Man of Vision, Determination and Dynamism
Thumbay Moideen is a man of vision and dynamism, with a determination to succeed. He is not only a renowned personality in India and beyond, for the various achievements he has made, but he is also a true leader, who has infused the values of dedication, discipline, dynamism and hard work at all levels of his organization
“He took to business at the tender age of 21 years demonstrating his business acumen. Today, his name is synonymous with professionalism and positive approach”
Born in 1957 in India, a Mangalorean by birth, Moideen is a third-generation entrepreneur raised in a traditional family with a business background. He took to business at the tender age of 21 years, and demonstrated his business acumen from the very start.
Today, his name is synonymous with professionalism and positive approach. He is the Founder and President of Thumbay Group, a medical company based in Ajman, United Arab Emirates. Moideen established the Thumbay Group, UAE in the year 1998. Under his dynamic leadership, it went on to achieve tremendous growth, and in the process, provided a means of livelihood to hundreds of families. The Thumbay Group has since ventured into Health Education, Healthcare, Medical Research, Diagnostics, Retail Pharmacy, Health Communications, Information Technology, Retail Opticals, Wellness, Hospitality and Real Estate.
Notable is the fact that he was the first expatriate to be invited by the rulers of Ajman to start a medical college in the UAE. Thus, the Gulf Medical University was established, which ultimately became a destination for medical education for students from over 70 countries.
Starting with the establishment of the Thumbay Group, he set up business operations in 13 sectors over the course of 16 years. Today, the Group has developed into a business conglomerate with diversified interests in hospitals, medical centres, diagnostic centres, healthclubs, pharmacies, retail outlets, coffee shops and nutrition stores spread out across the UAE.
The organisation employs more than 3,000 employees in the UAE. In 2013, Thumbay Group was listed at number 44 among the ‘Top 100 Making an Impact in the Arab World’ by Forbes Middle East. The result of Moideen’s initiatives and vision have taken medical education to a greater level and has resulted in over 400 students graduating and presently working or pursuing Post Graduate Courses in over 20 countries. Graduates of Gulf Medical University (GMU) are placed in leading universities across the world. Moideen has received several awards and has also been featured in various lists.
CSR Activities and Community Leadership
Thumbay Moideen supports charitable activities in healthcare and education through Thumbay Foundation, a charitable trust that provides scholarships, grants, bursaries, awards, fellowships, endowments, donations and other forms of financial assistance to students pursuing any level of education or training in any educational or training institutions or establishments or otherwise in such manner as may be decided by the Foundation. The pioneering spirit, vision, sheer conviction, courage and confidence of Moideen is well known as a leader in the field of healthcare.