Dubai: 'KE Global' Launched to Unite Kanara Entrepreneurs Worldwide

Dubai: 'KE Global' Launched to Unite Kanara Entrepreneurs Worldwide

Media Release

Dubai, Apr 17: The board of directors and lead members of the Dubai and Bangalore chapters of Kanara Entrepreneurs met in Dubai on April 15, 2009 to discuss the possibility of bringing all the entrepreneurs from our community under one common network in order to provide entrepreneurs from the Kanara region an effective platform to interact and promote entrepreneurship.

The formation of ‘KE Global’, to which all existing and new chapters the world over will be affiliated, will help in initiating collaborations with all other organizations having similar objectives as well as start new chapters with likeminded entrepreneurs in different locations around the world so that there is effective promotion of entrepreneurship and mutually beneficial opportunities among individuals of our community.

The MoU to establish KE Global was signed by the current Presidents of the two chapters – Charles Gomes on behalf of KE Bangalore and Albert Rodrigues on behalf of KEL Dubai. The members unanimously elected Ivan Fernandes as the Chairman of KE Global. The other members nominated to the KE Global board are Albert Rodrigues, Shobha Mendonca and Oswald Soares from the Dubai Chapter and Charles Gomes, Mark D’Souza and Anil Rego from the Bangalore Chapter.

Ivan Fernandes, who has been instrumental in setting up the organization in Dubai in the year 2004 and the Bangalore Chapter, said that this was a historic moment for all the entrepreneurs hailing from the Kanara region. “Kanara-ites are a minority community with a very small percentage opting for entrepreneurship.  For the development of our community, we need to encourage and support all our existing and potential entrepreneurs and to do so we need a very strong and influential network,” he pointed out.  

“KE Global has been established at the right time and we have already approached likeminded entrepreneurs in other locations for setting up similar chapters in their own countries while collaborating with other similar chapters to ensure that a strong network of entrepreneurs is established,” Fernandes added. 

Commenting on the development, Charles Gomes, President of KE Bangalore, said: “Our latest initiative is an important development that will communicate our message to a wider audience, besides sharing insights and best practices implemented across the world. We see this as a crucial step forward that will allow our members to interact with other individuals across the world and benefit from that experience.”

About Kanara Entrepreneurs:

Kanara Entrepreneurs is a global, non-profit, mutual benefit corporation chartered by individuals from India’s Kanara region. Founded by successful entrepreneurs and business executives to encourage, support and nurture entrepreneurship expansion through affiliations to cover all key locations with individuals having similar objectives.

For more information, please contact:

Ivan Fernandes
Kanara Entrepreneurs Limited,
Dubai, UAE


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  • Manoj Noronha, Mangalore / Sydney

    Sun, Apr 19 2009

    Very good efforts by our brothers, but DON'T invest in Karnataka, because of the failing law and order situation there. Our near and dear ones are not safe there. The BJP government has its own agenda and we should be very cautious.

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  • Edward Rodrigues, Katapadi/Dubai

    Sat, Apr 18 2009

    congrats Ivan Fernandes & his team for doing a great job.............

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  • Maxim D'Mello, Toronto, Canada

    Fri, Apr 17 2009

    Congratulations to the members of KE Global board. I know these things do not happen without a great deal of effort on the part of everyone. Keep up the good work and I am sure with your leadership and network of Kanara entrepreneurs all over the world, we can make a difference in the market place.

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  • Vijay, Bangalore

    Fri, Apr 17 2009

    Its a very good move by KE. Wish all the enterpreurs best of luck.

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  • Rajesh Sequeira, Kulshekar, Dubai, Coordinator Karnataka NRI Forum UAE

    Thu, Apr 16 2009

    Congratulations to all the members KE global was quite needed to bring all the enterpreurs in one roof at this moment I wish all the success to the President Mr Ivan and his team. All the best

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