George is a healthcare and business executive with focus on Information Technology, work flow enhancement, operations and large-scale program management.
George joined SEHA (Abu Dhabi Health Services Company) in February 2010 in Abu Dhabi, UAE as the Chief Information Officer of Corniche Hospital. In 2013, George moved to SEHA's HQ to take the role of Corporate IT Advisor in charge of developing corporate IT strategies, governance and operations, program management, budget planning and execution, monitoring and managing the performance of IT departments at all of SEHA's 8 hospitals and over 65 outpatient clinics.
In November 2013, George was asked to oversee the operations of the Information Technology Division at SEHA. George is now the Acting Group Chief Information Officer for the organization and is responsible for IT operations at all of SEHA's 12 hospitals and 65 outpatient clinics.
George brings over 30 years of professional experience in information technology business with focus on academic healthcare, cancer and medical research. His US professional career includes working for large academic healthcare systems such as Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, PA and Wayne State University/Karmanos Cancer Institute in Detroit Mi. George also worked for over 5 years for SMS (Siemens Medical Solutions), a large organization and worldwide provider of EMR and technology services.
George received his Masters in Computer Science from the American University in Cairo. His previous international experience has taken him to Egypt, UK, Ireland, the Netherlands and the US.
In May 2012, George Yacoub received was recognized for his efforts to bring SEHA/Corniche Hospital to Level-6 on the HIMSS Analytics EMR Adoption Model and received the HIMSS-Analytics award for that achievement.