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Should I say "I am the owner of ABC company" or I should say "I am the owner for ABC company"?

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This is a clear-cut situation fortunately. Using of is definitely correct here, whereas for is not correct.

"I am the owner of abc company"

Of takes the role of the possessive preposition here. This is evidently appropriate, since the person possesses the company in some respect here.

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More precise explanation. +1 –  VonC Nov 30 '10 at 11:33
    
I have come across "owner for this action / owner for my action". Is that incorrect too? –  JoseK Nov 30 '10 at 12:56
    
@VonC: Thanks, that's very humble of you. :) –  Noldorin Nov 30 '10 at 16:05
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@JoseK: Outside of context, that makes no sense I'm afraid. I can't really see any scenario in which it is correct... –  Noldorin Nov 30 '10 at 16:06

I would go with:

I am the owner of abc company

(a bit like: "I own abc company")

"owner" and "for" are not particularly linked together, "for" being here to introduce a purpose or function (and that wouldn't fit your example).
For instance:

expropriate
verb (of the state) take (property) from its owner for public use or benefit.

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