Mr. Samir Hawa

Head of Healthcare
Amazon Web Services (AWS) – MENA


Samir Hawa joined AWS Worldwide Public Sector in Dec 2019.

In his role, he is responsible for supporting customers and partners in the healthcare ecosystem realize the benefits of the AWS Cloud and the broader portfolio of native services and partner solutions.

His philosophy is ‘Working Backwards’ from the customer which has allowed him to develop a deep understanding of the unique challenges faced by healthcare providers in the Middle East.

Utilizing AWS Health cloud solutions as an enabler to improve patient care is not only a priority but a deep passion.

Samir has been in the healthcare industry for +20 years and has diverse leadership experience spanning commercial sales, operations and projects in healthcare.

Prior to joining AWS, he was responsible for leading sales at Cerner – the largest Health IT Co. globally – where he grew the Electronic Medical Records footprint in the MEA region. Before that, he held various sales & service leadership roles with radiology device vendors such as Philips Healthcare and GE Healthcare.

Samir has a BS degree from Northeastern University as well as an MBA with a minor in finance from Boston University. He has attended executive leadership courses at SDA Bocconi School of Management, Milan and the Center for Creative Leadership, Netherlands.