By Team Mangalorean
with inputs from media release
Ajman UAE: For the second consecutive time, Thumbay Group UAE founder-president Thumbay Moideen was listed in the “Power List India 2011” compiled by Arabian Business Power List (an ITP Publishing Group) in which 100 most powerful Indians living in the Gulf region have been encompassed.
Moideen ranks within the ten powerful Indians from southern India and the only one from Mangalore, Karnataka.
Thumbay Moideen who has been listed in “Power List India 2011” is the founder fresident of Thumbay Group, UAE. The group, established in 1998, has ventured into various business activities like timber, real estate, medical education, information technology and hospitality, and the latest being establishing a chain of medical centres and pharmacies in and around the UAE with a vision to be a leader in the field of healthcare.
Moideen, with great conviction, courage and confidence, has established the first private medical university in UAE, namely, the Gulf Medical University (GMU) -Ajman, GMC Hospital and Research Centre, Ajman and Fujairah, Gulf Medical and Dental Specialty Centres and GMC Pharmacies in Dubai and Sharjah.
The Group also owns and runs an international chain of health clubs and coffee shoppes in the UAE known as Body & Soul Health Club & Spa and Blends and Brews Coffee Shoppes respectively.
As a true leader, Thumbay Moideen has infused dedication, discipline and hard work at all levels of his organization. He enjoys a great deal of respect from all quarters of the society which is evident from the fact that he is being invited by various associations and organizations to be on their board as an active office-bearer or in an advisory capacity.
Currently, Moideen is the president of Asian Hospital Federation - UAE region, chief patron of the Ajman Indian Association and Indian Business Council, Ajman, member of the International Hospital federation - Ferney Voltaire, France (Greater Geneva area) and the chief patron of the Bearys Association, Dubai.
Moideen is also the recipient of ‘Best Achievement Award' in the field of medical education and healthcare from Member of the UAE Supreme Council and Ruler of Ajman Sheikh Humai bin Rashid Al Nuami.
Moideen was awarded for his contribution to medical education by Lord Adam Patel at a grand ceremony at the House of Lords, London. He is also the recipient of the award for 'Achievements in the field of Medical Education and Healthcare' by Karnataka Sangha, Sharjah .
The Power List India 2011 also shows that Indians are playing a vital role in boardrooms of both International and local banking and retail sectors operating in the region.
But, if anything, the Arabian Business Power List shows just how far the Indian diaspora has woven itself in the Gulf society with the region’s 2.5 million expatriates working in every sector imaginable.