Speakers and Chairs

Click on the names of our speakers and chairs to view their profile and the sessions they are participating in.
Those with the IHF logo on their photos are from IHF member organizations.


Dr Cary Adams

Chief Executive Officer at Union for International Cancer Control

Dr Asma Al Mannaei

Executive Director of Research and Innovation Centre at Department of Heallth, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

HE Hind Al Zaabi

Executive Director Healthcare Facilities Sector at the Department of Health Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Dr Robyn Begley

Chief Executive Officer at American Organization for Nursing Leadership (AONL); Chief Nursing Officer, SVP of Workforce at American Hospital Association (AHA)

CJ Bolster

Managing Director of Global Operations at WittKieffer

Deborah J. Bowen, FACHE, CAE

President at the International Hospital Federation; President and CEO at the American College of Healthcare Executives

Andrew Chastain

President and CEO at WittKieffer, United States

Dr Jaume Duran

CEO at Fundacio Sanitaria Mollet, Spain

Michael Davis

Chief Executive Officer at NMC Healthcare, United Arab Emirates

Claire Clarke

Director of Healthcare Engagement at GS1 Global Office

Prof Margarida Eiras

Board Member at Portuguese Association for Hospital Development (APDH), Portugal

Charles Evans

President at International Health Services Group (IHSG)

Dr Carsten Engel

Chief Executive Officer at International Society for Quality in Health Care (ISQua)

Dr Matthew Gettman

Chief Medical Officer at Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City, United Arab Emirates

Richard Gundling

Senior Vice President, Professional Practices at Healthcare Financial Management Association

Dr Salim Hasham

Chief Executive Officer at KKM Healthcare International

Dr Heitham Hassoun

Vice President & Medical Director at Cedars-Sinai International, United States

John Haupert

President & CEO at Grady Health System, United States

Wright Lassiter III

CEO at CommonSpirit Health, United States

Dr David Levine

Group Senior Vice President, Advanced Analytics & Product Management at Vizient, Inc., United States

Dr Layla McCay

Director of Policy at NHS Confederation, United Kingdom

Dr Omar Najim

Director of Executive Affairs Office at the Department of Health, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Dr Jonathan Perlin

Chief Executive Officer at The Joint Commission

Ed Percy

Vice President EMEA for Hospital and Health Systems at Teladoc Health

Dr Hamid Ravaghi

Regional Advisor for Hospital Care and Management at WHO Eastern Mediterranean Regional Office

Sonia Roschnik

Executive Director at the IHF Geneva Sustainability Centre, Switzerland

Dr Joel Roos

Vice President International Accreditation,Quality Improvement, and Patient Safety at Joint Commission International

Dr Amit Thakker

President at the Africa Healthcare Federation

Florian Trummer, MBA

Chief Operating Officer at Park Medical Group Health Care Center, Austria

Kean Villarta

Manager at Children's Health System of Texas, United States

Prof Edda Weimann, MD (LMU), MPH (UCT)

Professor of Child Health at Technical University of Munich, Germany


Dr Ayesha Abdullah

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

Dr Stephanie Allen

Global Health & Social Services Leader at Deloitte LLP

Dr Giorgio Cometto

Unit Head, Health Workforce at the World Health Organization

Prof Sandi Deans

Scientific and Laboratory Deputy Director of the Genomics Unit at NHS England and NHS Improvement

Dr Jorge Guzman

Chief Executive Officer at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Prof Henriette Neumeyer

Vice-Chair of the Board at German Hospital Federation (DKGEV)

Dr Rod Hochman

President & CEO at Providence

Bertrand Levrat

Chief Executive Officer at University Hospitals of Geneva (HUG), Switzerland

Dr Hanny Handjaja Ronosulistyo

Head of Foreign Affairs at Indonesia Hospital Association (PERSI), Indonesia


Prof Mohamed Magdy Abbas

Consultant and Head of Cardiac EP unit at EHS Alqassimi Hospital, United Arab Emirates

Anthony Armada

Executive Vice President and Chief Transformation Officer at Generations Healthcare Network

Dr Moustafa Abdelwahab

Quality Manager - Clinical Quality and Patient Safety at Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, United Arab Emirates

