Dr Ali Hamdulay, MBChB (UCT), MFamMed (Stellenbosch)(Cum Laude), was recently appointed executive manager: new ventures for the MMI Public Sector Health business and represents Metropolitan Health as a director: Board of Healthcare Funders (BHF).
Having served the healthcare industry for over 18 years in many senior positions, he has developed vast expertise in healthcare business, administration and managed care. As a strategic thinker and leader, he’s successfully researched, planned and led implemented new models of healthcare to improve the health business’ capabilities. In addition, he’s successfully provided leadership and management of large teams to improve business performance.
He has a comprehensive understanding of healthcare ecosystems, identifying critical role-players, markets dynamics, interdependencies and functioning. He’s forged strong relationships across the supply side (health practitioners and facilities), funder community, regulatory bodies and government leaders, and has developed a prominent reputation as an industry thought-leader. He has excellent communication skills and has had considerable media exposure.
After qualifying as a medical doctor at the University of Cape Town in 1998, he worked in the public health sector at Sebokeng Hospital, Gauteng, and Tygerberg Hospital, Western Cape. Two years later, he moved into the private sector, leading the establishment of several successful primary healthcare practices in the Western Cape.
He joined Metropolitan Health Risk Management as clinical advisor in the Clinical Best Practice Unit in 2007. Between 2008 and 2014, he held several executive positions in disease risk management, provider management and the Health Policy & Provider Management Unit before being appointed executive head of clinical risk solutions in 2015. The main objective of the position was to provide strategic direction, leadership and management of the managed care unit responsible for delivering health risk capabilities to enhance value to shareholders, clients and health citizens.
During his tenure in these positions, he has achieved measurable successes including enhanced product development, innovative managed care solutions, business growth, enhanced clinical governance processes, enhanced risk management analytics and value realisation, and competitive tariff negotiations for clients.
Over the past years, the business has entrusted him with several strategic projects and initiatives. These included formulating Metropolitan Health’s position on NHI and heading up the steering committee responsible for dealing with the requirements of the Competition Commission’s inquiry into healthcare.
Ali Hamdulay is passionate about social development and community upliftment and has served in several leadership positions of educational, social and welfare organisations. He has strong leadership qualities and is intensely enthusiastic about making a difference in the health industry.