Maghanmal Pancholia

maghanlalMaghanmal Pancholia is one of Dubai’s most respected businessmen. Residing in Dubai for more than six decades, he has achieved an admirable number of accolades and senior appointments.

It began for Pancholia in 1957, when he recognised the need for electricity in the emirate and decided to set up a firm to buy a generator and supply electricity to the markets around Dubai Creek.

This made him the first man to bring electricity to the emirate, and he was later appointed the director of Dubai Electricity by the late ruler of Dubai, HH Sheikh Rashid Bin Saeed Al Maktoum. In addition to his business activities, he has also had roles with the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Al Maktoum Hospital and the National Bank of Dubai.

He also laid the foundations for Dubai’s first Indian High school, which today has more than 9,000 pupils enrolled there.

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