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Mr. Enam Ali

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Mr. Enam Ali
He is the founder of award-winning restaurant Le Raj, The British Curry Awards and Spice Business Magazine.

Enam AliMBEFRSA (Bengali: এনাম আলি; (born 1 December 1960), is a Bangladeshi-born British businessman. He is the founder of award-winning restaurant Le RajThe British Curry Awards and Spice Business Magazine.

Early Life

Ali was born in SylhetEast Pakistan (now Bangladesh). In 1974, he came to the United Kingdom to study law as his parents wanted him to become a lawyer, however he instead completed a degree in Hospitality and Management. In Bournemouth he worked two days a week for a fast food company while completing his studies. Later, he worked part-time for the Taj Mahal group of restaurants.[1] In 1980, he earned an International Fellowship from the Institute of Hospitality, and in 1990, a fellowship of the Royal Society of Arts.


In 1998, Ali launched Spice Business Magazine, a quarterly trade magazine featuring articles in English and Bengali with information on the restaurant sector and community news which soon maintained an average quarterly readership of over 100,000.

In 2005, Ali established The British Curry Awards Oscar of the curry industry to recognise excellence and with the intention of generating headlines and features for the best in curry restaurants, overall and in local categories throughout the UK.

In 2012, the restaurant he founded Le Raj was selected as one of the official food suppliers of the London 2012 Summer Olympic Games. It supplied Bangladeshi halal curry and iftar during Ramadan for 17 days during the Olympics.

in 2013, Ali became Chief Strategy Advisor to the hospitality-sector led charity Terraque Ltd who were already committed to the United Nations Millennium@EDU initiative, which funds deliver of computers to 15 million students by 2015 in the poorest countries, cooperating with Intel and Microsoft to purchase and deliver these at, or close to, cost price.

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