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Yazid Ohaly, MD

Dr. Yazid Ohaly has been a prominent member of the healthcare and life sciences sectors in Saudi Arabia. A former member of the Shura Council (for 2 terms between 2001 and 2009, during which time he chaired the Health and Social Committee), he is the founder of Ohaly Healthcare Consulting, a firm that works at the nexus of the public and private sector in Saudi Arabia, working for various national and international stakeholders from government, academia, industry and hospitals on healthcare-related matters.

Yazid is a Swedish board-certified respiratory medicine specialist and holder of Master of Science in Health Administration from University of Alabama, Birmingham. He has been a board member of several national and international committees and has presented his work at various international conferences. Yazid served as President of the Saudi Sport Medicine Association between 2001 and 2008 and served as a member of Care Company board for 2 years (2013 and 2014). He became a member of MedGulf Insurance Co in October 2014. He has been Director of “Prince Salman Hospital” in Riyadh and has also been promoted to Director General of Hospitals where he managed a health system composed of 191 hospitals of the Ministry of Health. In addition, he participated in a 16-member task force for the Joint Commission Resources to Develop the International Standards for Hospital accreditation, first and second editions. As a recognition of his work, Yazid was invited to serve as a board member of Joint Commission Resources for three years, where he worked towards establishing an internationally accepted hospital accreditation system to improve patient safety across the globe.

Yazid also has significant expertise in operational planning, as he served as Chairman of the Board of SAAB Takaful, an insurance company that has undergone an expansion in operations and surge in profitability. The company was awarded Best Takaful Product and Best Takaful Marketing during that period at the International Takaful Awards 2009, and has also has been named global Best Takaful Provider by Euromoney Magazine in its prestigious annual Islamic Finance Awards.