Foundation Holdings CEO wins Top Award for second year in a row

This is Sharma’s second consecutive award

Foundation Holdings CEO wins Top Award for second year in a row

Dubai-UAE: - Abhishek Sharma, CEO of Foundation Holdings, was named the ‘Emerging Indian CEO in the UAE for Private Equity and Investments’ at the UAE-India Economic Forum 2018 in Dubai. He received the award from His Excellency Abdulla Al Saleh, Undersecretary of the Foreign Trade & Industry at the UAE Ministry of Commerce.

This is Sharma’s second consecutive award at this important summit, having won an award in 2017 for his vibrant and dynamic work in the healthcare and education sectors.

The Forum’s Qadat Al Tagheer Awards, in its third edition now, honors government leaders and businessmen who have made a mark for themselves and contributed to the growing economies of both countries, with UAE being India’s third largest trading partner.

Foundation Holdings is a strategic, global investment firm focused on building sustainable, industry-defining companies in the impactful healthcare, education and consumer sectors across India and the GCC region. Under Abhishek Sharma’s leadership, Foundation Holdings has completed many landmark initiatives and had announced plans to invest AED2 billion. The firm is in the process of completing marquee transactions in the UAE and India, as well as the broader GCC region in Healthcare and Education.

Significantly, in January 2018 Foundation Holdings launched Right Health, the UAE’s largest and fastest-growing value healthcare organization, established through the acquisition and integration of 36 existing medical and health service providers.

“The UAE-India Economic Forum continues to highlight the benefits of enhanced bilateral collaboration between the two countries. At Foundation Holdings, we are focused on both the UAE and India markets and seek to expand investments in businesses in each of these markets. The India-UAE bilateral relationship has evolved into a significant partnership in the economic and commercial sphere. Already the India-UAE trade is around US$52 billion, making India the largest trading partner of the UAE, while the UAE is India's third largest trading partner. It is indeed a great honor to be recognized as the Emerging Indian CEO in the UAE in the investments sector, alongside industry leaders and business builders," Abhishek Sharma said. 

Sharma sits on several boards across India and the GCC region. He is also a donor and volunteer with Dubai Cares and the Clinton Foundation. 


About Foundation Holdings:

Foundation Holdings is a strategic, global investment firm focused on building sustainable, industry defining companies in the impactful sectors of healthcare, education and consumer across India and the GCC.

Foundation Holdings is distinguished by the firm's emphasis on human capital, innovation and enhancing operational value. The firm's leadership team is also committed to growing family businesses across both India and the GCC.

Recognised in the industry for an innovative approach to investments - as well as deep experience in the healthcare, education and consumer sectors, Foundation Holdings is committed to transforming businesses into global champions who can compete on the international stage via accelerated, bespoke growth strategies that are specifically tailored to partnership.

Foundation Holdings' Management Team has led successful IPOs across the New York Stock Exchange, London Stock Exchange, Australian Stock Exchange and the Dubai Financial Market, as well as having led two of the largest IPOs in the region since 2013.

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