Dr Hesham Abdelghaffar

Adjunct Professor at American University in Cairo, Egypt

Dr Hala Abuzeid

Senior consultant intensivist at SehaTawam Hospital, United Arab Emirates

Dr Nabil Achour

Director, MSc Healthcare Management Programme at Anglia Ruskin University, United Kingdom

Dr Abdulrazaq Yusuf Ahmed

Senior Health Care Manager at Ministry of Health and Human Services, Federal Goverment of Somalia

Dr Maryam Al Ali

Family Medicine Consultant/ Clinic Manager at SEHA, United Arab Emirates

HE/ Prof Khalid Ait Taleb

Minister of Health and Social Protection, Morocco

Dr Saleh Al Ali

Executive Director, Emergency Preparedness & Response Center at Department of Health Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Dr Ehab Al-Atassi

CEO at National Casemix Center of Excellence, Saudi Arabia

Ahmed Hamood Al Kharusi

Assistant Head of Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory at National Heart Centre, Oman

Dr Nabil Al Lawati

Senior Consultant, Respiratory and Sleep Physician and Director at COVID-19 Field Hospital, Ministry of Health, Oman

Dr Nada Hassan Al Marzouqi

Director of Public Health and Prevention Department at Ministry of Health and Prevention, United Arab Emirates

Aysha Al Mahri

Group Chief Nursing Officer at Abu Dhabi Health Services Co (SEHA), United Arab Emirates

Dr Hassa Al Mazrouei

Medical Director, Patient Experience at Sheikh Shakbout Medical City at United Arab Emirates

Laila Al Rahbi

Ward Nurse at National Heart Center, Oman

Zayana Al-Brashdi

Pharmacist at Sultanate of Oman- Ministry Of Health, Oman

Umaima Al-Raisi

Head of Department at The National Heart Center, Oman

Ibtisam Al-Siyabi

Clinical Nurse Educator at Royal Hospital, Oman

Dr Kalthoom Al Blooshi

Director of the Training and Development Center and Chief Innovation Officer at Emirates Health Services, United Arab Emirates

Maryam Al Blooshi

Director of Nursing at Dubai Academic Heath Corporation, United Arab Emirates

Dr Sumaya Mohammed AlBlooshi

President of Emirates Nursing Association and Director of Nursing Department at Emirates Health Services, United Arab Emirates

Dr Nuno Alçada

Intern of Anesthesiology at Centro Hospitalar de Entre Douro e Vouga, Portugal

Dr Ola Aldafrawy

Specialist registrar in Family medicine at Dubai Health Authority, United Arab Emirates

Dr Doaa Alhaboby

Director of Health Innovation at Unilabs ME, United Arab Emirates

Anthony James Almazan

Project Development Officer IV - Program Manager at Mariano Marcos Memorial Hospital and Medical Center, Philippines

Dr Noor AlMehiri

Director of Mental Health Department at Emirates Health Services, United Arab Emirates

Dr Somaya Alnuaimi

Pediatrician specialist at Emirates Health Services, United Arab Emirates

Dr Abdullatif Alokifi

Assistant of Director General for GD of Hospital Affairs at Ministry of Health, Saudi Arabia

Dr Aeshah Alsagheir

Physician at Ministry of Health, Saudi Arabia

Prof Alawi Alsheikh-Ali

Deputy Director General at Dubai Health Authority, United Arab Emirates

Dr Abdulmajeed Alshowair

Vice President for Community Health Excellence at Riyadh First Health Cluster, Saudi Arabia

Josep Rull Andreu

Director, Green Commitment at Fundació Mutua Terrassa, Spain

Dr Pascale Anglade

Medical Director, Office of Professional Staff Affairs at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Turki Asiri

Chief Executive Officer at Khamis Mushayt Maternity and Children Hospital, Saudi Arabia

Dr Mohamed Hatem Azzam

Director, ECMO Program at Ministry of Health, Saudi Arabia

Dr Saraswathy Battar

Medical Director - Geriatrics and Extended Care at Michael E.DeBakey VA Medical Center, United States

