Dr. Basmah Saleh AlBuhairan has more than 20 years experience in health care, primarily in leading roles in healthcare delivery. She is currently the Managing Director for Health Care & Life Sciences Sector at SAGIA and, as such, plays a key role in spearheading the Kingdoms efforts to drive new investments across the entire spectrum of the healthcare system in the Kingdom as part of the National Investment Plan. AlBuhairan leads a team within SAGIA who work closely with the Ministry of Health in implementing their strategy of identifying specific investment opportunities for the private sector within the public health system and reaching out to local and international investors to appraise them of these opportunities and accompany them though the entire investment journey in the Kingdom- ensuring full alignment across all key stakeholders to ensure a seamless investment experience. AlBuhairan has held a number of leadership positions in healthcare throughout her career, initially as Director of Laboratory Operations at the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and subsequently as Assistant Deputy Executive Director of Medical Services at the Ministry of National Guard Health Affairs, King Abdulaziz Medical City in Riyadh. Immediately prior to joining SAGIA, she was the Deputy Chief Executive Officer at King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz University Hospital at Princess Nourah bint Abdulrahman University. Her achievements transcend international borders as she is a Fellow of the prestigious Eisenhower Fellowships Organization. She also serves on the TIGER Initiative Foundation International Committee and the Eisenhower Fellowships Community Board. AlBuhairan received her BSc in Clinical Laboratory Science from King Saud University in Riyadh, followed by a Master’s degree in Molecular Biology from Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. Subsequent to that, she received a Master in Public Health and a Doctorate of Philosophy in Public Health and Health Services Research from the University of Sheffield in Sheffield.


Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority (SAGIA)


Managing Director Health Care & Life Sciences

Areas of Interest

Healthcare, Leadership training/development, Women's Issues
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Program Year



Multi-Nation Program

Country of Origin

Saudi Arabia

Destination Country

United States