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World of Opportunity: Bringing Sustainable Business to Fragile Economies

Yusuf Amdani

How do you run a successful, sustainable business in a fragile economy?

By creating opportunity.

That's exactly what Yusuf Amdani did. More than thirty years ago, he invested in Honduras, a country which was known at the time for its high levels of poverty and unstable economy. Amdani's initial textile plant there did well, and his company went on to expand into new territories. Today GK Global has a presence in developing nations around the world and operates in the textile, lifestyle, technology, agriculture, and real estate industries.

In his book, Amdani shares his story of creating sustainable businesses, using strategies he's developed over the years. He explains the programs GK Global has implemented to reduce migration levels. Its nonprofit branch, GK Foundation, focuses on helping vulnerable populations around the globe. The chapters include takeaways to help anyone interested in developing countries to get started the right way.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Forbesbooks
  • Publish Date: Sep 12nd, 2023
  • Pages: 208
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 9.10in - 5.90in - 0.90in - 0.95lb
  • EAN: 9798887501215
  • Categories: New Business EnterprisesSmall Business - GeneralEntrepreneurship

About the Author

Amdani, Yusuf: -

MOHAMMED YUSUF AMDANI BAI is a businessman, visionary, entrepreneur, and investor. Originally from Pakistan, Amdani traces his roots to a background in the textile and yarn spinning industry. In the early 1990s, he expanded the family business to Honduras. Upon first arriving in Honduras, Amdani set up a company to produce apparel for export to the US. Today the organization, known as GK Global, has an international presence, extending into Central America, the Caribbean, Mexico, and the US. The corporation operates in the textile, lifestyle, technology, agriculture, and real estate industries. Amdani founded GK Foundation, an organization with initiatives in health, education, nutrition, and sustainability. Its high-impact programs focus on low-income and vulnerable populations specifically in countries and communities where GK operates. Amdani is a naturalized Honduras citizen, and divides his time between San Pedro Sula, Honduras, and Campeche, Mexico.

Praise for this book

"The work that Yusuf is doing in the world of sustainable development represents his commitment not only to the preservation of our planet, but to the preservation of our natural resources and providing equitable communities for all. He is equal parts humanitarian as he is innovator."

-Peter Tokar

President and CEO of McKinney Economic Development Corporations

"Yusuf Amdani has been a part of ChildLife Foundation from the time when this organization was just an idea. His generosity and philanthropy have been crucial in realizing this dream to provide healthcare to the underprivileged. Today, ChildLife is treating 1.5 million children every year, free of charge, and this has changed the entire landscape of healthcare in the field of pediatrics."

-Sohail Tabba

Entrepreneur, Leading Businessman and Philanthropist, Founding Trustee and Vice Chairman of ChildLife Foundation, Director of Tabba Heart Institute and Aziz Tabba Foundation

"I have known Yusuf for more than twenty years; he is a kind, humble, sensible, and generous human being ... the world is incredibly blessed to have him."

-Karim E. Qubain

General Honorary Consul of Japan, President of the Consul Association Corps in San Pedro Sula

"Leaders who are open to those in all walks of life show us that demonstrations of humanity win in any setting. This book lays out techniques to follow to open doors and generate success in locations around the world."

-David Miller

Vice President of Yarn Division, GK Global

"Yusuf Amdani has always helped when needed, and we're grateful for his continued support. His book will be a great help for anyone with a heart to make a difference in the developing world."

-Mary Ann Kafati

President of the Ruth Paz Foundation

"Central America holds incredible opportunities for companies like GK that choose to operate within its boundaries, and in doing so increase the overall economy."

-Daisy Pastor

General manager of Seaboard de Honduras

"Yusuf's role and leadership in Honduras is a one-of-a-kind example of how to overcome the challenges related to investing in developing countries with excellence, world vision, and responsibility. He is one of the best assets that Honduras has."

-Kenia Lima

Founding Partner and Owner of ZaGo Solutions, former vice president of marketing and chief of staff at the Honduras Institute of Tourism

"Mr. Amdani's enterprises generate vast employment opportunities that are critical to the local economy directly and indirectly. These jobs attract foreign capital and currency that aid in maintaining our country's international cash reserves."

-Roger Danilo Valladares

President of Universidad Tecnológica de Honduras

"Yusuf has served as a mentor and role model to so many, me included. Those that read his experiences will appreciate knowing that the journey-complete with its ups and downs-is worthwhile in the end."

-Lenin Palencia

Owner and CEO of Grupo Amcresa

"It has been a joy to oversee GK Foundation, as it provides the opportunity to those in need that might not otherwise have a chance at improving their lives. I know that together we can do more, as collective efforts lead to great results."

-Georgina Barahona

Director of Corporate Affairs at GK Foundation

"I met Yusuf in 1998, when he came to Campeche with the intention of establishing a manufacturing center ... during and after the installation of these facilities, his company instigated investments in other areas of the state, including service and production sectors."

-Arturo May Mass

former secretary of industrial development for Campeche, Mexico