Sustainability Initiatives in the Healthcare Industry

Mon Mar 04 2024 at 07:00 pm to 08:00 pm

Strathclyde Business School Dubai | Dubai

Strathclyde Business School
Publisher/HostStrathclyde Business School
Sustainability Initiatives in the Healthcare Industry
Join us for an engaging session on how sustainability plays a crucial role in the evolving landscape of the healthcare industry.
About this Event

Welcome to our event on Sustainability Initiatives in the Healthcare Industry held by our alumni as part of our alumni series . Join us on Mon Mar 04 2024 at 19:00 at Strathclyde Business School Dubai to learn about the latest trends and practices in sustainability within the healthcare sector. This event will feature industry experts sharing their insights and experiences, as well as networking opportunities with like-minded professionals. Don't miss out on this chance to be a part of the conversation on creating a more sustainable future for healthcare.

Within the diverse sectors of the healthcare industry, we recognize the immense potential for positive change as we address significant waste generation (5.5 metric tonnes in Dubai in 2022 alone*) and heightened energy consumption (4.4% of net greenhouse gas emissions globally **). The incorporation of Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) principles stands out as a transformative force poised to elevate the healthcare sector through responsible, sustainable, and ethically driven practices. Embracing the global momentum exemplified by COP28, ESG becomes a catalyst for positive action, urging the industry to adopt concrete plans and guidance. Rather than viewing this as a compliance burden, it presents an exciting opportunity for the healthcare landscape to thrive sustainably and ecologically. By reducing our carbon footprint without compromising on wellbeing and public health, we're not just meeting standards but actively contributing to a brighter and healthier future.

Join us for an engaging hybrid session on the 4th of March, where we will explore these transformative initiatives from various perspectives, unlocking the myriad opportunities they bring to the forefront.

Meet the panel

<h4>Moderator: Vasco Dias- Head of Strategy & Planning for Ambulatory Healthcare Services at Dubai Health</h4>

Professional with more than 10 years’ work experience in healthcare industry in a wide range of public and private entities, specializing in finance, strategic planning and operations playing a pivotal role in several greenfield and expansion projects. Currently working as Head of Strategy & Planning in Dubai Health (Ambulatory Healthcare services). Regarding faculty experience, he is currently local counsellor at Strathclyde Business School (Dubai campus) for the Economic analysis for strategists module. Additionally he brings MBA teaching experience in Strategic management, Finance and Business Analytics modules at Exeed College.

Vasco received his Executive MBA from Strathclyde Business School. He also obtained two MSc degree in Business Administration and Healthcare management from ISCTE Business School and NOVA National School of Public Health (Portugal). His BSc in Economics is from Faculty of Economics, University of Coimbra (Portugal). Additionally, he has executive education in Business strategy from INSEAD Business School.

<h4>Academia: Prof. Paul Rodgers- University of Strathclyde</h4>

Paul A. Rodgers, a design professor at the University of Strathclyde, boasts 25+ years in product design research and held positions at renowned institutions. With over 170 papers and 16 books, including "The Routledge Companion to Design Research," his influence extends across languages. Specializing in disruptive design interventions, Rodgers leads impactful projects for UK Research and Innovation, the Arts and Humanities Research Council, and the Scottish Government. His Design Research for Change initiatives tackle issues like dementia care, educational rights, and sustainable food practices.

Currently, Rodgers is the Series Editor for Routledge's Design Research for Change book series. In 2023, he secured £4.625M funding for the Design HOPES project, aiming to innovate health ecosystems and contribute to the UK's net zero agenda. More at

<h4>Industry Expert: Rami Rajab- Mecomed</h4>

Rami Rajab serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Mecomed. His leadership extends beyond this pivotal role, contributing to several regional and international trade associations through active involvement in various focus groups.
With a robust career spanning 37 years, Rami is recognized as a multidisciplinary healthcare expert. He boasts comprehensive experience in commercial leadership, organizational change management, and holistic healthcare industry engagement. His expertise lies in pinpointing opportunities and fostering collaborations across the global healthcare landscape. Throughout his career, Rami has seamlessly donned hats across Sales & Marketing, Market Access, ESG, and various Trade Association roles. His professional drive centers on enhancing patient lives and catalyzing healthcare transformation through stakeholder engagement, innovation, education, and corporate social responsibility.
Rami's global footprint is evident in his diverse roles across multiple geographies, including the Middle East & Africa, Europe, Latin America, South and South-East Asia, and China. His portfolio further expanded as he took on global leadership responsibilities. A notable milestone in his journey was his role in the merger and integration of Cyberonics and Sorin Group, leading to the establishment of LivaNova.
His deep insights into market dynamics stem from continuous interaction with a broad spectrum of stakeholders in the Healthcare Ecosystem. This includes engagements with government officials, hospital conglomerates, International Medical Associations, and global healthcare bodies. He frequently collaborates on pressing issues related to health policy, innovation, ethics, compliance, legislation, sustainability, and reimbursement.

Corporate Expert: Ghaleb Alahdab- AstraZeneca

Head of Government Affairs - GCC & Pakistan

Ghaleb Al Ahdab is a pharmaceutical executive possessing over 20 years of corporate experience and expertise within Gulf, Saudi & Near East markets.

Known to always be “hands-on”, his corporate business acumen was crafted through extensive experiences in commercial, communications and government affairs roles.

Public-Private Partnerships, market and policy shaping and deliveries of integrated innovative solutions in alignment with national country priorities are among his key areas of expertise and interest.

Ghaleb holds a BSc in Ph*rm*cy from Ajman University of Science and Technology in UAE and an MBA from Bradford University, UK.


Event Venue & Nearby Stays

Strathclyde Business School Dubai, Block 2A, G26 Dubai Knowledge Park, Dubai, United Arab Emirates


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