Thumbay Moideen Conferred Honorary Doctorate at Amity University Dubai’s Annual Convocation
Dubai: Mr. Thumbay Moideen, the Founder President of Dubai-based global conglomerate Thumbay Group, was conferred an Honorary Doctorate (Doctor of Science) at the annual convocation ceremony of Amity University – Dubai, on 20th November 2017. The doctorate was awarded in the presence of distinguished dignitaries, students, teachers and parents.
An official statement by Amity University Dubai said that Mr. Thumbay Moideen was being conferred the honor in view of his “significant contributions towards promotion of medical education, trade and industry, and social and economic development of the nation.” Commenting on Amity University’s decision to honor Mr. Thumbay Moideen, Dr. Ajit Kumar Nagpal - Chairman of Amity PACIFIC Forum said, “Mr. Moideen’s contributions to the nation, especially in the fields of medical education, healthcare and research have been remarkable. As a University that values the spirit of innovation and excellence, we endeavor to recognize individuals like him.”
In his acceptance speech, Mr. Thumbay Moideen expressed his gratitude to Amity University Dubai for awarding the doctorate. “Throughout my career, I have had the privilege of transforming lives through education and healthcare, strengthen communities and contribute to the growth and progress of the nation. I owe my success to God Almighty, the support of the government, and my team. This recognition will inspire me to do more in driving positive change,” he said.
Delivering the keynote address as the Guest of Honor of the convocation ceremony, Mr. Moideen inspired the graduates and students of Amity University Dubai with his words of wisdom. Recounting the success story of Thumbay Group, he urged the students to “dream big” and to focus on their goals. He added that he is in the continuous process of learning from his experiences, from each new venture he undertook. “True success is when an individual gives back to society and makes a difference to people’s lives,” he reminded the graduates, adding, “It is important for you as young professionals to be motivated by success, but at the same time, you must uphold the values of humility, ethicality and transparency.”
About Mr. Thumbay Moideen
Mr. Thumbay Moideen is the Founder President of Thumbay Group, a diversified international conglomerate headquartered at DIFC - Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE). Starting with the establishment of Thumbay Group in 1998, he has set up business operations in 20 sectors. Today, the Group has activities in Education, Healthcare, Medical Research, Diagnostics, Retail Pharmacy, Health Communications, Retail Optical, Wellness, Nutrition Stores, Hospitality, Real Estate, Publishing, Technology, Media, Events, Medical Tourism, Trading and Marketing & Distribution.
Thumbay Group today employs close to 5000 people, which is projected to increase to around 25000 by the year 2022, with the completion of ongoing and upcoming projects. The Thumbay chain of hospitals, the constituent teaching hospitals of the Gulf Medical University are one of the largest healthcare services providers in the UAE, serving patients from over 175 nationalities. The Gulf Medical University (GMU) which is one of the leading private medical universities in the Middle East region, attracts a student cohort of 80 nationalities and faculty and staff from over 25 countries. Currently, Thumbay Group is focusing on its strategic long-term plans which will see the group scale its businesses almost ten times and expand its operations globally. The Group plans to build three more international campuses in the next five years. This is in addition to the plans to expand the chain of academic hospitals to 15 worldwide by 2022, with a total capacity of 1000 beds in the UAE, 1500 beds in India and 750 beds elsewhere in the Gulf and in Africa. The group also plans to expand specialized retail outlets.