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Hayfa Al-Abdulla

Hayfa is the Innovation Director at Qatar Science & Technology Park. She is in charge of the support programs for tech entrepreneurship in connection with the regional and global tech innovation ecosystem. Hayfa has gained extensive experience in management, ICT, and tech-based entrepreneurship while working at QSTP, Qatar Petroleum and Qatar University. She is aboard … Continued

Aysha Khalifa Al Romaihi

With a broad range of experience, spanning several years, Aysha today is leading the development of new strategic initiatives and business opportunities across a range of business partners and implement a partnership strategy to increase the reach and impact of QDB’s ongoingefforts in advancing the incubators’ key focus areas. Aysha is responsible for planning QBIC’s … Continued

Maha El Akoum

Her particular research interests include genomics and precision medicine, global health, health policy, healthcare innovation and health systems development. In addition, with a strong interest in patient safety, Maha has led several initiatives on a national level, such as the Academy for Emerging Leaders in Patient Safety in collaboration with MedStar Health, as well spearheading … Continued

Mohammad Zebian

As a Program Manager at Qatar Science and Technology Park (QSTP), Mohammad manages two Accelerator programs at QSTP. An ideation accelerator (XLR8) which helps teams transform their ideas into new tech startups, as well as a growth stage accelerator (MENA Dojo – in partnershipwith 500 Startups) which enables established tech startups to rapidly grow their … Continued

Dr. Ashley McKimm

Dr Ashley McKimm is Director of Partnership Development at the British Medical Journal (BMJ) where he leads a team building global collaborations to improve healthcare. He is also part of the New Ventures team at BMJ which focuses on supporting and investing in early-stage healthcare startups. Ashley regularly speaks at international healthtech conferences and is … Continued

Rodrigo de Alvarenga

Rodrigo de Alvarenga has worked for 21 years in the financial markets. Passionate about mentoring entrepreneurs, he became a chief mentor in global entrepreneurship programs such as EIA, AIA, GSA, FI, and has been contributing as a judge at the MIT Innovators under 35 Award EU&LATAM editions. In 2015, was awarded by ESIC Business & … Continued

Sultana Afdhal

Sultana Afdhal is Chief Executive Officer of the World Innovation Summit for Health (WISH), an initiative of Qatar Foundation that promotes a healthier world through global collaboration. In her current role, Sultana has been instrumental in promoting healthcare innovation globally, not least by working closely with the World Health Organization on a variety of initiatives, … Continued

Professor the Lord Darzi of Denham

Professor Darzi holds the Paul Hamlyn Chair of Surgery at Imperial College London, the Royal Marsden Hospital and the Institute of Cancer Research. He is Director of the Institute of Global Health Innovation at Imperial College London and Chair of Imperial College Health Partners. He isan Honorary Consultant Surgeon at Imperial College Hospital NHS Trust.Research … Continued

Hutan Ashrafian

Hutan Ashrafian is a Clinical Lecturer in Surgery. His research objectives are to develop innovative and technological strategies to resolve the global healthcare burden of obesity, metabolic syndrome, obesity-related cardiorespiratory disease, musculoskeletal dysfunction and cancer.His work encompasses clinical and mechanistic studies of metabolic bariatric surgery, complex biostatistical models, networks and evidence synthesis to guide policy … Continued

Natalia Polushkina

Prior to joining Skolkovo in December, 2018 Natalia committed over twenty years to the pharmaceutical industry, holding top-managerial positions within the leading pharmaceutical companies such as Bayer HealthCare, Merck KGaA, Quintiles. Through these years Natalia has implemented strategic innovations with special focus on RnD and pipeline development, 5P medicine, multi-channel and patient-oriented solutions. Natalia graduated … Continued

Ricardo Marvao

Based in Lisbon, Beta-i was born in 2010 and is one of the main entrepreneurship and innovation organizations in Europe. We help new and established businesses grow the startup way, by running acceleration and corporate innovation programs, organizing events, promoting investment and creating great work spaces at our hub. Recognized as one of the world … Continued

Joe Stringer

Joe has over 22 years experience in healthcare, covering everything from management consulting to outsourcing and founding successful businesses in the sector. With a lifelong passion for the transformative impact of technology in healthcare, Joe launched TenX after leading the corporateventures arm and the healthcare consulting practices for EY in the UK