Executive and Medical Director
Consultant Physician and Endocrinologist
While harbouring a special interest in thyroid disorders and insulin treatment, Dr Saf Naqvi also carries 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 high standards wherever he worked. He was appointed Medical Director and joined the Executive Team at Imperial College London Diabetes Centre in 2015.
In a little more than a decade, Mazen Al Dahmani has established himself as a manager and leader. Starting his career at Mubadala, Mazen soon forged a reputation for business, specialising in healthcare. Indeed, the healthcare sector quickly became a priority for Mazen and he has been involved in all of Mubadala’s healthcare projects, from conception to implementation. This includes Imperial College London Diabetes Centre in Al Ain, which Mazen managed through design, build and implementation. The Centre opened in 2011 and, as the General Manager, Mazen has steered its rapid growth. The Centre has exceeded expectations across KPIs, patient flow and satisfaction, growing by more than 300% in the first two years. Mazen is also a member of Imperial College London Diabetes Centre’s Executive Team overseeing administration.
Director of Operations
As Director of Operations, 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 immersed himself in the original construction of the Centre and later, as the Centre expanded, being a catalyst in the evolvement of the building. He arrived in the UAE in the late 1980s, as a licensed pharmacist, harnessing his interest in diabetes. Shukri was appointed as a member to the Executive Team at Imperial College London Diabetes Centre in 2015.
Chief Financial Officer
Rohit Gupta oversees all financial responsibilities for Imperial College London Diabetes Centre, supervising general and financial accounting procedures, as well as the Centre’s insurance function and revenue cycle management. Rohit brings over 15 years of experience in healthcare to his role, with diverse work including roles in Mubadala Healthcare, as well as start-ups, consultancy management firms and Fortune 500 companies throughout India, South Africa, Singapore and the Middle East. His experience includes strategic finance and business planning, resource mobilisation, project monitoring and execution, mergers and acquisitions, finance IT transformation initiatives, corporate governance and financial controllership. He earned a Bachelor of Law from HNB University India and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the Indian Institute of Management Indore, India. Rohit joined the Executive Team at Imperial College London Diabetes Centre in 2015.