Engr. Sobhi Batterjee was awarded the Healthcare CEO of the Year at CEO Middle East Awards.
CEO Middle East Awards announced Engr. Sobhi Batterjee Chairman - Middle East Healthcare Company - Saudi German Hospitals, as Healthcare CEO of the year 2016 for the outstanding Contribution of an Individual to the Middle East Healthcare Industry.
Engr. Batterjee thanked the CEO Middle East Magazine for organizing such events which serves as an inspiration to the regional entrepreneurs. He said that he dedicates this award to the Arab community and noted that this was possible with the dedication of over 6000 professional staff of the group. He also added that this award further increases the commitment of the Group to continue its efforts to benefit of the community by providing quality healthcare services through innovative business models.
The organizers briefed, that the recipients for CEO Middle East Awards are selected through a stringent process to recognize the most successful and promising CEOs in the Middle East. The Healthcare CEO award to Engr. Batterjee is for his contribution and success in establishing and positioning the organization as a Healthcare center of excellence in the region, which is well recognized even beyond the region.
Under Engr. Batterjee’s leadership, MEAHCO was established as a leading healthcare company in the Middle East with a wide geographical footprint. The first SGH hospital was established in Jeddah in 1988 and the net worth of the holding and associate companies is in excess of SAR.15 Billion.
Currently MEAHCO owns four tertiary care hospitals in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia under the brand name Saudi German Hospital, in Jeddah, Aseer, Riyadh and Madinah. MEAHCO also provides management supervision services to other SGH hospitals owned by Bait Al Batterjee company (BAB) in Dubai, Cairo and Sanaa. Construction of MEAHCO’s new hospital in Hail is almost completed. Preparations are also underway to commence the construction of SGH Hospital in Dammam.
Engr. Batterjee highlighted the enormous healthcare opportunities that exist in the region and the role of the private sector in providing quality medical care to the population.
Batterjee family focuses all its energy and efforts exclusively on healthcare and healthcare education, which is their sole mission and passion. This award is the recognition for the clear initiative of the Batterjee family’s commitment and contribution to the healthcare Industry.
Engr. Batterjee’s dedication and contribution have been widely recognized regionally and had received many prestigious awards which include H.H. Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Award for the ‘Best Arab Management Personality’, Healthcare CEO award – Arab Health, National Medal of Cedar – Grade Knight by the Government of Lebanon, Ernst & Young (E&Y)’s Entrepreneur of the year Award for the MENA region etc.
Mr. Batterjee said that the vision of the group is ‘To be the regional healthcare leader through the largest network of hospitals, delivering excellence in patient care, and creating value for all stakeholder’ thus providing quality healthcare to the people in MENA region.