Rafed appoints CEO to spearhead pioneering healthcare procurement company

Rashed Saif Al Qubaisi as its Chief Executive Officer

Rafed appoints CEO to spearhead pioneering healthcare procurement company

ABU DHABI: Rafed, the new healthcare procurement company created by ADQ, has appointed Rashed Saif Al Qubaisi as its Chief Executive Officer.

Al Qubaisi will lead the development of Rafed’s operations as it seeks to reduce operating costs for healthcare providers and ensure effective procurement and delivery mechanisms by establishing competitive contracts with leading suppliers.

Jaap Kalkman, Chief Investment Officer at ADQ, said: “We are pleased to appoint Rashed Saif Al Qubaisi to this important new role leading Rafed and the development of its long-term, sustainable growth strategy. We will work closely with Rashed and his leadership team to help successfully drive forward a new era in healthcare procurement in the UAE.”

Rashed Saif Al Qubaisi, Chief Executive Officer of Rafed, said: “Procurement services in the healthcare sector are vital to delivering world class patient care, and I am excited to build a highly specialized group purchasing organization, under the leadership of ADQ. By centralizing services, applying industry best practice, and harnessing technology, Rafed’s unique operating model will deliver economies of scale, efficiency and more competitive pricing while ensuring supply chain security and quality.”

Most recently Al Qubaisi was Deputy Group CEO of SEHA, where he was instrumental in a number of strategic projects. As a member of the leadership team at SEHA he was actively involved in shaping the wider transformation plans across the Group to drive productivity and efficiency with a focus on patient centric care. While at SEHA, he was also Chief Financial Officer and then Chief Executive Officer of Ambulatory Healthcare Services (AHS).


About Rafed

Rafed aims to ensure the availability and quality of essential goods and services for Abu Dhabi’s healthcare sector, which include pharmaceuticals, equipment, diagnostics and consumables, and to reduce operating costs for healthcare providers. As a Group Purchasing Organization (GPO), Rafed specialises primarily in healthcare procurement which includes supplier sourcing and contract management, procurement ordering services, warehousing and distribution.

Rafed was developed by and is part of ADQ, one of the region’s largest holding companies with a broad portfolio of major enterprises spanning key sectors of Abu Dhabi’s diversified economy. 

For more information please contact:
Rafed: media@rafed.ae or Rafed@edelman.com 

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