Empowering Businesses and Supporting Entrepreneurs in Dubai
By Shereen Shabnam
Devika Acharya, CEO of Devika Group of companies is a female powerhouse known for helping new companies and entrepreneurs set up successful businesses complete with modern and fully furnished offices with staff support, Business Consultation services, relaxation rooms and meeting rooms.
As a visionary business leader and a dedicated advocate for female entrepreneurs, Devika is an inspiration to all she meets. With her extensive knowledge, experience, and commitment to helping businesses thrive, Devika has made a significant impact on Dubai’s business landscape. Her journey from a driven MBA graduate to a successful CEO exemplifies the power of determination and hard work.
Devika’s journey began with her pursuit of higher education at SDM College of Business Management in India, where she earned a Master’s degree in Business Management and Operations. This academic foundation equipped her with the knowledge and skills needed to excel in the dynamic world of business.
When she completed her education and graduated, Devika got married. Coming from a middle-class family, she was very content in life. However, after an exciting first year of marriage when she had a baby, she faced many challenges, but was able to overcome each one with hard work and determination.
After a lot of trials and tribulations, luckily, her cousin and his wife helped Devika get a job in Dubai. Eight years later, Devika sold her property in India as she believed in the opportunities that were offered to female-run businesses under the leadership of the Dubai Ruler, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and today her business is thriving.
Recognizing the challenges faced initially by entrepreneurs and businesses looking to establish a presence in the city, she used her funds and experience working in various business set up hubs and founded Devika Business Centre.
Her vision is to provide comprehensive support and tailored solutions to businesses seeking to set up offices in Dubai and make the process easy and seamless for them.
Under Devika’s leadership, Devika Business Centre has become a trusted partner for businesses of all sizes. The center offers a wide range of services, including office spaces, administrative support, legal assistance, business consultancy for new start ups and networking opportunities.
The support extends to web designing, real estate solutions and social media marketing. By providing a nurturing and collaborative environment, Devika and her team empower entrepreneurs to focus on their essential competencies while Devika takes care of their core administration and operational needs.
Devika is passionate about supporting female entrepreneurs, recognizing their potential to drive economic growth and innovation. She actively promotes the inclusion of women in the business landscape and provides resources and mentorship to empower them to succeed.
She firmly believes that diversity and inclusivity are essential for a thriving entrepreneurial ecosystem, and she wants female owned businesses to lead in their field. As a dedicated mother, Devika understands the importance of work-life balance. She actively promotes a healthy and supportive work environment that enables her team to achieve their professional goals while maintaining personal well-being.
Her leadership style is marked by empathy, understanding, and a commitment to fostering a harmonious work-life integration.Devika’s dedication and commitment to empowering businesses have earned her recognition as a respected figure in Dubai’s business community. She has been acknowledged for her outstanding contributions to the entrepreneurial ecosystem and she recently received her golden visa for the UAE for which she is very grateful. She is also grateful to her mother and father, who supported her with her first trip to Dubai.
Her wish is to meet His Highness Sheikh Mohammed and thank him for his support to female entrepreneurs in Dubai as the country has helped her achieve her career dreams and she owns properties in the city. Today Devika continues to grow and nurture new businesses setting up in the UAE. Her journey from an ambitious MBA graduate to a successful CEO demonstrates the power of passion, hard work, and a genuine desire to empower businesses.
As the CEO of Devika Group of Companies, Devika continues to make a significant impact on Dubai’s business landscape by providing comprehensive support and tailored solutions to entrepreneurs and businesses. On the personal front, Devika loves travelling all over the world, meeting new people and learning about new cultures. She loves consulting females on how to start their businesses and not be dependent on others. Her ambition is to write her biography and turn it into a movie.
For CSR, she is educating students in need of assistance in a school in India as she sees them as a hope for a better future. Devika’s dedication to entrepreneurs showcases her commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive business environment and her leadership and advocacy serve as an inspiration to aspiring entrepreneurs, demonstrating that with determination, knowledge, and a supportive ecosystem, success is within reach.
Devika Business Center is in office 201 ASPIN Commercial Tower, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai.