President John Dramani Mahama and Ashish launched Mara Mentor, an African multi-lingual online portal and mobile App for youth mentorship and entrepreneurship. The Dubai-based entrepreneur won the MTV Base Leadership Award at the 2014 MTV Africa Music Awards and in 2010, Mara Group was named by the World Economic Forum as one of the dynamic high-growth companies.