Sophie Beaupère

CEO at Unicancer, France

Sandrine Boucher

Medical Strategy and Performance Director at Unicancer, France

Dr John Brownstein

Chief Innovation Officer at Boston Children’s Hospital, United States

Dr Esther Calbo

Medical Director and Head of the Infectious Diseases Unit at Hospital Universitari Mútua Terrassa, Spain

Michaël Canovas

Public Affairs Director at Unicancer, France

Dr Julie Cerese

Group Senior Vice President at Vizient, Inc., United States

Dr Marta Linares Chamorro

Head, Clinical Psychology and Neuropsychology Department at Hospital d’Olot i Comarcal de la Garrotxa Foundation, Spain

Dr Rudy Chouvel

Manager at Fédération Hospitalière de France

Associate Prof Hwee Sin Chong

Executive Director of Queensland Rural Medical Service at Darling Downs Health, Queensland Health, Australia

Prof Americo Cicchetti

Professor of Healthcare Management at Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Italy

Dr Jeffrey Chapman

Chair, Quality & Patient Safety Institute at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Prof J. Antônio Cirino

Director of Education and Development at Agir, Brazil

Lucy Clements

Health Integration Policy Lead at NHS Surrey Heartlands Integrated Care System, United Kingdom

Dr Nuno Corte-Real

CMO at Hospital de Cascais, Portugal

Rui Cortes

Phd(c) of Public Health and Lean Consultant at Lean Health Portugal

Prof Olivier Costa

Staff Member, Medical Management at UZ Brussel, Belgium

Dr Patrícia Couceiro

Innovation Project Manager at Centro Hospitalar e Universitário de Coimbra, Portugal

Dr Lynda Decker

Chief Executive Officer, Healthcare Federation of Ghana

Dr James Deiparine

Proprietor and Medical Director at Deiparine Community Hospital, Philippines

Aparna Dial

Senior Director, Operations and Sustainability at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, United States

Toseef Din

Chief Executive Officer at MP Shah Hospital, Kenya

Alan Dubovsky

Vice President and Chief Patient Experience Officer at Cedars-Sinai, United States

Shaleta Dunn

VP, Member Diversity and Community Initiatives at Vizient, Inc., United States

Dr Ahmed Safwat Elassal

Deputy Chairman of The National Supreme Committee For Healthcare Standards Development & Update at General Authority For Healthcare Accreditation and Regulation, Egypt

Dr Dina El-Maghraby

Technical Office Manager for the Regional Director of Saudi German Health Egypt and North Africa at Saudi German Health

Dr Jennifer Fang

Medical Director, Teleneonatology at Mayo Clinic, United States

Camille Farrando

Project engineer at Rennes University Hospital Center, France

Dr Mega Febrianora

Chief Executive Officer at Paramarta Cardiovascular Hospital, Indonesia

Carlos Varela i Ferro

Operations Manager at Fundació Aspace Catalunya, Spain

Omar Rodríguez Forner

Manager at Hospital Sant Joan de Déu, Spain

Dr Irene Gabutti

Post-doctoral researcher, Department of Biomedical and Neuromotor Sciences, Alma Mater Studiorum, University of Bologna, Italy

Dr Emily Joy Acosta-Gacad

Executive Director of Human Resource, Marketing, General Services, Engineering and Maintenance at Lorma Medical Center, Philippines

Prof Juan Jose Garcia-Garcia

Head of the Pediatric Department at Hospital Sant Joan de Deu, Spain

Dr Francesc Garcia Cuyas

Deputy Medical Director / Chief of Digital Transformation at Hospital Sant Joan de Déu de Barcelona, Spain

Dr Patricia Garcia-Cañadilla

Data Scientist and postdoctoral researcher at Hospital Sant Joan de Déu de Barcelona, Spain

Kevin Garrod

Anchor Programme Manager at Mid & South Essex NHS Foundation Trust, United Kingdom

Oscar Gaspar

President at Portuguese Association of Private Hospitals (APHP)

Mona Gohary

Academic Affairs Head at Saudi German Hospital-Cairo, Egypt

Elena Puigdevall i Grau

General Director at Fundació Aspace Catalunya, Spain

Dr Oliver Groene

Chief Executive Officer at International Network of Health Promoting Hospitals & Health Services

