Shafeena Yusuffali Honoured with Indo-Arab Women Entrepreneurship Award

Shafeena Yusuffali

Sharjah: Shafeena Yusuffali, Founder & Chairperson of Lulu Group’s brand retailer, Tablez, has been honoured with the Indo-Arab Women Entrepreneurship Award during the ‘Come On Kerala’ event at the Sharjah Expo Ceremony in UAE recently.

The event was held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan Bin Muhammad Al Qassimi, Ruler of Sharjah and Member of the Federal Supreme Council of UAE, and Shafeena was among a special group of women honoured with the award.

The awards are in recognition of Indian and Arab women entrepreneurs who have turned passion into reality and created a mark through the exemplary work carried out in support of the local economy and society. Other winners at this year’s function included Sheikh Amna Al Nuaimi, Rasha Al Danhani, Liza Mayan and Dr. Reena Anil Kumar.

The winners were chosen by a jury comprising noted personalities and business leaders from both India and the Arab world. The jury stated, “The winners were a true inspiration to women all over the world and continue to engage and encourage budding entrepreneurs.”

“I am deeply honoured to receive this award. It is a very special feeling to be recognised among such wonderful women who have made a mark for themselves and created remarkable change in the lives of those around them. The recognition will allow our company to continue leading and innovating and we look forward to achieving even greater heights,” said Shafeena, who also the wife of Adeeb Ahamed, Managing Director of Lulu Financial Group and daughter of Yusuffali M A, LuLu Group Chairman.

Tablez has introduced world-renowned Food and Beverage (F&B) products, toys, lifestyle and apparel brands to Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and India. The company has successfully developed homegrown brands that include Bloomsbury’s – Global Kitchen and Bakehouse and Peppermill – a fine dining colonial Indian themed restaurant. It owns franchise rights of world class brands such as Toys”R”Us, Babies”R”Us, Springfield, Women’secret, Cold Stone Creamery, Famous Dave’s, Galito’s, Sugar Factory, Genghis Grill and Pancake House and currently operates more than 50 outlets globally.