NRI Business Leader: Dr. Varghese Kurian, Chairman of the VKL Holdings & Al Namal Group

Gulf Insider honours the top Non Residential Indian (NRI) leaders in Bahrain on the occasion of India’s 70th Republic Day celebrations.

VKL Holdings and Al Namal Group were established as a construction contractor in 1986 and later became popular for its real estate, property development and management, construction, health and hospitality divisions. Today, VKL Group has expanded across the Middle East and India and employing 3,000 employees worldwide.

Dr. Varghese Kurian has built the business empire with sheer dedication and hard work and played an integral role in the development of both Bahrain and India. His vision to provide the best facilities for both the communities include an establishment of the University of Wales Institute Cardiff (UWIC) campus, and Mahatma Gandhi University (MGU) campus.

The Middle East Medical Centre is the first healthcare venture of Al Namal & VKL Group. The facility has attracted top doctors and nurses from around the world, with an abundant background of successful experience. Following its success, Al-Namal Group also has opened the Middle East Medical Centre in Salmabad and the Multi-specialty hospital, Middle East Hospital near Salmaniya Medical Complex.

Dr. Varghese Kurian has won many awards such as the Human Rights Award in 2012, the Outstanding Pravasi Entrepreneur Award in 2009, and P.V. Sami Memorial Industrial and Socio-Cultural Award in 2013.