About the Founder

Dr P Mohamed Ali – A Visionary Global Entrepreneur & Philanthropist

Dr P. Mohamed Ali is a visionary global entrepreneur & philanthropist who co-founded GALFAR Engineering and Contracting in the Sultanate of Oman in 1972. Originally a small construction firm, the organization went on to become Oman’s largest private sector company and largest employer. It has EPC capabilities in oil and gas, roads and bridges, civil and maritime infrastructure and utilities, and service sectors.

In 1996, Dr Ali founded the MFAR Group. Over the years, the group acquired a powerful presence in India’s construction, real estate, hospitality, and activated carbon manufacturing fields. MFAR benefits from the expertise and organizational skills of Dr Ali and his organizations. As of today, MFAR has several group companies under its wing, including MFAR Constructions, MFAR Developers, MFAR Hospitality, and MFAR Carbon.
Dr Mohammed Ali has four children, and all of them, along with their spouses, are actively involved in the various spheres of the group’s businesses.

Awards and Accolades

  • Recognizing Dr P. Mohammed Ali’s outstanding contribution to society, he has been awarded the ‘Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Award’ by the Prime Minister of India, Sri Atal Bihari Vajpayee. The award makes Dr P Mohammed Ali the first Indian national to be so honored.
  • He was conferred with the prestigious ‘Oman Civil Order’ by His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said, making him the only Indian recipient of such a prestigious award.
  • Awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Science by the Caledonian University of Glasgow.
  • The Institute of Directors, India, awarded the prestigious ‘IOD Distinguished Fellowship Award – 2007’.
  • His Holiness, the XIVth Dalai Lama, presented Dr P. Mohamed Ali with a Certificate of Appreciation in 2008 in recognition of the high construction standards of Drepung Loseling Monastery carried out by MFAR Constructions Pvt Ltd, Bangalore.

Group Highlights

A Hospitality Chain across the Indian Ocean Rim
Million Sq Ft Constructed and Counting
years dedicated to Higher Education
Producer of Activated Carbon in India