Mr. Moideen Thumbay is a third generation entrepreneur credited for establishing the Thumbay Group in UAE in 1998. The Thumbay Group is in the field of Health Education, Healthcare, Medical Research, Diagnostics, Retail Pharmacy, Health Communications, Information Technology, Retail Opticals, Wellness, Hospitality and Real Estate.
The Group’s vision is to achieve a global presence in Medical Education & Healthcare, including India and other countries in South Asia, Africa and the Middle East.
The Gulf Medical University (GMU) is the flagship enterprise of the Group. It is the first medical university started by an expatriate in U.A.E. GMU also has Private Teaching Hospital and it imparts education to students from over 67 countries.
Today more than 1500 people are employed by the Group mainly in Executive cadres like Professors, Doctors and Technical Staff, and growing at the rate of 25% p.a. and will have around 7000 employees in the next 5 to 7 years.
Mr. Moideen was born on 23rd March, 1957, hails from Mangalore, and currently lives in Sharjah. He is married to Mrs. Zohra, an accomplished artist in her own right. They have two sons, Akbar and Akram.
Recently he was named in the Arabian Business Review’s list for Richest 50 Indians in the Middle East. He is also the Chief Patron of Ajman Indian Association & Indian Business Council, Ajman. He was also honoured at the House of Lords, U.K. for invaluable contributions in the fields of Healthcare and Medical Education