Board of Directors
Eng. Abdulla Abdulaziz Al Shamsi, Chairman of the Board
As the Head of Mubadala Healthcare, Eng. Abdulla Abdulaziz Al Shamsi’s responsibilities are to oversee the investment, development, operations, and management of the healthcare assets and initiatives in Mubadala’s healthcare portfolio. Within the organization, he is also responsible for developing and managing Mubadala’s portfolio of world-class healthcare facilities in partnership with leading medical organizations.
Previously, Abdulla held the role of Chief Administrative Officer at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, where his portfolio spans both the operational and strategic divisions, leading high-impact, multi-stakeholder programs in line with the clinic’s long-term vision and strategy.
His strategic responsibilities included oversight of the Strategic Programs Office, Continuous Improvement teams, Business Intelligence and Strategy and Business Development. Abdulla has a Bachelors in Architecture from Carnegie Mellon University, a Masters in Architecture II from the University of Pennsylvania and a degree in Managing Healthcare Delivery from Harvard Business School.
He first joined Mubadala in 2008, eventually managing the development and growth of domestic and international real estate, infrastructure, and the hospitality portfolio, including the delivery and operation of Al Maryah Island, Abu Dhabi’s International free zone. Abdulla is proud to work in the healthcare field, where he can make a positive and tangible contribution to the community and nation.
Andy Fischer, M.D., Board Member
Andy Fischer, M.D., is a Member of the Board of Abu Dhabi Telemedicine Centre and a Member of the Board of Medgate AG which he founded in 1999 and for which he has served as CEO since. In addition, he is a Board Member of the Medgate Partner Network as well as Vice President of the Alliance for Liberal Healthcare Switzerland, founded in 2013 and Member of the Board of the Merian Iselin Foundation since 2014 (the Merian Iselin Clinic in Basel, Switzerland, provides comprehensive medical, nursing, and therapeutic services, specializing in orthopedic surgery).
Dr. Fischer has extensive experience in Telemedicine and is also a Founding and Executive Member of the Swiss Society for Telemedicine and eHealth, as well as President of the International Society for Telemedicine and eHealth.
Prior to his roles with Medgate, Dr. Fischer graduated from the School of Medicine at the University of Basel, Switzerland and wrote his thesis in experimental neurology while completing surgical training in Davos, Uster and Lucerne. He gained further experience in the field of anesthesia at the Cantonal Hospital of Basel.
He also served regularly as an emergency physician in the helicopter division of the Swiss emergency service (REGA).
Omar Fikree, Acting Chief Executive Officer
Omar Fikree started his career as a civil and structural engineer for a leading consultancy in London where he worked for over 5 years on a number of projects including the London Olympics and the Presidential Palace in Abu Dhabi.
Omar commenced his employment at Mubadala in 2011 where he worked on a number of projects in different sectors including the development of a technology ecosystem strategy for Abu Dhabi, the successful acquisition of a large copper mining operation in Spain, and the development of a greenfield mining operation in Colombia.
Omar joined Mubadala Healthcare in 2016 where he successfully led the project management of the region’s first multi-organ transplant center in Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, and delivered on the strategy of its oncology center which is currently under development. He also headed the Project Management Office team for the Mubadala Healthcare Integration Project to ensure economies of scale and synergies are achieved across all Mubadala Healthcare’s assets.
Dr. Sameera Al Obeidli, Medical Director
Dr. Sameera Al Obeidli is Medical Director at Abu Dhabi Telemedicine Centre. She is responsible for managing the full team of medical staff on-site at the Centre, to ensure clinical excellence. In addition, Dr. Al Obeidli practices as a General Practitioner, working with the Centre’s team of nurses and physicians to provide high quality medical consultations and compassionate patient care over the phone.
Prior to joining Abu Dhabi Telemedicine Centre, Dr. Al Obeidli worked at Sheikh Khalifa Medical City as Clinician in the Family Medicine Department. In April 2011, after six years in Family Medicine, Dr. Al Obeidli joined the Internal Medicine Department where she worked as Senior House Officer. In May of 2012, Dr. Al Obeidli joined Dar Al Shifaa Hospital’s Emergency Department, where she also oversaw a number of screening programs, which aimed to detect and treat conditions such as obesity, dyslipidemia, diabetes and hypertension.
Trained in Switzerland by the Swiss Centre for Telemedicine – Medgate, and practicing telemedicine in the UAE since 2014, Dr. Al Obeidli has become the region’s most senior practicing telemedicine professional. A multilingual communicator fluent in six languages, Dr. Al Obeidli frequently participates as a speaker and panel member at conferences, championing telemedicine and electronic health.
Dr. Al Obeidli holds a Bachelor’s degree in Medicine and Surgery from Ovidius University in Constanta, Romania. She completed her Internship through a number of rotations at Al Mafraq, Corniche, Al Jazeera, and Central Hospitals in Abu Dhabi.