Muhammad Tahir Lakhani Chairman and Managing Director of Dubai Trading Agency LLC UAE
Muhammad Tahir Lakhani Chairman

Dubai Trading Agency LLC UAE

Mr. Muhammad Tahir Lakhani comes as the proud chairman and founder of the Dubai Trading Agency LLC, Dubai UAE, and further holds the membership of the Propeller Club of the United States and Port of Monaco. While holding his big-time interest in Tennis since childhood, he went on to play this sport at the International level.

Chairman and Managing Director of Dubai Trading Agency LLC, Dubai UAE

Muhammad Tahir Lakhani

Mr. Muhammad Tahir Lakhani comes as the proud chairman and founder of the Dubai Trading Agency LLC, Dubai UAE, and further holds the membership of the Propeller Club of the United States and Port of Monaco. While holding his big-time interest in Tennis since childhood, he went on to play this sport at the International level.

Doing that, he also represented Pakistan at Davis Cup and participated in Junior Wimbledon during his early years. After achieving some great success in the sport, he then switched to the shipping industry and founded Dubai trading agency LLC.

Early years and family life: Mr. Muhammad Tahir Lakhani was born on 27th April 1962 in a reputed family in Pakistan. After tasting all the good success in Tennis, he then decided to join the ship recycling yard of his close friend at an age of 20 years.

During his short tenure at the same ship recycling yard, Tahir worked towards monitoring the steel plates’ movement with all the hardcore determination. He spends daily 12 hours in the yard and followed the routine for 3 long years. Speaking of the steel plates movement, the process involved cutting of plates from vessels and then getting sold to traders on site. Tahir used to supervise and monitor the same movement.

His Migration from Pakistan to the UK: By 1999, Mr. Tahir Lakhani realized the fact that to grab some hardcore expertise in the ship recycling business, one has to gain some international experience in the same forte. So, he decided to switch to the UK with his family from the UAE and explored various ways and connections to expand his business and expertise in the same industry.

Well before moving to the UK, he had built and established his own ship recycling business by the name Dubai Trading Agency LLC (DTA) in the year 1985. Mr. Tahir Lakhani initially joined DTA as a Chairman and the Managing Director and struck a deal involving the purchase of  “three ex-Adriatic Tankers VLCC’s in international waters by UAE and then delivering it to breakers in Pakistan” .this came over as one of the biggest ship demolition deals ever made.

By 1997, Mr. Lakhani’s agency turned out to become one of the biggest in the shipping industry while buying and selling more than 100 ships in a year.

Mr. Lakhani entered into the shipping industry after joining his friend’s ship recycling yard in Pakistan and right within a few years’ time he established himself as the owner of the biggest shipping industry agencies in Dubai.

By 2009, Tahir Lakhani secured British citizenship and but still visited Dubai on a regular basis to look after his business interests in the city. In 2014, he again decided to move back to Dubai to expand his business both in terms of volume and revenue.

Some of his major achievements in his professional and sporting career

Muhammad Tahir Lakhani holds the membership of Propeller Club of the United States and Port of Monaco.

Tahir Lakhani represented the UAE as the Vice Chairman of the UAE Shipping Association until 2019.

Tahir Lakhani turned out to be the most successful businessman after becoming the biggest “cash buyer” in the ship industry for buying & selling more than 100 ships every year

Tahir Lakhani Dubai also held Green Recycling Conference in Dubai, along with the international maritime publication Tradewinds.

Tahir Lakhani has also represented Pakistan at Davis Cup.

Tahir Lakhani also participated in Junior Wimbledon in tennis.

Muhammad Tahir Lakhani

Muhammed Tahir Lakhani

(MD & Chairman – Dubai Trading Agency LLC UAE)

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