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Entrepreneurial Journey

The entrepreneurial journey of Ansif Ashraf

Ansif Ashraf is an entrepreneur who took e-commerce as the promise of future into a global business which was the reason to honour him as World’s Top e-Business Champion of the year 2008, by APEC in 2008. Times of India awarded him as Brand Icon in the year 2013. He is the Founder President of Young Chamber of Commerce & the former e-Coach and mentor of Youth Employment Network which was a partnership of United Nations, World Bank & ILO. In 2018 he joined London School of Journalism to continue his post graduation in Journalism. He is the member of London Press Club and National Union of Journalist. He is also Patron of British Library

Asia Pacific e-Business Champion

Award at the JW Marriot Hong Kong on June 20th, 2008

Awarded by: Hong Kong General chamber of Commerce, University of Hong Kong and Alibaba Group. The Asia-Pacific e-Business Champions of the Year 2008 are Mr Ansif Asharaf and Mr Paul Greenberg from DealsDirect Australia. All winners were chosen because of their passion and innovation when using the Internet for business to conduct international trade and have shown significant growth.

APEC Global Top-10 e-Business Champion of the Year 2008

02 August 2008 | Hangzhou, China

Awarded by: Small and Medium Enterprise Summit of Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) BusinessAdvisory Council, CCPIT, Hangzhou Muncipal Government, Alibaba Group in Association with Grameen Bank (Bangladesh) and Soft Bank (Japan)

Cochin Herald – Start and Transformation

Founded in 1992 by Dr. S.A.Mohammed Asharaf

With a vision beyond any shadow of doubt to depict the truth of the society, Dr. S.A. Mohammed Ashraf founded Cochin Herald in 1992 as a Sunday Newspaper. Ansif Ashraf came on board in 2011; longing to cherish the dreams of his father. Cochin Herald is an Indian business magazine and the motto of Cochin Herald magazine is “Business Story Telling”

Authored book in Malayalam

Authored book in Malayalam

Released on 17 March 2012 at Ramadha, Kochi

Ansif Ashraf authored book in Malayalam named as Vyaparathinte Puthiya Natappukal published by Cochin Herald. The book was launched by Shri K. Babu, Minister of Excise and Ports, Government of Kerala and first copy was received by Dr. Rashid Alleem, Chairman of Sharjah Electricity & Water Authority, UAE.

Times of India Brand Icon 2013

Excellence in Business | 13 July 2013

The Times of India in association with BMW and State Bank of Travancore presented Brand Icons – Excellence in Business Award to Mr. Ansif Ashraf in Diversified Business and award was given by Shri. K.M. Mani, Honourable Finance Minister of Kerala State

Alleem Brand Ambassador

Alleem Brand Ambassador


Ansif Ashraf has been awarded the prestigious honour of United Arab Emirates as Brand Ambassador of Alleem. This prestigious award is given to a person of proven abilities and authentic credentials who has earned a fair name in the society. Award was given by H.E. Dr. Rashid Alleem, Chairman of Sharjah Electricity & Water Authority and Good Will Ambassador of United Nations.

Founded Young Chamber of Commerce

Founded Young Chamber of Commerce

Founded Young Chamber of Commerce in 2014

Ansif is the founder of Young Chamber of Commerce and he is the first president. It is registered under Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Government of India. On 23rd November 2017 the name of the chamber has been changed from Young Chamber of Commerce to Crescent Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Details at

Fly With Me Mobile Application

Founded by Ansif Ashraf

Flying involves a lot of time, both in the air and on the ground presenting opportunities to make friends and network with likeminded flyers at the airport, on the flight or during layovers. Fly With Me APP connects the flyers who are travelling on the same flight and from the same airport. Download the app at

Secretary General, A. P. J. Abdul Kalam International Foundation

Secretary General, A. P. J. Abdul Kalam International Foundation

On 21 February 2018

The family of A. P. J. Abdul Kalam, Former President of India appointed Ansif Ashraf as Secretary-General for A. P. J. Abdul Kalam International Foundation On 30 June 2018. The official letter was handed over by A. P. J. Abdul Kalam’s elder brother Mohammed Muthu Meera Lebbai Maraicker at House of Kalam in Rameswaram. As Secretary-General, Ansif Ashraf will be taking the legacy of Abdul Kalams India Vision 2020.

Follow Ansif, says M.P. Joseph IAS

Testimonial about Ansif Ashraf by M.P. Joseph I.A.S., former District Collector, Labour commissioner, Kochi mayor and UN Officer.

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