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Padma Shri C.K.Menon

Padma Shri Adv. Cheril Krishna Menon popularly known as C K Menon is the Vice Chairman of the Group. He is a prominent Non-Resident Indian entrepreneur (NRI) in the GCC region for more than 35 years. Mr. Menon is currently the chairman and Managing Director of Doha headquartered Behzad Group of Companies, which has diverse business and commercial activities in Qatar and neighbouring Gulf states, Sudan, UK and South Africa. The group’s companies are mainly involved in fuel transportation by land and sea. He has high stakes in businesses like steel manufacturing, marketing of engineering machinery and equipment and distribution of car accessories among other activities.
Mr. Menon, a well-known philanthropist, has to his credit numerous noble initiatives and contributions to improve the living conditions of the needy and deserving sections in the Indian community. In recognition of his humanitarian and charitable deeds, Mr. Menon was conferred upon with the Indian civilian award “Padma shri” in 2009. More details can be accessed at
With immense experience in varied business segments across different demographies coupled with the legal acumen, he enriches the Board in investment decisions.

Mr. P N C Menon

Mr. P.N.C. Menon is the founder of the Sobha Group of companies. A first generation entrepreneur, Mr. Menon began his professional career by setting up an interior decoration firm in the Sultanate of Oman in 1976. He has since incorporated several companies in the Sultanate of Oman, United Arab Emirates and Qatar and also expanded into construction and real estate development. He founded Sobha Developers in Bangalore in 1995. Simultaneous with his phenomenal success in his business enterprise, Mr. Menon has also given equal importance to Sobha’s Corporate Social Responsibility with innovative initiatives aimed at empowering the rural poor. Plethora of awards has been bestowed on Mr. Menon. Some of them being – the ‘Life Time Achievement Award’ in 2006 by Society Interiors Magazine for his contribution to the real estate and construction industry and the ‘Global India Splendour Award’ in 2007. He was also awarded the prestigious Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Puraskar by the President of India, Ms. Prathiba Patil on the occasion of Pravasi Bharatiya Divas in 2009. He was nominated to the Prime Minister’s Advisory Council of Overseas Indians. Mr. Menon is ranked as the 897th in Forbes world billionaire list and fifth richest Indian in Gulf Cooperation Council countries.
Entrepreneurship does take a litmus test of one’s efforts and perseverance, but the result is worth it. The story of P.N.C.Menon, the self-made entrepreneur, makes one believe that if it is to be someone, then it is up to me.

Dr.P A Ibrahim Haji

Dr.P A Ibrahim Haji is a highly acclaimed visionary, a philanthropist, a renowned entrepreneur and an industrialist in India and abroad. Mr. P.A Ibrahim’s name is synonymous with quality and integrity in the fields of textiles, jewellery, education, and automobile business. The fort like personality of Mr. PA Ibrahim Haji has made its unique impact on a variety of business fields, in the founding of various educational institutions and the different charitable moves he has initiated. The business empire that he has built, which ranges in India and abroad is just one part of his achievements. In 1964 Mr. P.A Ibrahim Haji joined South India Automobile in Chennai to kick-start his dream career. Later he ventured into Dubai and served in many automobile companies.

In 1974, Mr. P.A Ibrahim Haji started his own garment retail business unit in Dubai which was the beginning of a spectacular success in business with the turnover criss crossing into millions. With the support of many who trusted him and whom he trusted, he moved from one successful business to another, exploring further and further into new fields. Dr Ibrahim Haji is the Managing Director of Al Shamali Group (textiles and garments); the founder and Vice Chairman of Indus Motor Company in India; Chairman of the UAE based Century International Travels; Co-Chairman and key investor of Malabar Gold; Chairman of Mangalore based PA Engineering College, PA First Grade College, PA Pre-University College, PA Polytechnic; Chairman of Gulf Asian English School, Sharjah and India International School, Kuwait.
The life of Dr. P.A. Ibrahim Haji is a Saga of determination coupled with entrepreneurship which inspires the Cheraman group to venture into new horizons.

Mr.P V Abdul Wahab

Mr. P V Abdul Wahab is a person who rose from a humble background and now is a dynamic entrepreneur heading the PEEVEES and Bridgeway Group of companies. Today, Mr. Wahab’s business portfolio includes a conglomerate spread across India and the Middle East. The group handle a range of business from Trading Establishment, Real Estate, Shipping and Freight Forwarders, Maintenance Company, Healthcare, Hospitality industry etc. Besides his business interests, Mr. Wahab is associated with various cultural and social organizations. He was elected unopposed as Member of Parliament (Rajya Sabha) from Kerala for the period from 2004 to 2010. He is a member of Rajiv Gandhi International Sports Foundation, Malabar Development Board, Malabar Chamber of Commerce and Chairman, Malabar Airport Development Action Committee (MADAC).

