Future50 Community – Middle East

The HIMSS Future50 Community-Middle East is a group of regional IT health leaders across the Middle East Countries. Every year, a new group of healthcare IT leaders from across the region joins the community. Each generation has a period of one year and continues to participate and represent the community as alumni and mentors to new members. The Future50 Middle East Community also cooperates with other regional members of the Future50 Community in Europe and Asia Pacific.

What we do?

The members of the Future50 Middle East Community shall engage HIMSS as speakers of events, webinars and podcasts, and participate as content leaders via opinion papers, articles and blogs.

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The 2019-2020 annual class of Future50 Community consists of 16 top healthcare IT leaders across the Middle East region.

Get to Know the Changemakers

Government Leaders
Ahmed Balkhair
Deputy Minister of eHealth
Ministry of Health, Saudi Arabia
Kalthoom Mohammed Ali Hassan
Director of the Hospital
Department Ministry of Health & Prevention – United Arab Emirates
Hanan Al-Enazi
Director of change management / Knowledge management
National Health Information Center, Saudi Arabia
Mona Almehaid
Assistant Deputy Health Informatics
Ministry of Health, Saudi Arabia
Mubaraka Mubarak Ali Ibrahim
Information Technology Department Director
Ministry of Health and Prevention, Dubai
Innovation Leaders
Manal Almalki
Vice Dean for Faculty of Public Health and Tropical Medicine
Jazan University, Saudi Arabia
Mussaad M. Al-Razouki
Chief Business Development officer
Kuwait Life Sciences Company, Kuwait
Muhammad Azam
Head of Clinical Applications Development
Dr. Sulaiman Al Habib Medical Group, Saudi Arabia
Fahad Bin Dayel
Director of Applications & Health Informatics
King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre, Saudi Arabia.
Clinical Leaders
Abdullah Alkhenizan
Chairman, Department of Family Medicine and Polyclinic
KFHRC, Saudi Arabia
Rahul Goyal
Mediclinic, UAE
Hana Abu Sharib
Senior Nursing informatics Officer
Corporate Nursing & Allied Health, UAE
Healthcare IT Leaders
Amr A Jamal
Chairman of Family and Community Medicine Department
King Saud University, Saudi Arabia
Jane Griffiths
Chief Nursing Information Officer
Dubai Health Authority, UAE
Osama Elhassan
Head of e-Health Section at Health Data & information Analysis
Dubai Health Authority, UAE
Saad Chaudhry
Group CIO
Saudi-German Hospitals, UAE


Community members receive regular communications to steer them though the new resources in digital health, best practice, innovation virtual events and more.


Get valuable insights and continuously engage with the Future50 community through the blogs, articles, and whitepapers from the leaders.

HIMSS Staff Liaison

Angela Velkova
Director of Communities and Strategic Relations,
Office: +49 (0)30 34 65542 16
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