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The Gulf Medical University Academic Health System Executive Board is established in order to bring the Gulf Medical University, Thumbay Health Care Division (Hospitals, Clinics, Daycare, Pharmacy, Labs, etc.) and Research to actively work together as an effective and efficient system, maximizing the value of each enterprise providing the unique vehicle of quality in patient care, education and discovery.




Chancellor of Gulf Medical University

  • Vice President, Healthcare

  • Vice Chancellor Academics

  • Vice Chancellor Research

  • COO, Thumbay University Hospital,      Ajman

  • COO, Thumbay Hospital,      Ajman

  • COO, Thumbay Hospital, Dubai

  • COO, Thumbay Hospital, Fujairah

  • COO, Thumbay Medical & Dental      Specialty Centre, Sharjah

  • Assistant Administrative      Director, Thumbay Clinics

  • General Manager, Thumbay Pharmacy

  • Thumbay Board Member, Head,      Legal

  • Manager, Human Resources

  • Manager, Talent Acquisition

Term of office

Two years (Renewable)

Frequency of Meetings

Once in every month or more to be decided by the Board

Reporting to

Board of Trustess



Decision-Making & Voting Right

The committee adopts a collaborative decision-making approach. Every member has voting rights including students. A simple majority, defined as more than 50%, is necessary for the approval of any given decision.


  • Articulate the vision, mission, goals, and values for the Gulf Medical University Academic Health System.

  • Establish and validate governance structures to support the initiative.

  • Identify and prioritize initiatives and projects that will help the GMU to achieve the goals of its Academic Health System.

  • Determine and advise upon optimal strategies to accomplish the integration of education, research, and clinical practice.

  • Monitor the progress towards achieving the initiative’s goals and report on the project to senior management

  • Assist with resolving strategic-level issues and risks.

  • Provide advice and guidance on business issues facing the GMU Academic Health System including potential conflicts with the vision, mandate, goals, and values of the Thumbay Group, University, and Health Care Division.

  • To approve key performance indicators of each decision of GMU-AHS.

  • To approve and reject changes with a high impact on timelines and approved budgets.

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