He was born on 18th March 1984 to Dr. Thumbay Moideen, a third generation business entrepreneur and Mrs. Zohra Moideen, a renowned artist in Mangalore, India. He completed his secondary education from the elite Indian academic institution, The Lawrence School, Lovedale, Ooty. After moving to the U.A.E. at the age of 15, he continued his studies with the International School of Choueifat in the UAE, and completed his graduation in Mechanical Engineering from American University of Sharjah (AUS). He later went on to continue his postgraduate studies in Hospital Management from the renowned SDA Boccioni School of Management, Milan, Italy.
After completing his studies and spending the first few months with a New York based company, Akbar joined Thumbay Group, the multinational business conglomerate founded by his father Dr. Thumbay Moideen, on a full-time basis. He demonstrated extraordinary business acumen and initiative from the word go. His vision, enthusiasm and confidence brought him greater responsibilities, and he was elevated to the position of the Vice-President of Thumbay Group’s Healthcare Division, on 1 November 2015.
Akbar looks after operations of all Thumbay Hospitals in Ajman, Fujairah, Sharjah, Dubai and Hyderabad (India), as well as the networks of Thumbay Clinics, and Thumbay Labs throughout the UAE and in India. Under the banner of the Retail Division, he initiated Nutri Plus Vita, a series of health nutrition and wellness store, in addition to the pre-existing branches of Zo & Mo Opticals and Thumbay Pharmacy located across the UAE. He is also credited of being the brain behind the Thumbay Marketing and Distribution Company (TMDC).
One of Akbar’s key initiatives has been to promote Thumbay Hospitals in the medical tourism segment in an aggressive manner. The hospital’s world-class healthcare services and excellent facilities have brought in patients from as far as Africa and Southern Europe, seeking treatments from executive check-ups to complicated surgeries.