Company: Aster DM Healthcare
Designation: Founder and chairman
Over 20 years, Dr Azad moopen has established a chain of healthcare facilities across Asia and the Gulf, under the umbrella company Aster DM Healthcare (DM standing for Dr Moopen). Today the firm employs about 2,000 people in the Gulf and serves more than 3 million patients a year.
Its current network of 307 healthcare institutions is spread across nine countries. In the UAE, its latest opening was a 120-bed general hospital in Sharjah, bringing the group’s number of hospital beds in the UAE to 419.
Dr Moopen is considering a $300m initial public offering in the near future and is working on a project to provide 3,100 hospital beds in Kerala via eight different projects, including Aster Medcity, a hi-tech healthcare destination being developed on 40 acres in Kochi. In 2015, he opened sports medicine clinics in Kerala and announced a 500-bed super-specialty hospital in the capital.