B.S. Abdur Rahman University,
Seethakathi Estate,
Chennai -600048.
Phone :+91-44-22751347,48,50,75

Chairman Board of Management

Buhari Towers, 6th Floor, # 4, Moores Road, Chennai 600006
Date of Birth: March, 1965

Babson College - http://babson.edu , Wellesley, MA, USA
Master in Business Administration, May 1990
Concentration: Entrepreneurship

College of Engineering, Guindy, Chennai, India (http://www.annauniv.edu)
B.E Mechanical Engineering, December 1985

Business Profile
Managing Director
  • ABRA Motors (dealer for Volkswagen in Chennai)
  • Zulaikha Motors (dealer for Mahindra in Chennai)

West Asia Maritime

From Aug’94 Till date
Managing Director – West Asia Maritime Limited, Chennai, India – http://wam.co.in
From Nov’01 till date
Managing Director
June’96 to Nov’01
Wholetime Director
Aug’94 – June’96
Guiding the company from 1 vessel to 20 vessels (owning / option to own) with the
DWT of vessels varying from 40,000 – 73,879 tonnes. The turnover of the Company as of
Dec’09 is US$ 148.77 million.
Started a ship operating company in Singapore, WAM Singapore Pvt. Limited

Started a ship operating company in Singapore – West Asia Maritime Overseas
Private Limited (WAMOPL), moved 3-4 million tons during the year 2009.

Buhari Group of


Buhari Holding (P) Ltd - http://buhariholding.com Mr. B S Abdur Rahman, my Father and Founder of Buhari Holdings (P) Ltd, is revered internationally for his strong ethical and moral values, compassion for society and leadership.
Buhari Group and its associate now span the globe into diversified fields like property and construction, engineering, materials, services, energy, shipping, retailing and trading with combined workforce exceeding 100,000 people worldwide.

Vice Chairman
East Coast Constructions & Industries Ltd – Construction Co., - http://ecciltd.com South India’s leading Construction Company with experience in
building roads, bridges, dams, Power projects, etc. ECCI is a turnkey solutions provider in the construction industry. ECCI is an ISO 9001:2008 certified company with a turnover of crossing INR 5000 millions for the FY 2008-09.
In its 50 years presences, the company has been actively involved in both urban and rural infrastructure development.

Director in the following:

ETA Star Group of


Director - India Operations
ETA Melco Engineering Private Limited http://etamelco.in
ETA-Melco Elevator Co. LLC is a joint-venture company between Emirates Trading Agency, Dubai and Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, Japan. Head Office is located in Dubai with branch/associated offices in the UAE, State of Qatar, Sultanate of Oman, State of Kuwait, Turkey, Iran, Sri Lanka, Maldives, India, Bangladesh, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Kirghystan and Uzbekistan. ETA-Melco are the exclusive, authorised representatives - responsible for carrying out marketing, installation and maintenance of Mitsubishi Elevators and Escalators.
ETA Technopark Ltd, ETA Star Techcity Pvt Ltd, ETA Construction (I) Ltd and ETA Karnataka Estates Limited subsidiaries of ETA STAR PROPERTY DEVELOPERS LIMITED http://etastar.com one of the largest real estate developers in the Middle East and India. Involved in projects that span over 30 mn sq.ft across categories like: residential, commercial, retail, mixed use, SEZs.
ETA Engineering Private Limited http://eta- engg.com
Incorporated in 1994, ETA Engineering undertakes HVAC projects, Electromechanical projects & services (EMPS) and Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing (MEP) work including BMS, Internal Electrification and Sub-station Works meeting International Standards. ETA Engineering has two manufacturing plants with capacity to manufacture a wide range of Ducted Split, Chillers & Air Handling Units. ETA Engineering is a subsidiary of Electromechanical Technical Associates Ltd, Mauritius, owned by Emirates Trading Agency LLC, Dubai, which is part of Dubai-based industrial conglomerate, the ETA Group, which includes the ETA-ASCON Group of companies and the ETA- Star Group of companies.
ETA General Private Limited http://generalindia.com
ETA General Private Limited (EGPL) is a Joint Venture company between ETA-Ascon, Dubai and Fujitsu General Limited, Japan. EGPL launched OGENERAL brand Air Conditioners in the Indian market in the year 2000. It has its State of the art manufacturing facility at Pondicherry, near Chennai. The facility includes in-house heat exchanger manufacturing capability, dust free advanced technology paint shop and assembly facilities. EGPL has over 650 dedicated sales and service dealers spread across the country and are committed to provide customers with latest world class quality products that conform to international standards. The simultaneous global launch of the world's first ceiling wall Air Conditioner / Inverter Multi Split Air conditioners stands testimony to this commitment. EGPL has a reputation of providing the best products and services in the premium Air-conditioning segment.


