Nowadays it is very important that leaders have a sustainable vision that guides companies to integrate the economic, environmental and social spheres in a balanced way.
Mohammad Yusuf Amdani, Chairman of GK, a leading company in the region in the textile, real estate, technology, agriculture and lifestyle sectors, with presence in Honduras, Guatemala, Nicaragua, México, El Salvador, Dominican Republic, United States, Pakistan and United Arab Emirates, is one of the leaders that has joined the movement for the benefit of the environment.
In GK’s 2020-2022 Sustainability Report, Amdani assures that sustainability is the basis of the company’s management, and that they work very hard for the conservation of the planet through multiple initiatives and strategies in their businesses.
Their real estate projects include Altia Smart City and Green Valley Advanced Manufacturing Hub, which under Amdani’s vision and leadership, have brought not only economic but also environmental benefits to the communities in which they operate.
GK has become a Sustainable Growth Leader thanks to its investment in initiatives that seek to align with the Sustainable Development Goals and its quality infrastructure that includes universal standards such as ISO 14000 and 26000 and standards such as WRAP, Zero Waste and Great Place to work.
“This step represents a memorable moment for our organization, as we can show the world the capabilities of our human talent and strong ethical management, which confirms the transparent operating model and adherence to the highest values that moves us and makes us thrive.” Amdani commented in the Sustainability Report.
Who is Mohammad Yusuf Amdani?
Mohammad Yusuf Amdani Bai, is a businessman originally from Pakistan, however he has been naturalized as a Honduran thanks to the fact that he decided to diversify his business in Central America and establish his company in Honduras in 1990. His interest in the textile and yarn industry was thanks to the long history that his family has had in it since the year 1940.
Mr. Amdani completed his undergraduate studies in Business Administration at the University of Karachi in his hometown, which is one of the most prestigious academic institutions in Pakistan. He then traveled to the United States to pursue graduate studies and further his education, earning an MBA with a focus in Marketing and Finance from California State University-Fullerton in 1989.
In 1991, he founded Pride Manufacturing, his first textile-related company, which focused on the production of clothing for export to the United States. From there, his lines of business diversified and expanded, becoming involved in other countries such as Pakistan, Dubai, the United States, Mexico, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Panama, and the Dominican Republic.
Currently, Mr. Amdani continues to be active in developing new business ventures with future project developments in Latin America, his main endeavor being education, health and employment through the GK Foundation; improving the quality of life of people, ensuring the conservation of the environment.