Managing Principal Consultant, Ascend HealthCare Solutions, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Reema Abu-Dawas, Senior Quality Manager, Ascend Healthcare Solutions, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
With over 15 years of experience in business development, project management and marketing in healthcare, life sciences and FMCG industries, Golnar has been focused on developing programs with public and private partners with the goal of mutual value creation and local capability development to establish sustainable healthcare delivery models with the ultimate goal of a preventative outcomes- driven healthcare system nurturing a healthier community.Golnar led the development of Ascend’s Solutions strategy with focus on Care Area Solutions (i.e. Oncology, Cardiology, Primary Care) working with partners like GE Healthcare among others. Passionate about coaching and people development, Golnar also served as the Director of the Ascend Leadership Development Program.For passed 2 years, she has driven the Consulting business at Ascend as well as leading multiple strategic client initiatives including the COVID-19 Mass Testing Program and COVID-19 Vaccination Programs.Prior to joining Ascend, Golnar spent 7 years at GE Healthcare, where in her last role she was Marketing Director covering the entire GE Healthcare portfolio for Saudi Arabia developing the organization strategic and tactical marketing plans, implementing impactful growth campaigns and brand positioning. Previously, as part of the GE Healthcare Solutions team, she was responsible for the development and implementation of programs in Saudi Arabia with key public stakeholders (i.e. Public Health Campaigns, Oncology, Research, Life Sciences) leveraging global health strategies, GE best practices and innovative methodologies to operationalize healthcare solutions.In her previous role as Healthcare & Life Science Sector Manager at the Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority (SAGIA), she was promoting and facilitating international healthcare and life science investments into Saudi Arabia, developing cluster strategies and business cases for a variety of industries (pharmaceutical, medical device, agri-business, environmental and renewable energy). She was also earlier a Senior Account Executive for Publicis-Graphics, leading the go-to-market strategy and launch for Nestle products in new markets in the Middle East.