Young Executive Leaders

Annual programme for selected young executives to improve their management and leadership skills and network internationally.

Share insights across a global community

A global experience for young healthcare leaders, delivered in partnership with Kaiser Permanente.

Between March and September participants attend a series of masterclasses in key healthcare leadership areas. Small group work to complete topical assignments are an opportunity for the selected young executives to share their insights across our global community. The capstone experience for participants is attending the annual World Hospital Congress, where they graduate to the YEL Alumni network.

Here are the key dates for the YEL 2024 programme.

What our YEL Alumni say

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What our YEL Alumni say

Mega Febrianora

Indonesia, YEL 2022

IHF YEL programme provides great opportunities to develop and expand your network across the globe. I learned a lot from various masterclasses and each session at World Hospital Congress was fruitful. I wanted to attend multiple sessions at a time. My favorite session was when finally I met IHF YEL 2022 participants in person. It was such a priceless moment of togetherness. IHF YEL programme is a unique one that combines knowledge and engagement to finally blend in lifetime networking as YEL alumni.

John Kueven

United States, YEL 2021

I have done many leadership development classes and programmes throughout my career, but few have been as valuable as the YEL programme though IHF. Learning from others across the world in a structured way has improved my leadership abilities and given me a new perspective on healthcare. The classes are unique and give insight into a variety of leadership and healthcare topics. I highly recommend this programme for any leader seeking global knowledge of healthcare interested in meeting leaders from across the world.

Emil Ackerman

Finland, YEL 2021

The IHF’s YEL 2021 programme was simply great! I learned a lot more about leadership in health care context and about myself. The experiences of collaborating internationally with peers worldwide was invaluable as well. The cherry on the cake was the World Hospital Congress, in which we met each other and other health care influencers.

J. Antônio Cirino

Brazil, YEL 2021

My participation in the YEL programme, thanks to my nomination by the Brazilian Hospital Federation (FBH), has been very important for my personal and professional development. During the programme activities, I had the opportunity to learn from professionals and YEL colleagues from different countries and cultures. In addition to the programme's activities, the World Hospital Congress, in Barcelona (Spain), was essential to seal the bonds and collaborations established, creating a great network of cooperation between leaders from all over the world. With YEL Alumni, I realize that participating in this group will continuously help in my training. I thank the kindness, commitment and dedication of the entire IHF team and Wittkieffer team for the YEL 2021.

Urszula Szybowicz

Poland, YEL 2021

Participating in the YEL programme gives a great chance to develop personally and professionally. Thanks to meetings with leaders from across the world, I now have a new perspective on the functioning of the health care system. The exchange of international experiences, especially in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, is one of the most valuable opportunities offered by the programme. It makes us realize that although the health systems different, we can all contribute to improving health through collective and meaningful action.

Ming-Ju Tsai

Taiwan, YEL 2020

I am a pulmonologist and intensive care physician in Kaohsiung Medical University Hospital, Taiwan. I have committed myself to improve the medical information systems of our hospital for several years. It is a great honor to be one of the young executive leaders (YEL) 2020. Participating the YEL initiative is a great opportunity to network with young healthcare leaders worldwide. I got inspired by the various types of healthcare systems and hospital information systems worldwide. On the other hand, I shared our experiences in Taiwan as the medical service in Taiwan is probably one of the best in the world. Joining the YEL alumni, we can keep networking and keep learning from one another.

Omar Rodríguez Forner

Spain, YEL 2020

I am very grateful to the organization and my hospital for allowing my participation in this program. I hope that over the next few months we can see each other face to face with the 2020 participants. We have been able to work and co-create a lot of ideas during this time. We did a good job together.

Scott Mortensen

United States, YEL 2019

I joined YEL to represent the United States in our efforts and opportunities in the provision of healthcare, to form relationships with like-minded young leaders around the world, and to gain a better perspective of what others are doing to improve health of their communities. Have absolutely loved being a part of such an amazing group of global healthcare leaders!

Daniel Wong

Hong Kong, YEL 2019

My motivation for joining the YEL was to widen my eyesight to outreach from a clinician to another level — administration. I am excited to get to know this network and build it up worldwide through YEL program.

David Ross

Canada, YEL 2019

These opportunities are invaluable for young leaders - we really had no rules or boundaries when we started and we defined what we wanted to do. It is a rare opportunity to have that kind of freedom and also then have a venue to present and celebrate our collective successes and achievements. This program should be nurtured and grown to continue to foster leadership development in health care internationally.

Guillaume Duriez

France, YEL 2019

The YEL program was a unique opportunity to build an international network of young senior health managers sharing the same interests and highly committed to improve the health system of their own countries. It was also very interesting to mix people with medical and administrative backgrounds. I especially liked the opportunity to meet each other at the Oman IHF Congress. I plan to stay committed to this program as a YEL alumni.

Melinda Bemis

United States, YEL 2019

My motivation for joining the YEL program was to obtain broader exposure to innovation in healthcare in order to help facilitate deeper and different thinking within both my organization and my expanded community of healthcare colleagues to solve more complex issues in a rapidly changing environment. Sharing my learnings and understandings from this experience has benefited not only my personal development, but has created lifelong connections with individuals I now consider friends

Meet the Young Executive Leaders who will follow the programme in 2024.

Siddhasthali Rural Community Hospital, Nepal

Dr Aban Gautam

Chairperson, Chief Executive Director

Aban is a distinguished healthcare leader with over seven years of experience, holding an MBBS and MSc and is currently engaged in a PhD. He...

Siddhasthali Rural Community Hospital, Nepal

Dr Aban Gautam

Chairperson, Chief Executive Director

Aban is a distinguished healthcare leader with over seven years of experience, holding an MBBS and MSc and is currently engaged in a PhD. He founded Mountain Heart Nepal and Siddhasthali Rural Community Hospital, demonstrating exceptional skills in sustainable healthcare, emergency response, and programme management. Aban has led significant projects, including the development of a sustainable hospital model and directing over 100 mobile clinics, impacting 35,000 individuals in remote areas of Nepal. His work emphasizes community healthcare development, strategic international collaborations, and innovative problem-solving in medical settings.

Abeer Saeed Momorial Hospital Chakdara Dir Lower KP, Pakistan

Abdur Rauf

GM Operation and Services

Abdur works as GM Operation and Services at Abeer Saeed Memorial Hospital Chakdara and is a PhD Scholar in Operation Management Healthcare in Islamic international...

Abeer Saeed Momorial Hospital Chakdara Dir Lower KP, Pakistan

Abdur Rauf

GM Operation and Services

Abdur works as GM Operation and Services at Abeer Saeed Memorial Hospital Chakdara and is a PhD Scholar in Operation Management Healthcare in Islamic international university Islamabad. He completed his Masters in Project Management and holds more than 8 years experience in healthcare administration.

Alder Hey Children's, United Kingdom

Adam Bateman

Chief Operating Officer

Adam Bateman joined Alder Hey Children’s in 2015 and was appointed Chief Operating Officer (COO) in 2018. As COO Adam is the lead for service...

Alder Hey Children's, United Kingdom

Adam Bateman

Chief Operating Officer

Adam Bateman joined Alder Hey Children’s in 2015 and was appointed Chief Operating Officer (COO) in 2018.

As COO Adam is the lead for service performance and planning, as well as running estates and facilities services. He has an interest in healthcare innovation and was the senior responsible officer for the successful upgrade of the Electronic Patient Record in 2023. Having worked on the national roll-out of paediatric healthcare innovations, he has recently taken on the additional role of Managing Director of Alder Hey Futures; a programme to develop pioneering breakthroughs.

Adam joined the NHS in 2005 through the national Graduate Management Training Scheme. He is experienced in managing surgical, medical and community services. Adam has overseen the design and opening of several state-of-the-art facilities, including cancer and surgical centres. Adam holds a Masters degree in Healthcare Leadership, and an Executive Healthcare Leadership Award from the NHS Leadership Academy.

Ibri Hospital, Oman

Adil Rashid AbdullahAl Saidi

Head of Nursing

Ibri Hospital, Oman

Adil Rashid AbdullahAl Saidi

Head of Nursing

Egypt Healthcare Authority

Dr Ahmed Abdelrahman Ibrahim Amen Youssef

Deputy Branch Manager, Suez Branch

Ahmed is a physician who graduated from Kasr Al-ainy School of Medicine, Cairo University. He completed his postgraduate study and graduated with a Master’s Degree...

Egypt Healthcare Authority

Dr Ahmed Abdelrahman Ibrahim Amen Youssef

Deputy Branch Manager, Suez Branch

Ahmed is a physician who graduated from Kasr Al-ainy School of Medicine, Cairo University. He completed his postgraduate study and graduated with a Master’s Degree in Clinical Service Operations from Harvard Medical School, Harvard University. Currently, Ahmed is the Deputy Branch Manager of the Suez Branch at Egypt Healthcare Authority.

Ahmed has more than 8-years of experience working in the healthcare industry, among which 5-years of experience working as a senior technical office member at the technical office of H.E. The Egyptian Minister of Health and Population. Ahmed shows a demonstrated history of working in government administration and is skilled in Operations Management, Quality Management, Healthcare Analytics, Strategic Plans Development, and Healthcare Projects Management. Ahmed led many projects of medical education enhancement in collaboration with international institutions.

Saint Louis University-Sacred Heart Medical Center, Philippines

Dr Aldren Remon

Chief Nurse

Dr Aldren Rodriguez Remon, RN, CHA, is the Chief Nurse of Saint Louis University-Sacred Heart Medical Center, Baguio City, Philippines, and has worked with various...

Saint Louis University-Sacred Heart Medical Center, Philippines

Dr Aldren Remon

Chief Nurse

Dr Aldren Rodriguez Remon, RN, CHA, is the Chief Nurse of Saint Louis University-Sacred Heart Medical Center, Baguio City, Philippines, and has worked with various patients, scholars, communities, and healthcare leaders for the past 14 years. He is a part-time faculty member at Saint Louis University School of Nursing, Allied Health, and Biological Sciences and a visiting lecturer at SLU School of Advanced Studies, where he teaches nursing students in undergraduate and graduate studies. He completed his Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing at Saint Louis University and is now pursuing a Doctor of Philosophy in Management. He has been actively involved at regional, national, and international levels, promoting the sustainability and inclusion of excellence in healthcare services, research, and nursing practice.

Unity Health Toronto, Canada

Dr Alexandra Harris

Senior Director, Nursing Practice & Education

Alexandra (Alex) is a scholar practitioner, healthcare administrator and educator with over 15 years’ experience strengthening nursing to support local and system-level change. She is...

Unity Health Toronto, Canada

Dr Alexandra Harris

Senior Director, Nursing Practice & Education

Alexandra (Alex) is a scholar practitioner, healthcare administrator and educator with over 15 years’ experience strengthening nursing to support local and system-level change. She is currently Senior Director, Nursing Practice and Education at Unity Health Toronto, one of Canada’s largest Catholic healthcare networks, and Investigator at the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, St Michael’s Hospital Toronto. Alex has also worked as an independent research consultant specializing in health human resources for national and international organizations such as Health Canada and the International Council of Nurses. Her formal training is in nursing (BNSc, RN), health leadership (MN/MHSc, CHE) and health services research (PhD), including a Women in Media Fellowship and Clarkson Laureateship for Public Service from Massey College, University of Toronto. Alex teaches in the graduate programme at the Lawrence Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto, and Chairs the Editorial Advisory Committee for the Canadian Journal of Nursing Leadership.

Asklepios Kliniken GmbH & Co. KGaA, Germany

Aline Mittag

Head of Sustainability

In her role as head of sustainability, Aline leads the sustainability division at the second-largest hospital chain in Germany. In this role, she is responsible...

Asklepios Kliniken GmbH & Co. KGaA, Germany

Aline Mittag

Head of Sustainability

In her role as head of sustainability, Aline leads the sustainability division at the second-largest hospital chain in Germany. In this role, she is responsible for driving forward the company's sustainability transformation. This includes setting the strategy and defining and implementing measures. Before joining Asklepios, Aline worked as a consultant for hospitals, including at Philips. Here she also started working in the area of sustainability in the healthcare sector and was in the end the sustainability manager for Europe. In this role, she looked for solutions on how delivering healthcare can be more sustainable and how Philips as a supplier can support its customers in becoming more sustainable.

Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario, Canada

Alison Girouard

Director of Nursing Practice & Chief Nursing Informatics Officer

Alison is a paediatric Registered Nurse and Health Care Administrator dedicated to professional practice, clinical operations and ensuring the delivery of high-quality healthcare services. She...

Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario, Canada

Alison Girouard

Director of Nursing Practice & Chief Nursing Informatics Officer

Alison is a paediatric Registered Nurse and Health Care Administrator dedicated to professional practice, clinical operations and ensuring the delivery of high-quality healthcare services. She has almost 20 years of experience in the healthcare field including professional practice and education, clinical informatics, acute care operations, quality improvement and patient safety, nursing policy, project management, patient relations, administration, and front-line clinical care. She is a supportive leader who is passionate about best practice and leveraging data and technology to make impactful change to improve patient care and health system quality.

Hospital das Clinicas da Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil

Dr Alisson Verissimo

Medical Manager in Digital Health

Alisson is a physician with specializations in emergency, social and preventive medicine. His post-graduate studies were in healthcare management. He is proficient in primary and...

Hospital das Clinicas da Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil

Dr Alisson Verissimo

Medical Manager in Digital Health

Alisson is a physician with specializations in emergency, social and preventive medicine. His post-graduate studies were in healthcare management. He is proficient in primary and hospital care with a keen interest in public health, supplementary healthcare, social impact, quality assurance and accreditations, patient experience, operational excellence, project management, and lean healthcare methodologies. Alisson has demonstrated expertise as a clinical practitioner, medical manager, and consultant in clinical governance and continuous improvement. He is currently leading the clinical team at the largest public hospital in Latin America in the Digital Health sector, spearheading the digital transformation project for the State of São Paulo, Brazil.

Ministry of Health Morocco

Amal Dahri

Engineer, Directory of epidemiology and disease control

Amal Dahri, a committed state engineer, specializes in epidemiology and evaluates the health impact of air pollution and climate change at the Ministry of Health...

Ministry of Health Morocco

Amal Dahri

Engineer, Directory of epidemiology and disease control

Amal Dahri, a committed state engineer, specializes in epidemiology and evaluates the health impact of air pollution and climate change at the Ministry of Health in Morocco. With a master's degree in public management, she has dedicated her career to studying the intersection of environmental factors and public health. Notably, Ms Dahri led a study evaluating greenhouse gas emissions in healthcare facilities in Morocco and participated in a study related to the assessment of the vulnerability of health establishments to climate change contributing significantly to the understanding of environmental impacts on healthcare facilities in her country.

Siloam International Hospitals, Indonesia

Benny Wijaya

Ancillary Product Management

Benny currently serves as Ancillary Product Management at Siloam Hospitals Group. A biotechnologist by education, with extensive experience as a project manager throughout his career...

Siloam International Hospitals, Indonesia

Benny Wijaya

Ancillary Product Management

Benny currently serves as Ancillary Product Management at Siloam Hospitals Group. A biotechnologist by education, with extensive experience as a project manager throughout his career at Siloam Hospital Group. Benny enjoys researching and implementing new technology and services for hospital setting. He is in charge of developing next generation sequencing for the Group, as well as gene therapy, stem cell therapy, personalized medicine, and new services for Medical Rehab. Benny's passion lies in being able to help those in needs and he is proud to have found his calling in the healthcare industry.

Royal Adelaide Hospital, Australia

Dr Chloe Furst

Medical lead, Acute and Urgent Care Program

hloe is a dual trained geriatrician and palliative care physician working across both specialties within the Central Adelaide Local Health Network (CALHN). She is the...

Royal Adelaide Hospital, Australia

Dr Chloe Furst

Medical lead, Acute and Urgent Care Program

hloe is a dual trained geriatrician and palliative care physician working across both specialties within the Central Adelaide Local Health Network (CALHN). She is the acting Medical Lead for the Acute and Urgent Care program at the Royal Adelaide Hospital which includes General Medicine, Geriatrics, the Emergency department and Trauma. She was the Co-Head of unit for the Royal Adelaide Hospital (RAH) Department of Geriatric and Rehabilitation Medicine and is the current state division president of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Geriatric Medicine. She has a special interest in capacity, cognitive impairment, multimorbidity and end of life care and the ethics around these complex issues. She has a strong commitment to the care of the older adult and ensuring that our hospital systems are safe for patients and doctors alike and that patients get treatment aligned to their goals of care in the right environment.

Landeskrankenhaus (AöR), Germany

Daniel Burkhardt

Senior Manager Corporate Development

Daniel is the Senior Manager Corporate Development (controlling, medical controlling, quality management, project management) at Landeskrankenhaus AöR (Andernach, Germany) and also has 7 years’ experience...

Landeskrankenhaus (AöR), Germany

Daniel Burkhardt

Senior Manager Corporate Development

Daniel is the Senior Manager Corporate Development (controlling, medical controlling, quality management, project management) at Landeskrankenhaus AöR (Andernach, Germany) and also has 7 years' experience as a freelance lecturer (DKI, KGRP). After graduating as a registered nurse at Rhein-Mosel-Fachklinik (Andernach, Germany), he studied business administrations with a specialization in healthcare and social economics. After completing his bachelor‘s degree in 2014, he was employed as a medical controller at Landeskrankenhaus AöR to introduce the PEPP system. From 2019, he was head of the medical controlling department, and since 2022 he has served as head of corporate development.

Unidade Local de Saude de Santo Antonio, Portugal

Daniela Matos

Specialist Nurse

Daniela has worked in the healthcare sector for approximately 18 years. Her career began as a nurse care provider at a central hospital in Lisbon....

Unidade Local de Saude de Santo Antonio, Portugal

Daniela Matos

Specialist Nurse

Daniela has worked in the healthcare sector for approximately 18 years. Her career began as a nurse care provider at a central hospital in Lisbon. However, since 2005, she has been working at a University Hospital Center. At Santo Antonio's Hospital, she leads a team responsible for patient safety in the surgery department. In this role, she manages clinical pathways to achieve value-based healthcare.

As a specialist nurse, Daniela has developed tools and acquired knowledge to work as a Mass Gatherings Expert at the Directorate-General of Health (GDH). Additionally, she was part of the national COVID-19 task force. She served as a member of the Ministry of Health Plan Management Committee to support World Youth Day in Lisbon in August 2023. She also work as a consultant at GDH regarding the Patient Safety Team at the Division of Quality Design and Improvement of the Department of Quality in Health.

Aga Khan Hospital, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Emmanuel Mongi

Quality and Facility Safety Coordinator

Emmanuel Mongi possesses over 8 years of professional experience in his role, commencing his journey at Aga Khan Hospital Dar es Salaam in 2015. Currently...

Aga Khan Hospital, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Emmanuel Mongi

Quality and Facility Safety Coordinator

Emmanuel Mongi possesses over 8 years of professional experience in his role, commencing his journey at Aga Khan Hospital Dar es Salaam in 2015. Currently serving as the Quality and Facility Safety Coordinator, he plays a pivotal role in ensuring the hospital's adherence to both national and international quality standards such as JCIA, OSHA, fire safety and safe care.

Emmanuel is a distinguished recipient of several prestigious awards and certifications, underscoring his commitment to excellence in healthcare quality management. Among these accolades are certifications in ISO9001:2015 Overview & Internal Auditor Course, Safe Care, OSHA-Safety and Health Representative Course, and completion of the Fire Warden Course from Tanzania Fire and Rescue Force Training Institute. Additionally, he has participated in specialized training programmes including the JCIA Accreditation update. 6th edition standards, Risk Assessment, and Research Methodologies (Advance Researching Excellence).

Avenue Healthcare, Kenya

Esther Ajowi

Branch Manager and Director

Esther is a Healthcare Operations Leader in Nairobi, Kenya, with over eight years of experience as both a Health Centre Manager and Medical Doctor. She...

Avenue Healthcare, Kenya

Esther Ajowi

Branch Manager and Director

Esther is a Healthcare Operations Leader in Nairobi, Kenya, with over eight years of experience as both a Health Centre Manager and Medical Doctor. She specializes in balancing clinical operations and health administration leadership, driving facility growth, and championing value-based, patient-centred care. Fluent in English, Kiswahili, and with intermediate French proficiency, Esther excels in strategic planning, healthcare administration, clinical management, and project management. Currently, as the Branch Manager & Chronic Care Clinic Team Lead at Avenue Healthcare's Garden City Clinic, she oversees clinical and administrative operations, ensuring patient satisfaction and quality assurance. With a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBChB) from the University of Nairobi and a Master of Science in Diabetology from the University of South Wales, she continues to enhance my skills through ongoing education and certifications in diabetes management.

Ente Ospedaliero Cantonale - Ospedale Regionale di Lugano, Switzerland

Federico Umberto Mion

Head of Finance & Administration

After earning a master’s degree in international management at HEC Lausanne and gaining expertise in multinational companies such as Nestlé and EY, the complexity of...

Ente Ospedaliero Cantonale - Ospedale Regionale di Lugano, Switzerland

Federico Umberto Mion

Head of Finance & Administration

After earning a master's degree in international management at HEC Lausanne and gaining expertise in multinational companies such as Nestlé and EY, the complexity of the industry and the critical issues to be addressed led Federico to specialize in the healthcare sector. As part of his professional period at the University of Applied Sciences of Southern Switzerland, he had the opportunity to carry out various research and consulting assignments for hospitals and nursing homes, both from a strategic-organizational and economic-financial perspective.

For the past 5 years, he has held the position of Head of Finance & Administration at the Regional Hospital of Lugano, the Institute of Clinical Neuroscience of Southern Switzerland and the Institute of Pharmacological Sciences of Southern Switzerland, dealing with economic and financial planning, management control and organizational leadership. He is currently pursuing a doctorate in business administration at SDA Bocconi focusing on public-private partnerships in healthcare.

King Fahad Specialist Hospital Dammam, Saudi Arabia

Hiba Al Tarrah

Director of Quality, Oncology Center of Excellence

Hiba is a Pediatric Hematology and Oncology Consultant at King Fahad Specialist Hospital in Dammam, KSA. With expertise in Solid Tumors and Cancer Predisposition Syndromes,...

King Fahad Specialist Hospital Dammam, Saudi Arabia

Hiba Al Tarrah

Director of Quality, Oncology Center of Excellence

Hiba is a Pediatric Hematology and Oncology Consultant at King Fahad Specialist Hospital in Dammam, KSA. With expertise in Solid Tumors and Cancer Predisposition Syndromes, she is dedicated to improving patient outcomes. Hiba completed her MBBS at King Faisal University and a residency at Dalhousie University followed by a Pediatric Hematology and Oncology Fellowship at SickKids, University of Toronto. She serves as the Fellowship Program Director and Director of Quality and Patient Safety at King Fahad Specialist Hospital. She is a Fellow of the Institute of Healthcare Improvement and a member of prestigious international societies including a Board Member of the Saudi Society of Pediatric Oncology, contributing to the advancement of paediatric cancer care in her region. Furthermore, she is an active member of the Ethics Committee and the American Society of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology's Cancer Predisposition Special Interest Group.

Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore

Iqbal Firdaus

Assistant Manager

Iqbal is a healthcare administrator at Tan Tock Seng Hospital, overseeing population health management efforts such as resident profiling, population segmentation, and performance outcomes reporting...

Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore

Iqbal Firdaus

Assistant Manager

Iqbal is a healthcare administrator at Tan Tock Seng Hospital, overseeing population health management efforts such as resident profiling, population segmentation, and performance outcomes reporting for Central Singapore. Prior to his current role, he was part of the organization’s Management Development Programme where he helmed several portfolios within the National Healthcare Group relating to digital transformation, integrated care planning, corporate development, clinical operations, and facilities management. Iqbal holds a bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences from the Nanyang Technological University (Singapore). Outside of his professional capacity, Iqbal is passionate about community development, especially in youth and education. He is an active volunteer with MENDAKI Club (or MClub), a community-based volunteer organization, which engages in strategic youth development initiatives for Malay-Muslim youth in Singapore.

Centro de Imunoterapia de Ipanema, Brazil

João Garrido

Manager

João currently holds the position of Administrative Manager at an Immunotherapy Center focused on treating patients with autoimmune diseases, located in Rio de Janeiro, the...

Centro de Imunoterapia de Ipanema, Brazil

João Garrido

Manager

João currently holds the position of Administrative Manager at an Immunotherapy Center focused on treating patients with autoimmune diseases, located in Rio de Janeiro, the city hosting the 47th World Hospital Congress in 2024. His job is to lead, organize, and plan the clinic services and workflows. João is also responsible for assisting in legal matters of the clinic, using my experience as a Lawyer. His goal is to provide excellence and comfort in patient care, believing in the power of science and medical innovation to transform lives.

The Medical City Hospital, Philippines

Dr John Kevin Alonzo

Chief of Staff

JK is a General Paediatrician practising at The Medical City (TMC) Hospital in Ortigas Philippines. He studied medicine at the ASMPH, graduating with an MD,...

