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Ashish Thakkar is a British-Ugandan entrepreneur and philanthropist. He is the founder of Mara Group, a pan-African conglomerate with investments in technology, financial services, real estate, and manufacturing. He is also the founder of the Mara Foundation, a non-profit organization that works to empower African youth through education and entrepreneurship. Thakkar was born in Leicester, England, to Ugandan parents who had fled the country during the Idi Amin regime. At the age of 15, he moved to Uganda and started a computer business. He quickly grew the business into a successful enterprise, and in 2006, he founded Mara Group. Thakkar has been recognized for his business acumen and philanthropic work. In 2013, he was named one of Forbes Africa's "30 Under 30" entrepreneurs. He was also named one of the World Economic Forum's Young Global Leaders in 2014. In 2015, he was awarded the African Leadership Award for Entrepreneurship. Thakkar is married to Meera Thakkar, and they have two children. He is an avid traveler and enjoys playing golf.

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Occupation Founder, Mara Group & Mara Foundation
Age 42 years old
Zodiac Sign Leo
Born 5 August, 1981
Birthday 5 August
Birthplace Leicester, United Kingdom

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His wife is Krishna Thakkar

Parents Jagdish Thakkar Sarla Thakkar
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Children Yagna Thakkar

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In 2013, Thakkar announced a partnership with Bob Diamond to launch Atlas Mara, a company that invests in commercial banking institutions across Africa. Diamond, the former chief executive of Barclays, and Thakkar met at a conference through their foundations, Mara Foundation and the Diamond Family Foundation. Thakkar and Diamond raised $325 million in funding in December 2013, before listing the company on the London Stock Exchange. As of 26 March 2019 (5 years and 3 months after the IPO), the stock price had crashed and had lost 84% of its IPO price. The ticker symbol in London is "ATMA.LN". It trades in the United States under the ticker symbol "AAMAF".


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


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


In June 2014, Thakkar participated in the "Global Accelerator" event hosted by the United Nations Foundation and the United Nations Office for Partnerships to discuss entrepreneurships in UN objectives. Thakkar presented and worked at the event of over 100 entrepreneurs and UN officials including Michael Dell, Barbara Bush and Arianna Huffington. In August 2014, Thakkar participated in the US-Africa summit, hosted by the White House, alongside former U.S. President Bill Clinton. He has also participated in the UN Women Initiative, and was a guest speaker at the Emirates Foundation Youth Philanthropy Summit in November 2014.


Thakkar is a member of the World Economic Forum's Young Global Leaders, and was included in Fortune magazine's list of the top "40 Under 40" in 2013. He was awarded the Base Leadership Award at the 2014 MTV Africa Music Awards event. Esquire named him Middle East Man of the Year in 2016.


Thakkar founded Mara Foundation, a non-profit company that mentors and supports young African entrepreneurs, in 2009. Mara Mentor, a mobile application that connects young entrepreneurs with business professionals, was launched through Mara Foundation.


Thakkar founded his own company, Mara Group, in 1996 at the age of 15. He began by importing computer parts including keyboards, mouses, and desktops from weekly trips to Dubai. After Thakkar had received a $5,000 loan to start his company, he opened the small IT business in a shopping mall across the street from his father's shop in Kampala.


Thakkar's family emigrated from the Indian state of Gujarat to Africa in the 1890s. Thakkar, however, was born in Leicester in 1981,. He spent his childhood at Rushey Mead School as part of Belvoir S form group. After his parents had moved to the United Kingdom in 1972 when Idi Amin enforced the expulsion of Asians from Uganda. Thakkar and his family returned to Africa to live in Rwanda before they were again forced to leave due to the Rwandan genocide in 1994. The Thakkar family then fled to Burundi before settling in Uganda as refugees. At 15 years old, Thakkar dropped out of school to start his own business with a $5,000 loan.