London: A London-based Asian Lite newspaper has announced it would confer its 2015 Person of the Year honour on Jeddah-based NRI businessman K.T. Mohammed Rabeeh Rabeeulla, managing director of Shifa Al Jazeera Medical Group.
The jury panel – comprising India Club UK chairman Ashit Sinha, European Parliament member Afzal Khan, former Manchester mayor Naeem Ul Hassan – said Rabeeullah is setting an example for the business leaders to help their communities.
“Dr. Rabeeullah’s philanthropic activities in the remote areas of Thailand are highly commendable,” the panel said in a statement.
The award will be presented at a function in London on April 23, 2016.
Rabeeullah is allocating five percent of his company’s profit to provide insurance schemes and school buses for children in Kerala. He has donated $100,000 to villagers in Thailand to buy tractors and farm equipment to change their lives.
He is the winner of 2013 Pravasi Bharatiya Award, the highest honour for the members of Indian diaspora.
Shifa Al Jazeera Medical Group is a leading private health care provider in the Middle East, running several optical shops, pharmacies, clinics, and hospitals across the GCC and in India.