Mr. Ahmed Awada

Senior Manager Virtual Health, Mediclinic | United Arab Emirates

Ahmad Awada –Senior Manager Virtual Health –Mediclinic Middle East Digital healthcare transformation enthusiast with focus on population health management, business challenges and technology empowerment. Heading virtual health in Mediclinic Middle East to bridge the virtual and physical worlds of healthcare. Working with cross functional teams on telemedicine, chronic disease management, remote patient monitoring and population health initiatives. Ex CTO for Mobile Doctors 24-7 and TruDoc 24 […]

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Mr. Ahmed Mourad

Senior Director | United Arab Emirates

Senior Director, EMEA Strategic Solutions Experimentation shapeshifting business with digital value propositions and solutions through building and developing innovative, diverse and leading top-performing teams, business strategies and digital capabilities. Delivering engaging business value, bridging the gap between today’s technology and tomorrow’s innovation that transform and ensure business, customers’ experiences and outcomes. Solid track records surpassing ambitious business go […]

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Dr. Aisha AlSereidi

Head Institutional Excellence Section | United Arab Emirates

Head of Institutional Excellence Section- Ministry of Health and Prevention Representative Office in Al Fujairah Dr. Aisha Alsereidi holding PhD in healthcare management, has over 14 years of experience in Strategy, Excellency and Innovation, also she used to work as assessor in many excellency awards in the UAE. Dr. Aisha graduated from UAE Government Leaders Programme, an initiative of the Prime Minister’s Office at the Ministry of Cabinet Affairs in many programs: • Governme […]

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Dr. Ali Alrahma

Public Health Professional – Dubai Health Authority | United Arab Emirates

Dr. Ali Al Rahma is currently working in the Public Health Programs & Research Section, Public Health Protection Department, Dubai Health Authority (DHA) as a public health professional. His main tasks are conducting need assessments for developing public health strategies/policies and managing training programs for the public health workforce. Dr. Ali also worked on several DHA projects that aimed to improve community health in the emirate of Dubai such as the Tobacco Free Dubai, Happiness Pres […]

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Dr. Amer Al Zarooni

Deputy Vice Chancellor for Administration and Professional Services | United Arab Emirates

Al Zarooni has over 13 years of solid experience in healthcare, having previously held the positions of Chief Medical Officer of the Abu Dhabi Company for Onshore Petroleum Operations – Medical Division and Director of Medical Affairs Department at Hatta Hospital, as well as Director of Airport Medical Center at Rashid Hospital. Earlier in his career, he also worked at the Dubai Health Authority, and as a Family Medicine Resident at the Department of Health and Medical Services. Dr. Al Zarooni […]

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Mr. Ankit Kumar

Co-Founder & CEO, Skye Air | India

As a technology enthusiast with several business endeavors, Mr Ankit Kumar has a wide range of interests. Ankit’s primary investments have been in the EV and drone industry. Mr Ankit Kumar is currently the Co-Founder & CEO of Skye Air, India’s leading drone delivery SAAS company enabling first mile and last mile delivery for major ecommerce, quick commerce and healthcare industry.

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Ashraf Mahmoud

Dr. Ashraf Mahmoud El Houfi

Consultant ICU Dubai Hospital | United Arab Emirates

Graduate of Alexandria Faculty of Medicine (Nov. 1984), with honor, Master Degree in Chest Diseases with a Critical care sub-specialty 1989 MRCP (UK) November 1997 and awarded FRCP (London) 2008. European Diploma of Intensive Care Medicine 2012 Currently, Consultant ICU Dubai Hospital. Examiner for the Royal College of Physician “UK”, Professor of Medicine Dubai Medical College, Chairman of the infection Control Committee Dubai Hospital.

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Dr. Asma Al Mannaei

Executive Director of the Research and Innovation Centre at the Department of Health | United Arab Emirates

Dr. Asma Al Mannaei is the Executive Director of the Research and Innovation Centre at the Department of Health – Abu Dhabi where she also served as a Director of Health Quality. She has more than 15 years of experience working in the Department. Throughout this period, Dr. Al Mannaei has successfully led the transformation in patient care quality and safety and contributed to building an advanced patient-centred healthcare system, while continuing to positioning Abu Dhabi as a global leader i […]

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Dr. Ayesha Altheeb

Consultant and Head of Public Health Programmes and Studies Section | United Arab Emirates

Dr. Ayesha Ahmad Al Theeb, Consultant and Head of Public Health Programmes and Studies Section at DHA,

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Dr. Bassam Mahboub

Consultant Pulmonologist & Head of Pulmonary Medicine, Dubai Health Authority | United Arab Emirates

Dr. Bassam Mahboub is consultant pulmonologist and the head of pulmonary medicine unit. Served as program director for care model innovation in DHA from 2016 to 2018. American Board certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonology, and Allergy and Clinical Immunology, also has a Masters in Business Administration from Wolverhampton University. Career goal is health innovation and respiratory care, leadership in academic and clinical sciences. Areas of interest are patient care, clinical teachin […]

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Mr. Bilal Adi

Co-Founder & CEO of Hakeem Health | United Arab Emirates

Bilal Adi is the Co-Founder & CEO of Hakeem Health.

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Dr. Bilal Bhatt

Head of Quality/Medical Administrator | United Arab Emirates

Dr. Bilal is a healthcare optimist and idealist with 16+ years of experience in different domains of healthcare. He truly believes and aspires to make the healthcare industry better and safe (zero patient harm) by making healthcare personal. He has closely worked with the JCI accreditation process and commissioned many small and big healthcare institutions. His international experience includes South-East Asia, North America, and the Middle East. Dr. Bilal Bhatt has a proven track record of imp […]

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Mr. Brian de Francesca

Director Of Operations – Al Jalila Foundation | United Arab Emirates

Brian is the Director of Operations for the Hamdan Bin Rashid Charity Cancer Hospital, responsible for the planning, design, construction, and operation of the comprehensive cancer care program. He is an American National with over 25 year’s international healthcare experience, working in the U.S.A., Asia, Europe, and The Middle East. In addition to creating innovative new hospitals and healthcare systems, Brian has extensive experience in hospital operations, turn-arounds, and performan […]

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Prof. Charles Doarn

Research Professor; MPH Program Director | USA

Charles Doarn serves as the inaugural director of UC’s Space Research Institute for Discoveryand Exploration. In addition, he is a Research Professor and the MPH Program Director in the Department of Environmental and Public Health Sciences, Division of Public Health, University of Cincinnati (UC), College of Medicine. He also has academic appointments at the full professor level in Political Science at UC, Aerospace Medicine at Wright State University, and Emergency Medicine at George Washing […]

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Dr. Dana Al-Hamwi

Founder & Owner | United Arab Emirates

Dr. Dana Al-Hamwi, a specialized nutritionist, received her Doctorate in Medicine from the University of Damascus and earned her Master’s degree specializing in Human Nutrition from the University of Sheffield in the UK. Dr. Al-Hamwi is a member of many professional societies including: the British Nutrition Society, North American Association for the Study of Obesity, and Damascus Medicine Association. With a reputation for results in a short time, Dr. Al-Hamwi is a sought-after nutritionist s […]

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Mr. Daniel Raduan

Digital Health Solutions for the APMEA | United Arab Emirates

Daniel holds 2 decades of experience in delivering technology to optimize healthcare processes. His last position was at Novartis where he has been leading the Digital Health Solutions for the APMEA region. In this role, he led the strategy and portfolio development of transformational initiatives that deliver better patient outcomes in therapeutic areas such as cardiovascular, ophthalmology or oncology. Prior to this role and to Novartis, Daniel worked for Etisalat where he was the Director o […]

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Dr. Deena H. Elsori

Academic Advisor, Dean Of Faculty | United Arab Emirates

Dr. Deena Elsori is an Associate Professor and the Academic Advisor for the Dean of Faculty at Rabdan Academy. Before joining Rabdan Academy, she was the Associate Dean of Student Affairs for the College of Health Sciences at Abu Dhabi University. She Achieved several significant milestones and accredited for being a top-performing professor with excellent team leadership capabilities, constantly instilling a plethora of knowledge in students. Her Accolades included achieving distinguished facul […]

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Mr. Elhadi Hassan

Managing Director | United Arab Emirates

Mr. Elhadi Hassan has been Managing Director of Moorfields Eye Hospital Dubai since 2016. His most recent previous experience includes holding the title of Group CFO for Al Noor Hospitals Group. In addition to holding an M.B.A. in Finance, and a B.A. in Business Administration, he has been a Certified Public Accountant since 2001. Mr. Elhadi has a wealth of experience gained both internationally and nationally, with over 20 years of experience in various sectors such as healthcare, higher educa […]

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Ms. Emaan Abbass

Founder – Ketish | United Arab Emirates

Emaan’s life was turned upside-down at the age of 21 after her first-ever trip to the gynecologist, where she was diagnosed with cervical cancer, that had been caused by HPV. Raised in a strict Arab-American home, I never felt comfortable speaking to her parents and dealt with the seriousness of the treatment on her own. Through this experience, I realized how little education and understanding there was among women from all cultures and backgrounds around their reproductive health. Eventuall […]

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Ms. Emma Smyth

Risk Manager | United Arab Emirates

Emma Smyth, Quality and Risk Manager at Moorfields Eye Hospital Dubai is an accomplished healthcare quality and safety expert, highly skilled in implementing evidence based quality improvement methodology to drive organization wide continuous quality improvement. Passionate about ensuring implementation of an open and just culture within which continuous quality improvement can flourish. Clinical background with BMedSci in orthoptics, an allied healthcare profession, provides extensive knowledge […]

