Retail fraternity pays tribute to Majid Al Futtaim

December 19, 2021 | By Zubina Ahmed

Majid Al Futtaim, who founded retailing and entertainment giant Majid Al Futtaim Holding in 1992, passed away on December 17, 2021.

Here are some tributes to him from the retail fraternity.

Alain Bejjani, CEO, MAF Holding  

“Majid Al Futtaim’s extraordinary foresight and clarity of purpose not only set the group on the path to success, but also greatly contributed to the UAE’s global reputation for innovation and excellence”

Yusuffali M.A., Lulu Group chairman and managing director, 

“A true visionary and inspiration for the entire business community. He played a very key role in many business sectors, especially in the growth of the retail sector in UAE and the region. Great loss indeed.”

Landmark Group

“We are deeply saddened by the passing of Mr. Majid Al Futtaim, a visionary entrepreneur, stalwart and a key contributor to the transformation of the regional business landscape. We wish to extend our heartfelt condolences to his family and the entire MAF Group”

Patrick Chalhoub, CEO – Chalhoub Group

“ I am deeply saddened by the loss of Majid Al Futtaim, a legendary man with strong values, a visionary who shaped the UAE scenery and contributed to the development of this great nation.  He is in our thoughts and prayers; our sincere condolences to his family and colleagues. May his soul Rest In Peace”

Al Hokair Fashion Retail Group

“Today the retail world has sadly lost a legend who was an inspiration to many, Mr. Majid Al Futtaim. On behalf of all of us at Al Hokair Fashion Retail, we
express our deepest condolences to all the MAF family. May his soul Rest In Peace”

Apparel Group

“Apparel Group is deeply saddened by the passing of Mr. Majid Al Futtaim, a visionary entrepreneur within the retail industry in the region. Mr Majid Al Futtaim believed wholeheartedly in robust, world-class private sector institutions and the role they should play in driving sustainable economic growth and human development. We wish to extend our heartfelt condolences to the family and Majid Al Futtaim Group during this difficult time”

McArthur, Founder and Chairman at McARTHUR Retail Development Specialist

“Very sad to read about the passing of Majid Al Futtaim. Mr Majid was a passionate visionary. He was driven by excellence and attention to detail. It was an honour to work with him from 1996 to 2002. May he Rest In Peace”

George Kunnappally , Managing Director – Nando’s

“UAE business legend Mr. Majid Al Futtaim was a pioneering entrepreneur who played a critical role in positioning UAE and especially Dubai as a leading destination for shopping, entertainment and leisure activities on the global stage through highly successful shopping centers, multiplex cinemas, family entertainment centers and retail brands”

Amin Magrabi, CEO MAGRABi Retail

“We are deeply saddened by the loss of a great visionary. Majid Al Futtaim, a leading driver of economic growth and prosperity in the region, will remain an inspiration to all of us. On the behalf of MAGRABi family, we extend our deepest condolences and sympathy to Al Futtaim family”




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