Director of Strategy & Excellence, Head of DCAS Innovation Program - Dubai Corporation for Ambulance Services

Dr. Ayesha Al Mutawa is a Chief Innovation Officer, a Strategy and future Shaping advisor; Dr. Al Mutawa has more than 18 years of experience as a leader in Strategic Planning & Performance Management, Innovation & Design thinking, Quality & Business excellence, Sustainability & CSR Dr. Al Mutawa worked for many prominent Federal government organizations & Local government authorities such as UAE Ministry of Health, Abu Dhabi Health Authority, and Dubai Healthcare City Authority, in the capacity of; Chief Innovation Officer, Director of Strategy and Future, Vice President - Center for Healthcare Planning & Quality (CPQ), Chair of Corporate Social Responsibility Programs and other leading roles. Currently through her consulting role she is providing advisory services to government and private sectors’ organizations in the areas of Innovation management, Future shaping, change management, Innovation incubators, labs, platforms and other progressive themes such as AI strategy, Youth Strategy, Sustainability & CSR, and Happiness & wellbeing initiatives in line with clear Dr. Al Mutawa is a physician and graduate of many prestigious institutions and programs including:

  • Certificate in the practice of Future Shaping - Oxford University – Said Business School
  • Innovation Expert Program - Cambridge University- Dean’s list
  • Innovation & Design Thinking- Massachusetts Institute of Technology-
  • Advanced Study in Strategic Management Using Balanced Scorecard – Program -George Washington University College of Professional Studies
  • Project Management Mastery - Stanford Center For Professional Development
  • ASHRIDGE Leadership Mastery program “Leading Through Change - ASHRIDGE Business School
  • Certificate of Excellence- “Value Stream Mapping through Lean Thinking” - GE /GE Healthcare Performance Solutions
  • Master of Public Health Degree- American University in Beirut- Lebanon –State of New York- USA
  • Quality Improvement in Healthcare University of Leeds, Nuffield Institute For Health – UK


  • Dr. Al Mutawa is a member of International Association of Innovation Professionals (IAOIP)
  • Member of Mohammed Bin Rashid Innovation Fund - Advisory and Decision Committee

Special interests:

  • Dr. Al Mutawa has a special interest in developing specialized Innovation training, establishing physical or virtual innovation incubators, labs, and makerspaces
  • Also she is experienced in leading & advising on change management programs and initiatives
  • Assessing and conceptualizing opportunities for integrated virtual platforms with AI application
  • Dr. A is passionate about genomics , A couple of years ago she developed a complete project concept and innovation proposal on the subject after exploring, and assessing leading regional and international Human Genome projects
  • Has a special interest in Blockchain technology and its use in the field of genomics
  • Dr. A has an IP for developing virtual idea management platform, and HUB that received platinum accreditation by ideas UK innovation management at the work place

Awards and acknowledgment

Dr. Al Mutawa is recipient of many awards and acknowledgment some of which are:

✓ Guinness World Record through organizing the largest Breast Cancer Awareness Ribbon made up of flowers-               2007

✓ Best Team Awards for Corporate Social Responsibility Campaigns

✓ Future Leader Program Award - by Dubai Ethic Resource Center – Dubai Chamber of Commerce & Industry

✓ Recipient of Inspirational Leadership Award

✓ Recipient of the Chairman Best Entity Corporate Social Responsibility award

✓ Recognized for implementing change management program to spread excellence culture across the                               organization

✓ Certificate of acknowledgment of Leadership in the field of innovation - SPARK Design Initiative, University              of Utah- US- 2018