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Dr. Fatih Gul

CEO | United Arab Emirates

Dr. Fatih Mehmet Gül is the Vice President of UAE & Group Growth Office & Chief Executive Officer of Fakeeh University Hospital in Dubai, UAE. He is also Founder and Executive Director of CSR Middle East. With a track record of successful delivery of largescale projects, he is responsible for leading one of the largest private hospitals in the emirate. He spearheaded the development of Fakeeh University Hospital in 2017, implementing market strategies to deliver on the hospital’s missio […]

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Mr. Fodhil Benturquia

CEO and Founder, Okadoc | United Arab Emirates

Fodhil Benturquia is the Founder & CEO of Okadoc, the GCC’s leading healthtech startup with the mission to improve the healthcare experience for all. Under his leadership, Okadoc was named 2019 Arabian Business Start-up of the Year, Healthcare Innovator of the Year at the 2019 Entrepreneur Magazine’s Agility Awards and International Healthtech Start-up of the Year by CV Magazine He was named among the GCC’s top 100 inspiring leaders of 2019 by Arabian Business magazine and listed in the […]

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Dr. Ghaleb Al Ahdab

Government Affairs Associate Director Gulf – AstraZeneca | United Arab Emirates

Ghaleb Al Ahdab is a pharmaceutical executive possessing over 20 years of corporate experience and expertise within Gulf, Saudi & Near East markets. Known to always be “hands-on”, his corporate business acumen was crafted through extensive experiences in commercial, communications and government affairs roles. Public-Private Partnerships, market and policy shaping and deliveries of integrated innovative solutions in alignment with National Country priorities are among his key areas of e […]

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Ms. Gizem Akalin

Vice President and General Manager for the Gulf at GlaxoSmithKline | United Arab Emirates

Since October 2020 – Gizem Akalin is the Vice President and General Manager for the Gulf at GlaxoSmithKline (GSK). As Vice President and General Manager – Gulf, Gizem oversees a USD 150-million organization of over 250 employees working in the Company’s Pharma and Vaccines divisions. Gizem is responsible for translating GSK’s strategic priorities into effective actions to achieve its goal to be one of the most innovative, best performing and trusted healthcare companies. She leads a s […]

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Dr. Hala Abuzeid

Chairman of Critical Care Services, Al Ain Region-SEHA | United Arab Emirates

A nationally and internationally renowned expert intensivist and clinical leader, Hala Abuzeid, MBBS, MRCP, FACP, FRCP, FRCPI, DTM&H, MSc., CCST, ECMO, serves as the Chairman of the Department of Critical Care Medicine, Tawam & Al Ain Hospitals in Al Ain Region, the largest among SEHA Corporate Facilities, managed by Pure Health Company, Abu Dhabi, UAE. Prior to joining Tawam in 2020, she was a leading physician in CCM of Mafraq/Shakhbout Medical City in Abu Dhabi and an Assistant Profess […]

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Dr. Hend Alawadhi

Head of Health Promotion & Education Section | United Arab Emirates

Dr. Hend Ahmed Alawadhi Graduated from Dubai Medical College for Girls in Dubai. Dr. Hend Ahmed Alawadhi’s specialty is Public Health Medicine and currently works as a Physician.

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Dr. Hussein Wehbe

Founder and CEO – Plug Mena | United Arab Emirates

Hussein is seasoned Corporate Executive and is currently the Founder and CEO of PlugMena. His prior experience includes working with big multinationals like UPS where he served as the Managing Director for the Middle East and other tech logistics companies. Prior to joining UPS, Hussein served as a full time Advisor to the Federal Government at the UAE’s Prime Minister’sOffice and before that he used to Lead Aramex International in the Gulf region, where he spent almost 17 years of his […]

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Dr. Innocent Clement

CEO and Founder of Ciba health | USA

Innocent is a trained physician, innovator and entrepreneur, the CEO and Founder of Ciba health a digital therapeutic, chronic disease reversal and a virtual care company. Innocent Clement was the former CEO and Co-Founder ofKaia Health Inc., a digital therapeutic company. He led theKaia Health initiatives here in the US, including partnerships, clinical trials, regulatory submissions, and expansion across North America.

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Mr. Jamie Ireland

Strategic Lead – Healthcare, AWS (Amazon Web Services) | United Arab Emirates

Jamie Ireland is the Strategic Lead for Healthcare (UAE) and is responsible for supporting Healthcare organizations to improve healthcare outcomes, reduce the cost of care, improve professional satisfaction and improve the patient experience through the adoption of cloud based technologies. Jamie has over 20 years of experience in utilizing technology to improve the delivery of care internationally.

