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Dr. Ayesha Al Mutawa
Dr. Ayesha Al Mutawa has more than 18 years of experience as a leader in strategic planning and performance management, innovation and design thinking, quality and business excellence, sustainability and CSR.
Dr. Al Mutawa has worked for many prominent federal government organizations and local government authorities, such as the UAE Ministry of Health, Abu Dhabi Health Authority, and Dubai Healthcare City Authority, serving in the capacity of Chief Innovation Officer, Director of Strategy and Future, Vice President-Center for Healthcare Planning and Quality (CPQ), Chair of Corporate Social Responsibility Programs and other leading roles.
Currently, through her consulting role, she is providing advisory services to government and private sector organizations in the areas of innovation management, future shaping, change management, innovation incubators, labs, platforms and other progressive themes such as AI strategy, youth strategy, sustainability and CSR, and happiness and wellbeing initiatives in line with clear benchmark and evidence-based best practice.
Dr. Al Mutawa is a physician and graduate of and certified from many prestigious institutions and programs including Oxford University, Cambridge University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, George Washington University, Stanford University, American University in Beirut, and University of Leeds.
Dr. Al Mutawa is a member of International Association of Innovation Professionals (IAOIP) and the Mohammed Bin Rashid Innovation Fund and Global Innovation Academy, UK.
Dr. Al Mutawa was the first to launch a physical innovation think tank and innovation lab in a federal entity and in healthcare in general. This initiative was a benchmark for government, and private sectors and was a trigger for many entities to develop their labs. She was first to launch the “INNOVATION PIONEERS” program, a highly specialized training program based on international curriculum and in collaboration with the International Association of Innovation Professionals.
Dr. Al Mutawa launched an exclusive ideas/innovation management platform that received Platinum Accreditation by IdeasUK, the first globally in the health sector to get this type of accreditation. This ideas/innovation management platform earned IP status for its unique innovative features
Dr. Al Mutawa is the recipient of many awards, including a Guinness World Record for organizing the largest Breast Cancer Awareness Ribbon made up of flowers (2007), Best Team Awards for Corporate Social Responsibility Campaigns, Future Leader Program Award, Inspirational Leadership Award, Chairman Best Entity Corporate Social Responsibility award, recognized for implementing change management program to spread excellence culture across the organization, and a Certificate of Acknowledgment of Leadership in the field of innovation-SPARK Design Initiative, University of Utah, US, 2018.