The Medical City Hospital, Philippines

Dr John Kevin Alonzo

Chief of Staff

JK is a General Paediatrician practising at The Medical City (TMC) Hospital in Ortigas Philippines. He studied medicine at the ASMPH, graduating with an MD, MBA. Other than his clinical practice, he has played an active role in the hospital administration of TMC since 2019.

Currently, as the chief of staff, he provides direct support to the EVP & CEO and actively engages with the management committee regarding the overall performance of the hospital. Concurrently, he is also the assistant chief medical officer who collaborates with the managers of the medical operations to ensure work efficiency, quality outcomes, and compassionate care.

One of Dr JK's key traits is that he is always eager to keep on learning and improving - to be able to do more, not just for himself, but for the patients that he and his hospital serves.

Kaiser Permanente-Los Angeles Medical Center, USA

Joyce Leido

Chief Nurse Executive

Joyce is the Chief Nurse Executive at Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center, a 560 bed facility that has Magnet Designation recognition by the American...

Kaiser Permanente-Los Angeles Medical Center, USA

Joyce Leido

Chief Nurse Executive

Joyce is the Chief Nurse Executive at Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center, a 560 bed facility that has Magnet Designation recognition by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). Joyce is a visionary healthcare leader with a Master's Degree in Nursing Administration and Health Informatics from Walden University, along with a Bachelor's Degree in Physiology and Neuroscience from UC San Diego. As a board-certified Nursing Executive (NEA-BC) and a Certified Professional in Healthcare Information and Management Systems (CPHIMS), she blends clinical expertise with a deep understanding of healthcare technology.

Joyce empowers staff through professional development initiatives and builds high-performing teams. She is passionate about leveraging technology to streamline workflows and enhance patient care. With additional education in AI, machine learning, data science, and analytics from MIT and Johns Hopkins, Joyce drives excellence in patient outcomes while remaining dedicated to nursing, patient care delivery, and innovation.

Ivane Bokeria University Hospital, Georgia

Dr Kakhaber Vanishvili

Deputy CEO

Kakhaber is a seasoned healthcare professional with over 15 years of experience. As a customer-focused manager, he has a proven track record of contributing to...

Ivane Bokeria University Hospital, Georgia

Dr Kakhaber Vanishvili

Deputy CEO

Kakhaber is a seasoned healthcare professional with over 15 years of experience. As a customer-focused manager, he has a proven track record of contributing to company profits through improved team efficiency and productivity. Skilled in planning, organizing, staffing, leading, and controlling. He is currently serving as Deputy CEO at Iv. Bokeria University Hospital in Tbilisi, Georgia, Kakha previously held roles as Medical Services Development Lead at VIAN and EVEX Hospitals. He has spearheaded the introduction and development of new medical services, controlled services budgets, and successfully managed staffing needs. In addition to his managerial roles, Kakha is a Senior Lecturer at various universities in Tbilisi. He is also a member of the Council for Accreditation of Educational Programs in Georgia. Kakha holds a Certificate from the Executive Training Program for Healthcare Managers at EADA Business School Barcelona, along with Masters Degree in Public Health Management from Tbilisi State Medical University.

Elegancia Healthcare, Qatar

Kobus Jooste

Cluster Chief Operating Officer

With over eight years of seasoned leadership in the realms of digitalization, process improvement, finance, and operations, Kobus has cultivated a reputation for spearheading transformative...

Elegancia Healthcare, Qatar

Kobus Jooste

Cluster Chief Operating Officer

With over eight years of seasoned leadership in the realms of digitalization, process improvement, finance, and operations, Kobus has cultivated a reputation for spearheading transformative changes. Throughout his career, he has been instrumental in implementing significant improvements in process efficiency and navigating successful change management initiatives. He brings a fresh and dynamic perspective to every challenge, leveraging his expertise to enhance operational workflows and foster a customer-centric environment.

As a dedicated leader, Kobus inspires and empowers teams through innovative communication strategies and goal-setting techniques. He firmly believes in creating a collaborative and thriving work environment where individuals can realize their full potential.

Currently, he is enriching his knowledge and honing skills through the pursuit of an MBA at Warwick Business School, further solidifying his commitment to staying at the forefront of industry trends and equipping himself with the tools necessary to lead in an ever-evolving business.

Tembisa Provincial Tertiary Hospital, South Africa

Dr Mantwa Chisale Mabotja

Clinical Manager

Mantwa holds a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (MBChB) from the University of Cape Town, Post-graduate Project Management and Travel medicine certificate from the University...

Tembisa Provincial Tertiary Hospital, South Africa

Dr Mantwa Chisale Mabotja

Clinical Manager

Mantwa holds a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (MBChB) from the University of Cape Town, Post-graduate Project Management and Travel medicine certificate from the University of Witwatersrand, Master of Medicine in Public Health Medicine (MMed) from the University of Witwatersrand, and a Fellow of the College of Public Health Medicine SA (FCPHM). In post-specialization, she has worked as a Public Health Medicine Specialist at City of Joburg Health Department. Her focus in this role was mainly on non-communicable disease prevention and health promotion through intersectoral and multidisciplinary approaches. She then moved to a role of a medical manager at a provincial tertiary hospital where she focuses on healthcare organization, health management, and is a custodian of clinical governance for continuous improvement in quality of healthcare services offered. She has a passion for health system strengthening and disease prevention to improve the quality of tertiary care provided to women and children in South Africa.

Centro Hospitalar de Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal

Dr Maria Cunha

Head of Department

Maria is a healthcare professional with a background in medicine and a specialization in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. She had the privilege of serving in...

Centro Hospitalar de Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal

Dr Maria Cunha

Head of Department

Maria is a healthcare professional with a background in medicine and a specialization in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. She had the privilege of serving in leadership roles that allowed her to contribute to the advancement of healthcare services and the wellbeing of patients. In her role as the Director of the Quality Management, Risk, and Humanization Department at ULSGE and as the Coordinator of the Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation Unit, she strived to make a positive impact through her work.

Projects she is involved in as a PhD Student Fellow have deepened my commitment to research and academic pursuits in healthcare. Her skills encompass leadership, healthcare quality and risk management, advocacy, community leadership, and dedication to continuous learning and improvement. She is passionate about contributing to the healthcare industry by enhancing treatment quality, patient wellbeing, and fostering a network of influential leaders in healthcare.

Municipality of Oslo, Frogner district, Norway

Marthe Jeanette Preteni-Isefjær

Unit Manager

Marthe is the unit leader for the Mental Health and Addiction Unit of Frogner District, in the Municipality of Oslo, Norway. She holds a Bachelor’s...

Municipality of Oslo, Frogner district, Norway

Marthe Jeanette Preteni-Isefjær

Unit Manager

Marthe is the unit leader for the Mental Health and Addiction Unit of Frogner District, in the Municipality of Oslo, Norway. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work and has further education in Personnel Management and Leadership in Healthcare. She has extensive experience working with municipal health services for individuals with developmental disabilities, mental disorders, and addiction. As a young health leader, she is committed to integrated health services and enhancing collaboration between the different levels of the Norwegian healthcare system.

New Crystal Health Services Limited, Ghana

Martin Padi Amoatey

Director of Operations

Martin holds a Masters’ degree in Total Quality Management, a degree in Economics and Mathematics, and a Certificate in Monitoring and Evaluation. He is a...

New Crystal Health Services Limited, Ghana

Martin Padi Amoatey

Director of Operations

Martin holds a Masters' degree in Total Quality Management, a degree in Economics and Mathematics, and a Certificate in Monitoring and Evaluation. He is a Lead Auditor for ISO 45001 and a SafeCare Accessor. His work experiences span the banking and healthcare industries. At New Crystal Health Services, he rose through the ranks of Operations Management Trainee to the position of a Director of Operations where he gained extensive knowledge in hospital Operations Management and the effective application of Quality Management Systems in addressing healthcare operational inefficiencies. He played a pivotal role in securing investment from the International Finance Corporation (IFC) for his organization. He also implemented a Quality Management System (SafeCare & ISO standards) and Lean Management System. Having developed communication skills whilst working in managerial positions, he nurtured successful working relationships and developed an excellent eye for details and continuous improvement.

Nyein Hospital, Myanmar

Moh Moh Myat

Lab Manager

As an accomplished Laboratory Manager with over 15 years of experience, Moh Moh has consistently delivered outstanding results in overseeing laboratory operations, culminating in the...

Nyein Hospital, Myanmar

Moh Moh Myat

Lab Manager

As an accomplished Laboratory Manager with over 15 years of experience, Moh Moh has consistently delivered outstanding results in overseeing laboratory operations, culminating in the successful attainment of CAP accreditation for Nyein Hospital's Laboratory. With an MBA degree, she possesses a unique blend of technical prowess and business acumen, ensuring a holistic understanding of scientific and managerial aspects of laboratory administration. Recently promoted, Moh Moh has demonstrated exceptional leadership, achieving milestones such as CAP accreditation and notable increases in annual test volume. Dedicated to optimizing laboratory performance, she drives continuous improvement and strives for excellence in all aspects of management. Committed to professional development, she will pursue additional qualifications in healthcare administration and engage with industry leaders, with the ultimate goal to drive operational excellence, positively impacting patient care, and contributing to organizational success.

Saudi German Hospital Alexandria, Egypt

Dr Mohamed Abdelhakim

Deputy Operating Director

Mohamed is a resilient, adaptable, innovative, and results-driven COO with a strong track record of accomplishment in operations management. His background includes streamlining processes and...

Saudi German Hospital Alexandria, Egypt

Dr Mohamed Abdelhakim

Deputy Operating Director

Mohamed is a resilient, adaptable, innovative, and results-driven COO with a strong track record of accomplishment in operations management. His background includes streamlining processes and increasing business efficiency for long-term stability and growth, grounded in a forward-thinking approach centred on company success and competitive growth. He has a demonstrated record of success in building successful teams and managing profitable operations.

Emergency medicine hospital/AL-Basheer hospitals, Jordan

Mohammad AL-Abidalrazag

Medical Director

As an emergency medicine physician and Medical Director at Al-Basheer Hospitals (Jordan’s largest emergency medicine facility), Mohammad merges clinical expertise with administrative responsibilities. Balancing a...

Emergency medicine hospital/AL-Basheer hospitals, Jordan

Mohammad AL-Abidalrazag

Medical Director

As an emergency medicine physician and Medical Director at Al-Basheer Hospitals (Jordan's largest emergency medicine facility), Mohammad merges clinical expertise with administrative responsibilities. Balancing a daily patient load nearing 3000, the hospital prioritizes continuous learning to deliver optimal care. In addition to clinical duties and administrative tasks, Mohammad trains new emergency medicine residents, fostering their development and ensuring high standards of care. Mohammad's tenure at Al-Basheer Hospitals underscores dedication to enhancing patient outcomes, advancing healthcare delivery, and nurturing future generations of emergency medicine practitioners.

Egypt Healthcare Authority

Dr Nardine Shehata

Internal Auditor in Auditing and Governance Department

Nardine is an Internal Auditor in Egypt Healthcare Authority working as the Section Head of the Administrative Discipline Department, responsible for ensuring the discipline of...

Egypt Healthcare Authority

Dr Nardine Shehata

Internal Auditor in Auditing and Governance Department

Nardine is an Internal Auditor in Egypt Healthcare Authority working as the Section Head of the Administrative Discipline Department, responsible for ensuring the discipline of workflow in health facilities affiliated with the General Authority for Health Care in all governorates. In addition to her role among those who laid the foundation stone for Health Insurance Project in the Health sector, she has worked as head of the Organizational Development Department, where she developed job descriptions for all jobs in accordance with the vision of the health sector in Egypt and also developed the procedural work guide for Human Resources for the Egypt Healthcare Authority.

Alkharj Health Zone, Riyadh First Health Cluster, Saudi Arabia

Dr Noha Elklatawy

Healthcare Excellence Lead

Noha’s professional experience includes demonstrating continuous growth, achievements, and impressive leadership in the management of complex activities within the healthcare industry. She is a family...

Alkharj Health Zone, Riyadh First Health Cluster, Saudi Arabia

Dr Noha Elklatawy

Healthcare Excellence Lead

Noha's professional experience includes demonstrating continuous growth, achievements, and impressive leadership in the management of complex activities within the healthcare industry. She is a family medicine specialist and certified as CPHQ & PMP with 10 years experience in the field of quality and patient safety and performance improvement. Her role involves supervising all 7 Alkharj Zone Hospitals in aspects related to monitoring and improvement of clinical outcomes, quality and patient safety and infection control. Noha organizes these functions, delegates responsibilities to enable goalss and ensures that the services provided meet or exceed generally accepted practices and standards of care and in accordance with applicable laws and regulations. She takes the lead as project manager or facilitator for projects that are directly linked to strategic goals.