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Ms. Jamie Phares

Managing Director | United Arab Emirates

Jamie is the Managing Director of Janssen GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) countries, the Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson. She is an elected member of the executive committee of the PhRMAG (Pharmaceutical Research & Manufacturers Association Gulf) and is the sponsor of the Healthcare Financing and Insurance working group. Based in Dubai since 2005, Jamie has devoted her energy and passion to Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices, handling a range of expanding sales, general managem […]

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Dr. Kalthoom Al Bulooshi

Chief Innovation Officer | United Arab Emirates

Dr. Kalthoom AlBulooshi is currently the Director of the Training and Development Center and Chief Innovation Officer at Emirates Health Services. She’s a Family Physician Specialist with more than 22 years of experience in healthcare management and leadership. Dr. AlBulooshi strives towards excellence and innovation during her different roles she has held; including leading and managing 16 Hospitals of Ministry of Health and Prevention for 20 years and winning 25 international awards of exce […]

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Mr. Karim Dakki

CEO & Co-Founder-Klaim | United Arab Emirates

Being an instinctive leader, Karim has a glaring 15-year record of accomplishments in highly demanding environments of private equity and technology management. With his relentless commitment to excellence and execution, he co-founded a Myanmar-based telecom company valued at 700m USD and has delivered outstanding results as an acting CFO in multiple startups and organizations

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Mr. Khalid Ghaloua Adine

CEO Emerging Markets – Stella Technology | United Arab Emirates

Digital Healthcare Transformation leader, passionate about new technologies and eHealth, A significant track record of developing trusted client relationships, shaping solutions for clients, winning client contracts, leading successful engagement delivery, and building recurring business relationships. Healthcare SME in defining Healthcare and Regulatory Standards helping healthcare clients to transform their Digital landscape, using new technologies and new approaches to healthcare, to change h […]

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Ms. Khawla Hammad

Founder and CEO of Takalam | United Arab Emirates

Khawla is the founder and CEO of Takalam, an award-winning online counseling platform for mental well-being. Before devoting her work fulltime to Takalam, Khawla held several positions in various Abu Dhabi based government entities, including Emirates Foundation & twofour54 where she utilized her skills and expertise in Business Development, Strategic Partnerships, Media & Communications. She also worked as an independent consultant for startups between the UAE & the US while she was based […]

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Dr. Konstantin Logunov

Head of Maritime Health Division – CCM Group | Russia

Konstantin V. Logunov, born in Leningrad (USSR) in 1965, has been associated with the Maritime Health throughout his career. After studying medicine, he spent three years in the Navy as a ship’s doctor. Later, he completed residency training and began clinical practice as an attending surgeon at the Baltic Marine Hospital (St. Petersburg, Russia). At the same time, he took up a teaching position at the Department of Marine Health, conducting exclusive training courses for postgraduate medical st […]

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Dr. Lallu Joseph

Quality Manager & Assoc. General Superintendent, CMC Vellore | India

Dr. Lallu Joseph is the Quality Manager and Accreditation Coordinator of Christian Medical College, Vellore, the largest hospital in the country to be accredited by National Accreditation Board for Hospitals and Healthcare Providers (NABH). Prior to joining healthcare, she was the vice president of a software company and was a teaching assistant at Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto. A Mechanical Engineer by profession, she went on to complete her masters and doctorate in busines […]

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Lamees Ebrahim

Dr. Lamees Ebrahim Abu Hlaiqa

Section Head Partnership Relation- Public Health Promotion – Abu Dhabi Public Health Centre | United Arab Emirates

Dedicated and accomplished Leadership and Managerial Specialist with experiences panning various functional areas including Coaching management. Strategic Planning, Project Management, Communications, Event Management, Training and development. Have special interest in Public speaking, social media influencer, International Protocol trainer. Having Medical background as physician Dr. Lamees is passionate about wellness and healthy lifestyle and is also passionate about knowledge transfer to emp […]

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Dr. Louiza Chitour

Head of HealthTech & InsurTech, MENA, Plug and Play | United Arab Emirates

Dr. Louiza (Pharm D, MBA, Ph.D.) has 10+ years of experience in Healthcare, Pharma, Biotech and Digital Health industries in Asia (China) and the Middle East & Africa. Over the last 5 years in the UAE, she was responsible for assisting government institutions and private players in the biotech/pharma sector to strengthen their vaccine manufacturing capabilities across the MEA region and Pakistan. She is also the co-founder of a Digital Health venture “ Magikcraft ” that develops health edu […]

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Ms. Mahera Abdelrahman

policy maker in Health Informatics and Smart health department | United Arab Emirates

Dr Mahera previously held several positions at the Dubai Health Authority (DHA), most recently as policy maker in Health Informatics and Smart health department, health regulation sector, DHA. She is the leading person on putting all health information governance related regulations and policies in the Emirate of Dubai. Dr Mahera has also plays an important role in leading implementing NABIDH policies through conducting several awareness webinars within the health sector. In addition, she a […]

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Dr. Mansoor Habib

Family Medicine and Occupational Health consultant | United Arab Emirates

Summary Dr. Mansoor Anwar Habib is a Family Medicine and Occupational Health consultant and the senior director of employee wellness and happiness at Du, the UAE telecommunications company where he also works in addition to Mediclinic Parkview Hospital, and where he has established two in house clinics and a wellness department since joining them in 2009. Prior to joining Du, Dr. Mansoor was the Head of community programme section in the primary health care sector for Dubai Health Authority. He […]

