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MBA Awards 2024 Press Release

Dr. Hafeez Rahman Receives 15th Manappuram MBA Award, Joins Elite Business Forum

During an evening of jubilation and acknowledgment, Dr. Hafeez Rahman, Chairman of Sunrise Hospitals, was honored with the distinguished 15th Manappuram Multibillionaire Business Achiever (MBA) Award at Kochi’s Le Meridien Hotel. The grand affair, which took place on June 9th, marked Dr. Hafeez Rahman’s induction into the esteemed Federal International Chamber Forum (FICF), a select group comprising the globe’s most affluent business leaders. V P Nandakumar, MD&CEO of Manappuram Finance, had the honor of presenting the award. Gokulam Gopalan, Managing Director of Gokulam Group of Companies, and Ajit Ravi, Founder, MBA Award, FICF Club and Chairman of Pegasus were present on the occasion.

A globally renowned laparoscopic surgeon, Dr. Hafeez Rahman embarked on his illustrious career in 1992. His visionary leadership led to the establishment of the Sunrise Group of Hospitals in 2005, a testament to his commitment to healthcare excellence. With branches spanning across the UAE and India, Sunrise Hospitals has emerged as a beacon of medical innovation and compassionate care.

Beyond his remarkable achievements in the medical field, Dr. Hafeez Rahman is celebrated for his philanthropic endeavors. Sunrise Hospital, under his stewardship, has initiated numerous community outreach programs and fostering healthy lifestyles among diverse demographics. Dr. Hafeez Rahman’s dedication to societal betterment aligns seamlessly with the ethos of the Federal International Chamber Forum.

Dr. Hafeez’s induction into the Federal International Chamber Forum solidifies his status as a luminary in the global business landscape. As a member of this exclusive guild, comprised of individuals with assets exceeding 1000 crores (Indian Rupees), Dr. Hafeez Rahman joins the ranks of industry titans committed to leveraging their expertise for the greater good. The FICF serves as a platform for collaboration, innovation, and advocacy, championing causes that transcend mere financial success.

Dr. Hafeez Rahman joins a prestigious cohort of previous MBA Award recipients, including luminaries such as Shri V P Nandakumar, Shri Joy Alukkas, M A Yusuf Ali, Shri T S Kalyanaraman, Shri P. N. C. Menon, Mr Gokulam Gopalan, Dr Ravi Pillai, Mr M P Ramachandran, Kochouseph Chittilappilly, Sabu M Jacob, Dr Viju Jacob, Dr A V Anoop, Dr Varghese Kurian, and Adv Dr P Krishnadas. Each member of this illustrious group embodies the spirit of entrepreneurialism and social responsibility, leaving an indelible mark on both the business world and society at large.

The 15th Manappuram Multibillionaire Business Achiever (MBA) Award ceremony serves as evidence of Dr. Hafeez Rahman’s steadfast commitment to excellence and service. As he joins the esteemed members of the Federal International Chamber Forum, Dr. Rahman’s influence on healthcare, business, and humanitarian efforts remains a source of inspiration for future generations.

VPN IBE Awards 2024 Press Release

VPN IBE (FMB Awards) Recognizes Trailblazers In Cinema, Business, And Media

The VPN IBE (FMB Awards), a prestigious event organized by Pegasus Group in collaboration with Manappuram Finance Ltd, celebrated excellence in cinema, business, and media at a grand ceremony held at Le Meridien, Kochi on 9th June. The event highlighted the remarkable contributions of individuals who have excelled in their respective fields.

Shri Balachandra Menon was honored with the Film Iconic Legacy Award for his outstanding contributions to the film industry. In the media sector, Mr. Johny Lukose received the Media Excellence Award, recognizing his impactful achievements. The Business Visionary Award was presented to Mr. Gokulam Gopalan for his exceptional leadership and vision in the business world. Each award underscored the recipients’ dedication and excellence in their domains.

Shri V. P. Nandakumar, MD & CEO of Manappuram Finance Ltd, presented the awards to the distinguished winners. Show Director Ajit Ravi was also present during the ceremony and expressed his support for recognizing and celebrating these remarkable individuals. The awards ceremony served as an inspiration, showcasing the enduring contributions and achievements of the awardees and setting a high standard for future generations.