M.A. Yusuff Ali, chairman and managing director of UAE-based Lulu Group International, has been nominated as an Expert Member of the Governing Council of India Centre for Migration (ICM) by the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), Government of India.
ICM is a committee that undertakes research and studies on migration of Indian workers for overseas employment and supports informed policymaking in MEA.
“I will use my experience of almost five decades in the Middle East, both as an NRI [non-resident Indian] businessman and as an employer of more than 30,000 Indians, to further enrich the diaspora,” Yusuff Ali stated.
“My efforts will be more towards preparing the new generation as professionally fit globally for today’s fast-evolving business environment, especially considering the challenging times we are going through now,” he said, referring to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The committee, chaired by the secretary, Ministry of External Affairs, also includes the secretaries of the Ministries of Finance, Labour and Small and Medium Enterprises.
Among other objectives, ICM is tasked with equipping India’s human resources in the field of employment, providing guidance for promoting employment in foreign countries and helping in the preparation of welfare schemes for the Indian working community abroad.