Thumbay Moideen, is the Founder President of Thumbay Group. The U.A.E. based Thumbay Group was established in 1997, which initially evolved as a major healthcare player in the region. Since that time it has ventured into Education, Healthcare, Research, Diagnostics, Insurance services, Health Communications, Trading, Retail, Hospitality, Real Estate and Publishing.
Thumbay Moideen was born to Ahamed Hajee Mohiudeen and Bee Fathima Ahmed Hajee on the 23rd of March, 1957, in the town of Thumbay, located at Mangalore, Karnataka, India. A third generation business entrepreneur hailing from a wellknown business family from Mangalore, Moideen took to business at the young age of 21 years and demonstrated his business acumen right from the beginning. Handling the mantle of the large business house established by his father in 1957, he took the businesses to great heights within a few years. He is married to Zohra Moideen and has two sons, Akbar Moideen Thumbay and Akram Moideen Thumbay.
Drawn by the U.A.E’s exponential growth and its investor-friendly policies, Moideen brought the family business to the Gulf with the launch of The Thumbay Group, UAE in 1997. He was the first expatriate to be invited by the Rulers of Ajman to start a medical college in U.A.E., as there was no existing set-up to cater to the needs of the students to pursue higher education in medicine and healthcare sciences in the private sector. Thus, his first venture Gulf Medical University was established which ultimately became a destination for medical education not only for local students, but to students from over 67 countries.
Starting with establishment of his corporate firm, 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 shoppes and nutrition stores spread out across the Emirates. The organization employs more than 2200 employees in the UAE. Presently Thumbay Group is listed among the “Top 100 Companies making an impact in the Arab World” by Forbes Middle East.