Journey to new models: Leading change in clinical governance, quality, and equity


Tuesday 10 September


Session description:

Effective change to revitalize health systems can include a broad range of transformation projects. This session focuses on innovation in models of governance, quality, and equity. Examples include frameworks for integration of clinical and corporate governance, as well as strategic approaches to health promotion and the prevention of hospitalizations.


Tuesday 10 September



Dr Ibrahim ElLakany

Chief Quality Officer, Saudi German Health, Egypt

Dr Ibrahim El Lakany is a healthcare quality expert with over 20 years of experience in healthcare. He is currently holding the position of Chief Quality Officer in Saudi German Hospital (SGH) – Egypt.

With wide experience in healthcare quality as well as administration, Dr El Lakany held previous positions as Quality Director in Saudi German Hospital – Aseer, and Acting Quality and Patient Safety Manager in Saudi German Hospital – Al Madinah.

During his career, Ibrahim achieved many national and international accreditation and re-accreditation over 18 years in the field – including Joint Commission International (JCI), Canadian Qmentum International, General Authority Healthcare Accreditation and Regulation, and TEMOS (Medical Tourism) Certification ISO 22000/2018 in food safety. In addition, he led many administrative projects including the Civil Defense License renewal in SGH – Aseer in July 2016 and the creation and supervision of new units in SGH – Aseer including a new ER, new ICU, new CCU and CATHLAB, new PICU, and new dialysis units.

Ibrahim was selected by the National Association of Healthcare Quality (NAHQ) as a Poster Presenter for the 38 NAHQ annual conference (Triple Crown of Quality) which was conducted in Louisville, KY, USA from 6 – 9 October 2013.

Ibrahim was a speaker in many symposiums conducted in infection control and quality improvement in SGH – Aseer, SGH – Jeddah, and SGH – Cairo. He was also a speaker in the IHF World Hospital Congress 2023 conducted in Lisbon about value-based healthcare. His project of establishing an integrated quality management model (holistic approach) has been awarded an “honourable award” in the IHF World Hospital Congress in Dubai last 2022.

Prof. Dr Marc Noppen

CEO, Universitair Ziekenhuis Brussel, Belgium

Marc Noppen obtained an MD and PhD in Pulmonology, and practiced for more than 20 years. In 2006, he was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of a university hospital or the Universitair Ziekenhuis (UZ) Brussel in Brussels, Belgium.

He obtained additional degrees in Farmaco-economy (U Antwerp) and in management and governance (Vlerick Business School Brussels, INSEAD Fontainebleau France). He is an Associate Professor at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, authored 165 schientific papers, and has an h-index of 39. He is a non-executive board member in various social profit and for profit institutions and companies.