For this ranking, we included leaders that span the healthcare ecosystem, including hospitals and clinics, pharmaceutical companies, diagnostics centers, and health technology providers. All individuals had to be based in the Middle East. Leaders directly working for government—such as the health ministry or department of health officials—were not considered, however, leaders of government-owned companies were considered.
When creating the ranking, we considered the following criteria, with each point assigned a weight:
• Size of the company—revenues, assets, etc.
• Impact that the leader has had on the region’s healthcare sector.
• Innovative initiatives and systems implemented by the leader.
• Experience of the leader.
• Diversity of operations.
• Ownership of assets.