Entrepreneur, Motivational Speaker & owner of The Factory Team & Dulla Shoe – Ahmed Dulla
Ahmed Dulla Nepali born in Nepal as a Nepali entrepreneur, designer, motivational speaker, and an influencer. Ahmed Dulla is best known for his company The Factory Team that provides the local and international markets with hand-made designer shoes. Ahmed Dulla holds a degree in footwear technology from the Footwear Design and Development Institute (FDDI) in India.
After completing his course, he was accepted as an intern at G Shoe Exports in Mumbai, India, where he gained invaluable experience on the insights of a shoe production company. Once his tenure with G Shoe Exports was completed, Ahmed Dulla returned to Nepal with the hopes of starting his own footwear company. Upon returning to Nepal to start his own venture, Ahmed Dulla become the country’s first footwear technologist. During his free time, Dulla is actively guest lectures to future entrepreneurs promoting local and hand-made products in Nepal. Ahmed Dulla can be actively seen giving guest lectures to future entrepreneurs and is constantly striving to the industry to new heights.
Early Life was in Kathmandu, Nepal Ahmed Dulla was a very mischievous boy. In the hopes to improve him, he was sent to boarding school in St. Augustine’s School, Kalimpong, India. Never very bright academically either, Dulla found passion in basketball. His passion for basketball and basketball shoes intrigued Dulla as a young boy. After graduating high school, Dulla was aimless and his biggest aspiration was to become a cab driver. He stumbled upon a Google search about footwear technology and his fascination for basketball shoes led him to the Footwear Design and Development Institute (FDDI) in India. There he learned the ins and outs of a footwear company, the design process and about the materials that eventually helped him establish his own brand.
Dulla ShoesIn April 2011, with the help of a few investors, Ahmed Dulla established his own footwear company called Dulla Shoe. His designs were an instant success and demands for his shoes were over the roof. Citing differences with the investors in an interview with The Kathmandu Post, Ahmed Dulla left Dulla Shoes, a decision that he describes as a “tough call”.
The Factory team after moving away from Dulla Shoes, Ahmed Dulla started his very own independent shoe company The Factory Team with the same vision and motive as his previous brand. It is through here that Ahmed Dulla started expanding his business. Outlets of his retail store ‘The Factory Team’ were opened in various places across Nepal. Dulla releases a new collection of footwear every couple of months for men and women with each design limited to a hundred pairs only.
Guest LecturesHaving had success as an entrepreneur, Ahmed Dulla is constantly traveling around the country inspiring students with his stories, ideas and taking risks. His talks are much sought after by various institutions in Nepal.