Yusuf Tambawala has over 23 years of diverse experience in strategy formulation, deployment and implementation, marketing and operations, new product and service development, market assessments, growth/ entry strategy formulation, international strategy and strategic alliances. As Vice President of Corporate Strategy and Development for Ghassan Aboud Group, Yusuf is responsible for managing the strategy for the groups existing businesses and developing new growth opportunities. Prior to this, at DP World and Economic Zones World, Yusuf contributed to the Emirates of Dubai strategic direction as the Project Manager for the Dubai Industrial Strategy and the eCommerce Strategy along with mega development projects within Jafza and DP World. Yusuf worked with S. P. Jain School of Global Management as an Academician and Corporate Relations Head. He has also worked with Tata Group as a Senior Manager of Product Development for their ‘bottom of the pyramid’ Hospitality Product. He started his career as a Business Manager with various departments of Indian Hotels Company Limited. Yusuf holds a graduate degree from Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University, The Netherlands. He also holds a Bachelor’s degree from University of Huddersfield, U. K.