National Health Insurance Company, Daman appoints Khaled Ateeq Al Dhaheri as CEO

The National Health Insurance Company – Daman, a subsidiary of PureHealth, has appointed Khaled Ateeq Aldhaheri as Chief Executive Officer.Aldhaheri previously held the role of Acting Chief Executive Officer at Daman, and has more than two decades of experience in healthcare, business, finance and management. He has undertaken several leadership positions in Abu Dhabi Health Services (SEHA), a subsidiary of PureHealth, including Chief Commercial Officer and Chief Financial Officer at SEHA, Chief Financial Officer for Al Ain Hospital (part of SEHA), and Acting Executive Director for Health System Financing at the Department of Health Abu Dhabi (DoH).His Excellency Khaled bin Shaiban Almehairi, Chairman of the National Health Insurance Company – Daman, said: “We are proud to announce this appointment, reinforcing our commitment to investing in, and empowering national talent to play key roles in the country’s healthcare sector. In his position as Acting Chief Executive Officer at Daman, Khaled Aldhaheri’s extensive leadership experience has successfully driven the team forward as we remain focused on expansion, as well as improving services to ensure we provide only the best quality in healthcare services, in line with PureHealth’s vision.”Shaista Asif, Group Chief Executive Officer, PureHealth Group, said: “This is a critical announcement for the group, reaffirming PureHealth’s commitment to appointing top national leadership talent into upper management roles. Aldhaheri has a long history of pioneering business growth and leading healthcare facilities, and we are confident he will continue to play a significant role in leading Daman as they continue their mission to strengthen the UAE’s healthcare sector, aligned with the PureHealth vision to promote longer, healthier and happier lives for the citizens and residents of the country.”Khaled Ateeq Aldhaheri, Chief Executive Officer at Daman, said: “It has been a great experience working with the Daman team as well as the wider team at PureHealth. I want to express my thanks for all of the support and trust the Senior Management Team and Board of Directors have placed in me. Daman already has a proven track record of pioneering achievements that have contributed to the advancement of the health insurance sector in the UAE, I look forward to continuing to work with the Daman team as we remain focused on providing even more innovative solutions to enable easy and affordable access to the highest quality of healthcare services as we remain united to our shared goal of longevity for the people of the UAE.”Daman aims to play a key role in advancing the health insurance sector as a leading health insurance company in the UAE and the region, with a membership base of more than 2.8 million and a network of over 3,000 medical facilities. The company’s ongoing growth and consistently enhanced services are attributed to its strategic vision, which aims to create a healthy and sustainable future through innovative smart solutions allowing members to access high-quality healthcare services.

PureHealth launches Dawak digital pharmacy platform

PureHealth has launched Dawak, an online digital pharmacy platform. The platform aims to simplify the way patients access, purchase and consume their medication throughout the UAE. The application is currently available to patients of the Abu Dhabi Health Services (SEHA), a PureHealth subsidiary, responsible for hospitals and clinics across Abu Dhabi, and will be rolled out to the general public at a later stage.The new platform helps users avoid waiting times, review and refill their medicines, select a convenient place and time for delivery and allow ease of payment via the platform. Dawak aims to ensure medication adherence and is a platform to report adverse medication effects. Dawak organises and delivers the medication into packs, which are individually sealed sachets, organised by date and time, and include the dosage details.The Dawak application is designed to be user-friendly and can further assist the customer with alerts to remind them to reorder or take their medication, share details of the correct dosage, and the scheduling of one-to-one calls with pharmacists to access further information. For healthcare providers, the Dawak pharmacist portal allows the tracking of orders requested by patients, shows the prescription details and selected delivery times, and can also raise insurance requests.Her Excellency Dr Noura Al Ghaithi, Undersecretary of the Department of Health – Abu Dhabi (DoH), said: "The Department of Health – Abu Dhabi (DoH) is proud to witness the launch of innovative solutions aimed at enhancing patient experience and healthcare outcomes. In line with Abu Dhabi’s digital transformation journey, similar smart initiatives enable the emirate to be a leading proponent and key driver for a digital future in healthcare and beyond. At DoH, we work hand-in-hand with our strategic partners in the sector to set the stage for a future driven by healthcare technology, innovation and artificial intelligence to further elevate the sector’s outcomes. Through this patient-centric initiative, patients will be able to access, purchase and consume their prescribed medicines in the UAE efficiently."Shaista Asif, Group Chief Operating Officer at PureHealth, said: "The introduction of our innovative online digital pharmacy platform, Dawak, exemplifies PureHealth's unwavering commitment to delivering comprehensive and cutting-edge innovative healthcare solutions. We firmly believe that technology and digital advancements serve as the primary catalysts for driving healthcare innovation and elevating patient outcomes. With Dawak, we revolutionise the entire prescription-delivery ecosystem, providing a seamless and enhanced experience that encompasses medication administration, proactive patient support, timely reminders, and comprehensive information.""At PureHealth, we are on a mission to unlock time for humankind by enabling individuals to prioritise their wellbeing and embrace a holistic approach to healthcare. We are delighted to expand our digital footprint in the UAE, amplify healthcare accessibility, and empower individuals through innovative technology solutions. Dawak is a testament to our strategic pursuit of excellence, as we continuously strive to enable our communities to live a healthier and longer, and fuller life in line with the directives and the wise visionary of the UAE’s leadership."

