LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT TEAM
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER – NATHAN NAGEL
Mr Nathan Nagel is an entrepreneur with 23 years’ experience on the commercial side of healthcare with 13 years’ experience of being an executive director. Nathan has deep connections and understanding of the markets of the UK, EU, USA and Middle East. He is currently the (1) CEO of the Fratrem Group Ltd, (2) Board Adviser at Quest Prehab (3) Board Adviser at Digistain (4) Faculty at Barts X Medicine digital health program and (5) Mentor to founders on the CRUK Capital Enterprise Cancer Tech Accelerator. His past executive experience includes CEO at Gamlen Tableting Ltd (Pharmaceuticals), Managing Director of Sanyal Bio LLC (Liver disease), CEO of Neuro-Bio Ltd (Neuroscience), CEO of Oncology Pharma Ltd (Market research company), and Managing partner of LifeScience Ventures Ltd (Healthcare Venture Capital). Prior to leading companies Nathan worked in commercial roles for Bayer Diagnostics and Takeda Pharmaceuticals, where he started his career.
CHIEF OF SURGICAL EDUCATION AND MEDICAL SCIENCE DIRECTOR – DR MAHIR YOUSIF FRCSEng, JBS, FMAS, DMAS
Dr Mahir is a General Surgeon with over 12 years of experience. He has worked with government, private and military hospitals in Jordan, UAE and UK. He earned his medical degree, MBBS, in 2008 from Jordan University of Science and Technology and his postgraduate Diploma in Minimal Access Surgery in 2013. He has finished a 5 year postgraduate accredited surgical training program in Jordan and England and passed the Jordanian Board of Surgery along with the FRCS examinations in 2016. Before joining the Middle East Medical Portal, he was lastly working in Dubai Healthcare City at Dr Sulaiman AlHabib in DHCC for 3 years occupying a General Surgery specialist position and Chief of Resident doctors in the hospital. In his last job, at Dr Sulaiman AlHabib hospital, in addition to surgical duties, he was responsible for the staffing of doctors, quality and compliance, international accreditation, starting of new services and being the interim medical director to liaise with the DHA in the COVID19 crisis. Before Sulaiman AlHabib he was working in UK before as a General Surgery Specialist Registrar. He has a full Jordanian General Surgery Board, Full FRCS and full GMC registration along with DHA, DHCC specialist surgeon licenses.
HEAD OF SAUDI ARABIA DIVISION – BASIT AL-HAIDARI MA, MBA
Mr Haidari has existence commercial experience in KSA and is highly experienced in working with both private and government sectors. He is currently a director of MEMP and English language school teaching English to Doctors. His past is 15 years commercial experience in different Global organisations, such as Bupa and Harley Street Clinics, in a broad range of projects such as protein aggregation in Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease to digital bio sensor for the compliance of medication. Mr Haidari expertise are in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia government and authority relations, medical market research and brokering high-level meetings. Mr Haidari holds a BSc Hons in Human and Medical Sciences, PG Public Health Cert from Imperial College, London, and MBA in Healthcare
DIRECTOR OF AI AND INFORMATICS – PROFESSOR GRAHAM BALL, MA, PhD
Prof Graham Ball is Professor of Bioinformatics at Nottingham Trent University. Prof Ball specialises in the application of innovative artificial intelligence and machine learning methods to the analysis of complex data in the biological, environmental and biomedical domains. For over 30 years, Prof Ball has been a lead figure in the development and validation of bioinformatics algorithms, using Artificial Neural Networks and Machine learning, in health, environmental and biomedical data. He has focussed on applying these approaches to public data repositories leveraging actionable and translational features from the data. He has 190+ journal papers and 7 patents in this area. After a PhD (UN funded) and a Post Doc modelling environmental interactions with Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning at Nottingham Trent University, in 2000 he shifted the focus of his analysis to biomedical data searching for patterns associated with disease.
DIRECTOR OF PLASTIC SURGERY – DR MATTEO VIGO, MD and Elite Specialist Plastic Surgeon
Dr. Vigo is currently working in Amwaj Polyclinic as Medical Director and Specialist Plastic Surgeon. He is also working in the Healthbay Clinic. He has recently increased his interest in the field of regenerative medicine with the use of stem cells. His scope of work now it well built around the whole spectrum of breast procedures, where he applies latest technology and techniques combined with his past experience learning from the top surgeons in the field. Dr. Vigo has been the main trainer for all Europe and the Middle East for Celution and Pure Graft systems by Cytori, lecturing in different important congresses around the world. In 2012 he started working in Dubai as a Chief of Surgery and Chief Medical Officer at American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery Hospital, until March 2017. His qualifications include Specialization in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery – University of Verona (Italy), Fellowship in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery- Department of Plastic Surgery and burns, Centre – Ospedale Maggior Borgo Trento – Verona and a degree in Medicine and Surgery – University Vita-Salute san Raffele Milano (Italy)
DIRECTOR OF TRAINING – PROFESSOR SAMAR AHMED, MSc, MD, PhD, JMHPE
Professor Samar Ahmed, MSc, MD, JMHPE is the Director at Ain Shams Middle East North Africa FAIMER Regional Institute for Health Professions Education. Chair of the Centre of excellence in Forensic psychiatric research Ain Shams University. Professor in the department of forensic medicine and toxicology Ain Shams University. Advisory Board Member Towards Unity for Health www.TUFH.org Director of the FAIMER Fellowship in Health professions Education ASU-MENA-FRI. Member of the EU funding task force ministry of Higher Education and scientific research and project office in the ShERACA Plus EU funding project. Member of the steering committee for faculty strategic planning ASU. Editor of the Journal of Forensic Psychology. Editor of the Journal of Forensic Medicine and Legal Affairs. Certified UNESCO Trainer Ain Shams University Faculty of Medicine. Director Quality assurance unit ASU-FOM. Global commercial adviser to Universities and medical schools.
