Senior Management:

Al Nahda’s senior management team combines international and regional experience with strong expertise in the healthcare sector. The senior management team works closely with the Board of Directors.

Members of the senior management team include:


Dr. Kassem Alom, Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Alom founded Al Noor in 1985, having previously owned a private clinic in Abu Dhabi focusing on internal medicine and gastroenterology. He serves as the Chairman of the Healthcare Sector of the Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and is a member of the Supreme Council Ministry of Health. Dr. Alom is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine in London. He obtained his medical qualification from the University of Seville and post-graduate medical qualifications from the University of Madrid.

Dr. Jeffrey Staples, Chief Operating Officer

Dr. Staples joined Al Noor in 2012 having previously served as CEO of Sheikh Khalifa Medical City. Prior to that, he was Division President, China & North Asia Operations, for Parkway Health and Group Senior Vice President for Asia Pacific Health Partners. Dr. Staples received his MD from Columbia University.

Dr. Peter John Hill, Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Hill joined Al Nahda in 2011 from Hamad Medical Corporation where he used to serve as Corporate Medical Director. Prior to that, he served for four years as full time Vice President of Medicine and subsequently Chief Medical Director for Fraser Health, one of the largest integrated healthcare authorities in Canada. Dr. Hill holds a M.B.Ch.B from the University of Liverpool, UK, and an M.R.C.O.G from the Royal College of Obstetricians, in the UK.

Mr. Pramod Balakrishnan, Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Balakrishnan joined Al Nahda in October 2011 having previously served as Finance Director of Topaz Energy and Marine. His prior experience includes Board membership and later Executive Director of Dunlop India, and finance leadership roles in companies across Oman, Qatar and the UAE. Mr. Balakrishnan is a Qualified Chartered Accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, and a Qualified Cost Accountant from the Institute of Cost Accountants of India.

Dr. Sami Alom, Chief Strategy Officer

Dr. Alom joined Al Nahda in 2011 and also serves as a member of the Policy Advisory committee of the Health Authority Abu Dhabi. Additionally he serves as Adjunct Assistant Professor at the College of Medicine and Health Sciences at the UAE University. He has previously worked at The Johns Hopkins Hospital Department of Perioperative Services and Department of Anesthesia and Critical Care Medicine. Dr. Alom holds a MPH, MBA and PhD from The Johns Hopkins University.