Executive Director & CEO of Aster and Medcare Hospitals & Clinics GCC
Alisha Moopen is currently the Executive Director & CEO of Aster and Medcare Hospitals & Clinics in GCC. Having joined the company as a Director in 2013, she is responsible for overseeing the strategic direction and development of the company, and notably spearheading the expansion of the group into new markets. Today, Aster DM Healthcare is one of the largest integrated healthcare conglomerate with a presence across 9 countries. With 32 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 21 hospitals, 113 clinics and 219 pharmacies. The organisation currently employs more than 17800+ people, of which 1530 are doctors and 5958 are nursing staff.
Alisha was recently elected by 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 to tackle the main challenges of the world today, with healthcare being one of them. She was also recognised as one of the Top 100 World’s Greatest Leaders in Asia and GCC in 2018. Forbes Middle East magazine has selected Alisha as one of the Top Next Generation Indian Leaders in 2018. She has also won Khaleej Times’ Emerging Leaders Award for Healthcare, The Asian Business Leadership Forum’s (ABLF) Rising Star Award, Game Changer of the Year Award at Global Women in Leadership Economic Forum and Emirates Woman Magazine’s Woman of the Year Award in the Achiever category; all in 2018.
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 distinction in Finance & Accounting.
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 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 Aster Volunteers programme which bridges the gap between people who would like to help with those in need.
Health is a birthright of every human on this planet. Alisha is dedicated to ensure 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.