K.V. Zakir Hussain, Chairman and Managing Director of Mermer Italia, comes from an illustrious family of business innovators and made his mark by setting up the first full-fledged tile unit in Malabar, Kerala. Sensing immense opportunities for growth, he single-handedly used his expertise to build the Mermer Italia brand to what it is today.
As someone who believes in leading from the front, Mr. Hussain was able to use the goodwill created by the Swadeshi Group to oversee tremendous growth in Mermer Italia and expand its market share. Well-known among the business community in Kerala and beyond, his entrepreneurial acumen was acknowledged as Mermer Italia became the first importer of genuine Italian Marble in the State. He is a strong advocate of healthy competition in the industry and is looked up to as a mentor for upcoming entrepreneurs.