Outstanding Category

Lalu Samuel

Chairman and Managing Director

The company has offices and manufacturing facilities all over the world, including the UK, Canada, US, India, Bahrain, Qatar and Saudi Arabia.

  • Kingston Holdings FZC
  • Trading & Wholesaling
  • Plot No : M4-18, Saif Zone, 8080 ,
    Sharjah, UAE
  • 971 6 509 6666
  • www.kingstonholdings.com

Lalu Samuel is one of the leading Industrialists based in UAE. He has lived in the UAE for the last 34 years. He holds a degree in Science, with ICWAI as well as a Master in Business Administration post-graduate degree in General Management.

He is the Chairman and Managing Director for the following companies: Kingston Holdings; Rexton Technologies Middle East; Pierlite Middle East which is an Australian Multinational; GP Middle East, an Asian Multinational Public listed company in Hong Kong and Singapore; and, Glen Dimplex Middle East which is an Irish Multinational for the Middle East, Africa and Subcontinent Region. The joint ventures are formed through the investment arm of Kingston Holdings FZC.

Apart from the above, Kingston owns the brand ‘Rexton’ which is also the flagship brand of Kingston Holdings. Kingston Holdings is the single largest investor in Sharjah Airport International Freezone and this zone houses over 6000 companies. The facility is spread over a million sq. feet land area, 750,000 sq ft. built up area. It has 125,000 sq ft. manufacturing floor, 300,000 sq ft. logistics, 200,000 sq ft. office space.

Kingston Holdings operates from its most modern 750,000 sq. ft. facilities located at Saif Zone, Sharjah, and has been offering energy efficient solutions to a trade customer base since 1996. Industrial and Corporate customers include developers, architects, interior designers, consultants, contractors and dealers and distributors of electrical products across the MENA region.
It retails reputed international brands like Rexton, Pierlite, GP, Xpelair, Clipsal, Moonlighting, Austube and Schneider Electric through its chain of Highland retail stores in the UAE, and a chain of strategic distributors across the region. All stores are high end showrooms equipped with the latest technology, distributing a range of electrical, lighting, air movement, cable management and data communication product ranges.

The company has offices and manufacturing facilities all over the world, including the UK, Canada, US, India, Bahrain, Qatar and Saudi Arabia. He is also the chairman and MD of a number of other companies and is on the board of several other organizations.

Some of his current positions are:

  • Member of the Board of Trustees of the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry;
  • Chairman of Industries Business Group under the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (2200 manufacturing units);
  • Board Member of the Business Leaders Forum;
  • Board of Directors of the Business and Professional Council; and,
  • Board of Directors of the India Trade and Exhibition Centre.

Kingston Holdings operates from its most modern 750,000 sq. ft. facilities located at Saif Zone, Sharjah, and has been offering energy efficient solutions to a trade customer base since 1996.

Additionally, the group has won several awards such as:

  • Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Business Award (The Vice President’s award) for Manufacturing Category in the UAE;
  • Economic Excellence Award from the Sharjah Government for the Best Industry in the Major Industries Category;
  • Excellence Award from Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry, an acknowledgement of the high standards and excellence achieved by his company and its exemplary performance and contribution to the economic development of the Emirate of Sharjah; and,
  • ‘Best Company in Sharjah Free Zone’.

Mr. Samuel also has won several awards as a Business person:

  • Selected as one of the top 100 Most Influential Indian Business Leaders in the Arab World by Forbes Middle East continuously for 2013, 2014 and 2015;
  • Excellence Award (SEA) Business Man of the Year, Sharjah Airport International Free Zone;
  • Global Industrial Leadership award at the House of Lords in London;
  • Achiever Excellence Award from NRI Institute; and,
  • The Golden Honor Award from the King of Travancore in India.

The group companies include:

  • Kingston Holdings – Manufacturing & Holding company;
  • Rexton Technologies Middle East – Manufacturer of Electrical Cable Management System;
  • Kingston Management – Head Hunting & Property Development;
  • Kingston Communication – Full Fledged PR & Ad Agency;
  • Pierlite Middle East – One of the Largest Manufacturer of Light Fittings in GCC;
  • GP Battery Marketing Middle East – JV with Gold Peak Industries, the 3rd Largest Battery Manufacturer in the world;
  • Glen Dimplex Middle East – JV with Glen Dimplex Ireland;
  • Glen Dimplex India – JV with Glen Dimplex Ireland; and,
  • CSS Kingston Logistics – 3rd Party Logistics & Freight Forwarding Services
  • Kingston Holdings is the single largest investor in Sharjah Airport International Freezone and this zone houses over 6000 companies, spread over a million sq. feet land area, 750,000 sq ft. built up area.
  • The company has offices and manufacturing facilities all over the world, including the UK, Canada, US, India, Bahrain, Qatar and Saudi Arabia.
  • He is also the chairman and MD of a number of other companies and is on the board of several other organizations.