Since 2000, Ricky Ahluwalia has run a successful company based in Jakarta, Indonesia. Known as Fashionmart Group, Ahluwalia’s company serves as a nationwide brand agent and authorized dealer for over 100 world-renowned brands. Retail outlets in Indonesia looking to sell shirts, ties, suits, jackets, and pants can turn to Fashionmart Group for products from Baron & Baron, Inc., Richard Dada, Links of London, and brandQinc. Via Fashionmart Group, Ricky Ahluwalia offers eyeglasses, perfumes, watches, handbags, and shoes from respected companies such as Dereon, Baldessarini, LYDC London, and Luciano Paciotti.
Prior to founding his company, Ahluwalia attended college in the United States. Originally a student at Golden West College, he transferred to the University of Southern California (USC) after earning his Associate of Arts. Ricky Ahluwalia showed an interest in politics by serving as president of Golden West College's international business club and as senator for its student government. He also volunteered on the 1993 election campaign for the 45th Congressional District's winning candidate. While earning his Bachelor's degree in Public Policy and Management from USC, Ricky Ahluwalia functioned as an Intern for Merrill Lynch in Century City. In a project at USC, he combined his knowledge of politics and business to receive government funds to improve local elementary schools.