Aster DM Healthcare Chairman
Padma Shri. Dr. Azad Moopen
MBBS, MD, DTCD
Dr. Azad Moopen is the Chairman and Managing Director of Aster DM Healthcare and is responsible for the Company’s overall business operations and for setting forth the group strategy and vision.
A Physician turned Entrepreneur and Philanthropist, Dr. Moopen has instituted the largest and growing network of healthcare facilities across the Middle East and India. From a single medical centre, Dr. Moopen was able to build over 290 establishments consisting of Hospitals, Clinics, and Pharmacies in the region in a span of three decades. From a single doctor practice in Dubai, the Aster DM Healthcare is now a trusted healthcare conglomerate through its brands ASTER, MEDCARE, ACCESS, Aster MIM, and DM-WIMS.
Dr. Moopen is a gold medalist in Medicine and a post graduate in General Medicine from University of Calicut, Kerala, India. He is also a diploma holder in Tuberculosis and Chest Diseases from Delhi University, Delhi, India. Aside from his responsibilities for Aster DM Healthcare, Dr. Moopen is also active in the healthcare community. He serves as a Director of ‘NORKA Roots’ (Non-Resident Keralite Affairs) and Director of KSIDC (Kerala State Industrial Development Corporation) under the Government of Kerala. He is also the Governing Council Member of KUHAS (Kerala University for Health and Allied Sciences) and Vice Chairman of SAFI (Social Advancement Foundation of India) and the Founder President of AKMG (All Kerala Medical Graduates Association, UAE).
His achievements as a doctor, entrepreneur, and philanthropist earned him numerous recognitions. The Government of India honoured him with the Padma Shri Award, which is the 4th highest civilian award given the Government, and the Pravasi Bharatiya Samman for his remarkable contributions to the Indian Diaspora. The Government of Kerala, India also bestowed upon him the “Best Doctor Award.” He was also named as one of the Top 10 Indian Leaders in the UAE and listed in the Billionaires of the World by Forbes Magazine. The Arab Health Forum presented him with the Arab Health Award for his outstanding influences to the Middle East healthcare industry. His other recognitions include the Arabian Business Achievement Award from the ITP Publishing Group and the Healthcare CEO of the Year Award at the CEO Middle East Awards 2015.