New chief executive for Abu Dhabi's Seha

Saeed Jaber Al Kuwaiti brings decades of experience to the role

Saeed Jaber Al Kuwaiti is the new group chief executive officer of Seha. Photo: Wam
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Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (Seha), the UAE's largest healthcare network, has appointed Saeed Jaber Al Kuwaiti as its new group chief executive officer, it announced on Saturday.

Mr Al Kuwaiti brings 24 years of experience in healthcare and financial management to the role.

His previous positions include chief executive officer at Tawam Hospital in Al Ain and Al Mafraq Hospital.

Over the past decade, Mr Al Kuwaiti has also played a significant part in enhancing the overall position of Tawam Hospital as a centre of excellence in oncology.

“Having been embedded within Seha since its inception, I am a firm believer and advocate for the integral role our network plays in delivering exceptional healthcare for patients across the UAE and beyond," said Mr Al Kuwaiti, in a statement also released by Abu Dhabi Media Office.

"Seha is truly the backbone of the UAE healthcare system and it is a great honour to become group chief executive officer and to work alongside Pure Health to take our organisation to new heights. Together, we will further elevate the health and well-being of the UAE population."

It comes at an important time for Seha, which manages Abu Dhabi's public hospitals and health centres. It was announced in January that ADQ, one of the region’s largest holding companies, would consolidate several healthcare companies, including Seha, within the Pure Health umbrella to create the largest healthcare platform in the country.

Mr Al Kuwaiti succeeds Dr Tarek Fathey in the role. Mr Al Kuwaiti will now be responsible for providing strategic leadership across the Seha network and championing Pure Health’s vision to deliver healthier lives for citizens and residents.

Salem Al Nuaimi, Seha chairman, said it would go from strength to strength under Mr Al Kuwaiti's leadership. "This is a new, exciting and positive chapter in Seha’s journey as we aspire to become more integrated, holistic and outcome focused to help shape a healthier and happier nation.”

Seha was at the heart of the UAE's response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

It has overseen the rollout of testing centres and vaccination hubs to control and curb the outbreak.

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Updated: April 30, 2022, 4:17 PM