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About Ascend

Guiding principles


we enable the mission of our clients focusing on opportunities to unlock value and drive outcomes.


we deliver on commitments and keep the patient at heart in everything we do.


we design needs-backed solutions, starting small, failing fast, reiterating and scaling to succeed


we put the team first with each employee a vital contributor to our growth as we look to build lasting partnerships.

People & culture

Established in 2018, Ascend is an agile start-up company with an ambitious vision reinforced by leading global and local partners. We are proud of our Saudi heritage, being in the Kingdom and serving the Kingdom and beyond, representing the first foray in the Healthcare industry for Al Fozan Group, a successful family-owned business that has evolved into a diversified conglomerate with operations throughout the GCC and Middle East.

We have a highly skilled leadership team who have extensive experience in delivering complex solutions and commercial structures in the Saudi healthcare market, powered by a culture of entrepreneurship and creativity.

Abdulatif Alfozan
Managing Director

Experienced Investment Director with a demonstrated history of working in the investment management industry, skilled in Private Equity, Structuring, Banking, Corporate Finance, and International Economics.

Eng. Ali Saleh
President and CEO

With over 20 years of experience with international companies in a multicultural environment, an executive with expertise in Healthcare, Digital Industrial, IOT, IT and Engineering, with passion for innovation and partnership development.

Asif Ullah

Leader in Finance, Business Operations and Business Development, has consistently been a business partner with Senior Management in driving financial growth, productivity, go-to-market strategies and corporate governance.

Dr. Iyad Mobarek
Chief Technical Officer

With a prolific career in the public and private sectors holding a Doctorate in Biomedical Engineering, a leader across Health Information Technology, Healthcare Management, Strategic Planning and Training and Development.

Walid Tekle
Channels and Alliances General Manager

A dynamic professional with experience in leading, commercializing and marketing Education solutions, managing alliances and partnerships, enterprise solutions and business development in the Healthcare industry.

Mouaz Kassouma
Operations Director

Dynamic, results-focused professional with extensive operations management, project development, and financial strategy experience within demanding environments.

Fahad Bashir
Director of Supply Chain and Project Management

Certified Accounting Professional with diverse experience in supply chain management, project management, commercial finance, business development, financial analysis, controllership, and auditing in multinational firms.

Golnar Kamalvand
Managing Principal Consultant

Healthcare strategist and marketer with a demonstrated history of creating client value and fostering partnerships to drive impact and change in healthcare delivery. Astute in strategy, business development, consulting, program management, marketing and communications.


Ascend Leadership Development Program

With the commitment to developing future leaders, Ascend is taking young high-potential talent through a structured program allowing them to take an active part in the Saudi healthcare industry while fostering their leadership and management skills, ultimately advancing their careers. Each Ascend Leadership Development Program (ALDP) Champion will go through an intensive 18-month learning journey with three focused high-impact 6-month rotations within Ascend business verticals, exposure to global partners to develop commercial acumen as well as tailored Training and Mentorship programs.

Apply for ALDP