More about Dr. Razouki

Panel Speaker for Health System Resilience panel

Dr. Razouki has over 15 years of experience in venture capital and private equity investment with a focus on healthcare and technology, shifting from an excellence in clinical practice and research to the management and financing of healthcare and education systems.

Dr Razouki had the honor of working with all six GCC Ministers of health and completed health and public sector projects across the GCC, Lebanon and Egypt. In 2009, Dr. Razouki joined the Office of Tony Blair to lead the development of the Kuwait 2030 Vision for Health. Dr. Razouki was also selected to head the Prime Minister’s Early Warning System Committee on Health.

Dr. Razouki is the current Chief Business Development Officer of Kuwait Life Sciences Company (KLSC) where he is part of a team that manages over 100 million dollars in assets under management including local, regional and international investments on behalf of the Kuwait Investment Authority (KIA), the sovereign wealth fund of the State of Kuwait. At KLSC, Dr. Razouki and his team have invested and co-invested with some of the world’s top life science venture capital funds including, New Leaf Venture Partners in New York, Wellington Partners in Munich and Kearny Venture Partners and Presidio Partners both of which are based in San Francisco. Dr. Razouki is also the Principal Author of the annual Middle East Science Report, the region’s premiere publication on the state of science in the MENA region capturing the progress of scientific thought and research across 50 of the region’s top universities and research institutions as well as interviewing over 100 of the region’s top scientific minds.

Dr. Razouki believes that the future of healthcare is approaching the singularity of coalescing the physical world with the digital. As a result, Dr. Razouki has incubated, funded and developed multiple local, regional and international digital health platforms including AbiDoc, the region’s first online appointment booking platform and call center and Kuwait’s largest network of private hospitals, and Sihatech – Saudi Arabia’s largest digital health application company.

Dr. Razouki is also a former advisor to the central Kuwaiti government where he worked with senior government leaders during the administration of HE the Prime Minister, Sheikh Naser Al Mohammad Al Sabah and Deputy Prime Minister for Economic Affairs, Sheikh Ahmed Al Fahad Al Sabah on Healthcare, Education and Entrepreneurial reforms as part of Kuwait’s 100 billion dollar Development Plan. Dr. Razouki continues to work closely with the Council of Ministers of Kuwait and is currently advising the government on the development of the Sabah Al Ahmad National Genome Center together with the Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences, a National Pharmaceutical Quality Control Laboratory, and the Jaber Hospital project, which will be the largest single healthcare structure in the Middle East.

A graduate of Columbia Business School, Dr. Razouki holds an MBA with a focus on Healthcare Management and Finance.