Forbes Middle East has ranked Makarem Sobhi Batterjee, President and Vice-Chairman of Saudi German Health, eighth among the top 100 healthcare leaders in the Arab world. This is in recognition of his notable contributions and his steadfast commitment to promoting the healthcare industry in the MENA region and beyond.
Over the last few years, Makarem steadily become one of the most prominent figures shaping the healthcare industry in the MENA region. Under his leadership and vision, Saudi German Health has undergone a heavy transformation leading to many successful initiatives. The list of accomplishment includes the renovation and modernization of the group’s medical facilities, introduction of new medical technologies and world-class medical staff, an introduction of a digitalization program, and a complete rebrand of a 35+ brand that has allowed the group to evolve from a hospital group to a healthcare group.
Under his leadership the group has also expanded to now operate 18 different facilities across the region, in 2022 alone the group opened 2 new hospitals, one in Jeddah (Hai al Jamea District) and one in Makkah as well as a new medical tower in Riyadh and a new clinic in Abha under the brand name Saudi German Clinics. The group has also partnered with global healthcare institutions such as Mayo Clinic, which ranks as the best hospital in the world to bring global medical expertise closer to home.
Makarem has also been instrumental in changing the concept of healthcare in the region by shifting the traditional method of delivery of care to a more modern hospitality-driven approach. Saudi German Health’s brand ethos of ‘Caring Like Family’ is a revolutionary approach that aims at providing care in an environment that feels like home, where every patient and staff member is treated like a member of a family. This is evident in the patient-experienced focused mindset the group has adopted where patient satisfaction is constantly monitored and improved. Additionally, a number of new hospitality-driven services have been introduced such as hotel-style VIP rooms and an Elite service which offers dedicated spaces and staff to cater to those that are seeking a specific type of personalized treatment.
Forbes Middle East recently announced its list of the most impactful healthcare leaders across pharmaceuticals, medical facilities, technology, medical equipment, and healthcare investment, all playing an influential role within MENA’s healthcare ecosystem in 11 countries. The healthcare sector has been growing exponentially, owing to the numerous innovations and transformations brought on by various technological advancements, including new biotech and healthtech startups and projects, robotics, AI, and digital automation and integration.
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