Dr Eloisa Socorro Guarte

Chief Nursing Officer at Saudi German Hospital- Cairo, Egypt

Prof Idris Guessous

Head of the Division of Primary Care Medicine at University Hospitals of Geneva, Switzerland

Dr Pinar Guven Uslu

Associate Professor at University of East Anglia, United Kingdom

Dr Rana Hajjeh

Director, Programme Management at World Health Organization

Dr Roger Hamoush

CEO at Dahr El Bachek Governmental University Hospital, Lebanon

Dr Sai Praveen Haranath

Medical Director, Apollo eACCESS TeleICU Service at Apollo Hospitals, India

Kiyomi Hiraoka

Manager of Medical Information Management Office at National Hospital Organization Himeji Medical Center, Japan

Nauman Jan

Cluster Director- Strategy & Business Planning at Elegancia Healthcare , Qatar

Dr Fatma Hussain

Public health consultant and Director of epidemics and surveillance department at Ministry of Health and Prevention, United Arab Emirates

Dr Fathul Huda

Faculty of Medicine at Universitas Padjadjaran, Indonesia

Taylor Johansen

Director and Department Head at Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario, Canada

Dr Cynthia Omina Kanda

Deputy Chief Medical Officer at The Social Services League, MP Shah Hospital, Kenya

Pritindira Kaur

Lead Apollo Quality Program and Regional Head Quality at Apollo Hospitals, India.

Dr Ekaterine Kavtaradze

Chief Strategic Officer at Evex Hospitals, Georgia

Prof Jiban Khuntia

Director of Health Administration Research Consortium and Associate Professor at University of Colorado Denver, United States

Dr Yun Chen Ko

Doctor at Taipei City Hospital Yangming Branch, Taiwan

Dr Karyl Kopaskie

Principal (Intelligence) at Vizient, United States

Sisawo Konteh

Chief Executive Officer at Aga Khan Hospital Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Dr Hariprasad Kovelamudi

President of Administration at Apollo Hospitals, India

Anneysa Ghosh Kumar

CEO at Apollo Foundation Total Health, India

Rica Lacey

Director Indigenous Health at Darling Downs Health, Australia

Dr Wang-Jun Lee

Chairman at Myongji Medical Foundation, Republic of Korea

Gaurav Loria

Group Chief Quality Officer & Head Operations Vice President at Apollo Hospitals, India

Dr Joon-Seok Lim

Chief Intelligence Officer, Division of Digital Health at Yonsei University Health System, Republic of Korea

Bincy Babu Maniamma

Registered Nurse at Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City, United Arab Emirates

Dr Ana Cristina Martins

Nephrology resident at Hospital de Santa Cruz, Centro Hospitalar de Lisboa Ocidental, Portugal

Dr Awad Mataria

Director of UHC Health Systems Department at WHO EMRO

Tânia Matos

Health Director at Lisbon Santa Casa da Misericórdia, Portugal

Dr Rosa Valente Matos

Chief Executive Officer at Centro Hospitalar Universitário Lisboa Central, Portugal

Robert Mayock

Payer Relations Consultant at M3 Information, United States

Cláudia Medeiros Borges

Hospital Manager at Administração Central do Sistema de Saúde, Portugal

Loïc Mondoloni

Director General at Hospital of Martigues, France

Dr Nahed Monsef

Director & Governance of Strategy at Dubai Health Authority, United Arab Emirates

Violette Mubarak

General Director at The Jerusalem Princess Basma Centre for Children with Disability, Palestine

Raja Hazwani Raja Mukhtar

Medical Officer / Hospital Administrator at Institut Kanser Negara, Malaysia

Anna Fuster Muñoz

CSR Manager at Vic Hospital Consortium, Spain

Dr Abel Mwale

Chief Medical Officer at CFB Medical Centre, Zambia

Dr Maria D. Navarro

Physician at Sant Joan de Deu Children's Hospital, Spain

Dr Sergi Navarro Vilarrubí

Chief of pediatric palliative care and chronic complex children at Hospital Sant Joan de Déu, Spain

