UAE – Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi has tapped Hasan Jasem Al Nowais as the new Chairman of the hospital’s Board of Directors.

Hasan Jasem Al Nowais is currently the Group Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of M42, a first-of-its-kind integrated healthcare company headquartered in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.

M42 owns a comprehensive global portfolio of health-tech and healthcare companies with more than 450 facilities in 24 countries.

In a press release, the incoming Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi Chairman, Hasan Jasem Al Nowais, said: “M42, together with Cleveland Clinic, will continue to take the world-class facility in Abu Dhabi from strength to strength, ensuring even greater delivery of complex services to the sickest of the sick.”

He is responsible for leading the strategic vision for M42, which combines G42 Healthcare’s unique medical and data-centric technologies with Mubadala Health’s world-class provision of care.

Part of M42’s network of global healthcare providers, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi was established in 2015 as part of the Abu Dhabi government’s vision to build a world-class healthcare ecosystem.

Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi has reported a 20 percent growth in international patient numbers in the first half of 2023 in comparison to the first half of 2022.

In varying roles, Hasan Jasem Al Nowais has been instrumental in the development of the clinic in Abu Dhabi since its inception

In his address, Hasan Jasem Al Nowais underscored: “In under ten years, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi has built an impressive reputation as the leading complex care facility in the region.”

Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi is a unique and unparalleled extension of the US-based Cleveland Clinic’s model of care.

The hospital is specifically designed to address a range of complex and critical care requirements unique to the Abu Dhabi population.

Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, a cornerstone of M42’s network, has earned a prestigious reputation for its world-class complex care, making it a preferred choice for patients across the globe.

Under the two-fold partnership, Hasan Jasem Al Nowais will oversee the integration of Cleveland’s high-quality care model across M42’s network.

This collaboration seeks to harness the M42’s innovative technologies, such as Artificial Intelligence and genomic sequencing to deliver precise, patient-centric, and preventative care.

This profitable business journey is a testament to our partners at Cleveland Clinic and our world-class caregivers. Across the M42 network, we are bringing to life the government’s vision to provide world-class healthcare in Abu Dhabi,” underscored Hasan Jasem Al Nowais.

Following a comprehensive search process, Hasan Jasem Al Nowais will now serve as Chairman of the Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi Board.

He is well-suited to push forward the work of this world-class hospital as it advances an ambition to transform care for patients from the UAE and across the world.

Additionally, Hasan Jasem Al Nowais is expected to leverage his global business experience to oversee Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi’s key initiatives related to education and research.

This timely appointment will build on the significant progress made by Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi to upskill current and future talent and position the United Arab Emirates as a knowledge hub.

Welcoming the new Board Chairman, Dr. Tomislav Mihaljevic, CEO and President of Cleveland Clinic, said: “Together with Hasan and the M42 network, we are continuing our mission to provide compassionate, complex care to as many lives as possible.”

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