Dubai based ‘RAKEZ’ appointed Cricket Champion Ravi Shastri as a Corporate Ambassador
Dubai, April 17: “Champion of Champions”, Former Cricketer Ravi Shastri appointed as Ras Al Khaimah Economic Zone (RAKEZ) exclusive Corporate Ambassador to the Indian Business Community. As brand Ambassador Ravi Shastri may attract more Indian business leaders to set up or expand their operations in UAE through RAKEZ. This first-of-its-kind approach is one of the many other initiatives that RAKEZ will be launching in the future to attract more investors from all over the world and boost the economic growth of Ras Al Khaimah.
Indian companies in RAKEZ are operating across various industries with over 1,600 flourishing in the commercial field, nearly 1,000 in services, more than 350 in general trading and around 100 in the industrial sector.
“I’m very excited and proud to be the Corporate Ambassador of RAKEZ to the Indian business community. It is one of the leading business and industrial hubs in the Middle East region, and home to many famous Indian brands.” Shastri said while expressing his views on the collaboration with RAKEZ.
Ras Al Khaimah Economic Zone (RAKEZ) has welcomed Ravi Shastri, Head Coach of the India National Cricket Team, former India Cricketer and TV commentator, as its exclusive Corporate Ambassador to the Indian business community.
“This is the first time that we have appointed a Corporate Ambassador, and we’re very happy to have the right man on-board. Mr Shastri was a natural choice given that he’s not only an iconic Indian figure that possesses the admiration of cricket fans globally; he’s also a coach who leads teams to victories. I’m confident that he’s going to do the same for us by taking our relationship with the Indian business community to the next level – a relationship we started building almost two decades ago,” said Ramy Jallad, RAKEZ Group CEO.
Commenting on RAKEZ’s commitment to the Indian market, Jallad shared said that “Indian businesses have greatly contributed to Ras Al Khaimah’s economic diversification as well as the increase of employment opportunities, hence our dedication to support them. Throughout the years, we have launched numerous initiatives for the Indian investors, opened an office in Mumbai in 2006, and conducted roadshows in India to share the benefits of expanding to the UAE.”
Ravi Shastri played for the India National Cricket Team between 1981 and 1992 in both Tests and One-Day Internationals (ODIs) and was a member of India’s World Cup winning team in 1983. “Champion of Champions” was awarded to Shastri when India won the World Championship of Cricket in Australia in 1985. In the same season, in January 1985