Zanubia Shams

Co-Chairperson, Zulekha Healthcare Group

She is her mother’s daughter. A committed healthcare ambassador, Zanubia Shams has been shouldering the operational responsibilities at Zulekha Healthcare Group since 2005, supporting her indomitable mother, Dr Zulekha Daud. Under her leadership, the group has furthered their footprints in both, the UAE and India with three hospitals, medical centres, pharmacies and a pharmaceutical store. Her guidance helped her teams blend technology with the human touch, creating centres of excellence across key specialties like Oncology, Cardiology, Gynaecology and Bariatric. Most importantly, she has spearheaded health-focused philanthropic campaigns, such as the ‘Pink it Now’, ‘Screen and Survive’ and ‘No More Excuses’, initiatives for breast cancer, colorectal cancer and cardiac health awareness respectively. She has also promoted ‘She Works’, a global campaign with IFC - World Bank Group, to improve women employment.  This initiative compels a 60:40 women to men employee ratio to be achieved by the organization, a goal that was met proudly by the Zulekha Healthcare Group.