Company: Aster DM Healthcare
Designation: Chairman and Managing Director
Starting from a single doctor practice in Dubai, over the last 30 years Azad Moopen has turned Aster DM healthcare into one of the UAE’s largest private healthcare providers, with 323 hospitals, clinics and pharmacies across the Middle East, India and as far afield as the Philippines. As of last September 2017, the company directly employs nearly 16,000 people, including 2,308 doctors and 7,549 nurses and paramedics.
Currently, Aster DM Healthcare is exploring expansion opportunities in new markets including Egypt, Iraq, Syria and the African continent, as well as within its traditional UAE market, where Dr Moopen plans to fully contribute to Dubai’s aim to become one of the world’s foremost destinations for medical tourism.
Dr Moopen is also a well-known philanthropist who has earmarked 20 percent of his personal wealth for philanthropy. Aster DM is also heavily involved in a number of not-for-profit projects, such as early disease and cancer screening centres in India, “doctor on wheels” mobile clinics, local empowerment programmes
for women and children in India, and free or subsidised treatments for the underprivileged.
In the last 30 years, we have done well, thanks mainly to the support of the UAE’s rulers and the hard work of the people at Aster DM Medical”