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Managing Director -  Nalapad Group Overseas;
Chairman – Credence High School

Abdulla Nalapad Ahmed comes from a family of lawmakers and business entrepreneurs. His father was the Mayor of Bhadravathi, Karnataka and his brother currently represents the Bangalore South constituency of the Karnataka Legislative Assembly. Mr. Abdulla, after his early education in schools in Bangalore, graduated in Business Management from Christ College, a prestigious educational institution in Bangalore. He did his Masters in Business Management from Coventry University in the United Kingdom. 

Managerial Experience
After his education he joined the family business and is at present the Managing Director of M/s Bin Eid Diesel Trading Co LLC, Sharjah, Nalapad Transport by Heavy Vehicles LLC, Dubai, Transworld Metal Works LLC, Dubai and Credence High School, Dubai.
Apart from the above companies, he is the Executive Director of Nalapad Group of Companies, a widely diversified group from hospitality to real estate, Nalapad Hotels, India; Nalapad Plantations, India and Director in Indiavision TV, India. He is also the Managing Director of Consolidated Engineering Enterprises, Bengaluru, India, a leading Contracting company engaged in building roads and bridges with specialization in irrigation works such as the construction of dams and canals.

Social Activities
Mr. Abdulla has been an inexhaustible contributor to social and philanthropic causes. He is an Executive Trustee to the board of the Global Educational Trust, which manages the Horizon International School in Calicut, India. This school is coming up with a USD 3.5 million project in Kerala to provide international quality education at an affordable cost. 


MBBS, MD, DTCD – Chairman - DM Healthcare & MIMS

Dr. Azad Moopen is a physician-turned entrepreneur who has combined professional and Management excellence, along with philanthropic activities, both at home and abroad. He passed MBBS with gold medal and MD in General Medicine from the Government Medical College, Kozhikode, Kerala, and Diploma in Chest Disease from Delhi University. He served as a Lecturer at Calicut Government Medical College for five years before relocating to Dubai in 1987.
Starting a single doctor practice, Dr Moopen went on to establish the largest chain of healthcare facilities in GCC with more than 100 medical establishments under the brand “ASTER” and “MEDCARE”. Dr. Moopen also established the 600-bed; tertiary care “Malabar Institute of Medical Sciences (MIMS) Hospital” at Kozhikode in 2001 and 150-bed MIMS Hospital at Kottakkal in 2009. The MIMS Academy Trust has more than 1,000 plus students in various disciplines of medical and nursing subjects.

Philanthropic & Social activities:
Dr. Moopen has been in the forefront of philanthropic and social initiatives in India and abroad. The Group conducts regular free medical camps for the labourers in different GCC countries. He is establishing a chain of Community Dialysis Centres (CDC) to provide free and subsidised dialysis to the underprivileged, under MIMS Charitable Trust which is also extending free and subsidised medical treatment to the tune of Rs 50 lakh a year to the poor.
The Trust established a Rural Health Centre at the backward Vazhayoor Panchayat near Kozhikode in 2008 and adopted 7,000 BPL members for comprehensive free OP and IP care. Trust also provides assistance for Free Paediatric Cardiac Surgery through a special programme called “‘Save the Little Heart’.

Dr. Moopen is the Chairman of MILEs (Moopen Institute of Local Empowerment) which is
doing grass-root level intervention in the backward Kalpakanchery Panchayath of Malappuram district in areas like Education & Women’s empowerment, at a cost of INR 2 Crores. He is the Vice Chairman of the Social Advancement Foundation of India (SAFI) which is establishing a Deemed University on 350 acre campus in Malabar to provide access to the students from the backward communities to frontier areas of Technology, Science and Management. He is the Vice Chairman of 3 International Schools with CBSE syllabus in Riyadh, Jeddah and Damam in Saudi Arabia with a combined strength of 7,000, providing quality education at affordable cost, upholding the Indian educational brand through CBSE-I syllabus. He is the Executive Trustee of the Global Educational Trust which is building the Horizon International School near Kozhikode at a cost of Rs.15 crore for providing international quality education.

Awards and Recognitions
•    “Padma Shri” Award by Government of India (2011)
•    “Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Award’ by Government of India (2010)
•    “Arab Health Award” for ‘Outstanding Contribution of an Individual to the Middle East Healthcare Industry’ (2010).


Managing Director -  Jaleel Holdings

Sameer Kunhu Mohamed, scion of the Venmadathayil family, has combined his entrepreneurial and management skills to promote the family business to new heights. After his early education in Dubai, UAE he graduated in Business Administration from the McCoombs School of Business, University of Texas, USA in 1995.
After his initial training as an apprentice in Arthur Andersen & Co, Dubai he joined as an assistant to his father, the Chairman of the Jaleel Group of Companies, in the family business in 1996. After learning the ropes he became the Managing Director of the group in 2000. He was instrumental in bring all the companies of the group under a holding company in 2008. 

Managerial Experience
At present he is the Managing Director of the holding company “Jaleel Holdings Ltd”, a company registered in the British Virgin Islands, which in turn manages Jaleel Holdings LLC, Jaleel Fruits & Vegetables Trading LLC, Jaleel Pharmaceuticals & Cosmetic Distribution LLC in Dubai. Apart from the above companies, the other group companies are Jaleel Traders LLC, Dubai, Jaleel General Trading LLC, Dubai & Sharjah, Al Jaleel Trading Co. LLC, Dubai, Obaid & Sameer Trading Co. LLC, Dubai, Sameer & Zakir Trading LLC, Dubai, Jaleel Wholesale Point LLC, Ajman, J mart Supermarket LLC, Dubai, Catalyst Systems & Solutions LLC, Abu Dhabi & Ras Al Khaimah, Transworld Metal Works LLC, Dubai, Orbex General Trading LLC, Dubai & Eastern Condiments Middle East FZCo, RAK Free Zone.

Social Activities
Mr. Sameer has been in the vanguard of social and philanthropic activities. He is a Trustee in the family run Thadagam Educational Charitable Trust, which runs a college free of cost for the needy students and with a nominal fee for those who can afford it. The trust also provides free education, uniforms and books to needy children in the neighbourhood of their ancestral home in India. He is also an Executive Trustee and Secretary of the Global Educational Trust, which manages the Horizon International School in Calicut, India.