Kochi, May 3: Kochi Biennale Foundation (KBF) has appointed UAE-based Malayali businessman AdeebAhamed as a trustee in its board, seven months ahead of the fifth edition of India’s biggest contemporary art festival. Ahamed, a native of Thrissur, runs the LuLu Financial Group in Abu Dhabi and is also Managing Director of its retail arm Tablez and hospitality investment arm Twenty14 Holdings.
KBF founder president Bose Krishnamachari spoke of Ahamed’s “active interest in art and culture”, adding he “brings to the table a plethora of ideas and experience as a global businessman."
“It is important that young business leaders be part of the cultural landscape. We’re glad that we could bring on board someone like Mr Ahamed, who shares our vision as an institution,” added Krishnamachari, a renowned artist who was the co-curator of the first Kochi-Muziris Biennale (KMB) in 2012. (UNI)