Fundacion Santa fe de Bogota, Colombia

Omaira Valencia

Sub-director of Population Health

As the Subdirector of Population Health Conditions at Fundación Santa Fe de Bogotá, Omaira is deeply committed to advancing healthcare. She leads initiatives aimed at...

Fundacion Santa fe de Bogota, Colombia

Omaira Valencia

Sub-director of Population Health

As the Subdirector of Population Health Conditions at Fundación Santa Fe de Bogotá, Omaira is deeply committed to advancing healthcare. She leads initiatives aimed at enhancing the wellbeing of individuals and communities, thereby contributing significantly to the advancement of the nation's health. Additionally, her responsibilities include facilitating the integration between healthcare services and public health across diverse populations, ensuring a holistic approach to health promotion, disease prevention, and innovative healthcare models. Her academic activities include being a PhD candidate in public health and master of business administration, which enhances her professional role and dedication to improving population health outcomes

Warith Cancer Institute, Iraq

Omar Zeyad

Chief Operating Officer

Omar is a results-driven professional with a background in pharmacy and a focus on healthcare management. He holds a degree in pharmacy and is currently...

Warith Cancer Institute, Iraq

Omar Zeyad

Chief Operating Officer

Omar is a results-driven professional with a background in pharmacy and a focus on healthcare management. He holds a degree in pharmacy and is currently pursuing an MBA with the Open University. Over the past nine years, Omar has excelled in sales and promotion within multinational pharmaceutical companies, where he demonstrated a keen understanding of market dynamics, customer needs and people management. Recently, he has shifted his career to the healthcare sector, serving as the Chief Operating Officer at Warith Hospital in Iraq. In this role, Omar oversees the hospital's daily operations, with a focus on enhancing patient care and organizational efficiency. Omar is dedicated to making a positive impact in the healthcare industry in Iraq and is constantly seeking new opportunities for growth and innovation.

Hartford HealthCare, USA

Quian Callender

Director, Strategy and Planning

Quian serves as director, strategy and planning at Hartford HealthCare (HHC), an integrated health system. He leads clinical institute business planning and strategy development that...

Hartford HealthCare, USA

Quian Callender

Director, Strategy and Planning

Quian serves as director, strategy and planning at Hartford HealthCare (HHC), an integrated health system. He leads clinical institute business planning and strategy development that advances access to the highest quality care across the state of Connecticut and the USA. Previously, Quian was strategy and analytics manager in health equity, where he supported initiatives to improve health outcomes and eliminate health inequities. Some of his accomplishments while at HHC include crafting several business plans to expand cardiovascular services, transforming the administrative fellowship into a premier programme, establishing equity-based data analysis standards, and developing HHC’s first equity analytics dashboard. Quian is known for his multi-faceted approach as a thought-leader, trusted advisor, and strategist.

Quian is actively involved in the National Association of Health Services Executives (NAHSE) and American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE). Quian obtained his MHSA from the University of Michigan and BSc from the University of Connecticut.

MP Shah Hospital, Kenya

Roshni Jankharia

Head of Finance

Roshni is an accomplished finance professional, brings a wealth of expertise garnered over 20 years in the financial Industry. Holding a fellow chartered certified accountant,...

MP Shah Hospital, Kenya

Roshni Jankharia

Head of Finance

Roshni is an accomplished finance professional, brings a wealth of expertise garnered over 20 years in the financial Industry. Holding a fellow chartered certified accountant, she showcased proficiency in financial management, strategic planning, and risk assessment. Her dedication to precision, innovation, and ethical financial practices remains unwavering, propelling me toward continued success in the dynamic finance landscape. Roshni is also the Vice Chairperson for the Financial Sustainability and Growth Committee at the Hospital. She is a certified Kaizen Practitioner.

Saudi Commission for Health Specialties, Saudi Arabia

Saja Alrobayan

General Manager - Operational Excellence

Saja is currently Operational Excellence General Manager at the Saudi Commission for Health Specialties. With a solid background in public health, quality assurance, and healthcare...

Saudi Commission for Health Specialties, Saudi Arabia

Saja Alrobayan

General Manager - Operational Excellence

Saja is currently Operational Excellence General Manager at the Saudi Commission for Health Specialties. With a solid background in public health, quality assurance, and healthcare administration, Saja has amassed over 8 years of invaluable experience within the healthcare system. She is recognized for her unwavering focus on leadership and her commitment to delivering exceptional quality of care. Saja's expertise lies in driving operational efficiency and optimizing healthcare processes, resulting in improved patient outcomes, and enhanced organizational performance. Her innovative strategies and collaborative approach have earned her recognition as a trusted young leader in the field. Saja's dedicated pursuit of advancing healthcare standards continues to make a profound impact, ensuring the provision of exemplary care for individuals and communities alike.

Royal Hospital, Oman

Samiha Al-Habsi

Ward Supervisor

Samiha has 18 years of experience in nursing, and has cultivated a diverse skillset that encompasses both clinical expertise and scholarly pursuits. She is driven...

Royal Hospital, Oman

Samiha Al-Habsi

Ward Supervisor

Samiha has 18 years of experience in nursing, and has cultivated a diverse skillset that encompasses both clinical expertise and scholarly pursuits. She is driven by a passion for innovation and excellence in healthcare.

As a nurse supervisor, Samiha has demonstrated a strong commitment to enhancing patient care delivery and fostering a collaborative work environment. Through effective leadership and mentorship, she empowers her team to achieve their full potential and provide compassionate, evidence-based care.

Additionally, she is deeply engaged in research mentorship, guiding nurses in conducting researches that contribute to the advancement of nursing science and practice.

Samiha is enthusiastic about the opportunity to further develop my leadership abilities as a young executive leader. She is dedicated to driving positive change in healthcare through strategic vision, innovation, and mentorship, and excited about the prospect of contributing to the future of nursing leadership.

Kaiser Permanente-Santa Clara Medical Center, USA

Shasta Addessi

Chief Operating Officer

Shasta is the Chief Operating Officer of Kaiser Permanente-Santa Clara Medical Center, a 343-bed tertiary hospital with particular emphasis on Cardiovascular, Oncology, high-risk OB and...

Kaiser Permanente-Santa Clara Medical Center, USA

Shasta Addessi

Chief Operating Officer

Shasta is the Chief Operating Officer of Kaiser Permanente-Santa Clara Medical Center, a 343-bed tertiary hospital with particular emphasis on Cardiovascular, Oncology, high-risk OB and Pediatrics. She has worked in healthcare administration leadership for over 15 years in different organizations serving in inpatient and outpatient roles, including Director of Strategic Initiatives, Vice President of Support Services and Vice President of Clinical Service Lines and Care Coordination. She attended the University of Michigan for her Bachelors and her Master of Health Service Administration.

HCA Healthcare, United Kingdom

Shima Jacobs

Director of Development

Based at London’s largest private healthcare hospital group for the past 14 years. Shima has a background in medical governance and international partnerships and currently...

HCA Healthcare, United Kingdom

Shima Jacobs

Director of Development

Based at London's largest private healthcare hospital group for the past 14 years. Shima has a background in medical governance and international partnerships and currently works in the Physician Services team. Shima's primary focus is development and implementation of strategic plans to expand the UK division consultant base and market presence. She chairs the division business development meeting to ensure individual hospitals are aligned with divisional objectives and works directly with consultant doctors to lead on doctor engagement initiatives. Shima is passionate about diversity, equality and inclusivity and strives to embody such values in her day to day role and as a leader. Her goal as a leader is to create a culture of psychological safety to allow colleagues to thrive in their work environment.

Shalby Hospital, India

Dr Supriya Sarkar

Cluster Head

Supriya is a versatile healthcare executive with over a decade of experience, skilled in inspiring teams and enhancing performance through people-focused hospital administration. His proven...

Shalby Hospital, India

Dr Supriya Sarkar

Cluster Head

Supriya is a versatile healthcare executive with over a decade of experience, skilled in inspiring teams and enhancing performance through people-focused hospital administration. His proven success in balancing strategic decisions, financial acumen, and hands-on leadership has consistently achieved robust stakeholder satisfaction. Adept at crafting and executing strategic initiatives, he optimizes P&L outcomes while maintaining a strong emphasis on people-focused leadership. Supriya holds a Master's in Hospital Administration and is certified in Healthcare Leadership from prestigious institutions like Harvard Medical School and Duke University. His professional journey includes pivotal roles such as Cluster Head at Shalby Hospitals and Chief Executive Officer at Bankers Heart Institute. With a strong focus on quality leadership and corporate governance, he has earned fellowships and memberships in esteemed healthcare organizations. Supriya's commitment to excellence is underscored by his diverse skill set and continuous pursuit of certifications and training in healthcare management.

Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, UAE

Suraya Khodr

Business Operation Manager

Suraya is a dedicated healthcare administrator and business operations manager with a profound enthusiasm for data analytics, boasting over 8 years of hands-on experience. Currently...

Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, UAE

Suraya Khodr

Business Operation Manager

Suraya is a dedicated healthcare administrator and business operations manager with a profound enthusiasm for data analytics, boasting over 8 years of hands-on experience. Currently positioned at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi for the past 7 years, she holds a key role in the Chief of Staff's office, where she oversees business operations.

Suraya is a highly accomplished and results-oriented professional, showcasing a wealth of expertise in data analytics, strategic planning, quality and patient safety, operational management, and people development. Her track record includes notable achievements in managing financial activities, strategic planning, spearheading continuous improvement initiatives, and optimizing operational systems, processes, and policies.

With a background as a biomedical scientist and a master's degree in healthcare management, Suraya brings a unique blend of technical proficiency and managerial acumen to her role.

Commonwealth Healthcare Corporation, Northern Mariana Islands

Tiffany S Crisostomo

Chief Operations Officer, Business & Quality Assurance

Tiffany’s career is deeply rooted in a profound commitment to enhancing the wellbeing of a small community heavily dependent on its singular hospital and health...

Commonwealth Healthcare Corporation, Northern Mariana Islands

Tiffany S Crisostomo

Chief Operations Officer, Business & Quality Assurance

Tiffany's career is deeply rooted in a profound commitment to enhancing the wellbeing of a small community heavily dependent on its singular hospital and health system. She is devoted to advancing healthcare delivery, with a focus on affordability, equity, and an unwavering dedication to providing an exceptional patient experience through high-quality care.

Medland Hospital, Zambia

Dr Tiza Chipungu

Junior Resident Medical Officer

Tiza has spent her entire professional life in the area of health. She possesses an undergraduate in Biomedical Science, honours in Human Biology and a...

Medland Hospital, Zambia

Dr Tiza Chipungu

Junior Resident Medical Officer

Tiza has spent her entire professional life in the area of health. She possesses an undergraduate in Biomedical Science, honours in Human Biology and a Masters in Nursing Science, as well as a Bachelor in Medicine and Surgery. Her areas of experience include aged and disability care, paediatric nursing, and currently managing medical and surgical patients as a Junior Resident Medical Officer at Medland Hospital. Her vast background in different areas of healthcare means that she is able to provide comprehensive care for different kinds of patients. Tiza has a passion for the field of anaesthesia and particularly pain management with a goal of being an advocate of and improving pain management in low-income countries like Zambia. Tiza also sits on the board of Flying Mission Zambia, with a mission to take healthcare to all corners of the nation.

Dubai Health, UAE

Vasco Dias

Head of Strategic Planning & Projects

Vasco has over a decade of experience in the healthcare industry in a wide range of public and private organizations, specialized in finance, strategic planning...

Dubai Health, UAE

Vasco Dias

Head of Strategic Planning & Projects

Vasco has over a decade of experience in the healthcare industry in a wide range of public and private organizations, specialized in finance, strategic planning and operations, playing a pivotal role in several greenfield and expansion projects. He is currently working as Head of Strategic Planning & Projects in Dubai Health (Ambulatory Healthcare services).

Regarding faculty experience, he is currently MBA adjunct faculty at Strathclyde Business School (Dubai campus). Additionally, he brings MBA and PhD teaching experience in Strategic management, Finance and Business Analytics modules at Exeed College.

Vasco graduated from Strathclyde Business School (UK) with an Executive MBA with Distinction. Additionally, he obtained two master's degrees in business administration and healthcare management from ISCTE Business School and NOVA National School of Public Health (Portugal). He holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the University of Coimbra (Portugal) and has completed executive education in Business strategy from INSEAD Business School.