ETA Star Group of


Board of Director:

ETA Power Gen Private Limited http://www.etapowergen.com/about-us/management/

ETA POWERGEN Pvt. Ltd., is a subsidiary of ETA star Group of Dubai. Have setup bio-mass based power generation of 10 MW project in Virudhunagar District, Tamil Nadu and currently supplying power to the Government of Tamil Nadu. 


4M Trust Est. 2005 – http://4mtrust.org
4M Trust was incorporated in the year 2005 with the principle objective of helping people below poverty line. Managed by Mrs. Maryam Abdul Qadir as Secretary, 4M Trust promotes more than 1017 self help groups SHG benefiting 17,093 women in Chennai by giving them sustenance.

B.S. Abdur Rahman Crescent Institute of Science&Technology 

B.S. Abdur Rahman Institute of Science and Technology
Chairman Board of Management
B.S. Abdur Rahman Crescent Institute of Science&Technology in formerly known as B.S. AbdurRahman Crescent Engineering College. B.S. Abdur Rahman Crescent Institute of Science&Technology an institution acclaimed throughout India for its quality in teaching and research. Being one of the large engineering institutions in India, it lays emphasis on innovative research, investment in state-of-art facilities and very good infrastructure. It is one of the few institutions with 12 UG and 17 PG programmes approved by AICTE and accredited by the National Board of Accreditation. B.S. Abdur Rahman University rated as grade'A'  university by NAAC(National Accreditation and Assessment Council).


B.S. Abdur Rahman Zakaat Fund Foundation Est. 2007 - http://bsazakaat.org
Zakaat Fund Foundation focuses on education grant for Zakaat eligible poor people. Educational Grants worth Rs.68.3 Mn awarded to 5750 students in the state of Tamil Nadu till date.

Joint Secretary
All India Islamic Foundation Est. 1979, runs 6 Educational Institutions, 2 Orphanage
Homes in Chennai and Madurai & a Hospital at Madurai:
(1) Crescent College of Education (B.Ed) for Girls http://crescentcampus.in
(2) Crescent Teacher Training Institute for Girls, Madurai http://crescentcampus.in
(3) Crescent Yousuf Zulaikha Centre for Nursing, Madurai http://crescentcampus.in
(4) Kilakarai Buhari Aalim Arabic College for Boys, Chennai
(5) Crescent Girls Matriculation School, Madurai http://crescentcampus.in
(6) Crescent Girls Matriculation School, Nagore
(7) Orphanage: Al Mumin Al-Rostamani Home for Boys in Chennai
(8) Orphanage: Al Mumin KTMS Hamid Sahib Childers Home for Girls at Madurai
Healthcare: 150 Bed Crescent Hospital at Madurai since 1999.


Member of the Governing Council
Seethakathi Trust, Est. 1967 - An Educational Trust for the development Educational
Institutions in India. The following Educational / Healthcare Institutions are managed by
the Seethakathi Trust:-
• Thassim Beevi Abdul Kader College for Women, Kilakarai http://thassim.in
• Crescent Residential Boys Matriculation, Chennai http://crescentschool.net
• Crescent Girls Matriculation School, Chennai http://crescentgirlsschool.com
• Yousuf Zulaikha Hospital, Kilakarai


Chennai Angels,TiE Chennai

Yousuf Zulaikha Trust

Yousuf Zulaikha Trust Est. 1993 - The objectives of this Trust are Educational services, Healthcare, Women Empowerment.


Exercise and Fitness, Health Spa, Traveling to exotic locations, Watching Movies and
Listening to music.