Company: Health Authority – Abu Dhabi (Haad)
Position: Director of public health and health policy
Biography: Oliver Harrison is the director of public health and health policy for the Abu Dhabi government. Harrison joined Haad in 2006. In this role, he has developed a public health team to focus on Abu Dhabi’s major public health issues, which include diabetes, road injuries and cancer.
Harrison has also led the formation of the Health Research Council for Abu Dhabi to target pharmaceutical and medical equipment innovation and attract clinical and research staff. He also played a key part in forming the strategic partnership with John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore in the US.
Harrison has helped structure the public-private partnership (PPP) model in the healthcare sector in Abu Dhabi. Before joining Haad, Harrison worked for five years with the healthcare practice of global consultancy McKinsey & Company.
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