Shaji Ul Mulk, the Founder and Chairman of Mulk International Group, has been recognized as the 4th most inspiring leader on the Arabian Business Inspiring Leaders List.
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NAME: Shaji Ul Mulk
DESIGNATION: Founder and Chairman
COMPANY: Mulk International Group
Established in 1982, Mulk International Group is a 40-year-old global entity with a diversified portfolio spanning primarily four sectors: manufacturing of metal composite panels and LGS homes, real estate, sports assets, and healthcare. Boasting an impressive net worth of over $2 billion, the group has been the recipient of the Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid’s MRM award for the best foreign manufacturer in the UAE.
Pioneering manufacturing, ALUBOND
At the forefront of global manufacturing, the group’s flagship product is the metal composite panel, known as the brand ‘ALUBOND’, which transformed the group to become the world’s largest manufacturer of aluminium composite panels, boasting an impressive installed capacity of 25 million sq m with installations spanning over 100 countries.
Innovation in sports, T10 CRICKET
The group has gained global recognition for innovating the fastest cricketing format and 90-minute cricket under the brand ‘T10 cricket league’. Launched in 2017, it has become a global brand with franchise cricket leagues executed in the UAE, Africa, USA, Sri Lanka, Europe, and India with a combined viewership of over 1 billion.
Innovation in healthcare, MULK MED
Expanding into the healthcare industry in 2010, the group launched physiotherapy centres, telemedicine facilities, and diagnostic clinics across the region. Mulk Med Healthcare stands as the region’s pioneering tele healthcare ecosystem provider, responsible for the soft launch of Mulk Med Healthcare Virtual Hospital. This innovative venture merges diverse ICT verticals with cutting-edge healthcare solutions.
The Mulk Physiotherapy and Home Care Centre emphasises physiotherapy and rehabilitation, while Global Hawk Imaging and Diagnostics offer an advanced open MRI that enables patients to connect with global specialist doctors.
Innovation in real estate, Zim Cyber City
The group is currently investing in a $500 million real estate project in Zimbabwe, ‘The Zim Cyber City.’ This 46,000 sq m landmark project is managed through the locally registered subsidiary, Zimbabwe Global Investments (ZGI), operating under the Special Economic Zone (SEZ) programme approved by Emmerson Mnangagwa, President of Zimbabwe.
This state-of-the-art mixed-use development project is currently underway in Mount Hampden, New Harare. Promising an affluent community and an unparalleled standard of living with duty free shopping amenities, Zim Cyber City emerges as one of Africa’s most promising and exciting real estate projects.
Building industry innovation
Aligned with the group’s vision, the Alubond LGS building system is currently disrupting the construction industry by replacing timber with light gauge steel. The company has won over $250 million worth of projects in the USA and UK. Zim Cyber City is also being built using this disruptive building technology which provides a savings of 30 percent in materials cost and 50 percent saved in man hours.
Ul Mulk also steers the Mulk Foundation which offers a range of support, including free medical clinics, libraries, assistance for disabled children, and an orphan marriage programme. Through these initiatives, the group underscores its commitment towards giving back to the community.