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Management

Baher Al Hakim

BH

CEO

Nadine Nehme

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Research

Makram Saleh

MS

Product

Mouhamad Kawas

MK

Technology

Verena Kretschmann

VK

Europe

Francisco Vega

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Europe

Serene Touma

ST

Marketing

Baher Al Hakim

CEO

Baher is a dentist by study and a serial entrepreneur by practice, with 14 years experience in a broad spectrum of disciplines including product & technology, business, sales, and marketing. Before Medicus, Baher founded CloudAppers digital agency in Dubai in 2008 with 100+ projects under its belt, from which he stepped down in 2015 to start Medicus. He also founded napkin startup studio in 2012 with $850,000 in funding, that prototyped, built and launched many products, 3 of which were spun off as standalone companies. Most successful of them is Wally, a smart personal finance app that became no. 1 finance app in 22 countries and currently has millions of users around the world.

Nadine Nehme

Chief Science Officer

Nadine is a scientist and medical researcher with 11 years of experience in genetics, genomics and immunology, and 4 years of university teaching. She holds a Ph.D. in molecular genetics from Louis Pasteur University, where she completed her studies under the supervision of Prof. Jules Hoffmann (Nobel Laureate in Medicine 2011), in Strasbourg France. She performed her post-doctoral studies at Necker Hospital, Paris, under the supervision of Prof. Alain Fischer, where she focused on immune diseases and their genetics.

Makram Saleh

Head of product

With a passion and dedication for creating stellar products, in his 16 years of experience Makram played a key role in the success of 3 startups, building and leading product teams, and creating several award-winning mobile and web apps. He has operated across all aspects of a product’s lifecycle, including strategy, planning, design, usability, development, infrastructure and more. Makram had teamed up with Baher on napkin and Wally. He is also Interactive Design and Web Programming teacher at ALBA and LAU in Beirut.

Mouhamad Kawas

Head of Development Operations

With over 11 years of experience in full-stack development building and leading teams of developers, Mouhamad started his web agency in 2007 where he built and distributed various enterprise-level products. He joined Baher at CloudAppers in 2013, where he quickly took over as CTO and scaled the development team size by three-fold within his first year and led the development of three award-winning projects, one of which was "Best Transportation M-Government App” for the Roads and Transport Authority at the prestigious World Government Summit Awards in 2017. He also spent 3 years teaching Computer Science classes in IUST, SVU, and Yarmouk university. Mouhamad has a Bachelor of Science in Software Engineering and Information Systems, and a Masters degree in Web Sciences.

Verena Kretschmann

Head of European Operations

Verena has co-founded a health tech startup (www.anvajo.com) in Germany in 2015 and closed a 7-digit investment round for it just briefly before she has joined Medicus in March 2017, where she is responsible for all European Operations. Through her previous role as Head of Organizational Development at Stylight, a successful German e-commerce startup, she gained significant experience in growing the organization of a company from 10 to 150 employees. Verena holds a Diploma in International Business Management and is interested in behavioral psychology and general philosophy.

Francisco Vega

Head of New Markets, DG France

Francisco started his career in the biotech/pharma industry, working on corporate business development, strategic partnerships, and M&A worldwide. He serves as a board member of several companies in tech as well as in strategy consulting in LATAM, the EU, and in Asia, notably in China. Francisco is a serial-entrepreneur, having funded and co-founded several companies. His most recent venture, which is exited in 2016, is a blood testing point-of-care handheld device, with EUR 5m+ in funding, and ranked in the top 10 worldwide sensing technologies for health by the X-Prize foundation (California), and Nature (NY).

Serene Touma

Head of Content and Marketing

Serene’s experience in content and marketing spans over 10 years, across regional and international brands. Most recently, she worked as a Strategist at McCann WorldGroup in Dubai, where she helped consumer and healthcare brands tell compelling stories and connect with consumers at FP7 and McCann Health. Before that, helped to grow BECO Capital, a young venture capital firm investing in technology companies in the Middle East into the most preferred investor. With a background working at PR agencies such as JWT, Ogilvy and LMTD, Serene branched out as an entrepreneur, where she led a boutique PR agency in Dubai, Purple PR, supporting small businesses and tech startups.

Our Team

We are a team of technologists, researchers and medical geeks, passionate about health matters and about utilizing and applying the latest in technology to effect positive health changes in people's lives, and transform healthcare services across the globe.

BH

Baher Al Hakim

CEO

VK

Verena Kretschmann

Head of European Operations

FV

Francisco Vega

Head of New Markets

VK

Vanessa Kretschmann

Global Team and Office Manager

ST

Serene Touma

Head of Content and Marketing

GP

Géry Pruvost

Business

RV

Rafael Vartian

Business

NN

Nadine Nehme

Chief Science Officer

NH

Nisreen Hassoun

Research Team Leader

HJ

Hassan Jabri

Data-entry Leader

FD

Farah Daou

Research

GA

George Awad

Research

FM

Fatima Moghnieh

Research

AA

Ahmad AlRayes

Research

CM

Carine Al Moualem

Research

OW

Owen Williams

Research

DK

Diana Koushha

Research

LZ

Leen Zaher

Research

SR

Sara Rijjal

Research

SI

Soaud Issa

Research

SA

Sara AlKwatli

Research

SA

Sarah Al Kadi

Research

MS

Mouna Shaabaan

Research

SF

Silva Fallouh

Research

MJ

Maria Jammalie

Translation Manager

AM

Amr Maksoud

Medical

NA

Nada Al-Shalabi

Medical

JA

Joanna Atia

Medical

BA

Bashar AlMasri

Medical

MM

Mohammed Mulla

Medical

SO

Stéphane Ohayon

Medical

MS

Makram Saleh

Head of Product

AD

Arya D.S.

Product

MK

Mouhamad Kawas

Head of Development Operations

BA

Bassel AlKhatib

Head of AI

FA

Firas Ataya

Ninja team leader

AY

Aghiad Yazji

Core team leader

AY

Ahmad Yazji

Client Task Force leader

JJ

Jana Jabara

QA Team Leader

HA

Hazem Ataya

Tech / Core

WA

Wesam Ataya

Tech / Core

RS

Reem Shaban

Tech / Core

RA

Raslan Al Tinawi

Tech / Core

MA

Maher Alzehouri

Tech / Core

MO

Mohammed Ousso

Tech / CTF

RA

Rawan Alomari

Tech / CTF

FG

Fadi Ghattas

Tech / CTF

HK

Hossam Kachko

Tech / CTF

OA

Omar Alsabbagh

Tech / Ninja

YA

Yehia Altalas

Tech / Ninja

AA

Ammar Alaranji

Tech / Ninja

WM

Wessam Murai

Tech / Ninja

TA

Taha Aldouaji

Tech / Ninja

TB

Heba Barghali

Tech / Ninja

MA

Manar Aldamani

Tech / Ninja

MA

Manaf Alabd Alrahim

Tech / Ninja

TC

Taghrid Cheikh Al Basatneh

Tech / Ninja

RK

Rowanne Kabalan

Tech / Ninja

RI

Rana Ibrahim

Tech / QA

GS

Ghaith Sandok

Tech / QA

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