The YEL programme is governed by a Steering Committee, which assists in the design of the curriculum, provides guidance on the main work activities and acts as oversight for the successful implementation of a high-quality programme.
Members of the Steering Committee are:

CJ Bolster

CJ Bolster

2024 Steering Committee co-chair

CJ is the co-chair of the IHF YEL Steering Committee. He is a highly regarded leader of Management Consulting and Executive Search firms.

Agir – Health Management, Innovation and Results Association, Brazil

J. Antônio Cirino

Director of Education and Development
2024 Steering Committee co-chair and Young Executive Leaders 2021

As well as compliance, a practising communicologist, quality manager, professor and health researcher.

Kaiser Foundation Hospitals and Health Plan Orange County

Payman Roshan

Senior Vice President and Area Manager

Payman Roshan is the Senior Vice President and Area Manager of Kaiser Permanente Orange County in Southern California, two Kaiser Foundation Hospitals and more than twenty medical office buildings serving nearly 600,000 members throughout Orange County.

Payman started his journey with Kaiser Permanente in 2005 as the Regional Director of Clinical Technology, overseeing the service and maintenance of the region's medical equipment, ensuring safe care delivery. In 2010 Payman was promoted to Assistant Medical Center Administrator for support services at KP Baldwin Park Medical Center, where he later became the Chief Operating Officer in 2012. After a few years in the Chief Operating Officer role, he was promoted to Senior Vice President & Area Manager of KP Panorama City/Antelope Valley Medical Centers in 2015. In 2021, he moved to KP Downey Medical Center as the Senior Vice President and Area Manager and most recently he became the Senior Vice President and Area Manager for Orange County service area.

He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Engineering from Mercer University and a Master of Business Administration degree from National University. Payman has a keen interest in technology and advancing healthcare instrumentation and innovations.

Kaiser Permanente Northern California Region

Marty Ardron

Senior Vice President Hospital and Health Plan Operations

Marty Ardron, MBA, currently serves as a Senior Vice President for Kaiser Foundation Health Plan and Hospitals in Northern California. In this role, Marty has executive accountability over hospital and health plan operations for over 4.5 million members in the Northern California Region. He serves as the executive leader over functions such as Resource Management, Emergency Preparedness and Supply Chain. He also provides oversight for the Labor Management Partnership, a joint strategy between Kaiser Permanente (KP) and partnership unions to lead organizational change, to deliver exceptional service, quality, and operational results for KP members and patients.

Marty joined KP in 2016 where he served as Vice President for Continuum of Care Operations, ensuring KP members receive high-quality, post-acute health care in specialized facilities and at home. He then went on to serve as the Senior Vice President and Area Manager of the Diablo Service Area,

Marty is an active member of the Port City Board of Managers, a joint venture partnership with St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Stockton, CA and KP. In addition to his role at KP, Marty serves on a number of community and business boards that include the University of Pacific Board of Regents, the Board of Directors for Contra Costa Economic Partnership, the Board of Directors for the Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce, and the Editorial Board of the Journal of Healthcare Management for the American College of Healthcare Executives.

Prior to joining Kaiser Permanente, Marty served as the Division Vice President at Kindred Healthcare where he was responsible for transitional care hospitals in the Western United States and as Regional Vice President for Kindred’s RehabCare and PeopleFirst Divisions. Marty completed his physical therapy training at Loma Linda University, earned a Master of Business Administration from Keller Graduate School of Management, and is a graduate of the Harvard Executive Leadership program.

Ronald-Lavater

International Hospital Federation

Ronald Lavater

Chief Executive Officer

Ronald leads the IHF Secretariat, managing the team and its performance, with responsibility for all day-to-day activities, and executive reporting.

Ronald-Lavater

International Hospital Federation

Ronald Lavater

Chief Executive Officer

Ronald Lavater, MPA, FACHE is a healthcare executive with 25 years of leadership experience in public and investor-owned healthcare companies in the United States and international markets. With extensive knowledge in hospital operations and ambulatory services including retail urgent care, Ronald has a deep and broad-based understanding of the healthcare services sector with a global perspective.

Before joining the IHF, he has served as CEO of WellStreet Urgent Care headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. From 2014 to 2016, he was the CEO for Al Noor Hospitals Group, Plc. He also worked for six years for Johns Hopkins Medicine International, serving first as CEO of Corniche Hospital in Abu Dhabi for five years and later as a senior executive representing many of the company’s interests in the Middle East.

Ronald began his healthcare career in 1993 as an analyst for senior management of insurance company Blue Cross and Blue Shield. After a few years, he was recruited by Hospital Corporation of America where he held several leadership roles in U.S. hospitals, including CEO and COO. He has also served as a Non-Executive Director for Optegra Eye Health Care.

Ronald holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Florida and a master’s degree in public administration from Florida State University. He is a Fellow with the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) and previously completed a two-year term as president of the Middle East & North Africa ACHE group.

Avenue Healthcare, Kenya

Dr Catherine Mackenzie

General Manager Clinics
Young Executive Leaders 2023
Samar

Al-Jalila Children's Specialty Hospital, United Arab Emirates

Dr Samar Almuntaser

Consultant Paediatric Neurologist
Young Executive Leaders 2020

In charge of initiatives in quality improvement and key performance indicators related to the neurology services for optimal patient care and customer satisfaction.

Members of the IHF Young Executive Leaders programme join the YEL Alumni. The Alumni offers the opportunity to consolidate its members’ network and to remain involved with IHF’s activities. The members of the Alumni will have the opportunity to host a session at the IHF World Hospital Congress, to work together on blogs, to provide guidance for the newest YEL cohort, and to participate to exclusive masterclasses organized by the IHF.

Safia

Dubai Health Authority, United Arab Emirates

Dr Safia Alhammadi

Chief Resident
Young Executive Leaders 2020

Chief Resident obstetrician as well as an Academic Days Adviser and lecturer teaching clinical skills to residents.

KUlrich

Juedisches Krankenhaus Berlin Service Company, Germany

Kristina Ulrich

Managing Director
Young Executive Leaders 2020

Considers the biggest challenge to be a guiding leader, a role model who has a positive influence on each member of the team.

SONY DSC

Healthcare organizations

Cristina Adroher

Health economist
Young Executive Leaders 2020

Providing technical and strategic support to managers and leading projects in different healthcare organizations in the Catalan public health system.

MBemis

Sg2, United States of America

Melinda Bemis

Director, Strategic Analytics
Young Executive Leaders 2019

Director of a performance analytics, intelligence, and consulting organization and lecturer in healthcare administration at the University of Minnesota.

RBogues

Mayo Clinic, United States

Renee M. Botelho, MHA

Director of Strategy
Young Executive Leaders 2020

Currently leading Mayo Clinic’s strategy in Minnesota as a thought partner and chief of staff to executive leadership.

JStaudt

Vitos GmbH, Germany

Jonas Staudt

Head of Department
Young Executive Leaders 2020

Part of the higher management: planning, improving and evaluating all healthcare initiatives for Vitos by screening current trends and challenges.

CObwaka

Kenya

Dr Christopher Obwaka

Consultant Obstetrician Gynaecologist
Young Executive Leaders 2020

Committed to eliminating maternal mortality on the African continent, with a natural affinity for obstetrics and gynaecology.

DRoss

St. Joseph’s Health Care, Canada

David Ross

Director of Finance and Health Information Management
Young Executive Leaders 2019

Chartered accountant with a passion for healthcare and helping patients by supporting clinical programmes to unleash their potential. 

Samar

Al-Jalila Children's Specialty Hospital, United Arab Emirates

Dr Samar Almuntaser

Consultant Paediatric Neurologist
Young Executive Leaders 2020

In charge of initiatives in quality improvement and key performance indicators related to the neurology services for optimal patient care and customer satisfaction.

ORodriguez

Spain

Omar Rodríguez Forner

Head of Nursing
Young Executive Leaders 2020

Nursing management is one of the main pillars of the hospital, along with medical management. In the unit, more than 1,000 patients are treated every...

MCheng

Associate Consultant, General Surgery, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Hong Kong

Dr Mina Cheng

General Surgeon, Hong Kong
Young Executive Leaders 2019

General surgeon in Queen Elizabeth Hospital, with special interest in vascular and trauma surgery.

GDuriez

Grenoble Alpes University Hospital, France

Guillaume Duriez

Director of International Affairs, Fundraising and Innovative Patient Pathways
Young Executive Leaders 2019

Building an international network of young senior health managers sharing the same interests and commitment to improve the health system of their own countries.

MBartolo

Centro Hospitalar de Leiria, Portugal

Mafalda Bártolo

Physical and Reabilitation Medicine (PRM) Service Director
Young Executive Leaders 2020

Seeing medicine beyond the curative effect, PRM aims to achieve the best autonomy and life quality, with multi-professional teams and a continuum of care.

LValls

Hospital Sant Joan de Déu, Spain

Laura Lahuerta Valls

Leading nurse
Young Executive Leaders 2020

In charge of research at Hospital Sant Joan de Déu and the leader of the Sant Joan de Déu Foundation nursing research line.

DWong

Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital, Hospital Authority

Dr Daniel Wong

Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecology
Young Executive Leaders 2019

One of the youngest promoted consultants in the Hong Kong Hospital Authority, specialized in obstetrics and gynaecology.

MPBorras

Fundació Sanitària Mollet, Spain

Marcel Pujol Borràs

Human Resources Director
Young Executive Leaders 2019

One of my biggest concerns is how to manage the engagement of professionals, with clarity that high commitment is directly related to high performance.

VBraga

Portugal

Vanessa Braga

Registered Nurse
Young Executive Leaders 2020

Registered nurse investing in academic training, specialization and masters studies, as well as opportunities to enrich my decision making and critical thinking.

RVeloso

Póvoa de Varzim and Vila do Conde Hospital Center, Portugal

Rita Veloso

Executive member of the Board of Directors
Young Executive Leaders 2020

Digital stakeholder in many national and international organizations and a speaker on change management, people management, leadership and digital transformation.

SamHodder

Nova Scotia Health’s Mental Health and Addictions Programme, Canada

Samantha Hodder

Senior Director
Young Executive Leaders 2019

Experience across the health continuum from ‘upstream’ health promotion/prevention strategies, brief/early intervention, to specialized treatment/recovery.

SMortensen

Intermountain Healthcare, United States of America

Scott W. Mortensen

Operations Officer for McKay-Dee Hospital and System Med/Surg Operating Lane
Young Executive Leaders 2019

Joined YEL to gain a better perspective of what others are doing to improve health of their communities. 

STsai

Kaohsiung Medical University Hospital, Taiwan

Dr Ming-Ju (Siegfried) Tsai

Pulmonologist and intensive care physician
Young Executive Leaders 2020

YEL is a great opportunity to network with young healthcare leaders and be inspired by healthcare and hospital information systems worldwide.

FTrummer

Hospital of St John of God Vienna, Austria

Florian Trummer

Head of Operation Theatre
Young Executive Leaders 2020

Managing about 100 staff as Head of Operation Theatre in the hospital of St John of God Vienna.

Hiba

The Royal Hospital, Oman

Hiba Al Naabi

Senior member of the Quality & Patient Safety team
Young Executive Leaders 2019

At the largest tertiary care hospital in Oman. Hiba has a great passion for healthcare leadership and project management for patient safety.

Digital Health Ltd, Germany

Laura Kuhlmann

CEO
Young Executive Leaders 2020

CEO of Vitos Digital Health Ltd, responsible for the implementation of e-health solutions in the group's hospitals and other facilities.

ECastela

Hospital Prof. Doutor Fernando Fonseca, Portugal

Eduardo Castela

Hospital Manager
Young Executive Leaders 2020

With YEL I’ve been learning, growing and, most of all, I truly believe in knowledge exchange as a fundamental path to new changes.

HaiHua

Taiwan

Hai-Hua Chuang

Visiting Scientist
Young Executive Leaders 2019

Mercy Clinic, USA

Dr Alison Curfman

Clinical Director of Pediatric Operations
Young Executive Leaders 2021

Pediatric emergency medicine physician and Clinical Director of Pediatric Operations for the Mercy healthcare system.

McGill University Health Centre, Canada

Dawn Singerman

Director of Financial Resources
Young Executive Leaders 2021

The youngest director in the history of the MUHC, in a role that involves contributing to organizational success.

Hong Kong Hospital Authority

Dr Christy Lam

Senior Manager (Strategy & Service Planning)
Young Executive Leaders 2021

Leading a service planning team to formulate clinical services plans for major clusters of public hospitals in Hong Kong.

The Nairobi Hospital, Kenya

Bernard Gitonga Mutai

Senior Nurse
Young Executive Leaders 2021

Senior nurse and founder of Ja-Mbo Health, an online site on which promotes preventive health.

