Led discussion on comprehensive strategic partnership to boost India-UAE relations
United Arab Emirates: To celebrate remarkable contribution in healthcare and education services across UAE, NDTV honored Mr. Thumbay Moideen, the founder president of Thumbay Group the title of “Global Leader” at the Gulf Indian Excellence Awards on Sunday, 11th December 2016. The award was presented at a gala function held at Hyatt Regency, Dubai Creek Heights, attended by leading Indian businessmen and professionals from the Gulf region.
Mr. Moideen was accorded the prestigious recognition for his accomplishments as an Indian entrepreneur in the Gulf region that has pioneered the transformation of education and healthcare business into a multi-disciplinary conglomerate with global presence, operating over 20 brands spread across 18 sectors.
Receiving the award, Mr. Moideen said, “I am humbled to receive this recognition. It is a great feeling when your accomplishments are recognized at global forums. Moreover, this award comes at a time when we are expanding our businesses in India, in a big way.”
Mr. Moideen also led the panel discussion on the topic “Time to Bridge the Gulf,” conducted as part of the awards ceremony. The discussion touched upon the various subjects where the UAE and India share a common interest, and explored ways to convert mutual relations into a strategic partnership. The other participants included Mr. Vicky Kapoor (Associate Editor – Khaleej Times), Mr. Shaji Ul Mulk (Chairman – Mulk Holdings) and Mr. Kulwant Singh (President – IBPC). A second panel discussion led by Dr. B. R. Shetty, Chairman – NMC Group had the topic “Heralding the partnership in a new era.”
Mr. Moideen said that after Thumbay Group’s accomplishments in the UAE, the group was expanding to Africa and the Indian subcontinent, with major projects scheduled to be completed within 2022. The launch of Thumbay Hospital, Thumbay Pharmacy, Thumbay Labs and Blends & Brews Coffee Shoppe in Hyderabad earlier this year marked the group’s foray into India, and future plans include university campuses and a series of teaching hospitals in the major metros. University and hospital projects are underway in Africa as well, with the first ones expected to become operational soon. Thumbay Group has also opened representative offices in 20 different countries. Elaborating on the group’s strategic plans, which includes 15 Thumbay academic hospitals in the next five years, Mr. Thumbay Moideen said, “The Thumbay academic hospital network will have a total of 1000 beds in the UAE, 1500 beds in India and 750 beds elsewhere in the Gulf and Africa, by 2022.”
About Thumbay Group
Founded by Mr. Thumbay Moideen in 1998, Thumbay Group today operates more than 20 brands across 18 different verticals including Education, Healthcare, Medical Research, Diagnostics, Retail Pharmacy, Health Communications, Retail Opticals, Wellness, Nutrition Stores, Hospitality, Real Estate, Publishing, Technology, Media, Events, Medical Tourism, Trading and Marketing & Distribution. Headquartered in Dubai, the group presently employs around 5000 people, which is projected to increase to around 20000 by the year 2022, with the completion of ongoing and upcoming projects. Currently, Thumbay Group is focusing on its strategic long-term plans which will see the group scale its businesses almost ten times and expand its operations globally.