Indian businesswoman Alisha Moopen receives UAE’s Gold Card visa

Alisha Moopen has become one of the first Indian female business leaders to be awarded the United Arab Emirates’ (UAE) long term residency visa. 

Moopen, the Deputy Managing Director of Aster DM Healthcare, is considered to be one of the top Indian business leaders in healthcare in the Middle East.

“I am truly honoured that the UAE government has recognised me as one of the first women business leaders worthy of receiving this status independently. Receiving this residency status has not only encouraged me to work towards newer and better healthcare innovations through our work at Aster but also motivates me further that the government of UAE has recognised me as an agent of change in the healthcare sector,” she said after receiving the honour. 

Moopen has been given a 10-year visa under the UAE government’s ‘Gold Card’ scheme which grants long term residency to leading entrepreneurs, investors and business professionals. 

Newly elected as the Deputy Managing Director of Aster DM Healthcare, Moopen manages the company's operations in India and GCC.

A chartered accountant from the ICAS (Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland), she was also recently elected by the World Economic Forum as a Young Global Leader and was also awarded the Forbes Top Next Generation Indian Leaders in Asia and the GCC in 2018 and the Game Changer of the Year Award at the Global Women in Leadership Economic Forum, also in 2018.

The long-term visa was earlier also awarded to Dr. Azad Moopen, Founder Chairman and Managing Director of Aster DM Healthcare along with his wife Naseera Azad as well as Anoop Moopen, Director of Aster DM Healthcare and his family.