Regional Health Service, Madeira, Portugal

Cátia Ferreira

Executive Board Member
Young Executive Leaders 2021

Board responsibilities include technological innovation, processes dematerialization and digital transformation.

Kanta-Häme Central Hospital, Finland

Dr Heikki Yli-Ollila

Head of Imaging
Young Executive Leaders 2021

Part-time physician and researcher, mainly lead for radiology, clinical physiology and nuclear medicine.

Kaohsiung Medical University / Chung-Ho Memorial Hospital, Taiwan

Dr Hsin-Liang Liu

Secretary, Superintendent Office / Chief, Division of clinical skills, education and training
Young Executive Leaders 2021

Emergency room physician and physician educator, specialized in emergency ultrasound and medical education.

Queensland Medical Rural Service, Australia

Dr Hwee Sin Chong

Executive Director
Young Executive Leaders 2021

Responsible for medical professionalism; recruitment and performance of doctors, and strategic medical workforce issues.

Grey’s Hospital, KwaZulu-Natal Department of Health, South Africa

Dr Logandran Naidoo

Senior Manager – Medical Services
Young Executive Leaders 2021

Manages medical and allied health services, over 600 doctors, allied health professionals and support staff.

Lagos State Health Service Commission, Nigeria

Dr Omolara Oyadotun

Assistant Director Medical Services
Young Executive Leaders 2021

Progressive experience in clinical and public health practice, and a passion for health promotion and preventive medicine.

Lagos State Health Service Commission, Nigeria

Dr Morenike Abidakun

Senior Medical Officer
Young Executive Leaders 2021

Coordinating quality improvement activities and programmes on non-communicable diseases in secondary health facilities.

Ministry of Health and Prevention, Dubai, UAE

Dr Sara Al Shaya

Head of Specialized Care Services
Young Executive Leaders 2021

Manages projects, initiatives, and programmes that are part of the UAE government vision 2021 on decreasing mortality from cancer and cardiovascular diseases.

Cluster Services Division, Hong Kong Hospital Authority

Dr Sharon Wong

Chief Manager (Medical Grade)
Young Executive Leaders 2021

Prior clinical practice in obstetrics and gynaecology in public hospital services before joining the healthcare administration.

Groote Schuur Hospital, Western Cape Department of Health, South Africa

Dr Shrikant Peters

Manager: Medical Services – Main Theatre, ICU & Anaesthesia
Young Executive Leaders 2021

Manages the theatre and critical care functional business units, senior surgeons, anaesthetists, intensivists, and theatre and critical care nurses.

Royal Hospital, Oman

Fatma Al Jahwari

Head of Patient Safety and Risk Management
Young Executive Leaders 2021

Involved with the quality team at the Ministry of Health in Oman to establish quality related policies and systems.

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Tampere University Hospital, Finland

Emil Ackerman

Chief Data Officer
Young Executive Leaders 2021

Leads information services and the development of knowledge management e.g. visual reporting and data analytics.

Agir – Health Management, Innovation and Results Association, Brazil

J. Antônio Cirino

Director of Education and Development
2024 Steering Committee co-chair and Young Executive Leaders 2021

As well as compliance, a practising communicologist, quality manager, professor and health researcher.

Cleveland Clinic, USA

James Houser

Interim Executive Director, Institute Administration
Young Executive Leaders 2021

Experience in hospital administration. quality and clinical effectiveness, and critical care nursing.

Wellstar Health System – Wellstar Paulding Hospital, USA

John Kueven

Senior Vice President and Hospital President
Young Executive Leaders 2021

Incoming President, Georgia Association of Healthcare Executives, and Fellow of American College of Healthcare Executives.

Cleveland Clinic London, UK

Kushal Kadakia

Special Projects Manager, Office of the CEO
Young Executive Leaders 2021

Previously worked at the US Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, and US Food & Drug Administration.

Central Lisbon University Hospital, Portugal

Leandro Luis

Health Administrator
Young Executive Leaders 2021

Coordinates the Clinical Informatization Local Commission, and the Transportation Management Unit.

St Andrew's Hospital, Australia

Linda Jorgensen

CEO
Young Executive Leaders 2021

Responsible for the delivery of clinical services, currently sits on the Nursing Governance Council.

Centro Hospitalar Universitario do Porto, Portugal

Márcio Reis

Hospital Manager
Young Executive Leaders 2021

Responsible for the pharmaceutical, orthopedic and physical medicine, rehabilitation and sterilization services.

Farah Medical Campus, Jordan

Nadine Abu Kaoud

Senior Research & Development Specialist
Young Executive Leaders 2021

More than 12 years' experience in the medical field, and involved with clinical research and development in studies.

Northwell Health, USA

Rachael Spooner

Vice President, Clinical Transformation
Young Executive Leaders 2021

Helping the organization to embrace innovative care delivery models and improving patient outcomes through process improvement.

The Specialty Hospital, Jordan

Shereen Abu Manneh

Marketing and Business Development Manager
Young Executive Leaders 2021

More than 10 years of experience in the healthcare sector, passion for marketing medical tourism and reaching out to new markets to help patients receive...

Apollo Hospitals Group, India

Sriram Ramachandran Sheshaadri

Vice President – Strategy
Young Executive Leaders 2021

Handles new initiatives, opportunities for growth, improving efficiency using digital tools, cost optimization for India's largest healthcare provider.

Aster DM Healthcare – Aster Clinics, Dubai, UAE

Sudha Pathak

Manager of Operations
Young Executive Leaders 2021

Brings significant efficiencies in the continuum of care through her clinical and management pedigree and exposure to various healthcare models.

Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario, Canada

Taylor Johansen

Director, Neurodevelopmental Health
Young Executive Leaders 2021

Taylor has worked in healthcare leadership in Canada, Ireland, and Australia. Her experience spans home care, social rehabilitation, and hospital services.

Polish Hospital Federation

Urszula Szybowicz

Chief Operation Officer
Young Executive Leaders 2021

Projects include cloud and other IT solutions, legal regulations, audits, health services marketing and in the use of innovation in the healthcare sector.

Aga Khan Foundation, Afghanistan

Zahra Najafi

Regional Coordinator, Health Programme
Young Executive Leaders 2021

Leads a health team, coordinates with stakeholders, and provides support to members to carry out health and nutrition projects in rural areas.

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R-Jolad Hospital, Nigeria

Akolade Oni

Chief Operating Officer
Young Executive Leaders 2022

IHF Member: R-Jolad Hospital, Lagos. Leads business growth, operational and clinical transformation at a 135-bed hospital serving 80,000 customers with 350 staff.

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One Brooklyn Health, USA

Alyeah Ramjit

System Vice President
Young Executive Leaders 2022

IHF Member: American College of Healthcare Executives. Ensures operational effectiveness, efficiency and synergy across personnel, programmes, cost centres and multiple sites of care.

Abel Mwale

CFB Medical Centre, Zambia

Dr Abel Mwale

CMO and Head of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care
Young Executive Leaders 2022

IHF Member: Zambia Association of Private Hospitals. CMO and Head of Anaesthesia and Intensive care at CFB Medical Centre, combining clinical and administrative work.

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Tuen Mun Hospital/New Territories West Cluster, Hong Kong

Dr Carmen Lam

Consultant Anaesthetist
Young Executive Leaders 2022

IHF Member: Hong Kong Hospital Authority. Consultant anaesthetist and executive partner of Q&S Division in New Territories West Cluster.

Cynthia-Kanda

MP Shah Hospital, Kenya

Dr Cynthia Kanda

Deputy Chief Medical Officer
Young Executive Leaders 2022

IHF Member: MP Shah Hospital, Kenya. Both clinical and operational experience, shaping healthcare facilities to align their strategy with their clinical and business goals.

Saudi German Health Egypt and North Africa

Dr Dina El-Maghraby

Technical Bureau Manager
Young Executive Leaders 2022

IHF Member: Saudi German Health. Works along with the Regional Director of Saudi German Hospitals Egypt and North Africa at a strategic level.

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Cimacan GH; Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Padjadjaran/Dr Hasan Sadikin Central GH, Indonesia

Dr Fathul Huda

Head of Neurogical Service; Senior Lecturer
Young Executive Leaders 2022

IHF Member: Indonesian Hospital Association – PERSI. Head of Neurological Service, while still teaching and developing model for telemedicine in stroke.

Idowu-Adebiyi

Lagoon Hospitals, Nigeria

Dr Idowu Adebiyi

Chief Operating Officer
Young Executive Leaders 2022

IHF Member: Lagos State Health Service Commission. Leads hospital operations, customer experience, facility operations, and strategic project execution and management.

Dr James Deiparine

Deiparine Community Hospital, Philippines

Dr James Deiparine

Medical Director
Young Executive Leaders 2022

IHF Member: Philippine Hospital Association. Structurally and financially growing a hospital whilst improving the provision of quality healthcare in a rural setting.

Luis

Centro Hospitalar do Médio Ave, EPE, Portugal

Dr Luis Andrade Moniz

Executive Director
Young Executive Leaders 2022

IHF Member: Portuguese Association of Hospital Managers. Member of the board of directors since 2016, in charge of HR, patient management and legal.

Mega-Febrianora

Indonesia

Dr Mega Febrianora

Cardiologist
Young Executive Leaders 2022

IHF Member: Paramarta Cardiovascular Hospital. Creator, innovater, and pioneer of the first preventive cardiology clinic in Indonesia.

Mohamed-Ameen

Saudi German Hospital, Cairo, Egypt

Dr Mohamed Ameen

Inpatient Manager
Young Executive Leaders 2022

IHF Member: Saudi German Health. Monitoring and improving KPIs, managing physician’s performance, productivity and behaviour, and managing patient satisfaction issues.

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Department of Health Abu Dhabi

Dr Moustafa Abdelwahab

Senior Specialist Healthcare Improvement Program
Young Executive Leaders 2022

IHF Member: Department of Health – Abu Dhabi. Focusing on performance management, clinical operations, patient safety, quality improvement, science and technology for healthcare delivery.

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Fundacio Sanitaria Mollet, Spain

Dr Natalia Allué Orduña

Chief of Clinical Documentation
Young Executive Leaders 2022

IHF Member: Catalan Union of Hospitals. Focused on the analysis of databases, dashboards and the creation of indicators linked to the improvement of healthcare quality.

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The Royal Hospital, Oman

Dr Salwa AlUbaidani

Prenatal Genetic & PGD counsellor
Young Executive Leaders 2022

IHF Member: Ministry of Health Oman. Manages the hospital's preconception genetic counselling and PGD counselling clinics.

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Latifa Hospital, United Arab Emirates

Dr Shatha Bahutair

Chief resident doctor in obstetrics and gynecology
Young Executive Leaders 2022

IHF Member: Dubai Health Authority. Resident in the hospital's obstetrics and gynecology department since 2017.

Tien-Ching-Lee

Kaohsiung Municipal Ta-Tung Hospital, Taiwan

Dr Tien-Ching Lee

Associate Consultant
Young Executive Leaders 2022

IHF Member: Taiwan Hospital Association. In charge of hospital marketing and publicity of the international medical business.

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Dibba-Fujairah Hospital, United Arab Emirates

Dr Yosra Al Salami

Assistant Director for Medical Affairs
Young Executive Leaders 2022

IHF Member: Emirates Health Services. Consultant in family medicine working as an assistant director for the hospital's medical affairs.

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Royal Ottawa Health Care Group, Canada

Danielle Simpson

Director, Quality and Patient Safety
Young Executive Leaders 2022

IHF Member: HealthCareCAN. Oversees the quality, patient safety, and infection prevention and control portfolio at a large mental health tertiary care hospital.

Giulia-Petrarulo

Unicancer, France

Giulia Petrarulo

Project Manager
Young Executive Leaders 2022

IHF Member: Unicancer, France. Responsible for managing communication projects and contributing to the development of Unicancer’s international relations.

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The Royal Hospital, Oman

Iman Al Nadabi

Section Head of Training and Continuing Professional Development
Young Executive Leaders 2022

IHF Member: Ministry of Health Oman. Leads the implementation of training towards the strategic goals aligned to the mission and vision of the hospital.

Imtiaz-Hussain

Aga Khan Medical Center Gilgit, Pakistan

Imtiaz Hussain

Manager Infection control and prevention
Young Executive Leaders 2022

IHF Member: Aga Khan Health Services. Works as ICP manager, safe-care assessor, climate change and quality assurance representative since 2020.

Jan-Begenat

Kreiskliniken Reutlingen GmbH, Germany

Jan Begenat

Executive Assistant
Young Executive Leaders 2022

IHF Member: German Hospital Federation. Executive assistant in charge of the commercial management of the hospital's outpatient medical centres.

