Executive Team

Ammar S. Hattab

Ammar S. Hattab

Chief Financial Officer, Dubai Healthcare City
Financial Advisor to the Board of Directors, Dubai Healthcare City Authority

Ammar S. A. Hattab is the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Dubai Healthcare City, the world’s largest healthcare free zone. A seasoned finance specialist with more than two decades of auditing, finance and accounting experience, he has strengthened the free zone’s financial portfolio since joining in November 2012, leading its Investment and Shared Services till mid 2014.

Prior to his appointment, Ammar was interim CFO for Dubai Healthcare City Authority (DHCA), the governing body and regulator of Dubai Healthcare City, where he managed finance operations for 18 months from July 2011 in addition to his role as CFO.

Prior to joining DHCC, he worked at Ernst & Young, the global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services, for 15 years from 1998, and in 2012, was appointed as a partner. During his tenure, he worked on special projects with high-profile clientele, and in a secondment role, including but limited to, he was general manager of a real estate company, advisor to the group chairman, advisor to shareholders, internal audit and risk committee member and advisor, member of the board of directors, chief financial officer to a group of companies, dispute expert and financial fraud arbitrator.

As part of his role at Ernst & Young, Ammar worked as a financial advisor for members of the ruling families and a number of businessmen in Jordan and the GCC.

The varied roles saw him lead portfolios and projects in, Bahrain, Qatar, Oman, Jordan, Egypt, China, India and the USA and UAE. In Ernst & Young’s Dubai office, he was part of the team that set up the Internal Audit department, Business Development unit, and Fraud Investigation and Dispute Services department.

In his early career, he served as Head of Finance and Budget of the Retail Banking Unit at Cairo Amman Bank in Jordan where he was part of the Special Projects team and handled high-profile clients in retail, overseeing the financial and budget technical support provided to the bank’s offices and branches in Jordan and Palestine.

Ammar has a wealth of experience in external and internal audit, asset management, re-structuring, initial public offering (IPO), fraud investigation and dispute, and compliance in the government and private sectors. He has worked in industries including family businesses, real estate, construction, healthcare, petroleum, insurance, banking, transportation, information technology (IT), hospitality, and telecommunications.

He continues to serve as advisor; in the UAE notably for high profile private offices, faculty of economics at the American University of Sharjah (AUS), Al Jalila Foundation (a not-for-profit organization), Al Jalila Cultural Center for Children, and International Humanitarian City (IHC). In Jordan, he advises not-for-profit organizations including Tkiyat Um Ali and Haya Cultural Center (HCC).

Ammar has an Executive MBA from Hult International Business School, Dubai, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance and Business Administration from Jordan University. He is a US-Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and Internal Auditor. He is a member of the Young Arab Leaders Dubai, a non-profit organization that aims to improve youths’ socio-economic situation in the Middle East through education and leadership skills development.

Ammar was presented the Chairman's Values Award (CVA) ME (2008) by Ernst & Young, and the UAE Nationals Training Initiative Award (2012-2013) by the Private Office of His Highness Sheikh Majid Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, in addition to other awards.

His interests include architecture and traditional crafts of Jordan and Palestine.
Dr. Amer Ahmad Sharif

Dr. Amer Ahmad Sharif

Chief Executive Officer, Dubai Healthcare City Authority – Education Sector

Dr Sharif leads the education sector within the Dubai Healthcare City (DHCC) free zone. The sector oversees the development of the Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences (MBRU), part of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Academic Medical Center (MBR-AMC).

As CEO, he has broadened the reach of the University, established in 2014 to advance individual and community healthcare status in the UAE. He has guided the University since inception, strengthening collaborations with international academic institutions – the Queen’s University Belfast, one of the UK’s leading research-intensive universities, and the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, also in the UK.

Dr Sharif has been instrumental in raising the profile of the University through its academic programs at the Hamdan Bin Mohammed College of Dental Medicine for dental postgraduates and the College of Medicine which will welcome its first cohort of undergraduates in 2016.

He is responsible for oversight of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Academic Medical Center, Dubai Healthcare City’s dedicated academic complex, home to learning resources - Al Maktoum Medical Library and the Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor Medical Simulation Center, and its infrastructure, comprising auditorium and education suites and lecture halls. The resources are accessible to students and faculty of the MBRU as well as to healthcare professionals.

He advises on medical education events and conferences at MBR-AMC, and was integral to the launch in 2014 of the UAE Clinical Simulation Conference to introduce simulation training in medical education in the region in collaboration with the Society in Europe for Simulation Applied to Medicine (SESAM).

