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DR. AZAD MOOPEN
Chairman & Managing Director - Aster DM Healthcare
Dr. Azad Moopen is Chairman and Managing Director of Aster DM Healthcare. He is a gold medalist in Medicine and a post graduate in General Medicine from University of Calicut, Kerala, India and a diploma holder in Tuberculosis and Chest Diseases from Delhi University, Delhi, India.

Dr. Moopen is responsible for Aster DM Healthcare’s overall business operations and is responsible for setting forth the group strategy and vision. He also serves as Director of NORKA Roots and the Kerala State Industrial Development Corporation. He has set up Dr. Moopen’s Foundation, a charitable foundation for extending healthcare charitable benefits to the less privileged. He has been Director of Aster DM Healthcare since its inception.

Dr. Moopen has been honoured by the Government of India with the Padma Shri Award in 2011 and the Pravasi Bharatiya Samman in 2010. He has also been conferred the Best Doctor Award by the Government of Kerala in 2009.

Dr. Moopen has also received the Arab Health Award from the Arab Health Forum in 2010, the Arabian Business Achievement Award from the ITP Publishing Group in 2010 and the Healthcare CEO of the Year Award at the CEO Middle East Awards 2015.
1987
Commenced operations as a single doctor clinic in Dubai - the first milestone in Aster DM’s inception
1995
Launched first specialty medical centre in Dubai
2006
Started the premium segment Medcare hospital in UAE
2010
Consolidation of the group’s medical facilities under the brand Aster
2011-2010
Awarded the Pravasi Bharatiya Samman and Padma Shri by the Government of India
2017
Dr. Moopen was ranked sixth ‘Top 100 Indian Leaders in UAE’ by Forbes
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ALISHA MOOPEN
Deputy Managing Director – Aster DM Healthcare
Alisha Moopen is Deputy Managing Director of Aster DM Healthcare. Having joined the company as a Director in 2013, she is responsible for overseeing the strategic direction and development of the organisation, and notably spearheading the expansion of the group into new markets.

In 2018, Alisha was elected by The World Economic Forum as a Young Global Leader and was recognized as one of the Top 100 World’s Greatest Leaders in Asia and GCC. Forbes Middle East magazine has selected Alisha as one of the Top Next Generation Indian Leaders, and she has won Khaleej Times Emerging Leaders Award 2018 for Healthcare. She is a board member of YPO, Dubai.

A great champion of women empowerment and mental health, Alisha was instrumental in launching the Women in Leadership programme at Aster DM Healthcare which empowers talented female employees with training and growth opportunities, to shape them for leadership roles.

She is also an active philanthropist, being a trustee of Aster DM Foundation and involved in social welfare through Aster Volunteers programme which bridges the gap between people who would like to help with those in need.

She is a Chartered Accountant from the ICAS (Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland) and worked earlier with Ernst & Young. She graduated from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor with distinction in Finance & Accounting.
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ANDRE DAOUD
Chief Executive Officer - Medcare Hospitals and Medical Centres
Andre Daoud is the Chief Executive Officer of Medcare Hospitals and Medical Centres. An expert in identifying new streams for revenue and value creation, Andre brings more than 20 years of strategic management and organisational leadership to unlock financial challenges and improve customer experiences across multiple industries.

At Medcare, Andre leads the development and execution of tailored business strategies that focus on realising clinical excellence, providing a unique patient experience, leveraging digitalisation by looking beyond technology to drive innovation while also generating organic business growth and expansion.

Andre joined the insurance sector over 15 years ago, where he focused on strategy and business development, technical and operations management. He has been an important contributor towards achieving double digit growth in sales volume through high-tech award-winning programmes, consumer innovation initiatives as well as process outsourcing and best-in class practices.

His journey also included delivering healthcare solutions for both the private and public sectors in the region such as partnership agreements and international patient services to establishing national healthcare schemes.

Daoud is a graduate of Saint Joseph University in Beirut with a bachelor’s degree in insurance. He later obtained a higher diploma in Organisational Leadership from the University of Cork. Daoud is proficient in several languages including Arabic, English, and French.