Jos Alukka is an acclaimed entrepreneur, who hails from Thrissur , in southern India. He is the chairman of the jewellery group Jos Alukkas & Sons. Jos Alukka’s father Alukka Varghese took the first step into the business of gold in 1964. His eldest son, Jos, took the business forward, taking the jewellery group to new heights.
Jos Alukkas & Sons opened its first jewellery showroom in Kerala. Later, Jos Alukka spearheaded the move acrossIndia, with the opening of 35 jewellery retail outlets across the country. The brand’s biggest hit perhaps were the Gold Supermarkets introduced in Kerala: the concept was pioneered by Jos Alukka, and soon, many jewellery groups followed suit with supermarkets of their own. Jos Alukka’s business interests are not limited to the jewellery sector alone.
He also set up Jos Alukkas Properties, recognized as one of the best real estate developers in Kerala. The group got bifurcated from the Thrissur-based group Alukkas Jewellery in 2001. They have branches all over three different states in the region. In 2010, they signed Tamil actor Vijay to be their brand ambassador for Kerala and Tamil Nadu while Tollywood actor Mahesh Babu endorses them in the state of Andhra Pradesh.