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  • Health

Dr. Yaser Abuhajjaj

Health Informatics Expert, Hospitals Department at Emirates Health Services

Dr. Yaser is highly regarded in the field of health informatics and serves as the chairperson of the Scientific Committee for the Emirates Health Informatics Society. With a career spanning over a decade, he has been instrumental in promoting health informatics among clinicians, advocating for the adoption of new technologies in healthcare. In addition to his role as the Scientific Committee chairperson of the Emirates Health Informatics Society, Dr. Yaser Abuhajjaj is also recognized as a co-founder of the society.

  • Education

Riz Ahmed

EdTech Entrepreneur

Riz Ahmed is a trailblazing edtech entrepreneur who is revolutionizing the way we approach education. As the founder of multiple successful edtech startups, he has dedicated his career to bridging the gap between technology and learning. Riz's innovative platforms have empowered students and educators alike, unlocking new opportunities and transforming traditional education models.

  • Health

Dr. Ibtesam Al Bastaki

Director of Investment and Partnership Department- Dubai Health Authority

Dr. Ibtesam Al Bastaki, Director of investment and partnership at DHA, is responsible for the development of various public-private partnership projects and driving healthcare investment into projects in Dubai. . In addition to her main role and with 23 years of experience in healthcare she leads, advices and guides on the best practices to ensure a proper holistic expansion in health care industries within UAE. She has a wealth of experience and expertise having worked in both private and public sector entities such as the Prime Minister Office, VPS health care, MOH and DHA.

  • Technology

Mohamed Al Fayed

CEO & Co-Founder at Grubtech

Mohamed Al Fayed is a tech disruptor, global entrepreneur, digital advisor, visionary, and mentor. He is also the CEO and co-founder of GrubTech, one of the UAE’s fastest-growing tech startups that enables cloud kitchens and restaurants to successfully manage end-to-end operations using state-of-the-art digital tools and capabilities.

  • Space

Adnan Al Rais

Senior Director at Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Center

Adnan was part of the team that built the UAEs first ground station and now he’s leading the development, design and implementation of the ground segment of the Mars Mission.

  • Technology

Arwa AlSeiari

Innovation Specialist

Arwa AlSeiari is a specialist in Corporate Innovation and Digital Transformation, focusing on improving municipalities and transport services. Her 14-year public and private sector journey has been dedicated to fostering an environment where innovation thrives and technology enhances public service delivery. Holding an Executive MBA, a degree in Public Sector Innovation from the University of Cambridge, and a Certified Chief Innovation Officer® credential, Arwa’s expertise lies in guiding organizations through transformational change.

  • Sustainability

Lamis Bin Harib

CEO & Founding Partner of ecabiotec Middle East Manufacturing LLC

Lamis founded her first company prior to ecabiotec ME in 2012, joining Dubai’s green startup sphere early on which listed her at number 25 out of 50 Business Leaders Inspiring the U.A.E by Forbes Middle East, as well as being highlighted by Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s grantee magazine Philanthropy Age as one of top social entrepreneurs in the region. Lamis is also an Advisory Board member on DANA; a regional accelerator focusing on women in CleanTech. 

  • Finance

Dr. Tariq Bin Hendi

Senior Partner at Global Ventures & Chairman of Edelman Middle East

His Excellency Dr. Tariq Bin Hendi is a Senior Partner at Global Ventures and the Chairman of Edelman Middle East. Previously, he served as the Chief Investment Officer at G42. Prior to G42, he was the Director General of the Abu Dhabi Investment Office, where he was tasked with expanding private sector activity in the Emirate. He held leadership roles at various institutions, including Emirates NBD, Mubadala, and Citibank. He also sits on a number of boards which include UAE University and Emirates Post Group.

  • Education
  • Water

Cecilia Braidy

On-call Freelance Education & Partnership Consultant Soil Museum - ICBA

Cecilia is a versatile individual with a diverse background spanning hospitality, banking, events, PR, and the food industry, showcasing adaptability and a broad skill set. Committed to environmental causes, she has previously worked with the Water Alliance UAE NGO in addition to her current involvement with the ICBA – Soil Museum. Influenced by early exposure to a Montessori environment, she emphasizes a holistic approach to learning. As a community connector, she excels in fostering collaboration and a sense of community, solidifying her dynamic and influential role in Dubai.

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