NRI Business Leader: Micky Jagtiani – Chairman and Owner, Landmark Group

Gulf Insider honours the top Non Residential Indian (NRI) leaders in Bahrain on the occasion of India’s 70th Republic Day celebrations.

Mukesh Wadhumal “Micky” Jagtiani is a UAE based Indian billionaire businessman. Having a net worth of $4.4 B, as of March 2018, he is named the 30th richest Indian by Forbes. Born on the 15th of August, the 67 years old makes his fortune being the founder of the Landmark Groups. His wife, Renuka Jagtiani is currently the CEO and Chairwomen of the multi-billion-dollar empire.

She is named one among the 50 most powerful people and 100 most influencers in the UAE.

Landmark suspended sales of all Trump-branded products in its stores after the U.S. president made anti-Muslim remarks during his election campaign. With estimated annual revenue of $6 billion, Landmark has 2,300 stores spread across 22 countries in the Middle East, Africa and India. The closely held company manages its own brands and has franchise rights for international names, including shoe designer Steve Madden and health club Fitness First. He also has a stake in retailer Debenhams.

Micky Jagtiani did his schooling in Madras, Mumbai and Beirut before moving to London, where he joined an accounting school from which he eventually dropped out. In 2000, he established LIFE (Landmark International Foundation of Empowerment), to support underprivileged children in India, through school and healthcare development programs, homes for destitute children, vocational and non-formal schools, community clinics and medical camps for slum-dwellers and an old age home Chennai. Due to his charity work and exceptional success story, he has won many awards. He was named one of the 6 most inspiring Indians at The Power List Gala Dinner.