Yusuff Ali

Yusuff Ali

Yusuffali M A, known as an entrepreneur and philanthropist, holds the positions of Chairman and Managing Director at LuLu Group, placing him among the top business figures of today. Under his dynamic leadership, the Group has diversified into various significant sectors, with retail being notably prominent.


His keen business acumen and strategic mindset have led to ambitious growth strategies for the Group, successfully implemented by a dedicated team that shares his drive and dynamism. Based in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, the Group is renowned across the Gulf region for its chain of popular shopping malls and Hypermarkets, catering to diverse segments of the multi-ethnic population.


With over 70,000 employees representing 46 different nationalities, operating across the UAE, Oman, Kuwait, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Egypt, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Philippines, China, Sri Lanka, Kenya, Uganda, South Africa, Turkey, Spain, Italy, UK, USA, and India, LuLu Group stands as one of the most successful corporations, demonstrating steady growth year after year, with a global annual turnover of US$ 8 billion.


Beyond his extensive business engagements, Yusuff Ali actively participates in various social initiatives and organizations. A significant milestone in his career was his election by the UAE business community as a Director Board member of the Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce & Industry (ADCCI), marking the first instance of an expatriate being elected to the Director Board of one of the world’s most prosperous business regulatory authorities. Additionally, he was unanimously appointed by the Board members as the Vice-chairman of the esteemed Trade Committee of the ADCCI. Subsequently, in 2009, he was re-elected to the Director Board of ADCCI with overwhelming support from the UAE business community.


In 2021, Yusuff Ali was appointed as the Second Vice Chairman of ADCCI by H.H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the current President of the UAE, making him the only non-Arab to achieve this feat of being elected to the Director Board of ADCCI for a record four consecutive terms.