Ajman, Sept. 26, 2012: Thumbay Moideen, founder president of Thumbay Group in UAE, received the CEO of the Year Education Award at the CEO Middle East Awards 2012 hosted by the ITP Publishing Group at Jumeirah Emirates Towers in Dubai on September 19, 2012. He was one of the 14 of region’s achievers who bagged these prestigious awards.
Delivering the message on the occasion, Walid Akawi, ITP Group CEO, said, “The winners are CEO’s who have displayed many different qualities. Not just leadership, but innovation, creativity and most important of all, the ability to diversify their businesses.”
His Excellency Hamad Buamim, Director General, Dubai Chamber of Commerce, bestowed on Moideen the prestigious award in recognition for his untiring efforts and contributions in he field of medical education and healthcare in the region.
Driven by the desire to face business challenges and a vision to be a leader in the field of medical education and healthcare and having equipped himself with necessary experience, expertise, insight, conviction, courage and confidence to strike it big in U.A.E, Moideen undertook the bold step of establishing The Thumbay Group in U.A.E in 1998, which paved the way for the first private medical college in U.A.E. known as Gulf Medical College Ajman. The institution became a university in 2008 following a decree by the Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, United Arab Emirates. The Gulf Medical University (GMU) is fully recognized by the Ministry of Higher Education, U.A.E. as an institution imparting higher education and offers innovative bachelors, masters and residency programs in the fields of medicine, dentistry, pharmaceutical sciences, physical therapy, and others.
The Thumbay Group has developed into a conglomerate having multifarious business activities and operations spread across the globe. Today, it encompasses Gulf Medical University, GMC Hospitals and Research Centre, Gulf Medical Centre & GMC Pharmacies in Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman and Fujairah. The group also owns and runs an international chain of health clubs, along with Coffee Shoppe, Zo & Mo Opticals, and Nutri Vita Plus outlets in Dubai, Sharjah and Ajman.
The other winners of these prestigious awards are H. E. Saeed Ali Bin Redha (hospitality), Dr. Ayman Sahli (healthcare), Iskandar Najjar (financial services), Ala’a Eraiqat (banking), and Adel Ali (aviation).
The Special Recognition Award was conferred on Dr. Habib Al Mulla, the Lifetime Achievement Award was conferred on Giancarlo de-Nadai, and the Young CEO of the Year Award was conferred on May Habib.
A large number of respected personalities from the business community of the region attended the glittering award ceremony.