Forbes Middle East celebrates the Middle East’s 100 Most Powerful Businesswomen

Forbes Middle East has revealed its flagship annual list of the region’s most powerful businesswomen for 2023, ranking the female leaders championing business success in the Middle East and beyond. The list was constructed based on the size of the business, the individual’s impact, achievements, and performance over the last year, and the scope of CSR and other initiatives led by the person.Hana Al Rostamani, Group CEO of the First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB), climbed two spots to land first place this year. In June 2022, FAB completed a merger with Bank Audi Egypt under the umbrella of FABMISR, making it one of the largest foreign banks in Egypt, with assets worth $10 billion as of March 2022. Raja Easa Al Gurg, Chairperson and Managing Director of Easa Saleh Al Gurg Group, and Lubna S. Olayan, Chair of the Saudi British Bank and Chair of the Executive Committee and Deputy Chair of Olayan Financing Company, rounded up the top three. NBK’s Sheikha Khaled Al Bahar ranks first in Kuwait and fourth regionally. Al Rostamani and Al Gurg were also both recognized on Forbes’ 2022 list of the World’s 100 Most Powerful Women.The 2023 ranking celebrates business titans from 27 different nationalities across 27 sectors. Emirati and Egyptian women dominate the list, with 15 and 12 entries, respectively. They are followed by Saudi with 11 listees, Kuwait with eight, and Lebanon, Oman, and Qatar with six each. Leaders working in the banking and financial services make up 23 of the 100 listees. Diversified conglomerates and the investments industry follow with 11 and eight women, respectively.Three industry disruptors entered the top 10 for the first time: Shaista Asif, Cofounder and Group COO of PureHealth Group; Hanan Mohamed Al Kuwari, Managing Director of Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC); and Wadha Ahmed Al-Khateeb, CEO of the Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC). Half of the top 10 ranked women work within the banking and financial services industry.Many of the businesswomen on this year’s ranking are placing significant importance on education and empowerment initiatives. The Apparel Group, led by Founder and Chairwoman Sima Ganwani Ved, launched its Digital Learning Academy in October to offer bilingual courses in the GCC. Rawya Mansour, Founder and Chairwoman of RAMSCO, spearheaded a partnership with the National Council for Women to empower women in Africa through an organic farming project and entrepreneurs’ initiative for zero-waste eco-villages. And Hind Bahwan, Founder and Chairperson of Bahwan CyberTek Group, signed an MoU with Dubai’s Heriot-Watt University to offer internships and deep work immersions to students to tackle the growing demand for emerging technologies like AI, ML, and IoT. Top 10 Most Powerful Businesswomen In The Middle East 2023Hana Al RostamaniNationality: EmiratiGroup CEO, FABRaja Easa Al GurgNationality: EmiratiChairperson & Managing Director, Easa Saleh Al Gurg (ESAG)Lubna S. OlayanNationality: SaudiChair of Saudi British Bank; Chair of the Executive Committee and Deputy Chair of Olayan Financing CompanyShaikha Khaled Al BaharNationality: KuwaitiDeputy Group CEO, National Bank of Kuwait GroupRenuka JagtianiNationality: IndianChairwoman, Landmark GroupWadha Ahmed Al-KhateebNEWCOMER TO TOP 10Nationality: KuwaitiCEO, Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC)Sarah Al SuhaimiNationality: SaudiChairperson, Saudi Tadawul GroupHanan Mohamed Al KuwariNEWCOMER TO TOP 10Nationality: QatariManaging Director, Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC)Shaista AsifNEWCOMER TO TOP 10Nationality: PakistaniCofounder & Group COO, PureHealth GroupRanda SadikNationality: JordanianCEO, Arab BankTop 5 Women In Banking & Financial ServicesHana Al RostamaniNationality: EmiratiGroup CEO, FABLubna S. OlayanNationality: SaudiChair of Saudi British Bank; Chair of the Executive Committee and Deputy Chair of Olayan Financing CompanyShaikha Khaled Al BaharNationality: KuwaitiDeputy Group CEO, National Bank of Kuwait GroupSarah Al SuhaimiNationality: SaudiChairperson, Saudi Tadawul GroupRanda SadikNationality: JordanianCEO, Arab Bank