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Mr. Marwan Abdulaziz Janahi

Senior Vice President | United Arab Emirates

Marwan Abdulaziz Janahi is the Senior Vice President of Dubai Science Park, a vibrant and holistic sciencefocused business district dedicated to serving entrepreneurs, SMEs and multinational enterprises operating in the life sciences, energy and environment sectors. Janahi was appointed as the Head of UAE Pharma Business Group, which was formed by Dubai Chamber of Commerce as a framework to promote and support the growth of local manufacturers of medicine within the UAE, GCC and internationa […]

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Ms. Marzena Kulis

Managing Director | United Arab Emirates

In 2019, Marzena was appointed as the Managing Director for Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices in the Middle East, following her three-year stint as Managing Director for Johnson & Johnson’s Medical Devices’ $250m business in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE). Marzena has been with Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices since 2013. She has previously managed the Company’s DePuySynthes (Orthopedics) and Ethicon (Surgery) franchises in Poland and Baltics. Prior to joining Johnson & Johnson, M […]

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Ms. Mayssa AbouGhannam

Cross-Sector Country Safety Team Lead | United Arab Emirates

Mayssa holds the position of Country Safety Team Lead since January 2021, responsible for managing the Pharmacovigilance department in the GCC countries -UAE, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar Oman, Bahrain, Yemen, Afghanistan and Pakistan, with a stretch assignment for Turkey PV oversight. Moreover, Mayssa played a major role in positioning the Pharmacovigilance as key business partner internally and externally, shaping the healthcare environment by developing a robust PV infrastructure, executing th […]

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Mr. Mazen Bachir

Vice Chairman | United Arab Emirates

Mazen Bachir works as a General Manager at Abbott, which is a Manufacturing company with an estimated 113 K employees; and founded in 1888. They are part of the Operations team within the Operations Department and their management level is Manager. Mazen is currently based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

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Dr. Mazin Gadir

Director at IQVIA Payer Provider Government Group | United Arab Emirates

Dr. Mazin Gadir is also a Director at IQVIA Payer Provider Government Group and an External Advisor for healthcare government ministries and authorities with responsibility for Health strategy development, implementation, execution and Transformation. Prior to joining, Dr Mazin was a Senior Consultant at Dubai Health Authority, Organizational Transformation Office. Dr Mazin Gadir also worked in Healthcare Transformation Strategy and Digital Health Innovation at several companies, including Pr […]

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Dr. Michael Hamarneh

Senior Clinical Psychologist | United Arab Emirates

Dr. Michael Hamarneh is a Senior Clinical Psychologist with Rashid Hospital (DHA). Prior to joining Rashid Hospital in 2016, he served as Consultant Clinical Psychologist with Mediclinic (City Hospital & Dubai Mall), one of the 10 largest privately held healthcare organizations in the world. During his extensive professional career, Dr. Hamarneh held numerous clinical, consulting and management roles with various organizations , including hospitals and healthcare facilities, behavioral healt […]

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Prof. Mohamed El-Sadig

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Research Director | United Arab Emirates

1. Adjunct Assistant Professor of Epidemiology, Department of Epidemiology, Gilling’s School of Public Health, University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill, USA, 2009 – 2014. 2. Research Director: “UAE Indoor Air, Health and Nutrition Study”. Department of Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences, UAE University, 2008-till present. 3. Research Coordinator. Roadway Transportation and Traffic Safety Research Centre, UAE University, 2004 – 2008. 4. Research Fellow and A […]

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Dr. Mohamed Salem

Director of Interventional Cardiology & Endovascular Medicine at The Heart and Vascular Center | United Arab Emirates

Asst. Prof. Dr. Mohamed Salem is the Director of Interventional Cardiology & Endovascular Medicine at The Heart and Vascular Center. Asst. Prof. Dr. Salem joined the American Hospital in 2013, prior to that he was in clinical practice for 10 years in Pennsylvania, USA. He worked at Guthrie Clinic, PA. He has also worked as an Associate Director of Cardiac Catheterization Lab at St. Luke’s University Hospital & Network, PA. Both institutions are ranked by Thomson-Reuters among the Top 50 hospit […]

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Dr. Mohammad Al Awadhi

Business Development unit of Smart Cities – Du Telecommunications | United Arab Emirates

Dr. Mohammad Abdulla Al Awadhi comes from a high caliber business background with 20 years of business relationship management and development experience. Currently, he is leading the Business Development unit of Smart Cities within du that mainly focusing on managing one of its flagship projects “Dubai Pulse Platform”, which is considered the digital backbone of the emirates of Dubai and Silicon Park, which is the first smart district in the region. In addition, Dr. Mohammad has been appo […]

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Ms. Mubaraka Ibrahim

Acting CIO Emirates Health Services | United Arab Emirates

Mubaraka Ibrahim is a widely-lauded digital transformation leader in the medical and government space. Currently acting as CIO of the Information Sector and as Director of Health Information Systems in the recently-formed Emirates Health Services Establishment, her 20 year career track record includes previous deputyship of all computing functions at the UAE’s Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP), where she led 160+ key personnel towards multiple federal healthcare technology projec […]

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Dr. Muntaser Husein

Consultant Aerospace Medicine and Acting Director of Health & Wellbeing Department | United Arab Emirates

Dr. Muntaser is Consultant Aerospace Medicine and Acting Director of Health & Wellbeing Department working for Etihad Airways since 2016 as the Clinical Lead & Accountable manager of Etihad Aeromedical Center. He is interested in Aircrew health promotion & Gz related injuries research and investigation together with G tolerance improvement programs.

