He is also a member of the ‘Thumbay Group Board’, a five-member board which implements the Group’s strategic plans worldwide. Akram Moideen Thumbay was born on the 1st of January 1987 to Dr. Thumbay Moideen, a third generation business entrepreneur and his wife Mrs. Zohra, an accomplished artist from Mangalore, India.
Akram did his schooling at the Lawrence School, Lovedale – Ooty, and the International School of Choueifat, Sharjah – UAE. He completed his Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree from the American University of Sharjah specializing in Management and Finance in 2010. He has also done BA Business & Management (Honours) from the University of Northampton and M.Sc. Entrepreneurship from the University of Surrey.
HOBBIES & ACTIVITIES
Akram was the President of the Indian Cultural Club at the American University of Sharjah. He has captained Football, Hockey and Cricket teams at school/university levels and won several prizes in swimming and athletics. He is also into snowboarding.
Akram has a passion for travelling and learning about cultures (Europe, North America, Middle East, Asia).
RECOGNITIONS & ACHIEVEMENTS
Akram Moideen – Regions Most Influential Business Leader (40 & Under) [Link]
Thumbay Group ranks among ‘Top 50 Private Companies in the UAE’ published by Forbes Middle East.
Thumbay Group Wins Four Honors at the Prestigious Annual ‘Business Excellence Awards’
Thumbay Group Wins Four Honors at the Prestigious Sheikh Khalifa Excellence Awards 2018
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 business entrepreneur from India, Dr. Thumbay Moideen, blossomed into a diversified business conglomerate with operations across 20 sectors including 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.
Strategic Plan 2023
3 New University campuses in 3 countries
Plans to expand the hospital chain to at least 15 in U.A.E and other countries in the next 5 years.
Thumbay Academic Hospital network to have a total of 1000 beds in the UAE, 1500 beds in India and 750 beds in the Gulf and Africa
Housing projects in Gulf Medical University campus: hotel, separate boys/girls hostels and staff accommodation
Akram’s first stint with Thumbay Group was in January 2001, where he spent six years (up to December 2006) as a Trainee, familiarizing himself with the day-to-day operations of the organization by involving in recommending innovative ideas, participating in brainstorming sessions and assisting in the daily tasks of the company.
He rejoined Thumbay Group during May 2009 – December 2012, where he performed day-to-day office administration and accounting, growth/budgeting/strategic planning, consultant/subcontractor coordination and handled the overall supervision of projects, costing, inventories, HR, stores and materials, analysis and personnel. He was also in charge of 8 Engineers and 15 site supervisors.
Akram was later elevated as the Director Operations of the Construction & Renovation Division of Thumbay Group, and he formally took charge on 10th February 2016. He now directs the operations of Thumbay Builders, the high-end general construction company operated by the Construction & Renovation Division of Thumbay Group, and is the Director of Thumbay Technologies, a leading IT solutions company owned by Thumbay Group. He has also done shorts stints as trainee/intern, with some of the prominent international names in the automobile, manufacturing and construction sectors.
Thumbay Builders has several established clients that have ongoing real estate development and improvement projects in United Arab Emirates. The company has extensive construction projects in India as well.
It is one of the largest construction companies in the Northern Emirates of the UAE. It offers facilities in designing, developing and constructing real estate. Some of the prestigious projects handled by Thumbay Builders in the UAE include the Gulf Medical University, Thumbay Hospital, Thumbay Pharmacy, Body & Soul Health Club, Blends & Brews Coffee Shoppe and The Terrace Restaurant.
Thumbay Technologies is a leading name in the IT sector delivering a host of services across several business verticals.
The company delivers outstanding solutions through its impeccable technology expertise combined with extensive experience. Thumbay Technologies prides itself in the variety, breadth and scope of projects it has successfully implemented over the years. The company helps its clients ready themselves for the ever-changing technological challenges by clearly understanding their needs and working alongside them for solutions.