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Faruk Mohammad Azad
Asst. Executive Director – Business Development, HMC  

Faruk Azad is an experienced leader with vast experience in business transformation, change management, digital technology, operational excellence and product marketing. He is now in charge of various Digital Transformation Projects at Hamad Medical Corporation. These projects aim to enhance the company's efficiency and speed in this fast-paced digital era. Faruk has a rich experience in management of complex corporate environments across several disciplines like marketing, information technology and regulatory units. Previously, he has managed and developed the roaming passport for Ooredoo Group, the award winning Ooredoo Sports App using innovative Augmented Reality and Artificial Intelligence Algorithms. He also led the development of the worldwide first Virtual Telecom Store. He has been frequently described as analytical, focused, caring and helpful person with a passion and drive for business results -the person who makes things happen. Over the years, Faruk has participated and substantially contributed to strategic areas of Qatar's sport, with different roles in the Qatar Olympic Committee. Faruk’s integrity, commitment and passion were key to his selection at the office of Her Highness, the First Lady of Qatar, a highly coveted role. Faruk is a generous community giver and a global citizen. He holds a BBA, in International Business and Management studies from Stenden University, Netherlands, receiving the best student award. He is President of Stenden University Qatar’s Alumni Association. Faruk has received a diploma in International Leadership Management, from ILM, UK. He is a graduate of Georgetown’s Executive Master of Professional Studies in International Emergency & Disaster Management and a Georgetown Ambassador.