Dr. Fatih Mehmet Gul
Vice President - UAE & Group Growth Office & Chief Executive Officer
Fakeeh University Hospital
Dr. Fatih Mehmet Gul is the Vice President of UAE & Group Growth Office & Chief Executive Officer of Fakeeh University Hospital in Dubai, UAE.
He is also Founder and Executive Director of CSR Middle East.
With a track record of successful delivery of largescale projects, he is responsible for leading one of the largest private hospitals in the emirate. He spearheaded the development of Fakeeh University Hospital in 2017, implementing market strategies to deliver on the hospital’s mission to provide medical excellence and champion outstanding research within the UAE. Dr. Gul has recently been listed as on one of the Forbes top 50 healthcare leaders in the MENA region.
A graduate of the prestigious Harvard Business School and Cornell University in the US, he is a seasoned physician by training. During his vast career spanning over two decades, he has gained international experience through various assignments across Europe, Middle East and North Africa, making him well-versed in both, regional and western cultures. He has combined his long-standing knowledge of the regional healthcare landscape, with his distinct leadership skills and clinical background to bring to life, multiple projects across health systems, hospitals, academic medical centers, and medical groups.
Dr. Gul is seen as a trusted adviser across the healthcare sector. His core competencies span the development of largescale projects, occupational health, clinical operation development, medical recruitment, international medical services like medical tourism, assistance, evacuation, repatriation, and remote medical services.
As the CEO of a leading healthcare facility, Dr. Gul is constantly striving for new and innovative opportunities to enhance his work. Showcasing his intricate ability to manage new projects from start to finish, Dr. Gul has proven time and time again that his management skills are his key to success. He attributes his accomplishments to the ideal balance between traditional leadership and contemporary management. Dr. Gul is aware of the ever-changing digital world we live in. With the goal to become leaders in the industry, Dr. Gul encourages the use and of technology and adapting to new advancements. A main pillar in his leadership is communication.
Known for being an attentive listener, Dr. Gul values a fruitful conversation. According to his staff, Dr. Gul shows constant compassion and care towards when it comes to dealing with people and work.
Dr. Gul is passionate about corporate social responsibility and healthcare sustainability. His vision revolves around contributing to the sustainable development of the region and providing expert CSR knowledge to businesses. With this core value in mind, Dr. Gul founded CSR Middle East, a non-profit platform that promotes CSR in the region to help companies achieve profitability, sustainable growth, and human progress by placing it at the center of business practices. CSR’s mission is to ensure companies achieve profitability, sustainable growth, and human progress by placing corporate social responsibility in the mainstream of business practice.
Committed to a future that is more sustainable, Dr. Gul’s core mission for Fakeeh University Hospital in making it the first private hospital in the UAE to join Terra Carta, the global business proposition launched by His Royal Highness Prince Charles of Wales. Launched in January 2021, Terra Carta is a global proposition from the Sustainable Markets Initiative that provides a roadmap to 2030 for businesses to move towards an ambitious and sustainable future; one that will harness the power of Nature combined with the transformative power, innovation, and resources of the private sector.