Ahmed Faiyaz joins KPMG’s healthcare industry team

16 August 2021 Consultancy-me.com 3 min. read
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KPMG has bolstered its Healthcare team in the region with the addition of Ahmed Faiyaz.

Appointed a partner within the firm’s Advisory practice, Ahmed Faiyaz has over 18 years of consulting experience. Based in the firm’s One Central office in Dubai, he will focus on expanding KPMG’s footprint in the healthcare industry. 

“I am delighted to join KPMG,” says Ahmed, “This is an opportunity to bring the best of our global and regional capabilities to the table, supporting clients as they address opportunities and challenges related to severely disrupted health systems and the new realities of a post-Covid-19 world.”

Ahmed Faiyaz, Partner, KPMG

“Payors, providers, regulators, pharma and med-tech companies will have to adapt to a redesign of care systems. The sector is shifting to more agile, efficient and connected health delivery models that would involve further integrating and leveraging technology, virtual care and digital health advancements – attributes patient communities in the GCC have now come to expect. Leading care models and pathways seek to ensure seamless access to health services in a safe and convenient way.” 

“At KPMG, we are committed to supporting economic diversification in the UAE and Oman, which would support the development of the life sciences sector. Manufacturing of biological drugs and biosimilars, vaccines, generics and medical devices consumables is poised for significant growth. We offer deep expertise to help stakeholders accelerate localisation of manufacturing to further develop the life sciences eco-system.”

Ahmed joins KPMG from EY-Parthenon (EY’s strategy consulting practice), where he focused on growth strategy, restructuring strategy, corporatisation and privatisation initiatives for public sector health services and commercial due diligence engagements in the healthcare and life sciences domains. Earlier in his career, Faiyaz worked for professional services counterparts Kearney and Protiviti, as well as KPMG. 

Notable consultancy project experience includes supporting the corporatisation strategy of public sector hospitals, developing a medical tourism strategy for a health cluster, and due diligence for a transaction in the long-term care and post-acute rehabilitation services business. 

Faiyaz also spent a total of nine years with the Dubai Health Authority across two stints. Most recently, he served as a key member of the institution’s Health investments and public-private partnerships (PPP) team, leading its 2017-20 strategy formulation and overseeing the delivery of a various key of initiatives including the Dubai Health Investment Guide and various PPP projects. 

At KPMG, Faiyaz will advise clients – government entities, private equity firms, life sciences companies, healthcare providers and diversified family business groups – on a wide array of business needs. His expertise includes strategy and operations, needs assessment and capacity planning, market access and growth strategy, privatisation of public health facilities and services, organisational and health system transformation and PPP.

He will also support KPMG services in the area of mergers and acquisitions, commercial due diligence, capital and debt advisory, and digital enablement, among others.