Dr. Thumbay Moideen, founder-president of the Thumbay Group, was recently recognized with the ‘Icons of UAE’ award at a gala event held in Dubai, UAE. The award was presented to Dr. Moideen by Dr. Shashi Tharoor as part of the prestigious ‘ICONS of UAE’ Awards & TV show, an initiative by the India Today group in collaboration with NKN Media.
The ‘ICONS of UAE’ Awards & TV show aims to celebrate the exceptional success stories and remarkable achievements of leading businessmen across diverse sectors in the UAE. This premier platform shines a spotlight on inspiring journeys of success and contributions to the UAE’s business landscape.
The event was graced by distinguished journalists, including Anjana Kashyap, Managing Editor, Special Projects, Aaj Tak; Nabila Jamal, Deputy Editor, India Today; Rajdeep Sardesai, Consulting Editor, India Today; and Shweta Singh, Managing Editor, GNT & Aaj Tak Programming.
Upon receiving the award, Dr. Thumbay Moideen expressed his gratitude, saying, “Throughout my career, I have had the privilege of transforming lives through education and healthcare, strengthening communities, and contributing to the growth and progress of the nation. I owe my success to God Almighty, the support of the government, and my team. This recognition will inspire me to do more in driving positive change.”
The ‘Icons of UAE’ award draws inspiration from the falcon, the national symbol of force and courage in the UAE. It symbolizes strength and resilience, representing trailblazers soaring on the wings of excellence. The award serves as a tribute to the legacy built, achievements, and the invincible spirit of the falcon to rise to new heights of success.
About Dr. Thumbay Moideen: A man of vision and dynamism, with a determination to succeed, Dr. Thumbay Moideen (Founder president of Thumbay Group) is recognized for the various achievements to his credit. Born on 23rd March, 1957, Mangalorean by birth, Dr. Thumbay Moideen, a third generation entrepreneur was raised in a traditional family with a business background. Today, his name is synonymous with professionalism and positive approach. Taking to business at the age of 21 years, he demonstrated his business acumen from the very start.
In the year 1998, he established the Thumbay Group in United Arab Emirates (UAE). From starting-off with humble beginnings by setting up the UAE’s first private medical university, the Gulf Medical University (GMU), his business ventures under the flagship Thumbay Group, today, stand tall as a testament of a long and distinguished success story-with core focus in the health professions education, quality healthcare delivery, wellness and research across UAE. This year, the group completed 25 years of its operations, and the Gulf Medical University marked its 24th anniversary and the group’s first teaching hospital, Thumbay Hospital Ajman, celebrated 20 years of its commitment to redefining healthcare services in the country
Dr Thumbay Moideen credits the growth of his business to the dedication of his staff and partners, in addition to core philosophy of constant innovation and above all, the Grace of the Almighty. He also believes that excellent support from the government throughout this journey have been the key drivers.
Invested in an array of sectors, Thumbay Group has strong presence in Health Professions Education, Healthcare Delivery, Medical Research, Diagnostics, Retail Pharmacy, Health Communications, Retail Optical, Wellness, Nutrition Stores, Hospitality, Real Estate, Publishing, Technology, Media, Events, Medical Tourism, Trading and Marketing & Distribution.