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Ms. Na’am Jamshed

Senior Director, Government Affairs and Policy, Middle East | United Arab Emirates

Na’am has over 18 years of experience within the Healthcare Industry, most recently in the emerging field of Governmental Affairs and Market Access. She joined Johnson and Johnson in Jan 2017 as a Senior Director of Government Affairs in the Middle East. Prior to that, Na’am was in similar roles in GSK, Merck & Co and Merck Serono. Na’am currently represents Johnson and Johnson with Government officials, Regulators, Payers and trade associations across the Middle East. Na’am held several o […]

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Dr. Nahed AbdulKhaleq Monsef

Director of Strategy & Governance Department, Dubai Health Authority | United Arab Emirates

Practicing Family medicine Physician, Trained Coactive coach, (CTI), Certified in Strategy management & the Balanced score card, London school of Business & Finance, trained health Leader Mohammed Bin Rashid School of Government, Fellowship Royal college of general practitioner & Master in Health care management RCSI, Arab board Family Medicine, (first batch graduated in UAE), With 20 years of experience in DHA. Have multiple publications published in reputable journals, won multiple awards. Cur […]

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Dr. Nahyan Helal

Adjunct Prof. and Consultant Occupational Medicine and Health | United Arab Emirates

Dr Nahyan Helal, PhD in Occupational Health from Post Graduate Medical School, Surrey University (UK), 2011 is also a MSc in Occupational Health from University of Surrey (UK), 2006. He graduated in General Medicine and General Surgery (MBBS) from Ovidius University (Romania), 2000. During his post-graduate training program, he was awarded the best MSc study from the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) in a student research competition. Dr. Nahyan was the founding member of the fi […]

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Dr. Norbert Nowotny

Professor of Virology | Austria

Norbert Nowotny is an Austrian-born virologist with a broad teaching and research interest and more than 30 years experience in all aspects of viral infectious diseases. He was educated at the University of Vienna and conducted his Ph.D. studies at the University of Vienna Medical School. He graduated to PhD sub auspiciis praesidentis rei publicae in January 1982. His research interests include virus infections at the environment / animal / human interface, emerging viral infections, viral zoono […]

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Dr. Omar El Shafie

Consultant Family medicine | United Arab Emirates

Dr. El Sherif Omar Shafie specializes in Family Medicine. He holds certification from the American Board of Family Medicine. Dr Shafie earned his medical degree from Ain Shams University Faculty of Medicine, Egypt and continued his medical education at the St. John’s Hospital and Medical Center, USA. He has worked in some of the world’s reputed hospitals, including St John’s Hospital and Medical Center and West Houston Medical Center, USA.

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Dr. Osama Elhassan

Specialist, Health Informatics & Smart Health Dept | United Arab Emirates

Dr. Osama ElHassan is a co-founder and the vice-chair of Emirates Health Informatics Society. He serves as a Health Informatics Specialist at Dubai Health Authority to strategize and develop the digital health regulatory framework of Dubai. Dr. ElHassan is also the co-founder and the coordinator of the GCC Taskforce on Workforce Development in Digital Healthcare, which aims at empowering young local talents to enact eHealth roles through continuous training and rewarding career paths. He obtaine […]

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Ms. Perihan Abouzeid

Founder & CEO of PeriCare | United Arab Emirates

Perihan is an award-winning serial entrepreneur. She is the Founder & CEO of PeriCare, a FemTech startup building products for working mothers and mothers on the go. Previously she co-founded Qabila Media Productions, a digital content creation agency and MoviePigs, an entertainment platform serving Arab diaspora in North America. She also worked with Google Ireland and Viu Middle East. Perihan earned her MBA from MIT Sloan School of Management, and BBA from the American University in Cairo.

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Mr. Rafi Hattar

CCO – The DataFlow Group | United Arab Emirates

Rafi has almost 25 years of rich experience in international Sales and Business Development and has worked with top Engineering Software Solution firms like Bentley Systems, Aveva Solutions, and Hexagon as a Business leader. An engineer who also holds an MBA degree from the University of Leicester in the UK, Rafi leads the Commercial division at DataFlow, where he establishes the key strategic priorities and translates them into comprehensive strategic plans that span the capabilities […]

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Mr. Reem Al-Shinawi

Researcher and bioethics and law consultant | Saudi Arabia

Dr Reem al-Shinawi is a Saudi Bioethics consultant, holding a PhD in Healthcare Ethics and Medical Laws. She is the founder and director of the Integrated Ethics Program in KFSH-D. She has worked on the development of Genetic Privacy laws and helped establish the Clinical Ethics Consultation Services in Saudi Arabia. She serves on several medical boards, advising on clinical and research ethics.

