Dr. Francis Cleetus

Dr.Francis Cleetus is one of the leading business magnates of Abu Dhabi who is the Chairman & Managing Director of NTS Group, under which there are 16 prominent companies in different disciplines. He is a dynamic entrepreneur and his creative and innovative mind was ever alert to blend and protect Indian Culture and that’s how he entered the fields of Education, Hospitality, Engineering, Service, HR & Man Power industry in the UAE, India, China, Russia, Malaysia and other countries.

Dr Francis Cleetus started his career in Abu Dhabi, taking up assignments with Multinational Companies in the Sales and Marketing field. Later, he has acquired an MBA from University of Northern Virginia and was awarded Doctorate of Literature by Virginia University, USA. With its vast business activities, consisting of around 16 companies the NTS Group’s vision is “to be recognized and respected as the most valued service organization in all chosen fields of services, known for the eminent standard of excellence.

Similarly the Group’s mission is “with a very powerful mind that can make any thing happen, we calmly advance in the same direction, in our struggle towards meeting the needs of our clients as an owner, consultant or a partner. By looking ahead and understanding the trends and forces that will shape our business in the future, we move swiftly to prepare for what is to come”. Optimism, Passion, Quality, Integrity, Innovation and Leadership are the hall marks of the NTS Group.

Dr.Francis Cleetus also held key leadership positions as Vice Chairman of Jeevan TV, Chairman of Rashtradeepika Ltd, Director of SB College, Changanassery, Director of Marian College, Kuttikkanam, Managing Trustee of India Social and Cultural Centre, Abu Dhabi, Managing Director (Overseas) of CSI Medical College Hospital, Karakonam and Patron of Hridayalaya Senior Citizen’s Research & Rehabilitation Centre, Trivandrum. Presently Dr.Francis Cleetus is one of the Patron Governors of Indian Social Centre, Abu Dhabi.

For his distinguished services and excellence in leadership has received several prestigious awards and recognitions such as Philanthropist of the year 2012 of St.Xaviour’s Alumni Association presented by Sri Oommen Chandi, Chief Minister of Kerala. Best Businessman of the Middle East of 2009 from Mr.Azim Isabekov, Prime Minister of Kyrgiztan, Business Excellence Award in 2008 from Chief Minister of Delhi Mrs. Sheila Dixit and Cabinet Minister Mr.Mani Shankar Iyer, Excellency Award 2006 by Hindustan College of Aeronautical Engineering, Chennai, Indian Jaycees National Award in 2005, Indian Jaycees Award (Kerala) in 2004, Golden Honour Award 2004 from Kerala Kala Kendram, Trivandrum, Excellency Award 2002 instituted by PEWA, Dubai from Arch Bishop Dr.Soosa Pakiam and Pravasi Pramukh Award 2000 by Indo-Arab Friendship Society, Educational Philanthropist Award 2013 instituted by Federation of Kerala Colleges Alumni presented by Dr K J Yesudas.

His philanthropic activities and the humanitarian urge is evident from the fact that he has established the National Charitable Trust in Trivandrum, where the care of the needy and deserving is taken up and healthcare is provided to the people in the coastal areas.

About the family, his wife is Mrs Catherine who is maintaining the home and a motivating factor behind the successful business life of Dr Cleetus. He has 3 children and the elder one is Ms Clany Cleetus doing her BBA in Abu Dhabi University. His son Mr Clifford Cleetus and younger daughter Ms Clincy Cleetus are studying for grade 12 and 10 respectively in Emirates Future Int’l Academy, Musaffah.

A keen Industrialist with the right aptitude and technical know-how and a diligent social worker, Dr.Cleetus is ever enthusiastic to support the horde of expatriates from the Indian sub-continent visiting UAE and abroad.

