Special Advisors

Dr. Abdul Salam AL MADANI


IHF Special Advisor

Middle East Region

Dr. Abdul Salam Al Madani, an international business entrepreneur whose experience and vision marks his legacy and leads the way ahead for the Global enterprise, INDEX Holding.

Commencing his healthcare management career, Dr. Al Madani served as the Director of Planning and Development at the Primary Health Care, Department of Health and Medical Services, Government of Dubai for duration of 18 years. During his tenure, his penchant and vision of establishing his own organization was nurtured and companies such as Abdul Salam Al Madani Textiles, Trading and Tailoring, INDEX Trading, INDEX Conferences & Exhibitions Org Est., BIGDOT, Health Management and INDEX Holding came into formation (UAE companies evolved, established and structured by Dr. Al Madani). In his capacity as a Chairman of INDEX Holding (a global conglomerate) he actively structures the planning and development of business strategies for INDEX Holding and all its core subsidiaries.

Dr. Al Madani (Doctorate of Philosophy in Healthcare Management) serves as the Special Advisor to IHF for the Middle East and North Africa region and actively promotes the ideals of modern healthcare and hospital management. Besides being the Executive Chairman for all events owned by INDEX Conferences & Exhibitions Org Est. (core subsidiary of INDEX Holding); he is the unanimously elected Chairman of the Anti-Smoking International Alliance, a trustee of the Emirates Swiss Friendship Platform and a board member of the Arab Academy of Dermatology & Aesthetics. He is also an active Member of the Governing Board of the Al Falah University- Al Ain. Dr. Al Madani initiated the strategy and formation of Scientific Alliances bringing together global knowhow and expertise to serve a common industry objective and thereby heads the Global Scientific Dental Alliance – GSDA and the other specific alliances of diverse industries.

Being actively committed to Corporate Social Responsibility, Dr. Al Madani with INDEX Holding; has contributed with the utmost sincerity in charitable and humanitarian works; in recognition for his industry achievements, Dr. Al Madani has received appreciation and acknowledgement from HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President and Ruler of Dubai (for organizing the first successful meeting of the IMF Board of Governors), also from the State of New York, Office of the Governor, Mr. George Pataki for distinguished contribution to the Dental Community by means of organizing the specialized AEEDC Dubai (ranked 2nd largest dental gathering globally) annually.

In addition, Dr, Al Madani has also received accolades from the Ministry of Economy – UAE; Life for Relief and Development, Dubai Airports; is the First Emirati to receive the Pam (Parliamentary Assembly of the Mediterranean) personality award of the year (in Monaco) for developing and reinforcing the humanitarian and development sectors for a constant span of 10 years.

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