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Ms. Alisha Moopen

Ms. Alisha Moopen

Managing Director and Group CEO, Aster DM Healthcare FZC

Alisha Moopen is the Managing Director and Group CEO for Aster DM Healthcare FZC, Aster’s GCC business. Having joined the company as a Director in 2013, Alisha is responsible for managing the strategic direction and development of the company, along with spearheading the expansion of the group into new markets. Aster DM Healthcare FZC is one of the largest integrated healthcare conglomerates with a presence across all 6 countries in the GCC. With 37 years of strong track record of providing compassionate care to patients, Aster provides the complete circle of care through its primary, secondary, tertiary, and quaternary care services, and its network of 15 hospitals, 117 clinics, and 285 pharmacies. Along with providing medical care to millions of people across geographies, Aster DM Healthcare FZC now provides direct employment to 13,029 people which includes approximately 1,673 doctors and 3,692 nurses, and the numbers are still growing.

Alisha was elected by the World Economic Forum as a Young Global Leader to join the class of 2018. Recognising her past work in healthcare, she has been inducted into a 5-year programme with like-minded people who are committed and passionate about tackling the main challenges of the world today, with healthcare being one of them. She was the first female Chapter Chair of YPO’s Dubai Chapter, a global leadership organization that brings together over 27,000 chief executives from over 130 countries. She is the Founder and Vice-Chairwoman of Dubai Healthcare Business Group. In 2021, she was also appointed to the Board of Thought Leadership and Innovation Foundation, a US based Non-profit organization. Alisha was recently appointed to the Board of Directors for Sharjah Research, Technology and Innovation Park, under the leadership of HH Sheikha Bodour Al Qasimi, as per a decree issued by HH Dr. Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah.

Alisha was recently featured in Fortune India and Business Today’s Most Powerful Women in Business list. In 2023, Arabian Business named her as one of the top 10 Healthcare Visionaries for the Middle East, and Gulf Business awarded her as the Healthcare Leader of the Year. She was also listed in 50 Inspiring Women Leaders 2023 by Arabian Business. In 2022, Alisha was recognized as the Healthcare CEO of the Year by CEO Middle East and awarded with UAE’s Young Leader of the Year recognition by India Global Forum. She was recognized as one of the Most Influential Women in the Arab World by CEO Middle East Magazine.

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 a distinction in Finance & Accounting. She also holds a degree in Global Leadership & Public Policy Change from Harvard University.

Alisha Moopen's philosophy in life is 'Healthiness is Happiness'. She wants to enable quality healthcare across the globe through treating people with compassion, precision, and excellence. She is dedicated to the cause of women empowerment and mental health. She believes in the diversity of the workforce, strength in differences and focused on improving the glass ceilings at work for women. She was instrumental in launching the Women in Leadership programme at Aster DM Healthcare which empowers talented and capable 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 the Aster Volunteers programme which bridges the gap between people who would like to help with those in need.

Health is the birthright of every human on this planet. Alisha is dedicated to ensuring that humanity leverages on advances in science as well as personal re-engineering of self, ranging from lifestyle choices to dealing with the external environment, to staying happy and healthy, both physically and mentally. She believes using technology can enable better health outcomes for population management through precision medicine, connected care and AI.