If it is woman power you are discussing, one cannot ignore Maheen Mohammed. This woman of substance, who swept away the Dubai travel fraternity with her dynamic personality and go-getter attitude, is the head honcho of Nasser Air Travel and Shipping Agencies (NASA) today. Maheen does not mince her words and it is her delightful candour that makes her stand out from rest of the trade. Clad in a simple yet elegant sari that defines her personality perfectly, Maheen lets Travelweb into her exquisite world, layered with hardwork and resilience.
This travel veteran, who joined NASA in 2012, had done massive revamping to the company from changing 80 per cent of the staff to following a focused strategy. Ask her why and she has her answer ready.
According to her, the wishlist of the company and the existing resources did not gel. “I felt the need to either change the wishlist or change the staff and I chose the latter,” she recalls with a smile. “When you join a company you inherit the good as well as the bad. You will have to improvise on it because by the end of the day it is your neck on the line. Since, I had to deliver, I preferred to do it my way and made a whole lot of changes to the company,” Maheen says. By her own admission, she came to be known as the ‘witch on the broom’ soon after. But she has no regrets so far. This doyen of travel, who worked with Emirates for 22 years, cannot do with anything mediocre for her company.
One major transformation she brought forward was replacing men with talented women. And Maheen insists, contrary to the common perception, she is no feminist.
“Rather, I believe in the multitasking ability of women. We can cry, laugh, cook, clean and look after the babies at the same time. We use both sides of the brains on all occasions. If a woman can do a job which two men are doing consecutively, why not?,” she asks. And you cannot agree more. Listen to Maheen talk a nineteen to a dozen about her sole passion, travel…
Zulekha Healthcare Group has partnered with Air Arabia as its preferred medical tourism partner for its India-based hospital, Alexis Multispeciality Hospital. The collaboration was marked with the launch of an exclusive healthcare kiosk for medical tourists at Zulekha Hospital Sharjah in the presence of Founder and Chairperson, Dr. Zulekha Daud, Managing Director, Taher Shams and Co-chairperson Zanubia Shams from Zulekha Healthcare Group and Shalini Rajan, Head of Sales, Air Arabia in Sharjah, UAE.
The medical tourism team in both Zulekha Hospital and Alexis Multispeciality Hospital will work together to support the needs of the patients making it convenient for individuals seeking affordable medical treatment with world-class standards and latest medical treatments, all under one roof.
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