About UEF

The United Economic Forum works to improve the socio-economic status of Backward community in India. Founded in the year 1979 by Alhaj Dr B.S. Abdur Rahman, visionary and educationist, the United Economic Forum was organised with the cooperation of industrialists, businessmen, technocrats, professionals and intellectuals to uplift the Backward community through entrepreneurship, business opportunities education, health services, etc.

In its 37 years of existence, the main areas of focus for the forum have been the promotion of trade and commerce, enterprise, education (including technical), healthcare facilities, development of entrepreneurship, provision of economic assistance to the needy and opportunities for budding entrepreneurs, etc. The United Economic Forum also focuses on the promotion of social service to needy and under privileged children by setting-up homes across Tamil Nadu.


Alhaj. Dr. B.S. Abdur

The founding father of the forum, Alhaj Dr. B.S. Abdur Rahman, was born in Kilakarai, a small coastal village in Ramanathapuram district of Tamil Nadu. An enterprising personality, he established a number of world class businesses, educational institutions and forums within the country to improve the socio-economic status of the Backward Community in India.

Alhaj Dr. B.S. Abdur Rahman was ably assisted in the founding of the forum by several thinkers and leaders from the community.

They include:
Alhaj T. Abdul Wahid, Alhaj K.V.M. Abdul Kareem, Alhaj A.M. Shamsudeen, Alhaj T.E.S. Fathu Rabbani, Alhaj A.J. Abdul Razak, and
Alhaj S.C.M. Jamaldeen.

New Leadership & New Vision

AhmedA.R. Buhari


With its core ideals firmly in place, the old order has given way for the new. Today, the United Economic Forum is led by Ahmed A.R. Buhari, son of Alhaj Dr. B.S. Abdur Rahman, the founding father. Ahmed A.R.Buhari has done Master’s degree in Shipping, Trading and Finance from City University of Business School, London, besides a Degree in Marketing and Finance from Bentley College, Boston, U.S.A.

Young and dynamic, Ahmed A.R. Buhari is the Founder President and CEO of the Coal and Oil Group (C&O)and the 3rd son of the Founder. He has independently set up a Rs 8,000 Crs(US$ 1.3 Bn) 1200 MW Power Project in Tuticorin, Tamil Nadu. He was one of the largest imported coal supplier in India and has plans to develop the Madurai-Tuticorin Industrial Corridor along with the Govt. of Tamil Nadu, where he intends to attract and facilitate Rs. 64,000 Crs(US$ 10 Bn) of Investments.

Under the leadership of Ahmed A.R. Buhari, United Economic Forum strives to become a premier organisation that serves the needs of the backward communities at large. It aims to help its members make a mark in their chosen fields and impact the economic, industrial, educational and social developments of the country. He is supported by a committee of eminent personalities comprising of Professionals, Doctors, Leading Businessmen and Industrialists and others.

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The forum has also launched a UEF Chamber of Commerce, as per the original vision of the Founder, in order to achieve its many economic, educational and social objectives. Among the forum's concerns is the development of youth as enterprising entrepreneurs, offering them the latest in training, technology as well as access to emerging opportunities, innovations, rising markets, government concessions and facilitating project finance including Shariah compliant funds.

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United Economic Forum:
Buhari Building, Ground Floor
#4, Moores Road, Chennai - 600 006,
Tamil Nadu, India.

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