Akbar Moideen Thumbay, Director Healthcare Division Thumbay Group won the prestigious ‘Champion of Change’ Award
The awards were presented during the MENA HR Excellence Awards held in Dubai as part of during the 10th Annual Human Assets Expansion Summit MENA. It also featured the 7th Annual MENA HR Excellence Awards, which recognize outstanding achievements by individuals and organizations in advancing the HR function.
Akbar Moideen Thumbay received the award from Ms. Sophie Le Ray, CEO Naseba group in a glittering ceremony held at Sofitel Hotel Dubai on the 21st of May 2015. Champion of Change award is given to a C-level non HR executive for his/her contribution to the HR function of his organization. In a stiff competition, Akbar won the award in recognition of his leadership, strategic thinking and key management decisions that benefited the organization.
After receiving the award Akbar Moideen Thumbay said that the change process is complex and requires commitment from senior leaders and a robust plan to address the people side of any change initiative. Hence I have been supporting a number of disciplined steps that have enhanced its capabilities for developing talents while ensuring management continuity throughout its systems. I take this opportunity to thank the founder president of the group Thumbay Moideen for encouraging and supporting my initiatives over the last five years.
The Best Talent Management Practice award was bagged by Thumbay Group UAE for the second consecutive year, for setting standard for innovation and strategy in Talent Management. The precise criteria for this award category was effective employee onboarding, ongoing training and development, coaching, mentoring, assessing and developing leadership capabilities, monitoring and measuring talent management, designing effective compensation and recognition system within the organization. Ms. Sophie Le Ray. Chief Executive Officer, Naseba group presented the awards. Mr. Suraj Padmanabhan, Assistant Manager Learning and Development and Mr. Karthikeyan, Manager Talent Acquisition Thumbay Group received the award. Ms. Jwala and Ms. Jubeena from HR department also represented the group in the conference.
The summit connected HR Professionals from leading organizations in the Middle East and North Africa region. Leading HR professionals and organizations were awarded and recognized for excellence for their achievement in the past 12 months. This specific platform is organized exclusively by French business information group named Naseba. Other Winners in different categories were Pfizer, FGB (First Gulf Bank), Etisalat, Dubai Airport, Gulf Bank, Emirates NBD, Etihad Airways and Bayt.
The 2-day forum facilitated knowledge-sharing on the most pressing issues HR professionals in the region are facing. Centered on the theme ‘HR Innovations: Transforming People, Processes & Technology’, this year’s summit focused on arming the employees with the right tools to communicate and collaborate in an increasingly global, multicultural workplace.
The award is given in recognition of an organization for its excellence in talent management. Criteria for evaluation include effective employee onboarding, ongoing training and development, coaching and mentoring, assessing and developing leadership capabilities, monitoring talent and measuring talent management, designing effective compensation and recognition systems.
The Thumbay Group UAE is an international business corporation with its headquarters in Ajman, United Arab Emirates. It has over the past decade spread its wings of excellence in various fields of social and business endeavors. What started in 1998 with the establishment of the Thumbay Group at Ajman, UAE by its founder, a visionary and third generation entrepreneur from India, Thumbay Moideen, blossomed into a diversified group with myriad line of businesses in U.A.E and overseas.
Thumbay Group workforce has been proactive in supporting the Run the business & Change the business Management for organizational growth. Our employees take change as a rule and not as an exception. This mindset fosters the high performers to raise the bar higher and achieve the newly set benchmark while still abiding by the dual perspective of Run the Business and Change the Business said Suraj Padmanabhan.