Awards

Yusuffali is not just another entrepreneur ; the reason why he has been conferred with a number of prestigious awards, globally. Here is a list of some of the most coveted distinctions he has bagged for being the goodwill ambassador of business and social service alike:

Padma Shri Award (2008)

Padma Shri Award (2008) – by the then Hon’ble President of India H.E. Smt. Pratibha Devisingh Patil

The first Non-resident Indian from Gulf and Middle East countries to be conferred with this prestigious Indian Government award by the Honorable President of India at the Rashtrapati Bhavan on 05th May, 2008. This was presented in recognition of his distinguished services in the field of Industry and social work.

Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Award (2005)

Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Award (2005) – by the then Hon’ble President of India H.E. Dr. A P J Abdul Kalam

The highest Indian Government award conferred on Non-resident Indians at Mumbai in January 2005.

Wessam Al Bahrain

Wessam Al Bahrain (Medal of Bahrain – Order of the King) (2014) – by His Majesty Hamad Bin Isa Al Khalifa, King of Bahrain

His Majesty Hamad Bin Isa Al Khalifa, King of Bahrain, presented him the Kingdom’s top honor for his contributions in serving Bahrain and its citizens. The honor was bestowed on him during the 43rd National Day of Bahrain and marking the 15th anniversary of His Majesty’s accession to the throne, thus making him the first ever non-Bahraini to receive such a prestigious honor.

Most Influential Asian Business Leader in the MENA Region award

Most Influential Asian Business Leader in the MENA region

Honored with the Most Influential Asian Business Leader in the MENA Region award by the Forbes ME Magazine. Forbes Middle East’s 2012 list of the region’s top business leaders, featured for the first time ever, both private and family owned businesses. The list was released at the Forbes ME CEO Forum and the awards presented by H.E. Dr. Rashid Ahmed Mohammed Bin Fahad.

Arab Business Leader of the Year 2012

Arab Business Leader of the Year (2012)

Honored with this prestigious award by H.H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Saud Al Qassimi, Crown Prince of Ras Al Khaimah, during the Global Arab Business Meeting held in Ras Al Khaimah.

Dubai Quality Award

Dubai Quality Award

LuLu Hypermarket chain bagged the prestigious Dubai Quality Award’s appreciation for the Trade Sector. The Award was presented by H.H. Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Makhtoum, Crown Prince of Dubai in the presence of H.H. Gen. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Makhtoum, Vice President & Prime Minister of U.A.E and Ruler of Dubai.

Businessman of the Year Award (2010)

Businessman of the Year Award (2010) – by the then Hon’ble Chief Minister of Kerala Shri. V.S. Achuthanandan

The State Forum of Bankers’ Clubs in Kerala honored him with this award for his outstanding contribution to the economic and financial development of the country.

Swiss Ambassador's Award (2012)

Swiss Ambassador’s Award (2012)

Taking into consideration his outstanding efforts in promoting Swiss-UAE relations, H.E. Wolfgang Amadeus Bruelhart, the Swiss Ambassador to the U.A.E. presented him with this coveted award.

Honoured by Dubai Cares

Dubai Cares Honor

Dubai Cares, a philanthropic organization launched by H.H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, to improve children’s access to quality primary education in developing countries, honored him for his support towards the cause.

Retail Company of the Year (2009) – U.A.E

Retail Company of the Year (2009) U.A.E

At the Arabian Business Achievement Awards 2009, under the Patronage of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohd. Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, honored him and awarded LuLu Hypermarket, the retail chain of LuLu Group, with the ‘Retail Company of the Year Award’.

Asian Business Leader of the Year Award (2007)

Asian Business Leader of the Year Award (2007) – by U.A.E Minister for Energy H.E. Mohammed Bin Dha’en Al Hameli

Asian Business Awards which have been held annually in London for 12 years was held in the Middle East for the first time. The award was decided by votes polled through the Middle East and evaluated by the world renowned auditors Price Waterhouse Coopers.

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IBPC Business Excellence Award 2016

Ashraf Ali M.A., Executive Director of LuLu Group, receiving the ‘Business Excellence Award 2016’ on behalf of Yusuff Ali M.A., Chairman of LuLu Group, for his outstanding contribution in the field of business, from Sheikh Nahyan Bin Mabarak Al Nahyan, UAE Minister of Culture, Youth and Social Development, during a gala event organized by the Indian Business & Professionals Council (IBPC), the only representative organisation of Indian Business & Professionals in Dubai.

Business Excellence Award (2009)

The Times of India Group honored him with this prestigious award for his Corporate Vision.

SIB Excellence Award (2009)

SIB Excellence Award (2009) – by the then Comptroller & Auditor General of India Shri. Vinod Rai

South Indian Bank on the occasion of its 80th anniversary celebrations honored him with this award in recognition of his outstanding contributions.

P.V. Sami Memorial Award (2006)

P.V. Sami Memorial Award (2006) – by the then Union Minister of State for Finance Shri. M.P. Veerendra Kumar

In recognition for his longtime contributions in industrial, social, educational and cultural fields.

Rajiv Gandhi Award (2006)

Rajiv Gandhi Award (2006) – by the then Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Shri. Murali Deora

In recognition for his contribution as an NRI businessman in furthering India’s bilateral ties with the Middle East and for generating highest employment opportunities for Indians abroad.

The Commander

Honored with the title of ‘The Commander’ (2006)

He was bestowed with the award by Shri. Vellappally Natesan, General Secretary, Sree Narayana Dharma Paripalana Yogam (SNDP), in recognition of the services rendered to the Indian Community in the U.A.E.

The order of St. George

Bestowed with the title of ‘The Order of St.George’ (2005)

He was presented with the award by H.H. Moran Mar Baselios Marthoma Didymos I, Catholicose of the East and Malankara Metropolitan, Supreme Head of Malankara Orthodox Church, in recognition of the contributions to religious harmony, social development and peace efforts.

Commander (2004)

Conferred with the title of ‘Commander’ (2004)

He was honored with the award by His Holiness Moran Mor Ignatius Zakka I Iwas, the Supreme Head of the Universal Syrian Orthodox Church. This was the first time that a person from a different community has been conferred with this title for his efforts in promoting communal harmony and humanitarian activities by the Universal Syrian Orthodox Church.

Outstanding Global Non-Resident Indian Award (2001)

Through a poll organized by NRIworld.com, the Internet portal for Global Indians.

Honored at Global NRK Meet (2001)

He was felicitated by the then Chief Minister of Kerala, Mr. A.K. Antony at the Global Non-Resident Keralite Meet – ‘Samavayam 2001′ – held at Kochi, Kerala.

Millennium Award (2000)

The Best NRI Businessman from Kerala, presented by the then Chief Minister of Kerala, Shri. E.K. Nayanar at Thiruvananthapuram.

International Businessman of the Year award (1997)

He was presented with the award by ‘Deepika’, the first Malayalam newspaper to be published from Kerala.