Forbes Middle East held an exclusive award ceremony and gala dinner in the Godolphin Ballroom, Jumeirah Emirates Towers, to celebrate and acknowledge the Top Indian Leaders in the Arab World. Thumbay Moideen, Founder-President of Thumbay Group was handed over the prestigious award during the ceremony.
Bollywood superstar, Shah Rukh Khan, was the special guest of the evening joining in the celebrations. His Excellency T.P. Seetharam, Ambassador of India to the UAE, also attended the event as guest of honor, along with Boris Collardi, CEO of Julius Baer Group, which partnered with Forbes Middle East on this special occasion.
After receiving the award Mr. Moideen said “such honors and recognition add more responsibility to what we do”. I strongly believe in the adage that ‘In the race for excellence, there is no finish line’. I wish to thank Forbes Middle East for doing the honor. It is also a reflection of the dedicated team effort of our entire organization. I wish to thank the Rulers of this great country who support and encourage us in our endeavors. It is evident from the fact that more than 78% of the Top Leaders and Business owners are based in UAE.
Speaking after the event, Mrs. Khuloud Al Omian, Editor-in-Chief, Forbes Middle East and Vice-President of Arab Publisher House, said: “Indian entrepreneurs and businessmen have played an enormous role in the continued development of the Arab world. Their passion, drive and expertise have blended with the region’s own, creating a truly unique business environment.”
Commenting further, Mrs. Al Omian added, “On behalf of the whole team at Forbes Middle East, I would like to congratulate all 170 top Indian leaders and thank everyone involved for making the evening such a success. As the country with the most top Indian leaders, the UAE continues to provide an unrivalled platform that encourages extraordinary leaders and their businesses to flourish.”
Amongst the highlights of the evening was the unveiling of the latest issue of Forbes Middle East magazine, which includes a comprehensive ranking of inspirational Indians, upon which the evening’s prestigious awards were based.
About Thumbay Group UAE:
The Thumbay Group UAE is an international business conglomerate with its headquarters in Ajman, United Arab Emirates.
Venturing into new avenues of service with missionary zeal, the Thumbay Group has over the past decade spread its wings of excellence in various fields of social and business endeavors. What started in 1998 with the establishment of the Thumbay Group at Ajman, UAE by its founder, a visionary and third generation entrepreneur from India, Mr. Thumbay Moideen, blossomed into a diversified group with operations in Education, Healthcare, Medical Research, Diagnostics, Retail Pharmacy, Health Communications, Retail Opticals, Wellness, Nutrition Stores, Hospitality, Real Estate, Publishing, Trading, and Marketing & Distribution.
The GMC Chain of Hospitals, the constituent teaching hospitals of Gulf Medical University, is one of the largest healthcare services providers in U.A.E serving patients from more than 175 countries. Similarly, Gulf Medical University attracts a student cohort of over 70 nationalities and faculty and staff from over 22 countries.
Apart from being an acknowledged leader in the health sector, Thumbay Group operates a reputed pharmacy chain, diagnostic centres, multi-brand retail outlets, world-class wellness centres, a prestigious chain of coffee shoppes, popular health & lifestyle publication, to name a few. An academic and entrepreneurial powerhouse, the Thumbay Group takes its strength from an empowered and loyal employee group exceeding three thousand people. Today, the Thumbay Group is a symbol for superior service, quality and innovation.