Aster Pharmacy wins Dubai Quality Appreciation Award for the year 2016


Aster has been achieving the Dubai Service Excellence scheme recognition as the best pharmacy in the UAE for 4 times over the last 6 years, and secured the MRM Award in 2015.

DUBAI – Aster Pharmacy, a division of Aster DM Healthcare, has been honored for its outstanding performance and won the Dubai Quality Appreciation Award (DQAA) during the 2016 cycle at the Most Prestigious Dubai Business Excellence Award 2017 ceremony constituted by Dubai Economy.

Mr. Anoop Moopen, Director of Aster DM Healthcare, received the award from His Highness Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Deputy Ruler of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Media, at the annual award ceremony held at Dubai World Trade Center on May 03, 2017. This coveted award recognizes exceptional business performance that contributes to the economic development of the GCC region.

Aster Pharmacy operates more than 200 retail outlets within the GCC. The entity followed a prudent growth strategy, demonstrated continuous improvement and achieved excellence through adoption of soundly-based approaches for quality services.

The Dubai Business Excellence Awards is annually held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice-President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai. Since its inception, the Award is considered as one of the highest recognitions in the region for attaining business excellence. It has recognized the winners of four awards on the same day – Dubai Service Excellence Scheme, Dubai Human Development Award, Global Islamic Business Award and Dubai Quality Award, as well as celebrating 23 years in this excellence journey.

Mr. Anoop Moopen, Director of Aster DM Healthcare, said, “This highly desired award measures and recognizes businesses that encourage the development of the UAE’s economy. We streamlined our operations to create a high level competitive business environment that fosters trade, business development, and job creation, which ultimately contributes to a solid and sustainable growth of the GCC economies.”

Mr. Jobilal, CEO and Assistant Vice-President of Aster Pharmacy vertical, said, “Aster Pharmacy was considered for the award for demonstrating the best business practices in the UAE and throughout the GCC region. To be qualified for the award, Aster Pharmacy underwent comprehensive assessments and a jury review. We have been implementing radical changes in Aster Pharmacy’s organizational structure and functioning in terms of leadership, workforce, talent management, customers, strategies, operations management, social responsibilities and innovations,” he added.

Aster Pharmacy has won numerous awards and accolades including the Dubai Service Excellence scheme recognition as the best pharmacy in the UAE for 4 times over the last 6 years, and the prestigious Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Business Award (MRM Award) constituted by Dubai Chamber of Commerce in 2015.

In 2016, Aster had launched its online store in the GCC, first of its kind in the region. Aster Pharmacy also launched an end to end loyalty rewards programme called ‘Aster Secure’, endorsed by the legendary cricketer Mr. Sachin Tendulkar, Aster Pharmacy’s global face and brand ambassador.

Aster Pharmacy showcases many products and services to customers, in addition to educating the masses about the importance of a healthy lifestyle and safe medication. The organization has undertaken several initiatives of social education and customer awareness programmes. These programmes aim to educate the community about the basic routines to be adopted for a healthier life, which is a promise that Aster Pharmacy outlets offer along with its ‘much more than medicines’ philosophy.


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