Dr. P. Siddeek Ahmed

Dr. P. Siddeek Ahmed is a dynamic, ambitious & accomplished business visionary affianced in business promotion initiatives in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, India, Kingdom of Bahrain, Qatar, Kuwait, United Kingdom, Italy and Turkey. He is the Chairman and Managing Director of Eram group consisting of 92 companies, spread across 4 continents and 15 countries. The group is involved in highly diversified business activities such as oil & gas, petrochemicals, power, water, IT, Healthcare, Hospitality industry, Travel & Automotive, Industrial contracts, project management solution and other commercial services. With more than twenty years of experience in business and contractual activities, he is highly proficient in directing and promoting diversified enterprises ranging from services, research & development, manufacturing, trading and construction activities. More details can be accessed at
With Dr. Siddeek Ahmed’s Admirable rapport building and relationship management skills, Cheraman group will be able to procure strategic alliances and nurture strong bond among clients, partners, employees, and well-wishers.

Mr. T Balakrishnan IAS

An officer of Indian Administrative Service, he retired from service while holding the post of Additional Chief Secretary to Govt. of Kerala, Mr. Balakrishnan serves as the Chairman of the Board of TRACO Cable Co. Ltd and Transformers And Electricals Kerala Ltd. He has been the Chairman of Bamni Proteins Ltd. since July 17, 2009. He has been the Chairman of the Board of Travancore Titanium Product Limited since April 2005. He served as Chairman of the Board of Nitta Gelatin India Ltd. since July 17, 2009. He serves as a Director of Hindustan Newsprint Limited, Transformers And Electricals Kerala Ltd. and Kerala State Industrial Development Corporation, Ltd. Mr. Balakrishnan served as a Director of Bharat Petroleum Corp. Ltd. from June 17, 2009 to June 26, 2010. He presently serves Infrastructure Kerala Ltd. (Inkel) as Managing Director and Kerala High Speed Rail Corporation Ltd as Chairman and Managing Director. Mr Balakrishnan has been instrumental in promotion of Industries, Tourism and Infrastructure related activities in Kerala. He popularised the brand name “God’s own country”, which took the Kerala tourism sector to new heights. His rich experience in the planning process of the tourism, industrial and infrastructure sectors is enabling the Company to reach new heights with an incredible vision.

Mr.P K Ahammed

Mr.P K Ahammed is the chairman of Peekay Group, the leading business house of North Kerala. Peekay Group, established by his father, was running on roller flour mills. He took the leader ship of the group in the year 1971. In the 80’s Mr P.K Ahammed took the bold decision to take a risk and diversify into the steel industry by taking over Janatha Steel Mills Pvt Ltd which was, at that time, struggling for existence. Under Peekay Groups control Janatha Steel Mills Pvt. Ltd. turned the corner and started making profits. Later Peekay Group established itself as a manufacturer of steel bars and rods and agri-products. The group also forayed into engineering sector. Presently, Peekay Steel Castings (P) Ltd is the largest exporters of Engineering goods from Kerala. Its foreign customers include the world renowned corporate giant General Electric of USA. Other major foreign customers include Cooper Cameron Valves USA, Sasakura Engineering Ltd Japan etc. The Indian customers are large public sector undertakings like BHEL, valves manufactures like Audco India Ltd (of L&T group), Fisher Sanmar Ltd etc. The company is granted “One Star Export House status” by Government of India. The group plays a vital role in the industrial development of Kerala. More details can be accessed at

Mr.E M Najeeb

Mr.E M Najeeb is the Founder and Chairman of the highly successful ATE Group of Companies including The Great India Tour Company (P) Ltd., The Great India Aviation Services (P) Ltd., Chrysalis Communications (P) Ltd., and Kameda Infologics (P) Ltd, The Great India Car and Coach Rentals Private Limited, Green Gateway Leisure Ltd, Ela Spa and Healthcare (P) Ltd. He is also the Executive Director of KIMS Health care Management Limited and Director of KIMS Cancer Care and Research Centre Pvt Ltd, KIMS Share and Securities Private Limited, KIMS Health Care and Research Center Ltd.
Mr Najeeb has rich expertise and specialization in Management, Tourism Management, and Tourism Marketing. He was also greatly involved in areas like academics and youth empowerment, social activities, and Medical Value Travel. Mr E M Najeeb as a tourism expert is a member in various Government Committees and environment and ecological activities . He was also a initiator for Public-Private partnership in the tourism industry in Kerala. Mr Najeeb is one of the frontline leaders sculpturing the innovative Kerala Travel Mart Society, the mega promotional tool of the tourism industry in Kerala. More details can be accessed at He brings on Board rich management expertise and experience in Tourism and healthcare sectors.