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Mr. Remy Levastre

Advisory Director – Healthcare | United Arab Emirates

Remy Levastre, ex-GE Healthcare executive is holding more than 20 years hands-on experience in various Healthcare and Digital Health fields covering Advisory Services, Sales and Services, Digital transformation, Program management, Strategic partnerships, Customer Experience, IT professional services, Start-up mentoring. Remy is passionate by healthcare innovation, sustainable healthcare and disruptive digital healthcare solutions and making impact on the population health by co-creating tra […]

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Mr. Rizwan Tufail

Executive Director, Data Office, Pure Health | United Arab Emirates

Rizwan Tufail leads the group-wide data and analytics strategy and execution at Pure Health. He brings 30+ years of experience – across North America, Europe, Africa, and the Middle East – including 10 years leading Microsoft’s public sector work, growing his Bay Area startup from an idea to a 100+ people organization, and his advisory work on the Innovation Strategy for the Province of Ontario, Canada. He holds master’s degrees in management from Harvard and Chicago Booth and is also a PhD/ABD […]

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Dr. Roaa Salman

Senior Specialist | United Arab Emirates

Born and raised in the UAE – Khorfakkan. Graduated from university of Khartoum – Faculty of Mathematical Sciences holding Bachelor of IT with Honors in 2013. She joined OCSHI now known as IQVIA for 4 years. Then she followed her passion and joined the University of Leeds – School of Medicine- Master of Health Informatics to graduate in July 2020. Then she worked for a startup in London in developing a secure channel for health data transaction followed by an exciting position at Dubai Heal […]

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Dr. Robin Ohannessian

Medical Director and Co-founder Telemedicine 360 | France

Dr. Robin Ohannessian, MD MPH, is a medical doctor specialized in public health from Paris, France. He is the director of Télémédecine 360, a dedicated consulting agency for telemedicine, telehealth and digital health, created in 2015, currently advising Ministries of Health and international organizations such as the United Nations. He is also an academic researcher on telemedicine applied to neurology and stroke and board member of the French Society of Digital Health. Dr. Robin Ohannessian […]

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Dr. Saif AlJaibeji

Daman’s Chief Government Business Development Officer | United Arab Emirates

Dr. Saif Aljaibeji is Daman’s Chief Government Business Development Officer. Dr Aljaibeji brings more than 15 years of experience in health insurance and funding, and policy and government affairs. Prior to joining Daman, he worked with UnitedHealth Group, Aetna, AXA Gulf- Green Crescent and Dubai Health Authority.

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Dr. Sajung Yun

CEO of Predictiv | United Arab Emirates

Sajung Yun is CEO of Predictiv. He is also a current scientist and adj. professor at Johns Hopkins University in bioinformatics, where he teaches a genome analysis class at the graduate school. After completing his Ph.D in Biomedical Sciences, Sajung joined the National Institutes of Health on a post-doctoral research fellowship for genetic engineering. During that time, Sajung also followed an MBA at Johns Hopkins University on Healthcare Management and entrepreneurship while studying clinical […]

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Dr. Sara Al Dallal

Senior Health Service Specialist- DHIC | United Arab Emirates

Dr. Sara Al Dallal, the president of the Emirates Medical Association President of Emirates Health Economics Society; she is a Medical Doctor graduated from the UAE University College of Medicine and Health Sciences. She completed her internal medicine residency in Dubai Health Authority and she holds a Masters in Health Care Management from Royal Colleges of Surgeons Ireland. She is currently holding a position of Senior Health Service Specialist in the Insurance Policy Development Section in D […]

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Ms. Sarah Hariz

Policy and Government Relations Lead for the Middle East, North Africa and Turkey Cluster at Organon | United Arab Emirates

Sarah Hariz is the Policy and Government Relations Lead for the Middle East, North Africa and Turkey Cluster at Organon. Sarah joined Organon in June 2021 from the Australian Federal Government, where she most recently served in a diplomatic posting as the Trade and Investment Commissioner, managing the Australian government’s Education and Healthcare industry sectors and teams across South Asia. She has over ten years of experience in the public sector focusing on healthcare commer […]

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Dr. Shadab Khan

Director of AI and Applied Sciences at G42 Healthcare | United Arab Emirates

Dr. Shadab Khan is the Director of AI and Applied Sciences at G42 Healthcare, where he leads a team of AI scientists, product managers, and engineers to solve problems in Healthcare AI. Dr. Khan’s team develops solutions for real-world evidence (RWE) powered by a real-world data (RWD) platform developed in-house to manage and query multimodal healthcare data ranging from electronic health records, genomics, medical imaging, and healthcare claims, among others. Before joining G42 Healthcare, he […]

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Dr. Shahrukh Hashmi

Chairman, SEHA Oncology Council; Chairman, Dept. Oncology/Hematology, SSMC | United Arab Emirates