Raed Negm

Safety Manager at Saudi German Hospital Cairo, Egypt

Dr Hanan Ali Obaid

Director - Health Policies & Standards Department at Dubai Health Authority, United Arab Emirates

Dr Reuben Okioma

Deputy Director Medical Services and Research, Critical Care Specialist at The Nairobi Hospital, Kenya

Kola Oni

Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer at AfyA Care, Nigeria

Prof Yohei Otaka

Professor and Chairman, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at Fujita Health University, Japan

Dr Vanessa Pais

MD - Psychiatrist at Centro Hospitalar de Entre Douro e Vouga, EPE, Portugal

Dr Srilekha Palle

Director of Rehabilitation Services at Inova Health System, United States

Jessica Palomo

Psychologist & Coach- Talent and Leadership development at Vall d'Hebron University Hospital, Spain

Dr Mukabalisa Peace

Medical Director and Chief Operating Officer at Dream Medical Center Hospital (DMCH), Rwanda

Andrea Préstes

Chief Executive Officer at Andrea Prestes Institute, Brazil; Representative at Brazilian Hospital Federation

Dr Sawsan Abdel-Razig

Chief Academic Officer at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Dr Preetha Reddy

Executive Vice Chairperson at Apollo Hospitals, India

Vanessa Ribeiro

Head of planning and innovation at Administration of the Health System, Portugal

Claire Richardson

Commercial Director at Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, United Kingdon

Dr Anna Riera

Deputy General Manager at Ace Alzheimer Center Barcelona, Spain

Frédéric Rimattei

Deputy General Director at Rennes University Hospital Center, France

Marta Pascasio Roura

Rehabilitation Coordinator at Fundación Sanitaria Mollet, Spain

Lerina Rungen

Pharmacy Manager at Lenmed Ethekwini Hospital & Heart Center, South Africa

Michael Ryan

Chief Administrative Officer at Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City, United Arab Emirates

Dr Maria Manuel Salazar

Director of the Information Systems Service at Porto University Hospital Centre, Portugal

Paul Sarnese

Immediate Past President at International Association for Healthcare Security and Safety; Assistant Vice President of Safety, Security and Emergency Preparedness at Virtua Health Inc

Bassam Sayad

Chief Executive Officer at Elegancia Healthcare, Qatar

Dr Niraj Sehgal

Chief Medical Officer & Senior Associate Dean at Stanford University, United States

Prof Fernando Seoane

Associate Professor and R&D Coordinator at Karolinska Institute and Karolinska University Hospital, Sweden

Dr Zhi-Yuan Shi

Director of Infection Control Center at Taichung Veterans General Hospital, Taiwan

Prof Anupam Sibal

Group medical Director at Apollo Hospitals Group, India

Sílvia Moreira da Silva

Director at Hospital de Cascais, Portugal

Joanna Siudek

Medical Engineer / Specialist of new technologies implementation at Neohospital sp. z o.o. ONE sp. kom. , Poland

Richard Stubbs

Chief Executive Officer at Yorkshire & Humber Academic Health Science Network, United Kingdom

Khaled Sultan

Senior Systems Analyst at Dubai Health Authority, United Arab Emirates

Urszula Szybowicz

COO at Polish Hospital Federation (PFSZ), Poland

Katerina Tarasova

Executive Director at Accreditation Canada

Leslee Thompson

Chief Executive Officer at Accreditation Canada and Health Standards Organization

Dr Esmael Tomas

Medical Board Member at Clinica Sagrada Esperança, Angola

Gulshan Valiani

Nurse Navigator at Aga Khan University Hospital, Pakistan

Walt Vernon

Chief Executive Officer at Mazzetti/ Sextant Foundation, United States

Dr Brian Wagers

Associate Chief Medical Officer at Riley Children's Health at Indiana University Health, United States

Ahmed Waheed

Chief HR Officer at Saudi German Health, Egypt

Dr Björn Weiss

Deputy Head, Department for Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine at Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany

Min Yen Wu

Algorithm Engineer at China Medical University Hospital, Taiwan

Dr Sami Yousif

Chief Executive Officer and Emergency Medicine Consultant at Healthcare Leadership Academy, Saudi Arabia

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