DIRECTOR OF REGENERATIVE MEDICINE AND REGULATORY AFFAIRS – DR ASA BAPAT M.B.B.S, D.P.B (CPS, Clinical Pathology), P.G.D.H.H.M (Hospital and Healthcare Management).
Asa is a Medical Doctor with 22 years of Leadership experience as Medical Director and PI in USA, UAE, India and Australia, managing and supervising, Complex Diagnostic Labs, Facilities for Regenerative Medicine, Gene and Cellular Therapy Companies, and Designing successful Clinical Trials towards success. She has been piloting and managing international teams during complex technology transfers including evaluations, regulatory guidelines and risk analysis. Through her network Asa has built strong relationships and has optimized successful collaborations, business developments and associations efficiently in the USA, UAE, India and Australia. Validated global expert for: Gene and Cell Therapies, Cord Blood Banks, Tissue Banks. -Clinical Trials in Regenerative Medicine Therapies and Devices,-International Quality Management Systems, -Regulatory Compliance, -The Management of Suppliers and Vendors by appropriate selection, evaluation and contracts. -The Optimization of Medical and Clinical services including Marketing, Logistics and on ground support. -Gap Audits, Internal and External Audits, Supplier Evaluations, -Accreditations and Certifications (AABB, AATB, FACT, JCI, CAP, ISO, US FDA, DCGI, MOHAP and global regulations).
HEAD OF EGYPTIAN TEAM – DR ASHRAF ABDELGHANY MD, MA
Dr Ashraf Abdelghany is a cancer research and an international scientific diplomacy expert affiliated with Al-Azhar University School of Medicine, Egypt. Ashraf served as a Chairman and the Outreach Coordinator at the Egyptian Association of American Medical Training and Research (EAMTAR). He has worked in research at the Spanish National Cancer Research Center (CNIO) in Madrid. Additionally, he is affiliated with Health Security Partners (HSP) in Washington, DC where he finished a health security futures fellowship in May 2018. In June 2018, he was selected by the AAAS Center for Science Diplomacy as one of 28 future science diplomats from all over the world.
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS – DR HUNSA AHMED PhD, OBE
Husna Ahmad was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the New Year’s Honours list in 2010 for her services to disadvantaged people for work promoting social justice with disadvantaged communities. She is an honorary fellow of the Edward Cadbury Centre for the Public understanding of Religion, Birmingham University. She is the former Group CEO of Faith Regen Foundation which is a multi-faith UK charity. She is the CEO of Global One which is a faith based International NGO focussed on women. She is a Board member of Faith In Water, Faith for the Climate and Palmers Green Mosque (the MCEC) and a former Board member of BOND. She is a Co-Chair of the UN Inter-agency Task Force on Religion and Development’s Multi-Faith Advisory Council. She sits on the Steering Committee of The World Bank’s Moral Imperative Initiative. She is the Secretary General of the World Muslim Leadership Forum. She is the Coordinator for the Alliance of NGOs and CSOs for South-South Cooperation [ANSSC] which works in collaboration with the UNOSSC. She holds a PhD in International Environmental Law from the School of Oriental and African Studies, [SOAS] London University.
HEAD OF PHARMACY – DR HINA NAVEED PhD, PharmD
Dr Hina Naveed’s career history includes working at Saifee Hospital as the Hospital Pharmacist, Medistar Medical as Senior Pharmacist and as a Pharmacist in Al-Qemma Pharmacy. She has worked on the commercial side for many SMEs across the UAE and is an accomplished speaker and medical writer. Dr Naveed also writes medical articles, speaks at events, undertakes market research, and medical strategy writing and coordinates round table meetings. She holds a Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm-D) focused in medicine from Jinnah University.
LEAD NURSE AND CLINICAL ADVISER – ALISON MAGNALL, MA
Alison is a sophisticated, well respected and effective healthcare professional proven in achieving best outcomes in healthcare and academic settings and working with the Middle East Medical Portal since January 2019. She is a practicing Nurse in Oxford as well as providing consultancy for a number of projects. Her main strengths are in communication, teaching and presenting, teamworking, project and quality management, regulation and accreditation, research, strategic planning, business partnerships, and change management in the UK and Middle East. In addition to her clinical qualifications Alison has a Bachelor’s Degree in English Language and Literature and a Master’s Degree in Humanities from Oxford University
GCC CME ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR – DR. FATHIMA FARVEEN SHARAFF
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