Dr. Shahrukh Hashmi is the acting Dean of Research at SSMC, Abu Dhabi, UAE. He graduated from Baqai Medical University, Pakistan, as the top graduate receiving Gold Medal from the President of Pakistan. He received Master’s Degree (MPH) from Yale University, Connecticut, USA. He is a Diplomat of the American Board of Preventive Medicine/Public Health, Internal Medicine, and Hematology. He has been at Mayo Clinic, Minnesota, USA for >10 years. He started Mayo Clinic’s first BMT survivorship p […]

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Mr. Shurooq AlBanna

Investment & PPP Department | United Arab Emirates

“Shurooq AlBanna, a multilingual, multipotentialite Emarati currently works in the Investment & PPP Department of Dubai Health Authority. She is PMP-certified offering a proven record of success throughout 14 years in managing local and international projects that have benefited millions worldwide within the humanitarian / health sector. Prior to that, Shurooq worked in the Genetics Centre of DHA as a cytogeneticist. Shurooq realizes the power of written & spoken words to influence change. […]

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Dr. Siddiq Anwar

Consultant Nephrologist and Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine | United Arab Emirates

Dr Sid Anwar is from India and did his post graduate professional training in the West. He trained in some of the leading academic centers in the world, in the UK, Europe and USA. He was a Consultant Nephrologist in Freeman Hospital Newcastle and King Faisal Hospital Riyadh before was brought to modernize the Renal Services in SEHA and grow its kidney transplant program He is keen on using data driven decision making in healthcare and process optimization to improve overall health care outcome […]

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Ms. Tatum O’Sullivan

Board Member | USA

Experienced Risk Director with a demonstrated history of working in the hospital, physician practices, and health care industry. Skilled in Enterprise Risk Management, Improving the Safety Culture, Electronic Medical Record (EMR), Patient Safety, and Regulatory Compliance. Strong operations professional who is a nurse with a Masters in Health Services Administration, Certified Professional in Healthcare Risk Management and a Distinguished Fellow of the American Society for Healthcare Risk Manage […]

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Dr. Tom Loney

Associate Professor of Public Health & Epidemiology | United Arab Emirates

Dr Loney is an epidemiologist with broad interests and expertise in clinical and population-based research assessing the relationship between lifestyle, occupational, and environmental exposures and various health outcomes such as obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. He has worked in the UAE for the past 14 years conducting research and providing public, occupational, and environmental health advisory services to the defence, industrial, and healthcare sectors. Dr Loney is currently an […]

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Mr. Vaibhav Kashyap

Co-Founder and CEO | United Arab Emirates

Vaibhav has worked in various roles ranging from Underwriting to Strategy consulting within the insurance industry. He is passionate about leveraging technology to help insurance become more customer-centric and prevention-focused. Echoing the message from his Alma Mater, Vaibhav believes in using Business As A Force For Good.

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Mr. Valentin Gaburov

HSE & Security | United Arab Emirates

A result oriented and highly motivated professional, with an outstanding and proven record of leadership and management achievement in a highly dynamic environment. I’m professional with 23 years of experience in HSE & Security field. The strengths and abilities are to develop and effectively manage projects’ HSE, Security and logistics in controlling of operational activities in safe and secure manner. Having arrived in UAE in the year 2000, gained 19 years of great experience in the Mid […]

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Dr. Will Ponsonby

Immediate Past-President the Society of Occupational Medicine. Independent Occupational Medicine Consultant | United Kingdom

Qualified in Medicine Birmingham UK 1986.Trained in General Practice and Emergency Medicine. 1996 ran the medical service for AIOC/BP in Baku Azerbaijan. ISOS Regional Medical Director for Russian and Kazakhstan 4 years. 2002 UK, trained and board certified in Occupational Medicine and worked for Shell UK looking after the North Sea offshore workforce. 2006 transferred to The Hague for Shell, Corporate Health Adviser for Exploration and Production International. 2010 Shell Regional Manager for t […]

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Dr. Zakaria Al Attal

Senior Consultant for Organizational Development and International Accreditation. Supporting Quality at MOHAP- UAE | United Arab Emirates

Dr. Zakaria Zaki Al Attal is senior consultant for organizational development and international accreditation at the MOH/ UAE and the Director of Quality at Emirates Health Services (EHS). He is responsible to facilitate the development of quality and patient safety program in the MOH. Dr Al Attal is the main advisor in the (EHS) to quality, patient safety and international accreditation. He is chairing the Quality Forum of the EHS to oversee the quality program and facilitate the internationa […]

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Mr. Ziad Taoud

CEO | United Arab Emirates

Tech Entrepreneur I Founder I Passionate about data and tech innovation. Founder & CEO of Digitiz& (www.digitizand.com). Digitiz& was founded in 2022 with a mission to empower modern business to achieve more with technology and digital innovation. Founder of Glovaly, Glovaly is an online marketplace of authentic things from all parts of the world connecting local sellers with shoppers wherever they are . Glovaly is also a global community showcasing various cultures of the world, enabling […]

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