Backed by a strong African heritage, Mara Group is a young and dynamic group with an objective to change the African narrative.
AWARDS AND RECOGNITION
Infrastructure in Africa2016
GE, Mara Group and Atlas Merchant Capital joint venture to invest in infrastructure projects in Africa.
Appointed as Chair2015
Ashish J. Thakkar is appointed as Chair of the United Nations Foundation’s Global Entrepreneurs Council
Wins Business Award2015
Mara wins the Financial Times’ Boldness in Business Award in recognition of its achievements in developing markets
Mara announces strategic partnership with Delta Africa and Pivotal to form Mara Delta – a JSE listed real estate fund.
Appointed to the Board2014
Ashish J. Thakkar is appointed to the Board of ‘The Africa Center’, a creative space on New York’s Fifth Avenue
Ashish J. Thakkar is awarded Entrepreneur of the Year at the World Entrepreneurship Forum [Award was returned]
Appointed a Young Global Leader2012
Ashish J. Thakkar is appointed a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum
Invited to sit on the World Economic Forum’s2012
Ashish J. Thakkar is invited to sit on the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Africa
Riley Packaging and Kensington Africa receive a Uganda Responsible Investment award (URI)