Senior Management Team

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At Gulf Healthcare International we believe that patient care should be true personal care. And the best-personalized care begins with our experienced senior management team aligned in mission and empowered and focused on you.

Dr. Gerhard Schwab

Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Gerhard Schwab, is a versatile and highly accomplished business leader, professor of surgery and medical professional with over 30 years’ experience in the health care service and industry, of which 15 years have been spent in senior executive management positions. He is a qualified Medical practitioner and holds MBA in International Healthcare Management from the Danube University of Austria.


During his rich and diversified career, he held various senior positions including, Professor in Surgery, Managing Director, Consultant and Health Care Advisor. He started his career as Consultant and Professor for Surgery at General Hospital Krems, Austria wherein he was responsible for the overall performance and quality outcome of the department. He developed integrated chronic wound management, decreased cost for patients and implemented electronic system to evaluate staffing needs of physicians in clinical department. As a Medical Director of Al Ain Hospital on behalf of Medical University of Vienna International in 2008, he redesigned organisational and scope of clinical services and complete system transformation at the Hospital and associated Primary Care Centres with strong emphasis on quality of care and efficiency of the utilised resources.


During his association as Managing Director with influence Healthcare International in 2012, he successfully executed projects such as system transformation in one of Canada’s largest acute care teaching hospital, developed concept and feasibility study of integrated interventional pain management centre for private investors in UAE and comprehensive rehabilitation services in Riyadh KSA. He was also responsible for integration of model of care at Medical Centre at King Abdullah University for Science and Technology.


His most recent role was Deputy Chief Medical Officer since 2014 at NMC Healthcare wherein he oversee clinical business in terms of strategy, planning, managing and directing clinical and nursing functions, quality control, budget compliance and overall medical leadership and ensures that corporate vision, mission and objectives are fulfilled.


His achievements include implanting Quality Management Systems (ISO 9001, EFQM,JCIA) in hospital settings, Integrated Models of Primary, Secondary, Tertiary, Chronic and Long Term Care, Led business transformation projects, applying value stream mapping.

Jawad Jamil

Head Of Finance

Jawad Jamil is a FCCA qualified senior finance professional with 11 years + of experience in senior positions within various industries and professional services. In his role as Head of Finance, Jawad oversees finance, accounting, treasury functions and investor relations, and is a member of Senior Management team responsible for delivering business KPIs and budget along with his co-members by driving maximum potential from acquired assets and organic growth setups. 
In his previous role as Group Financial Controller with Retailcorp World, Jawad managed finance functions for the Group’s 6 standalone divisions across UAE and South Africa. Prior to that he worked for Ernst & Young with specific focus on financial sector clients (banks, investment/pvt equity), large govt. enterprises and Retail. Jawad began his career as an auditor with a local audit firm in the UAE. 
Jawad occasionally contributes to ACCA’s professional magazine and special publications. 
Maha Jubara

General Manager, Kuwait

Maha Jubara has B.Sc. in Economics and social Studies from the University of Khartoum, Sudan.She also has received her “AAHAM” American Association of Health Administrative Management and “HFMA” Healthcare Financial Management Association certificates from the US. She is a member of both the Associations.
She has vast experience in Business Development in the fields of Healthcare Management, Financial Analysis and Investment in both USA and Kuwait. Maha has worked directly with Kuwaiti Government in preparing Kuwait’s compensation due to the Iraqi invasion before the United Nation Compensation Commission “UNCC”. Her most recent assignment was as a Director of Alia International Hospital, Kuwait.
Dr. Sonali Datta

Director - Lab Operations

Dr. Sonali Datta is a strategist with extensive Business Development and Operational Management experience in setting up healthcare businesses, Cost control budgeting, Regulatory Affairs & Licensing and General Management. She has obtained a Master’s Degree in Healthcare Management from The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and has a Certification in Healthcare Safety, Quality, Informatics and Leadership from Harvard Medical School, Boston.


She has worked with leading healthcare providers in the UAE for over 15 years. She is Director, Laboratory Operations and heads Operations and Business Development for the Laboratory Vertical of Gulf Healthcare International.

Rizwan Azam

Head of HR & Admin

Rizwan, is a seasoned, accomplished and an academically well qualified professional. Prior to joining Gulf Healthcare, Rizwan served multi-national companies such as Dubai World and The Executive Office, formally known as Prime Minister’s office and Private Equity backed company in the retail sector in Dubai.