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Santhosh JosephPresident and CEO of Dubai Pearl
Santosh Joseph has over 20 years of management expertise developing and executing new investment strategies and driving the growth of various companies he headed. Joseph took over the Dubai Pearl project and has planned and successfully executed a revival plan, including the redesigning and rebuilding of the project. The three-phase development is due to start delivering units in 2013 and will comprise four 73-storey towers. Designed by Schweger Associated Architects, the development will comprise a unique mix of residential, retail, hotel, office and cultural space, including a purpose-built complex with an 1,800 seat auditorium.
Santhosh Joseph is a first generation entrepreneur from Kerala. Though his family was in business, it was mostly trading and he never pursued the same as he was more interested in creation. The first step in this direction was taken at the age of 21, when he started Diode Tailors in Kottayam. This unit was established with the limited of objective of catering to the specific tailoring requirements of individuals.
After successfully establishing the garments business, Santhosh Joseph entered into real estate development. In 1996, a gated community project by name Cityscape was launched on a 70 acre plot of land on Bannergatta Road, Bangalore. The project, provided with all modern amenities, is complete in all respects and is currently managed by a company owned by his family.
Santhosh then entered the IT domain and Meridian Information Technologies, a 90 seat capacity medical transcription company, was established in Bangalore. Although it was being run profitably, it was hived off as part of a business restructing.
Santhosh Joseph is a visionary, a great thinker and an eternal optimist. His greatest asset is his never-say-die attitude. He always thinks positively and moves forward and takes all his people along with him. He thinks much ahead of time, which is clearly visible in the projects handled by him. His believes in hard work, which has helped him reach where he is today. Santhosh believes that, to be successful, we need to be dream and be passionate about our work. He loves sharing his prosperity with others and helps people in need. He always takes on problems on his own, but shares the joy and success with others. A family man by nature, he strongly believes in GOD, but does his job most thoroughly, leaving the rest to GOD ALMIGHTY.
50 richest Indians in the GCC on www.arabianbusiness.com
2011 Construction Week Power 100: 31-40, in July 2011. English Language.
City Energy Infrastructure LLC on www.city-infra.com
Santhosh Joseph: A great come back in January 2012. English Language.
VIP INTERVIEW: Santhosh Joseph on www.thebusinessyear.com