Buhari Towers, 6th Floor, # 4, Moores Road, Chennai 600006
Ph: (Off) +91 44 42261400 / E-Mail: abdul.qadir@wam.co.in

DATE OF BIRTH March, 1965 March, 1965
EDUCATION BABSON COLLEGE - www.babson.edu Master in Business : Wellesley, MA, USA
Administration Concentration May 1990
GUINDY www.annauniv.edu B.E in December, 1985
Mechanical Engineering  

West Asia Maritime Limited
From Aug’94 Till date
Managing Director – West Asia Maritime Limited, Chennai, India – www.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. The turnover of the Company as of Dec’09 is US$ 148.77.

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 Companies www.buhariholding.com
Buhari Holding (P) Ltd - www.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., - www.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:

  • TECCI Park www.teccipark.com 581,000 sq.ft IGBC rated Green Building in OMR Road, Chennai. TECCI Park is designed and developed as a green building and has been awarded the LEED Silver Certificate for Core and Shell by the US Green Building Council USGBC.
  • Chennai Citi Centre Holdings Pvt Ltd – Multiplex Shopping Mall www.chennaiciticenter.com is an exclusive shopping mall in the heart of the City, spread over four floors nearly 150,000 sq.ft.
  • Transcar India Pvt Ltd – Dealers for Mercedes Benz Car in Chennai www.mercedes-benz.co.in
  • ABRA Motors Pvt Ltd – Dealers for Volkswagen in Chennai www.volkswagen.co.in . Expecting dealership at Pondicherry (U.T.) and Kanchipuram (Tamil Nadu).
  • Zulaikha Motors Pvt Ltd. – dealing with Mahindra and Mahindra range of products
  • Trans Tempo Pvt. Ltd – Sales & Services of LCV vehicles.

  • ETA Star Group of Companies www.etaascon.com
    Director - India Operations

    ETA Star Property Developers Limited www.etastar.com

    One of the largest real estate developers in the Middle East and India. Involved in projects that span over 30 Million sq.ft across categories like: residential, commercial, retail, mixed use, SEZs. Other subsidiaries include ETA Technopark limited, ETA Star Techcity Private Limited, ETA Construction (I) Ltd. ETA Karnataka Estates Limited.
    ETA General Private Limited www.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 Melco Engineering Private Limited www.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 Engineering Private Limited www.eta-engg.com

    Incorporated in 1994, ETA Engineering undertakes HVAC projects, Electro-mechanical 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 Power Gen Private Limited www.etapowergen.com

    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 – www.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 425 self help groups SHG benefiting 7650 women in Chennai by giving them sustenance.

    B.S. Abdur Rahman Institute of Science and Technology Est. 2007.

    B.S. Abdur Rahman University www.bsauniv.ac.in formerly known as B.S. Abdul Rahman Crescent Engineering College. B.S. Abdur Rahman University 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 11 UG and 14 PG programmes approved by AICTE and accredited by the National Board of Accreditation.

    B.S. Abdur Rahman Zakaat Fund Foundation Est. 2007 - www.bsazakaat.org

    Zakaat Fund Foundation focuses on education grant for Zakaat eligible poor people. Educational Grants worth Rs.15.1 Mn awarded to 1348 students for the year 2010-11 in the state of Tamil Nadu.

    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 www.crescentcampus.in
    (2) Crescent Teacher Training Institute for Girls, Madurai www.crescentcampus.in
    (3) Crescent Yousuf Zulaikha Centre for Nursing, Madurai www.crescentcampus.in
    (4) Kilakarai Buhari Aalim Arabic College for Boys, Chennai www.bukhariaalimcollege.org
    (5) Crescent Girls Matriculation School, Madurai www.crescentcampus.in
    (6) Crescent Girls Matriculation School, Nagore www.nagorecrescentschool.com
    (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 www.thassim.in
    • Crescent Residential Boys Matriculation, Chennai www.crescentschool.net
    • Crescent Girls Matriculation School, Chennai www.crescentgirlsschool.org
    • Yousuf Zulaikha Hospital, Kilakarai

    Yousuf Zulaikha Trust Est. 1993 - The objectives of this Trust are Educational services, Healthcare, Women Empowerment.
    Interests Exercise and Fitness, Health Spa, Traveling to exotic locations, Watching Movies and Listening to music
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