Chairman's Profile

Dr. Azad Moopen, the visionary Founder Chairman and Managing Director of Aster DM Healthcare, always believes that healthcare is more than a business, primarily a service dedicated to saving lives and restoring wellness. The journey, which Dr. Azad Moopen started with this strong conviction, has touched and made significant positive changes in the lives of millions.

Born on 28th June, 1953, son of late MA Moopen, a noble soul, freedom fighter and social leader, Dr. Azad Moopen is a Gold Medalist in MBBS and a Post Graduate in General Medicine from Calicut Government Medical College in Kerala, and a Diploma holder in Chest Diseases from Delhi University, India. He started his career as a Medical Lecturer but a chance visit to Dubai opened to him the immense possibilities of the untapped healthcare sector in the Gulf and he took a life changing decision of relocating to Dubai.

Dr. Azad Moopen’s journey in developing the healthcare sector of the region has been phenomenal. From a single doctor clinic in Dubai in 1987, over 35 years, Aster DM Healthcare has grown into a global healthcare conglomerate of more than 697 facilities spread across seven countries.

Guided by his mission to provide quality healthcare at affordable costs at the door-steps of people, Dr. Moopen’s efforts have played a significant role in shaping the healthcare delivery model of the region. Today, Aster DM Healthcare is an integrated healthcare service organization that provides the complete circle of care to people through its world-class network of hospitals, clinics and pharmacies, providing primary to quaternary care to all segments of the population. The company is one of the largest integrated healthcare service providers in GCC and India.

Dr. Azad Moopen revolutionized the healthcare service in the region by creating a healthcare model and facilities which are accessible to different income groups and masses without compromising the service aspect of the noble medical profession. Along with providing medical care to millions of people across geographies, Aster DM healthcare now provides direct employment to more than 27, 200 people which includes 3,441 doctors and 7,473 nurses, and the numbers are still growing.

A dedicated philanthropist, Dr. Azad Moopen, has embarked on numerous social initiatives through Aster DM Foundation and Dr. Moopen Family Foundation. He strongly believes that profit is a by-product and not our purpose in healthcare, and his initiatives in the field of healthcare, education, women and social empowerment are providing hope to millions across geographies. He has earmarked 20% of his personal wealth for philanthropic activities enabling social change and helping people in need.

A stern believer in values, Dr. Moopen balances his work and family life where he has been ably supported by his loving wife Naseera and three daughters, their families and grandchildren.

Padma Shri Dr. Azad Moopen, MBBS, MD, FRCP

Founder Chairman & Managing Director,
Aster DM Healthcare

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