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Reason and Judgment are

the Qualities of a Leader.




Thumbay Moideen

Founder President - Thumbay Group

The year 2017 has begun on

a very special note as the

winners of the inaugural

edition of The Annual Health

Awards were awarded at a

star-studded gala event at

The Godolphin Ballroom,

Jumeirah Emirates Towers.

Jointly hosted by Dubai’s

Department of Economic







event was a first-of-its-kind

gathering of more than 600

healthcare professionals and

leaders of the UAE, including private and public sector. His

Excellency Humaid Obeid Al Qutami, Chairman of the Board of

Directors, Dubai Health Authority, the chief guest of the event,

presented The Annual Health Awards 2017 to 34 outstanding

contributors in both the public and private sectors, and 8

legendary personalities, for their pioneering roles in shaping

the healthcare industry of the region. The event was graced by

popular Arabic singer Ms. Diana Haddad and leading Indian

movie stars like Ms. Karisma Kapoor, Mr. Jayaram, Mr. Rana

Daggubati, and the British professional boxer Mr. Anthony

Joshua, MBE.

We are pleased to have on-board the world renowned medical

education expert and a famous Pediatric Surgeon Professor

Hossam Hamdy, who has been appointed as the Chancellor of

our university. He brings with him more than four decades of

rich experience to take the institution to a different level, and

will bring in international standards and new systems into the

university. The university is on a path of progression, and we

are confident that the operational plans and strategies that

are being designed by our newly appointed Chancellor will

further reinforce the standards and quality of teaching and

training offered by various colleges of the university.

We have constituted a new Board of Governors headed by me.

The new members include Prof. Hossam Hamdy, Chancellor

of GMU, and the Provost Prof. Gita Ashok Raj apart from

international experts from the fields of education, research,

and healthcare. The main agenda of the Board of Governors

meeting was the transformation of the university into a

leading academic healthcare system.

The university is expanding its network of affiliated Thumbay

academic hospitals, clinics, pharmacies, and diagnostic labs.

The Thumbay academic hospital network will have a total

of 1000 beds in the UAE, 1500 beds in India, and 750 beds

elsewhere in the Gulf and Africa by 2022, taking the total

number of hospitals to 15 worldwide.

We had the pleasure of hosting Mr. Guillaume Huart,

Regional Counselor for Health, Middle East at the Embassy

of France. He was impressed with the comprehensive,

integrated academic healthcare system at the institution.

The university had the privilege of hosting a high-level

delegation from Finland led by the Honorable Ms. Pirkko

Mattila, Minister of Social Affairs and Health for Finland.

The delegation included H.E. Ms. Riitta Swan, Ambassador

of Finland and a host of other esteemed dignitaries from

the healthcare sector, education, and business industries.

We had some very promising discussions between some

of the Finnish companies, healthcare professionals, and

educators, and we are looking forward to building more

opportunities for collaboration and cooperation.

I am very pleased to inform you all that Mr. Akbar Moideen

Thumbay, Vice President, Healthcare Division and board

member of Thumbay Group, has been inducted into

the ‘Alumni Wall of Fame’ of the American University of

Sharjah (AUS), in recognition of his merit and professional

accomplishments, in the presence of His Highness Sheikh

Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qassimi, Member of the

Supreme Council of the United Arab Emirates, Ruler of

Sharjah and President of AUS, and attended by more than

2,000 AUS alumni from all over the world.

The American College of Healthcare Executives MENA

Group, in collaboration with Thumbay Hospitals, organized

a Face-to-Face Education Seminar entitled “Leading and

Managing Change”. Leading international faculty of ACHE

Mr. Tom Atchison conducted the workshop which was

attended by 40 leading healthcare executives and leaders

from the region. We are happy to inform that Aafiya TPA

Services has received the Best Insurance TPA award

presented by the International Finance Magazine (IFM)

Awards 2016.

Thumbay Clinic, Umm Al Quwain has been named the

Distinguished Private Medical Facility by the Ministry of

Health, Umm Al Quwain Medical District. The clinic was

chosen for the award based on a detailed evaluation of

multiple criteria such as standards of patient care, the

premises, treatment facilities, parking space availability,

use of information technology, and the like.

Until my next interaction with you, I wish each one of you

all the best in all your endeavors. I would like to hear from

you about the magazine, our services, and educational

programs, in order to help us enhance our standards, and

excel in our work.