Mr. Nazeer Hussain, Director of Finance & Budget – Thumbay Group, won the prestigious ‘Revolutionary CFO of the Year’ award for the private sector, for the second consecutive year at the MENA CFO Awards ceremony held at Sofitel The Palm, Dubai on 7th November 2016. Mr. Hussain, who is also a member of the ‘Thumbay Group Board’ which implements the group’s strategic plans, received the award at a special ceremony organized on the second and final day of the 10th CFO Strategies Forum MENA.
The CFO Strategies Forum commended Mr. Hussain for playing an integral role in maintaining a balance between protecting the company’s assets while promoting a culture of innovation, risk taking and flexibility in order to prepare for fast-growing emerging markets.
Congratulating Nazeer Hussain on the award, Mr. Thumbay Moideen, the founder president of Thumbay Group said, “Thumbay Group’s commitment to innovation and our forward-looking strategies are being increasingly recognized at global forums. This is something to be really proud of.”
The CFO Strategies Forum is an annual event which brings together over 120 Chief Financial Officers, CEOs and industry experts to Discuss industry trends, catalyse the region’s continuous growth and provide them with unparalleled networking opportunities. The MENA CFO Awards recognize the important contribution of CFOs in delivering results and achieving success for their organizations.
The 10th CFO Strategies Forum MENA was supported by several leading organisations. This edition also featured interactive workshops from seasoned financial experts.
About Thumbay Group
Thumbay Group is an international business conglomerate headquartered in DIFC – Dubai. From humble beginnings in 1998 when Thumbay Moideen, the visionary educationist and third generation entrepreneur from India migrated to the UAE to establish Thumbay Group, today, more than a decade and a half since its inception, the Group under his Presidency operates more than 20 brands across 18 different verticals including Education, Healthcare, Medical Research, Diagnostics, Retail Pharmacy, Health Communications, Retail Opticals, Wellness, Nutrition Stores, Hospitality, Real Estate, Publishing, Technology, Media, Events, Medical Tourism, Trading and Marketing & Distribution. Thumbay Group today employees close to 4000 people, which is projected to increase to around 10000 by the year 2020, with the completion of ongoing and upcoming projects.