Passionate about Success in His Own Ways
A maverick who creates and follows his own dreams, Akbar Moideen Thumbay – the Vice President of the Healthcare Division of Thumbay Group – doesn’t believe in treading off the beaten path, and immensely encouraged by the phenomenal and highly inspiring ideas and leadership of H.H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, he is all out to vigorously create new avenues of triumph
“Infusing his ingenious ideas into the Group, he immediately began on some ambitious initiatives, including promoting Thumbay Hospitals in the medical tourism segment”
Taking On Ambitious Avenues
Born to Dr. Thumbay Moideen, a third-generation business entrepreneur and Mrs. Zohra Moideen, a renowned artist in Mangalore, India, Akbar Moideen Thumbay completed his secondary education from the elite academic institution, The Lawrence School, Lovedale in the serene city of Ooty. He loved spending his time with his grandfather, Dr. Ahmed Hajee Mohiudeen, the Founder and Chairman of the well-established BA Group, in Mangalore India, and learnt life values and intricacies of business from him.
Right after his secondary education, he moved to the UAE at the age of 15, and continued his studies with the International School of Choueifat, UAE, and completed his graduation in Mechanical Engineering from American University of Sharjah (AUS). Committed to collect valuable expertise through higher learning, he completed his postgraduation in Hospital Management from the renowned SDA Boccioni School of Management, Milan, Italy. As would happen in a family owning highly successful businesses in the fields of medical education and healthcare, Akbar was expected, rather insisted by everyone in his family, to study medicine; however, he decided to listen to his heart. Rightly so, as he is proudly serving the Healthcare Division of Thumbay Group, UAE as its Vice President. At the same time, he has not let his love for cars die down, as he not only pursued Mechanical Engineering in his graduation, but also participated as a main team member in the AUS Engineering Team that built an FSAE race car that would later race in the United States. Complementing his passion, he also took an internship at Mercedes Benz Headquarters in Berlin, Germany.
No Looking Back
As Akbar had decided to take interest in his family business at a very young age, bringing his enthusiasm and passion along, he rapidly learnt and understood the basic essentials of the business, and realized that he always had an inherent acumen to manage large businesses and lead powerful teams of professionals. He therefore decided to pursue his postgraduation in Management studies. After completing his studies, he spent the first few months interning with a leading New York-based consultancy, getting exposure into healthcare, insurance coverage & lifestyle management principles.
Upon joining his family business – Thumbay Group – founded by his father Dr. Thumbay Moideen in 1998, he was entrusted with his first business assignment to build an effective set of websites for his father’s Thumbay Group of companies. Looking for an opportunity to prove himself, he spiritedly took the challenge and showing his prowess offered sterling results. Later, joining Thumbay Group on a full-time basis, he quickly learnt the regular operations and day-today challenges of the organization, and was offered the responsibility of managing the Healthcare & Retail Divisions of Thumbay Group, as a reward for his relentless dedication and hard work.
Infusing his ingenious ideas into the Group, he immediately began on some ambitious initiatives, one of which included promoting Thumbay Hospitals in the medical tourism segment in an aggressive manner. As a direct result, Thumbay Hospitals’ international- quality healthcare services and well-equipped facilities brought in patients from as far as Africa and Southern Europe, seeking treatments from executive check-ups to complicated surgeries.