Prior to joining DHCC in March 2013, he was the Director of Healthcare Operations - Hospital Services Sector, Dubai Health Authority. He dedicated a substantial portion of his 10-year tenure to medical education and research projects in workforce development, handling leadership roles including Health Systems Advisor, Director of Human Resources, and Director of Continuing Education Department.

An academic, Dr Amer has authored and published several papers with a focus on the challenges of the UAE’s health system and health policy.

He is a regular speaker at industry events and a guest lecturer.

Dr Amer has a Medical Degree from the College of Medicine and Health Sciences (CMHS), UAE University, and a Master of Science (MSc) in Healthcare Management from the Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland (RCSI). He enjoys football, travelling and languages.


Additions to existing list of publications;

The "Arab World" is Not a Useful Concept When Addressing Challenges to Public Health, Public Health

Education, and Research in the Middle East.

Blair I, Grivna M, Sharif AA.

Front Public Health. 2014 Apr 9;2:30. doi: 10.3389/fpubh.2014.00030. eCollection 2014.

Financing health care in the United Arab Emirates.

Taha NF, Sharif AA, Blair I.

World Hosp Health Serv. 2013;49(2):33-9.

PMID: 24228347

Dr Ramadan Al Blooshi

Dr Ramadan Al Blooshi

Chief Executive Officer, Dubai Healthcare City Authority – Regulation (DHCR)

Dr Ramadan AlBlooshi is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Dubai Healthcare City Authority – Regulation (DHCR), an independent regulatory arm of Dubai Healthcare City Authority (DHCA), the governing body of Dubai Healthcare City free zone, a health and wellness destination.

DHCR is responsible for the licensure of all healthcare professionals and healthcare operators and setting and maintaining international best practice in healthcare delivery and patient care within the world’s largest free zone, occupying more than 26 million square feet in the heart of Dubai.

Prior to joining in October 2014, Dr Ramadan was the Director of the Health Regulation Department at Dubai Health Authority (DHA). Committed to raising the standards of healthcare delivery, he played an instrumental role in establishing clinical governance in the emirate. He was also tasked with leading medical tourism strategy and setting up policies in healthcare practice in both government and private sectors.

His journey into governance was preceded by clinical roles - three years as internist with the UAE Ministry of Health (MOH) and two years as a gastroenterologist at Rashid Hospital.

In his career, he has demonstrated expertise in areas including registration and regulation of facilities and professionals; inspection of healthcare facilities; customer care; polices and standards; complaints management; health informatics; and medical tourism.

Dr Ramadan holds a Masters’ degree in business administration (MBA) from the Zayed University, Abu Dhabi, and in Science (gastroenterology) from the Queen Mary University, London, UK. In addition, he holds an Executive Diploma in Public Administration from the National University of Singapore.

He is a member of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI). He is also a participant of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Programme for Leadership Development (MBRPLD), an innovative leadership programme designed to develop future national leaders capable of promoting the sustainable development of Dubai.

Outside work, Dr Ramadan enjoys traveling and water sports.

Bader Hareb

Bader Saeed Hareb

Chief Executive Officer, Investment Sector, Dubai Healthcare City

Bader Saeed Hareb is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Investment Sector, Dubai Healthcare City, and a member of the Dubai Healthcare City Authority Board of Directors.

As CEO, he strengthens the Dubai Healthcare City (DHCC) free zone’s position as an internationally-recognized health and wellness destination.

Leading its Investment and Shared Services, Hareb is responsible for sustainable growth by driving development in DHCC Phase 1 and Phase 2, and strengthening its value in medical tourism.

He oversees planning of Phase 2, occupying 22 million square feet, and the current operational Phase 1, dedicated to healthcare and medical education, occupying 4.1 million square feet.

Prior to his appointment in December 2015, Hareb held senior positions in reputable organizations within the real estate and telecommunications industries. In his previous role as Chief Property Officer at Majid Al Futtaim (MAF) Properties, he spearheaded large-scale investment projects in the MENA region and concurrently served as Vice-Chairman at Sharjah Holding and The Wave, Muscat; and as board member at Inshaa, Dubai.

Earlier, Hareb served as Managing Director at Nakheel where he strategized and managed several projects and was instrumental as a member of the team that steered the real estate developer through a period of significant financial challenge, restructuring debts and improving financials. At the beginning of his career, he handled projects at Mobily in Saudi Arabia and Etisalat – Dubai.

A native of Dubai, Hareb earned his Executive Master of Business Administration from the American University of Sharjah and a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering from United Arab Emirates University. He is a graduate of Dubai Leadership Program through The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.