GE Healthcare New Appointment: Dr. Manar Al-Moneef

GE Healthcare New Appointment: Dr. Manar Al-Moneef

November 01, 2011 at 07:11am

Dr. Manar A Al-Moneef, Managing Director of Imagination Breakthrough in the Middle East and Pakistan.

The healthcare requirements of the region are unique and call for ingenious solutions to address local challenges. As the Middle East focuses on innovation and original thinking to address these challenges, the need for experienced and competent healthcare professionals is of utmost importance.

This is where Saudi Arabian national Dr. Manar A Al-Moneef’s appointment as the Managing Director of Imagination Breakthrough in the Middle East and Pakistan couldn’t have come at a better time.

Dr. Al-Moneef will focus on GE’s Healthymagination initiative that strives to provide better quality healthcare to more people at a lower cost. She will be responsible for leading the business development of GE Healthcare, the healthcare operations of the company in the region, and providing strategic and technical consultancy to launch new applications and products in emerging markets before taking them globally.

Regarded as an enterprising visionary who combines outstanding life science and business development talents, Dr Al-Moneef was previously the Director General of Health Care & Life Sciences at the Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority (SAGIA).

She has also worked as Director of Molecular Pathology & Genetics at King Abdulaziz Medical City, National Guard Hospital in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. She was also appointed as an Assistant Professor at King Saud University for Medical Studies.

Dr. Al-Moneef has a Doctoral Degree in Molecular Oncology from Leicester Warwick University, United Kingdom and a Master Degree in Molecular Medicine form Cambridge University, United Kingdom. She has published several papers on Molecular Medicine, health care and life science strategies.

With over 10,000 GE healthcare technologies serving a large network of hospitals and healthcare providers, GE has a strong presence in the Middle East. The company has a long history of public and private sector partnerships in the region, where it supports healthcare providers with advanced technologies and solutions to address the full spectrum of medical needs.

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