Secrets to Entrepreneurial Success
He is in his early 60s, but the determination, motivation and enthusiasm to make his future ventures successful is like that of a young entrepreneur in 20s. Meet the Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) of Manappat Group of Companies, Ameer Ahamed (Ameer), who had an exciting and successful entrepreneurship journey of more than 35 years. This visionary is now entering into social entrepreneurship with his vision 2040 for the downtrodden section of the Uttar Pradesh.
Ameer comes from a very rich and educated family from Kerala. His father, a renowned educational reformer in Kerala, had tried several businesses such as construction contracting, auction of forest wood, etc. He was not very successful in his business and he also had an ancestral fortune to fall back upon. But, due to a strong family culture of acquiring and excelling in higher education and mother’s inspirations towards honest, ethical and righteous life, Ameer along with his three siblings have grown into balanced personalities. Ameer takes pride in the fact that he comes from a place which is an epitome of communal harmony and he has imbibed this quality first-hand from his immediate environment in Kerala.
His primary education was from a village school and college degree from St. Thomas College, Trichur, Kerala. At the college, he developed an affinity for politics and did well at the college-level politics. He had planned to pursue active politics but conforming to the social norms laid by his parents, he intentionally restrained his political persuasions. In pursuit of higher studies, he went to Aligarh (Uttar Pradesh), and acquired his Bachelor’s degree in Political Sciences. His political affinities have shaped his personality as much as his desire to become an entrepreneur. He went back to Trichur and also acquired a degree in Law. By 1975, he acquired an MBA degree from Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), Aligarh.......