Companies under the NTS Group

  • National Technical Services Co. LLC Abu Dhabi UAE
  • Trans Gulf Technical Services LLC Abu Dhabi UAE
  • French Fried Chicken Restaurants LLC (FFC) Abu Dhabi UAE
  • Emirates Future International Academy(EFIA) Abu Dhabi UAE
  • Wisdom Int’l Pvt High School Abu Dhabi UAE
  • Al Mali International Pvt. School Abu Dhabi UAE
  • Arabian Eagle General Contracting Abu Dhabi UAE
  • Middle East Supermarket Abu Dhabi UAE
  • Cliffdale Marine Intl L.L.C Dubai UAE
  • National Technical General Maintenance Dubai UAE
  • Mondial Foods SDN.BHD Malaysia
  • Anantapuri Public School Kerala India
  • Mondial Foods (P) Ltd Kerala India
  • Varuna Aqua Products Pvt. Ltd. Kerala India
  • Vasant Hospitality Pvt. Ltd. Kerala India
  • Cliffdale Hotels & Resorts Pvt.Ltd. Kerala India
  • Cliffdale Property Developers Pvt.Ltd. Kerala India
  • N.T.C Construction Pvt. Ltd Kerala India
  • National Charitable Trust Kerala India

Current Positions

  • Chairman and Managing Director, NTS Group, Abu Dhabi. U.A.E.
  • Chairman, Wisdom High School, Abu Dhabi, U.A.E.
  • Chairman, Emirates Future International Academy (EFIA), Abu Dhabi,
  • Chairman, Rashtra Deepika (The first Malayalam Daily )
  • Chairman, National Charitable Trust, Trivandrum, Kerala
  • Director – MARIAN College, Kuttikanam, Kerala.
  • Patron Governor – India Social & Cultural Centre, Abu Dhabi, U.A.E.
  • Managing Director(Overseas) – C.S.I. Medical College Hospital, Karakonam, Kerala.
  • Patron – Hridayalaya (Sr.Citizen’s Research & Rehabilitation Centre), Trivandrum, Kerala.

Position Held

Vice Chairman – Jeevan TV, Kerala, India
Managing Director – Deepika Int’l., Dubai, U.A.E.
Director – St. Berchmans College, Changanassery – Kerala, India

Awards and Recognitions Conferred

  1.  Educational Philanthropist of the year 2013 presented by Dr K J Yesudas during the function organized by FEKCA at American University, Sharjah.
  2. Philanthropist of the year 2012 (St. Xaviour’s Alumini Assotiation) presented by Chief Minister of Kerala Sri. OOmmen Chandi.
  3. Best Business Man of the Middle East on 2009 from Mr. Azim Isabekov, Prime Minister of Kyrgiztan Republic.
  4. Business Excellency Award (Association of Southern NewDelhi) on 26.04.08 from Chief Minister Mrs. Sheila Dixit and Cabinet Minister Mr. Mani Shankar Iyer.
  5. Excellency Award 2006 (for excellence in Business from Founder of HINDUSTAN Group – Dr.K.C.G.Verghese), by Hindustan College of Aeronautical Engineering, Chennai.
  6. Doctorate in Literature from Georgia State University 2005, United States of America. (USA)
  7. Indian Jaycees National Award 2005 (for excellence in Business Area for the Year 2005) by Indian Jaycees (IJC)
  8. Indian Jaycees Award (Kerala) 2004 (Young businessman Award ) by Indian Jaycees (IJC)
  9. Golden Honour Award 2004 (for the meritorious excellence in profession with commitment to society) by KERALA KALA KENDRAM, Trivandrum.
  10. Golden Honour Award 2004 (for the meritorious excellence in profession with commitment to society) by KERALA KALA KENDRAM, Trivandrum.
  11. Excellency Award 2002 (for excellence in Social Service and Charity from Arch Bishop Dr.Soosa Pakiam) by PEWA, Dubai.
  12. Pravasi Pramukh Award 2000 (for Outstanding Business Personality in UAE) by Indo-Arab Friendship Society,Kerala


1. Patron Governor, Indian Social Centre, Abu Dhabi, U.A.E.
2. Chairman, Advisory Board, World Malayalee Council.
3. Member, Indian Business Association, Abu Dhabi, U.A.E.
4. President, Y’s Men’s Club, Abu Dhabi, U.A.E.
5. Member, Trivandrum Club, Kerala

Contact details:

NTS Group
P B No : 6678, Abu Dhabi, UAE.
Tel.: +971 2 6213883
Fax:  +971 2 6219192
Website: www.ntsglobal.com

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