Jean-Stoefs

Cliniques Universitaires Saint-Luc, Belgium

Jean Stoef

Director Quality & Director Patient Administration
Young Executive Leaders 2022

IHF Member: Cliniques Universitaires Saint-Luc, Belgium. Director of both quality and patient administration.

Jessica

SA Health – Central Adelaide Local Health Network, Australia

Jessica Gannon

Nurse Lead, Acute and Urgent Care Programme
Young Executive Leaders 2022

IHF Member: Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association. Responsible for the strategic and operational leadership, governance and oversight of several units.

John-Arnfinsen

Diakonhjemmet Hospita, Norway

John Laurence Arnfinsen

Deputy head of the Department of Patient Safety and Quality Assurance
Young Executive Leaders 2022

IHF Member: Norwegian Hospital and Health Service Association. Deputy lead of the hospital's department of patient safety and quality assurance since June 2019.

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Children’s Health System of Texas, USA

Kean Villarta

Manager, Programme Development and Project Management
Young Executive Leaders 2022

IHF Member: American College of Healthcare Executives. Leads and manages systemwide projects in construction, healthcare compliance and accreditation, clinical operations, and IT.

Lucy-Clements

NHS Surrey Heartlands Integrated Care System, United Kingdom

Lucy Clements

Health Integration Policy Lead
Young Executive Leaders 2022

IHF Member: NHS Confederation. Supports strategic and operational change across local healthcare and between the NHS and Local Government.

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Parc Sanitari Sant Joan de Deu, Spain

Maria Rubio Valera

Head of Quality and Patient Safety
Young Executive Leaders 2022

IHF Member: Catalan Hospital, Health and Social Services Association. Head of the hospital's quality and patient safety unit.

Ms Miyele Kaliwanda

Medland Health Services, Zambia

Miyele Kaliwanda

Finance Director
Young Executive Leaders 2022

IHF Member: Medland Health Services, Zambia. Responsible for financial operations, instrumental in structuring the hospital’s finance department.

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Vitos gGmbH, Germany

Nadja Köhler

Chief Data Protection Officer
Young Executive Leaders 2022

IHF Member: German Hospital Federation. Focused on implementation of GDPR and digitalization projects of the Vitos group.

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Elegancia Healthcare, Qatar

Nauman Jan

Cluster Director – Strategy & Business Planning
Young Executive Leaders 2022

IHF Member: Elegancia Healthcare, Qatar. Member of the executive team and also serves as co-chair of the healthcare investment committee.

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UZ Brussel, Belgium

Olivier Costa

Staff Member in support of the Executive Committee
Young Executive Leaders 2022

IHF Member: UZ Brussel, Belgium. Involved in hospital-wide strategic projects e.g., coordination of the formulation of strategic plans by medical departments.

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McGill University Health Center, Canada

Pierre-Marc Legris

Director, Technical Services
Young Executive Leaders 2022

IHF Member: HealthCareCAN. Responsible for technical services, including biomedical engineering, facilities management, emergency measures and sustainable development.

Pritindira-Kaur

Apollo Hospitals, India

Pritindira Kaur

Lead Apollo Quality Programme and Regional Head Quality
Young Executive Leaders 2022

IHF Member: Apollo Hospitals. Responsible for implementation and monitoring of standards of clinical care, and compliance to healthcare accreditation.

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Davao Oriental Provincial Medical Center, Philippines

Rizza Jean Rivera

Supervising Administrative Officer
Young Executive Leaders 2022

IHF Member: Philippine Hospital Association. Leads the administrative and ancillary division of the hospital.

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Baines Intercare Medical Centre, Zimbabwe

Searchmore Chaparadza

Managing Director
Young Executive Leaders 2022

IHF Member: Baines Intercare Medical Centre, Zimbabwe. Pioneering groundbreaking services and the founder of a healthcare-centred consultancy firm project.

Theresia Mohere

Aga Khan Health Services, Tanzania

Theresia Mohere

Programme Manager
Young Executive Leaders 2022

IHF Member: Aga Khan Health Services. Manages donor-funded projects, a proposal development team and supports clinical and capacity building initiatives.

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King Fahd Specialist Hospital, Buraydah, Saudi Arabia

Turki Abdullah AlMogbel

Hospital Director
Young Executive Leaders 2022

IHF Member: Ministry of Health Saudi Arabia. Hospital Director of a specialty and referral hospital of Qassim Health Cluster with a 1.6 million catchment area.

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Khamis Mushayt Maternity and Children Hospital, Saudi Arabia

Turki Asiri

Hospital Director
Young Executive Leaders 2022

IHF Member: Ministry of Health Saudi Arabia. Hospital Director with a Masters in Public Health and Health Service Management.

Vanessa-Ribeiro

Portuguese Association for Hospital Development (co-chair)

Vanessa Ribeiro

Head of Planning and Innovation

Vanessa leads the planning and innovation at the Portuguese Association for Hospital Development, the government organization in charge of the management of the resources of...

Vanessa-Ribeiro

Portuguese Association for Hospital Development (co-chair)

Vanessa Ribeiro

Head of Planning and Innovation

Vanessa leads the planning and innovation at the Portuguese Association for Hospital Development, the government organization in charge of the management of the resources of the national health service. She is focused on innovation regarding organizational models of care (patient centred care, integrated care) and healthcare commissioning models that can contribute to the health system sustainability.

Vanessa holds a Masters degree in Health Management and a PhD in Public Health, both from the National School of Public Health/NOVA University of Lisbon.

With almost 20 years of experience in the healthcare sector, her career started as a nurse, moving to the health system administration as a technical officer where she had the exciting opportunity to work in cross-sectional issues, such as health system performance assessment, referral networks and integrated care, both at national and international level.

Vanessa was elected to the IHF Governing Council in November 2022.

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Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust, United Kingdom

William Roberts

Chief of Operations
Young Executive Leaders 2022

IHF Member: NHS Confederation. Director of Operations for the hospitals's division of surgery, anaesthetics and critical care.

Sheba Medical Center, Israel

Prof. Abdulla Watad

Deputy Head of internal medicine and Head of spondyloarthritis unit
Young Executive Leaders 2023

IHF Member: Sheba Medical Center, Israel. Specialized in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology and researcher in rheumatology and immunology at the Autoimmune Diseases Center.

Eka Kotebe General Hospital, Ethiopia

Dr Abel Tesfaye

Medical Director
Young Executive Leaders 2023

IHF Member: Eka Kotebe General Hospital, Ethiopia. Medical director and general surgeon, working as clinician, a researcher and a hospital administrator.

Dubai Academic Health Corporation, UAE

Dr Alanood Alfarsi

Head of Health Center
Young Executive Leaders 2023

IHF Member: Dubai Health Authority (DHA), UAE. Arab Board-certified consultant family physician with strong experience in healthcare management, and currently head of a health center.

Central Adelaide Local Health Network (CALHN), Australia

Prof. Amanda Clark

Executive Director of Nursing & Patient Experience
Young Executive Leaders 2023

IHF Member: Australian Healthcare and Hospital Association (AHHA), Australia. Executive Director of Nursing and holds multiple Associate or Adjunct Professor roles across Australia.

Centro Hospitalar Vila Nova de Gaia/Espinho (CHVNG/E), Portugal

Dr Ana Filipa Geraldo da Silva Couceiro

Division Chief Diagnostic Neuroradiology
Young Executive Leaders 2023

IHF Member: Portuguese Association for Hospital Development (APDH), Portugal. Division chief of the Diagnostic Neuroradiology Unit, holding several other positions in the field of neuroradiology.

Coron District Hospital, Philippines

Dr Ariane Capalla

Chief of Hospital
Young Executive Leaders 2023

IHF Member: Philippine Hospital Association, Philippines. Supervises overall hospital operations and coordinates with other agencies for hospital needs in a geographically-isolated and disadvantaged area.

Cedars-Sinai, USA

Arshia Yadav

Project Manager
Young Executive Leaders 2023

IHF Member: Cedars-Sinai, USA. Supports efforts in building collaborations and partnerships with governments and leading healthcare institutions around the world.

Saudi Commission for Health Specialties, Saudi Arabia

Dr Basma Ghandourah

General Manager of the Executive Directory of Business Partners
Young Executive Leaders 2023

IHF Member: Saudi Commission for Health Specialties (SCFHS), Saudi Arabia. General Manager of strategic relationships, she is an expert in international collaboration and strategic partnerships.

Mayo Clinic, USA

Benjamin Langholz

Senior Consultant
Young Executive Leaders 2023

IHF Member: Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City (SSMC) Mayo Clinic, UAE. Part of the Global Consulting team, he leads strategy and operation enhancement projects.

Medland Hospital, Zambia

Dr Bilal Asaad

Pediatrician
Young Executive Leaders 2023

IHF Member: Medland Hospital, Zambia. Leading the paediatrics and neonatology department, and the training programme of staff and interns in the hospital.

Avenue Healthcare, Kenya

Dr Catherine Mackenzie

General Manager Clinics
Young Executive Leaders 2023

Kaohsiung Medical University Hospital, Taiwan

Dr Chao-Ju Chen

Attending Physician
Young Executive Leaders 2023

IHF Member: Taiwan Hospital Association, Taiwan. Attending physician in the Department of Laboratory Medicine and a core member of the Laboratory Quality Control Team.

Institut Gustave Roussy, France

Dr Elie Rassy

Medical Oncologist
Young Executive Leaders 2023

IHF Member: Unicancer (French Federation of Cancer Centres), France. Medical oncologist conducting clinical and research activities on precision oncology, with project management duties.

Catalan Hospital, Health and Social Services Association (La Unió), Spain

Carles Oliete

Cabinet Office and International Affairs manager coordinator
Young Executive Leaders 2023

IHF Member: Catalan Hospital, Health and Social Services Association (La Unió), Spain. Health economist developing transformation organizational, financing, quality and innovation projects.

Alkharj Health Zone, Riyadh first Health cluster, Saudi Arabia

Fahad Al-Mamkhoor

Chief Executive Officer
Young Executive Leaders 2023

IHF Member: Ministry of Health, Saudi Arabia. Directs the Alkharj Zone Hospitals and oversees all aspects of Executive Administration.

Royal Hospital, Oman

Fahima Al Harthy

Head of Maternity Unit
Young Executive Leaders 2023

IHF Member: Ministry of Health, Oman. A staff nurse/midwife by training, she leads the maternity department as a unit nurse.

Aga Khan Health Services, Tanzania

Frida Kitundu

Executive Assistant to Regional Chief Executive Office & Global Head of Clinical Development Programs
Young Executive Leaders 2023

IHF Member: Aga Khan Health Services and Aga Khan University. Administrative professional for hospital management executives and healthcare professionals.

Centra Health, USA

Galyn Damiani

Senior Director, Service Line Strategy
Young Executive Leaders 2023

IHF Member: Vizient, USA. Service line strategic planning, and building inspired environments to develop teams to provide care for patients and communities.

Apollo Hospitals Enterprise Ltd, India

Dr Gaurav Katyal

Vice President of Operations
Young Executive Leaders 2023

IHF Member: Apollo Hospitals Enterprise Ltd, India. Anesthesiologist, leading operations and service excellence initiatives with a focus on continuous improvement in customer delight.

Kingston Health Sciences Centre, Canada

Dr Geneviève Digby

Physician Quality Lead
Young Executive Leaders 2023

IHF Member: HealthcareCAN, Canada. Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Respirology at Queen’s University and cross-appointed to the Department of Oncology.

University Hospital of Geneva (HUG), Switzerland

Dr Giannina Rita Iannotti

Manager of the NeuroCenter
Young Executive Leaders 2023

IHF Member: University Hospital of Geneva (HUG), Switzerland. Manager of the NeuroCenter, optimizing patient clinical itineraries and supporting clinical research in neurological pathologies.

Commonwealth Healthcare Corporation, Northern Mariana Islands

Halina Palacios

Chief of Clinic Services
Young Executive Leaders 2023

IHF Member: Commonwealth Healthcare Corporation, Northern Mariana Islands. Chief of Clinic Services overseeing all outpatient clinic services for Saipan, Tinian, and Rota.

Ostfold Hospital Trust, Norway

Inga Katharina Walter Rutherford

Nursing Manager
Young Executive Leaders 2023

IHF Member: Norwegian Hospital and Health Service Association, Norway. Nurse manager participating in developing long-term strategic plans, budgetary decisions, and solving clinical and administrative challenges.

Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare, USA

Jennifer Blake

Director of Patient Engagement
Young Executive Leaders 2023

IHF Member: Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare, USA. Oversees the scheduling and registration teams, and leads digital engagement to improve patients’ access to care.

Luz Saúde, Portugal

João Tiago Goldschmidt de Oliveira

Business Process Manager
Young Executive Leaders 2023

IHF Member: Portuguese Association of Private Hospitals (APHP), Portugal. Nurse with a degree in hospital administration, working to improve quality and performance.

Wessex Academic Health Science Network, United Kingdom

Joe Sladen

Associate Director, Strategic Programmes
Young Executive Leaders 2023

IHF Member: NHS Confederation, UK. Leads the Nationally Prioritized Innovations Programme to support their spread and adoption, implementation and sustainability.

Hong Kong Hospital Authority, Hong Kong

Dr Lok Hang Leung

Senior Manager
Young Executive Leaders 2023

IHF Member: Hong Kong Hospital Authority, Hong Kong. Full-time healthcare administrator, involved in capacity, simulation education, professional training and development, and healthcare service initiatives.

University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Germany

Lorena Kujawa de la Cruz

Personal Executive Assistant of the Executive Member “Chief of Nursing and Chief of Human Resources Officer”
Young Executive Leaders 2023

IHF Member: German Hospital Federation (DKGEV), Germany. Interface to the Executive Board, working on strategic and HR issues, including legal requirements.

Brazilian Hospital Federation (FBH), Brazil

Marco Antonio Saavedra Bravo

Project and Kaizen Manager
Young Executive Leaders 2023

IHF Member: Brazilian Hospital Federation (FBH), Brazil. Planning strategies and managing guidelines focused on increasing the performance of hospital operations and the patient journey.

Eltahrir General Hospital, Egypt

Dr Mohamed Helal

Hospital General Manager
Young Executive Leaders 2023

IHF Member: General Authority of Healthcare, Egypt. Obgyn consultant and hospital management specialist in infertility and reproduction medicine.

Saudi German Health, Saudi Arabia

Dr Mohamed Salah

Chief Operations Officer
Young Executive Leaders 2023

IHF Member: Saudi German Health, Saudi Arabia. Egyptian doctor living in KSA, specialized in the healthcare management field.

Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, UAE

Dr Muneer Al Obeidli

Program Lead Wellbeing
Young Executive Leaders 2023

IHF Member: Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, UAE. Responsible for developing and implementing innovative programmes that promote health, joy, and wellbeing.

MP Shah Hospital, Kenya

Dr Nikita Ajay Raval

Head of Accident and Emergency
Young Executive Leaders 2023

IHF Member: MP Shah Hospital, Kenya. Clinical and administrative responsibilities for the unit and also in charge of the Mass Casualty Incidence Committee.

Evex Medical Corporation, Georgia

Nino Phutkaradze

Head of procurement and logistics unit
Young Executive Leaders 2023

IHF Member: Evex Medical Corporation, Georgia. Responsible for the purchase of products, supplies, equipment related services, as well as building relationships with suppliers and partners.

Emirates Health Services, UAE

Dr Noor Al Mehiri

Director of Mental Health Department
Young Executive Leaders 2023

IHF Member: Emirates Health Services, UAE. Director of department and consultant family physician, she led a number of clinical projects in EHS hospitals.

Medicover, Poland

Paweł Łangowski

Public Affairs Director
Young Executive Leaders 2023

IHF Member: Polish Hospital Federation (PFSz), Poland. Healthcare systems expert, policy and government relations, and head of the Health & Safety Committee at SGI Europe.

Virtua Health, USA

Ruoran Zhang

AVP Strategic Analytics and Planning
Young Executive Leaders 2023

IHF Member: American Hospital Association (AHA), USA. Responsible for developing system-wide strategic plans and facilitating effective and data-driven decision-making and alignment between strategy and operation.

Burjeel Holdings PLC, UAE

Safeer Ahamed Ullatt

Chief Operating Officer
Young Executive Leaders 2023

IHF Member: Burjeel Holdings PLC, UAE. COO with long experience in the operations and management of healthcare enterprises.

Centro Hospitalar Universitário de Lisboa Central, Portugal

Sílvia Pinto Ramalho Oliveira

Hospital Board Deputy Administrator/Clinical Pathology and Immunohemotherapy Administrator
Young Executive Leaders 2023

IHF Member: Portuguese Association of Hospital Managers (APAH), Portugal. Project manager responsible for the healthcare professionals' wellbeing and work-life balance programme.

Mediker Healthcare, Kazakhstan

Dr Suhail Javed Khan

Physician, Medical Advisor & Healthcare Manager
Young Executive Leaders 2023

IHF Member: Mediker Healthcare, Kazakhstan. Head of the Mediker International relations department for cooperate organizations.

Healthpoint Hospital, Mubadala Health, UAE

Dr Susan Hesni

Consultant Radiologist
Young Executive Leaders 2023

IHF Member: Department of Health. Abu Dhabi, UAE. Consultant Radiologist specialising in musculoskeletal imaging and a Royal College of Physicians ‘Educator’.

Mediclinic Middle East, UAE

Dr Tamseel Makhdoomi

Hospital Administration Manager
Young Executive Leaders 2023

IHF Member: Mediclinic Middle East, UAE. Healthcare management executive in a team responsible for delivering yearly hospital budget, financial and operational KPIs.

Becamex International Hospital, Vietnam

Tien Phat Nguyen

Deputy Head of Operations
Young Executive Leaders 2023

IHF Member: Becamex International Hospital, Vietnam. General operations of a 300-bed hospital, passionate to “do more with less” for the patient via analytics and data.

Free State Department of Health: Bongani Regional Hospital, South Africa

Tshepo Mokhadi

Environmental Health Practitioner
Young Executive Leaders 2023

IHF Member: Department of Health of South Africa. Spearheading Global Green and Healthy Hospitals in South Africa, promoting sustainable practices in public sector healthcare.

NMC Healthcare, UAE

Umang Jain

Senior Manager Strategy and Operations
Young Executive Leaders 2023

IHF Member: NMC Healthcare, UAE. Leads business growth and operational efficiency projects, along with managing operations for multispecialty hospitals and clinics in the region.

Paelon Memorial Hospital, Nigeria

Unoma Grant

Chief Operating Officer & Executive Director
Young Executive Leaders 2023

IHF Member: Paelon Memorial Hospital, Nigeria. Healthcare administrator, Associate member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Managers, and a certified EDGE Expert.

YEL Alumni Ambassadors are the primary link with the IHF team to share information, promote the programme, stimulate discussion, and be available to YEL participants and Alumni for questions. The role is voluntary and subject to annual renewal. 

Brazilian Hospital Federation (FBH), Brazil

Marco Antonio Saavedra Bravo

Project and Kaizen Manager
Young Executive Leaders 2023

IHF Member: Brazilian Hospital Federation (FBH), Brazil. Planning strategies and managing guidelines focused on increasing the performance of hospital operations and the patient journey.

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One Brooklyn Health, USA

Alyeah Ramjit

System Vice President
Young Executive Leaders 2022

IHF Member: American College of Healthcare Executives. Ensures operational effectiveness, efficiency and synergy across personnel, programmes, cost centres and multiple sites of care.

Pritindira-Kaur

Apollo Hospitals, India

Pritindira Kaur

Lead Apollo Quality Programme and Regional Head Quality
Young Executive Leaders 2022

IHF Member: Apollo Hospitals. Responsible for implementation and monitoring of standards of clinical care, and compliance to healthcare accreditation.

Centra Health, USA

Galyn Damiani

Senior Director, Service Line Strategy
Young Executive Leaders 2023

IHF Member: Vizient, USA. Service line strategic planning, and building inspired environments to develop teams to provide care for patients and communities.

Dr James Deiparine

Deiparine Community Hospital, Philippines

Dr James Deiparine

Medical Director
Young Executive Leaders 2022

IHF Member: Philippine Hospital Association. Structurally and financially growing a hospital whilst improving the provision of quality healthcare in a rural setting.

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Associate Consultant, General Surgery, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Hong Kong

Dr Mina Cheng

General Surgeon, Hong Kong
Young Executive Leaders 2019

General surgeon in Queen Elizabeth Hospital, with special interest in vascular and trauma surgery.

Royal Hospital, Oman

Fahima Al Harthy

Head of Maternity Unit
Young Executive Leaders 2023

IHF Member: Ministry of Health, Oman. A staff nurse/midwife by training, she leads the maternity department as a unit nurse.

Central Adelaide Local Health Network (CALHN), Australia

Prof. Amanda Clark

Executive Director of Nursing & Patient Experience
Young Executive Leaders 2023

IHF Member: Australian Healthcare and Hospital Association (AHHA), Australia. Executive Director of Nursing and holds multiple Associate or Adjunct Professor roles across Australia.

St Andrew's Hospital, Australia

Linda Jorgensen

CEO
Young Executive Leaders 2021

Responsible for the delivery of clinical services, currently sits on the Nursing Governance Council.

Healthcare Facilities Quality Division | Healthcare Facilities Sector
Department of Health Abu Dhabi

Dr Moustafa Abdelwahab

Senior Specialist Healthcare Improvement Program
Young Executive Leaders 2022

IHF Member: Department of Health – Abu Dhabi. Focusing on performance management, clinical operations, patient safety, quality improvement, science and technology for healthcare delivery.

Yosra-Al-Salami

Dibba-Fujairah Hospital, United Arab Emirates

Dr Yosra Al Salami

Assistant Director for Medical Affairs
Young Executive Leaders 2022

IHF Member: Emirates Health Services. Consultant in family medicine working as an assistant director for the hospital's medical affairs.

Saudi German Health Egypt and North Africa

Dr Dina El-Maghraby

Technical Bureau Manager
Young Executive Leaders 2022

IHF Member: Saudi German Health. Works along with the Regional Director of Saudi German Hospitals Egypt and North Africa at a strategic level.

Eka Kotebe General Hospital, Ethiopia

Dr Abel Tesfaye

Medical Director
Young Executive Leaders 2023

IHF Member: Eka Kotebe General Hospital, Ethiopia. Medical director and general surgeon, working as clinician, a researcher and a hospital administrator.

Abel Mwale

CFB Medical Centre, Zambia

Dr Abel Mwale

CMO and Head of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care
Young Executive Leaders 2022

IHF Member: Zambia Association of Private Hospitals. CMO and Head of Anaesthesia and Intensive care at CFB Medical Centre, combining clinical and administrative work.

University Hospital of Geneva (HUG), Switzerland

Dr Giannina Rita Iannotti

Manager of the NeuroCenter
Young Executive Leaders 2023

IHF Member: University Hospital of Geneva (HUG), Switzerland. Manager of the NeuroCenter, optimizing patient clinical itineraries and supporting clinical research in neurological pathologies.

Digital Health Ltd, Germany

Laura Kuhlmann

CEO
Young Executive Leaders 2020

CEO of Vitos Digital Health Ltd, responsible for the implementation of e-health solutions in the group's hospitals and other facilities.

Catalan Hospital, Health and Social Services Association (La Unió), Spain

Carles Oliete

Cabinet Office and International Affairs manager coordinator
Young Executive Leaders 2023

IHF Member: Catalan Hospital, Health and Social Services Association (La Unió), Spain. Health economist developing transformation organizational, financing, quality and innovation projects.

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Fundacio Sanitaria Mollet, Spain

Dr Natalia Allué Orduña

Chief of Clinical Documentation
Young Executive Leaders 2022

IHF Member: Catalan Union of Hospitals. Focused on the analysis of databases, dashboards and the creation of indicators linked to the improvement of healthcare quality.

Central Lisbon University Hospital, Portugal

Leandro Luis

Health Administrator
Young Executive Leaders 2021

Coordinates the Clinical Informatization Local Commission, and the Transportation Management Unit.

Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario, Canada

Taylor Johansen

Director, Neurodevelopmental Health
Young Executive Leaders 2021

Taylor has worked in healthcare leadership in Canada, Ireland, and Australia. Her experience spans home care, social rehabilitation, and hospital services.

Financial support

Applications and participation in the programme are free of charge. However, participants are asked to cover the travel and accommodation costs to join the World Hospital Congress in person. Thanks to the Dr Kwang Tae Kim Trust Fund, the Jackson Healthcare Foundation and Intuitive, 6 participants are being sponsored in 2024 to attend the Congress and benefit from this unique growth opportunity.

Sponsorship was determined based on the country income classification according to the World Bank and to the Gross National Income of the country of origin of the candidate. Unfortunately, not all applicants to financial support were given a grant due to a lack of available funds.

Can you offer support?

If you would like to support a YEL candidate to attend congress, you can make a donation to the Dr Kim Trust Fund.

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