Dubai, UAE: Zanubia Shams, co-chairperson at Zulekha Healthcare Group ranked 58 in the 2018 Forbes list of the 100 most influential women in the Middle East. The latest list of The Middle East’s Most Influential Women honours high achievers and it features 100 female executives and business women and 10 women heading government departments in the region.

“This listing by Forbes Middle East comes after long days and nights of hard work and commitment towards improving and saving people’s lives. I’m proud to be positioned alongside many influential women coming to the forefront of the economic scene worldwide. It’s very exciting to see more and more women leading major roles in both private and public sectors across the Middle East region where, out of the global trend, females graduates outnumber male ones,” commented Mrs. Shams.

Dr. Zulekha Daud, Founder and Chairperson of Zulekha Healthcare Group received the award on behalf of her daughter Zanubia, along with grandson Aamir Shams at the gala hosted by Forbes Middle East in Dubai.

Forbes Middle East considered the following factors to formulate the ranking of the most influential business women: revenues of the companies that they lead; the title, scope and impact of the role that they perform; the amount of experience that they possess, and the growth of their firm, and other initiatives that they have led in the last three years.


About Zulekha Healthcare Group

The Zulekha Hospital brand is part of the Zulekha Healthcare Group, and is among the forerunners in UAE healthcare for 25 years now.

Today the Zulekha Healthcare group includes three multidisciplinary hospitals with two in the UAE in Dubai and Sharjah, and the third in Nagpur, India. The Group also has four UAE medical centres and three pharmacies providing specialised treatments in over 25 disciplines.

Zulekha Hospital has received extensive recognition for its commitment towards quality care and sustainable business practises, such as Dubai Quality Appreciation Award, Dubai Quality Award, Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Business Excellence Award, underling a commitment to providing high quality healthcare to patients and society at large.

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