Sufana Al MashhadiDirector of Innovation Centre at King Fahad Medical City
Dr. Sufana AlMashhadi is the Director of Innovation Center at King Fahad Medical City, directing the center’s efforts towards putting humans at the center of healthcare innovation, and contributing in a global shift in the current model of care. Prior to this leadership position, Sufana has worked for one year, as a postdoctoral fellow at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Sloan School of Management where she remains maintaining this prestigious affiliation till date. During her stay in Boston, Sufana has worked extensively with world leaders from MIT Sloan as well as Harvard Business School, looking at the fundamentals of Strategy, Innovation, Leadership and business development. Being a catalyst of change, Sufana has co-‐founded the “MIT-‐IBK Society” which is an initiative that leads social innovation and women empowerment from STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) in Saudi Arabia. The society is recognized, supported and resourced by MIT to be the first international collaboration of its kind. As a leader of Healthcare innovation in the Middle East, Sufana’s ultimate goal is to energize and connect the best minds across the health ecosystem in Saudi Arabia’s Health and Technology sectors to solve healthcare’s biggest challenges and to teach healthcare entrepreneurship in Saudi Arabia and digital strategies to scale medicine in the Kingdom.