yusuf nalwala

Yusuf Nalwala


Mr. Yusuf Nalwala is the Chairman of Al Yusr Internationa. He was previously partner and Managing Director of f Al Ansari Group of Companies based in Muscat, Oman. He established Al Ansari’s Contracting Division in 1983 to primarily pursue Civil Construction Activities in Oman. Since it’s inception, the division has diversified into many verticals such as Civil Construction, Electro Mechanical Solutions, Water Treatment works, Infrastructure works, Instrumentation Calibration and Repairs, Building Materials Trading, Rebar Cutting & Bending and Electroplating works. Al Ansari has evolved into a group of companies in various sectors and span across the regions of Oman, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Africa, Sri Lanka and India with employees’ strength of over 3,500 people. He was instrumental in establishing Akar Technical Services in 1994, an MEP and Landscaping Company in UAE. Apart from the involvement in Al Ansari Group, Mr. Nalwala also has stakes in IT companies in US & India.

Mr. Nalwala achieved his Diploma in Civil Engineering from Saboo Siddik Polytechnic Institute, Mumbai, India. He has been recognized by various entities.

Few of the recognitions are highlighted below:

  • During the Engineering days at Saboo Siddik Polytechnic Institute, was selected as the ‘Student of the Year 1970-71’ for his all-round excellence in the Polytechnic.
  • Received a trophy from the Old Student’s Association of M. H. Saboo Siddik Polytechnic in 1998 for outstanding achievement in engineering field.

Community Services and Recognitions:

  • Was honoured with the title of “Sheikh” by His Holiness Dr. Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin Saheb, the Spiritual Head of the Bohra Community in 2000.
  • Received the Certification of NKD and MKD for outstanding contribution to the community activities from H.H. Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin.
  • Secretary to the Educational Department, Qarde Hasnat and a member of the apex body governing the affairs of the Dawoodi Bohra Community in Oman.

Professional Recognitions:

  • He is the recipient of the ‘Dossier Award – 2014’ for the Outstanding Contribution made in the construction sector.

Under his leadership:

  • His company Al Ansari was awarded the Best Infrastructure Project 2014 for Sewerage Network Project at Al Wadi Al Kabir from the ‘Construction Week’.
  • Won the Best Contractor of the Year Award in 2014 from IQPC (International Quality & Productivity Centre).
  • Founder Member of Oman Society of Contractors and served as Vice- Chairman for the Society of Contractors from 2013 to 2016.
  • Appointed as a member of the Industrial Advisory Board for International College of Engineering and Management in Muscat.

On the Social activities side, in the past, he has served in the following positions:

  • President of the Management Committee of Indian School, Al Ghubra (Muscat) from 1998 to 2001.
  • Chairman of the Board of Directors of Indian Schools in Oman.
  • Member of the team responsible for the preparation of the constitution that governs the Indian School system and has supported the Sports Fiesta across all the schools in Oman and structured principal/president conferences.
  • General Secretary of Friday Club, an association of Indian Muslims residing in Oman.
  • Chairman of the Human Welfare Trust – Oman Chapter, spearheaded the transformation of a village, Milak Pallupura, U. P. in India.
  • Founded ‘Yusuf Nalwala Centre for Plumbing’ in Kerala in 2001.