Dr Ayesha Abdullah

Dr Ayesha Abdullah

Acting Chief Academic Officer and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Higher Colleges of Technology, United Arab Emirates


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Dr. Ayesha Abdullah is the Acting Chief Academic officer at Higher Colleges of Technology and Vice President of Academic Affairs(2014-present). From 2004-2014 she held several key leadership positions in Dubai Holdings, including CEO of Dubai Healthcare City and Managing Director of the Science Cluster, which included DHCC, DuBiotech, and EnPark. She led DHCC to international recognition as a center of excellence for medical education , research, clinical services, and clinical research as well as winning the Dubai Quality award(2008). Dr Ayesha led the creation of DHCC’s groundbreaking Outpatient Quality Standards, the first standards in the Middle East accredited by The International Society for Quality in Healthcare. She is the recipient of prestigious ‘Leading Woman CEO’ award and the official Arab Woman of the Year award.. Her educational background includes a PhD in Strategic Management (Sheffield University,UK),an MBA in Finance, and a BS in Biomedical/ Electrical Engineering (University of Wisconsin, USA).

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Plenary Session 2: Healthcare workforce challenges: pipeline, recruitment and retention

  • 10 November, 2022
  • 09:00 - 10:30
  • Plenary Hall

Group discounts available