Awards and Recognition 

Moideen (right) receiving Forbes ME 'Top 100 Indian Leaders in the UAE' special award for his contribution in the field of healthcare from H.E. Dr.Shashi Tharoor, Minister of State for Human Resource Development, Government of India (left) and Dr. Nasser Bin Aqeel Al Tayyar, President of Arab Publisher House, UAE(centre)

Moideen has received several awards such as the 4th Asian Leadership Award (2014), award for outstanding contribution to Education at World Chancellor Congress in Mumbai, India (2014), Emirates Business Ambassador Award 2014, NGI Excellence Award 2012 at the Global Indian Business Meet (GIBM) New York, CEO of the Year – Education Award 2012 by the ITP Publishing Group UAE, Mayura Award for achievements in the field of medical education and healthcare by Karnataka Sangha Sharjah, Achievement in the field of Medical Education and Healthcare awarded by H.H Sheikh Humaid Bin Rashid Al Nuaimi, Member of Supreme Council and Ruler of Ajman – UAE, Honorary Fellowship of International Medical Science Academy (IMSA).  

He has been featured in various lists such as "Top Indian Leaders in the Arab World” by Forbes Middle East Magazine – twice; in 2014 & 2015, Arabian Business 50 Richest Indians in the GCC by Arabian Business Magazine, published by ITP Publishing Group – for three consecutive years in 2013, 2014 and 2015, Forbes Middle East’s Top 100 Indian Leaders in the UAE" and Top 100 [Companies] making an impact in the Arab World, Arabian Business Magazine’s Arabian Business 50 Richest Indians in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), Top 100 most influential Indians in the Middle East for three consecutive years in 2010, 2011, 2012 as well as in 2014 by Arabian Business Magazine. A Special Report of Gulf News Focus featured him among the influential Indians in the UAE. He was also featured in the cover story of International Indian Magazine’s April 2011 issue, in addition to being honored at the House of Lords, UK for invaluable contributions in the fields of Healthcare and Medical Education.


Moideen has been a speaker at various conferences and seminars held in America, Europe, Middle East and the Indian subcontinent. Recently, he was invited as speaker at the prestigious Emirates NBD Global Business Series, held on 29 April 2015 in Dubai, UAE.


Thumbay Moideen is the Founder and President of Thumbay Group, a multinational conglomerate headquartered at DIFC - Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Early years

Moideen was born on 23 March 1957 in Mangalore, Karnataka, India to Ahamed Hajee Mohiudeen and his wife Bee Fathima Ahmed Hajee. A third generation entrepreneur from a well-known business family from Mangalore, at age of 21 years Moideen took over the reins of the business house established by his father.


Moideen brought the family business to the Persian Gulf with the launch of the Thumbay Group, UAE (United Arab Emirates) in 1997. 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 Thumbay Group in 1997, 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.

Organisation and community leadership

Moideen is the Chief Patron of the Ajman Indian Association, Indian Business Council – Ajman, Beary’s Association – Dubai, and Karnataka Sangha – Sharjah. He is also the president of the Asian Hospital Federation – UAE region, member of the International Hospital Federation, Ferney Voltaire, France (Greater Geneva Area), and member of the International Association of University Presidents.


Thumbay Foundation

Thumbay Foundation is a charitable trust which supports charitable activities in healthcare & education through 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.



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Moideen is married to Zohra Moideen and has two sons, Akbar Moideen Thumbay and Akram Moideen Thumbay. Akbar manages Thumbay Group’s hospitals as the Director of the healthcare and retail divisions, while Akram manages the construction division. Akbar is married to Nousheen Salma, who is in charge of handling the editorial and design advice of ‘Health’ magazine, Thumbay Group’s health and lifestyle publication Akbar and Nousheen have two sons, Ahmed Akbar Thumbay and Omar Akbar Thumbay.

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