100 smartest people in the UAE
Tue 26 Sep 2017 12:04 AM
Dr Azad Moopen

Company: Aster DM Healthcare

Designation: Founder and chairman

Country: India

Country of residence: India

Aster DM Healthcare’s current network of 307 healthcare institutions spread across nine countries makes it one of this region’s foremost business success stories of any industry. Headquartered in Abu Dhabi, the firm employs more than 2,000 doctors and serves more than 3 million patients annually. It is now also actively exploring opportunities in Africa, due to the high number of Africans travelling to India to access decent healthcare.

The establishment of this ever-growing success story took Dr Azad Moopen more than 20 years. It is expected to pay off next year when he publicly lists the business. Dr Moopen’s daughter and CEO Aisha Moopen told Arabian Business in May the company aimed to sell 10 percent of its shares by October 2018, with a listing either in Mumbai or London.