Tahir Mohsan – Wikipedia Page
Tahir Mohsan was born and educated in Blackburn and is one of five brothers.
In 1987, at the age of 16, he founded Time Computers, which went on to become Britain’s largest PC manufacturer with a turnover of over $750 million. He has retained an interest in the business to this day, having moved to Dubai in 2001 to develop the Time brand in the Middle East and South East Asia.
In 1996 he was asked by the East Lancashire Training & Enterprise Council to become a non executive director, in which post he remained until 2000, when the councils were disbanded.
Mohsan also owns the UK’s 5th largest Internet service provider Supanet, currently under the control of Zuber Mohsan who is the companies managing director the Mohsans family investment companies have interests in the IT and property industries across Europe, the Middle East and Asia. These range from hardware manufacturing and sales to Internet services, software development and Voice over IP technology company Tpad.
In 1999, his success in the field of IT and communications was noticed by government and he was asked to become a non executive director of the newly founded University for Industry, chaired by Lord Dearing. Its aim was to use the latest advances in the fields of IT to bring education to all members of the British public. Mohsan was tasked with chairing the IT subcommittee which went on to launch on time, on budget, the largest online university in the world. In 2004, he resigned as chairman and director due to ever increasing commitments in Dubai.
In 2000, Mohsan was invited to attend Buckingham place by HRH Queen Elizabeth II as part of a group of young people who had achieved a great deal for their communities. In the same year, he had bestowed on him an Honorary Fellowship from the University of Lancashire for services to industry.
Also in 2000, he was asked by the Chairman of the East Lancashire Training and Enterprise Councils and Business Link to set up a business support agency for integrating the ethnic businesses of Lancashire into the main population. The results was the Asian Business Federation, which was launched in June 2000.
Today, as part of Enterprise4All, the ABF covers the whole North West region and continues to thrive under the chairmanship of Mohsan.
In 2006, Tahir setup the VoIP telephony company Tpad which specialises in providing business telephone systems and solutions to businesses, the public sector and corporates around the world. Tpad has its headquarters in Jersey, with service centres and presence in the UAE, India, Hong Kong, USA, UK and Canada.
- ^ Chairman of Enterprise4All 2000-2011
- ^ Interview with the UK Newspaper The Independent July 1999
- ^ Tahir Mohsan Interview with the UK Newspaper The Guardian December 2nd 2005
- ^ Tahir Mohsan enters Sunday Times Rich List 2003
- ^ Tahir Mohsan Chairman of the Asian Business Federation 2000-2011
- ^ Tahir Mohsan accepted on Hilton Board of Trustees 2002-2011
 External links
- Time Group Middle East
- Time Computers
- Hilton Hotels
- Sunday Times Rich List
|Short description||Asian Business Entrepreneur|
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|Place of birth||Blackburn, UK|
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