Chief Executive Officer
Lawrence Patrick serves as the Chief Executive Officer of the Imperial College London Diabetes Centre (ICLDC). In this capacity, he provides strategic leadership and direction towards achieving theCentre’s emerging growth objectives.
With 20 years of experience in healthcare, Lawrence's areas of expertise include continuous quality improvement, patient satisfaction initiatives, and facility planning and development.
Prior to joining ICLDC, he served as Managing Director for the Asia region at Johns Hopkins Medicine in Singapore, overseeing the company’s international business across the continent. He concurrently served as CEO of the Johns Hopkins Singapore International Medical Centre and Tokyo Midtown Medical Center, in Japan, a Johns Hopkins affiliate. Lawrence also managed the Johns Hopkins University Division of Biomedical Sciences.
He holds a Master’s Degree in Health Administration from the Medical College of Virginia and a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from the University of Washington in the United States.
Mazen holds the position of Deputy Chief Executive Officer, and acting Chief Executive Officer of Imperial College London Diabetes Centre following a number of years as General Manager, having steered its rapid growth.
He began his career at Mubadala and soon carved a reputation for his business abilities, with a specialism in healthcare. For more than ten years, he has been involved in almost every one of Mubadala’s healthcare projects. Key projects include Tawam Molecular Imaging Centre, the National Reference Laboratory, Healthpoint, and the Imperial College London Diabetes Centre in Al Ain, which Mazen spear-headed from design stage through to build and implementation.
Mazen has ensured the high performance of ICLDC within his management role, helping the team exceed expectations across KPIs, patient flow and satisfaction, and growing the Centre overall by more than 300% in the first two years following inception in 2011.
Mazen was a member of Imperial College London Diabetes Centre’s Executive Team, since its creation in 2015, as well as managing the administrative functions of the organization. During this time, Mazen demonstrated his abilities in leadership, strategic thinking, and teamwork, to deliver a year on year growth of Imperial College London Diabetes Centre.
Chief Information Officer
Saif is the Chief Information Officer (CIO) at ICLDC and Healthpoint in Abu Dhabi. In his current role, he oversees the growth and development of the IT department, ensuring consistent and quality services across all practices and clinics, along with operational and strategic support. With over 10 years of experience, Saif brings a hands-on approach to his role, staying abreast of new trends and technologies.
Previously, Saif served as the Acting Group CIO for Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), and a key member of the executive management team in SEHA IT. During this time, he looked after strategy, and a delivery team of over 300 resources across the SEHA enterprise and its business entities.
Saif graduated with honours from the Higher Colleges of Technology, majoring in Computer Networking.
Executive and Medical Director
Consultant Physician and Endocrinologist
With a special interest in thyroid disorders and insulin treatment, Dr Saf Naqvi also has a niche specialsm in carrying out complex hormone investigations. He is a Certified General and Metabolic Physician, specialising in the management of hormone disorders. Dr Saf has a wealth of experience, gathered from a career in the UK. Having led diabetes care in hospitals and the community, he has helped develop and maintain high standards wherever he has practiced. He was appointed Medical Director and joined the Executive Team at Imperial College London Diabetes Centre in 2015.
Director of Operations
As Director of Operations at ICLDC, Shukri Abu Ata has been overseeing the day to day running of Imperial College Diabetes Centre since its opening in 2006. A larger than life character, Shukri has embodied the patient-led approach at ICLDC, playing his part in making it a leading diabetes centre in the Gulf Region. Shukri also has a unique place in the history of ICLDC, having been part of the original construction of the Centre and later, as the Centre expanded, being a catalyst in the evolvement and further enhancement of the building and its facilities. He arrived in the UAE in the late 1980s, as a licensed pharmacist, developing his interest in diabetes. Shukri was appointed as a member to the Executive Team at Imperial College London Diabetes Centre in 2015.
Information Technology Director
As Director of Information Technology (IT) and a member of the Executive Team at Imperial College London Diabetes Centre (ICLDC), Shadi Dweik is responsible for setting and implementing the IT vision and strategy ultimately helping patients, physicians and staff experience for better outcomes through technology.
Shadi oversees ICLDC’s IT department ensuring support for clinical, operational, and administrative functions through the deployment of ICLDC’s health information system, IT infrastructure, applications portfolio, project management, and technical support services. With ICLDC from day one, Shadi has worked on large scale, strategic projects including expansion and integration initiatives involving IT infrastructure set-up across all ICLDC branches, thereby facilitating seamless coordination of patient care across all sites.
Shadi brings nearly 15 years of experience to the role including a number of years at leading regional ICT service providers, Injazat Data Systems (wholly-owned by Mubadala) and the Integrated Technology Group (ITG) in Jordan.