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 Mr. 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.