Director of Technology & Engineering,
G42 Healthcare

Hanif Khalak is the Director of Technology and Engineering at G42 Healthcare. In his role, Hanif is responsible for accelerating next-gen clinical diagnostics, medical monitoring for COVID-19 and future pandemic preparedness in the UAE and MENA region. Hanif is also responsible for establishing bioinformatics and computational platform for Emirati Genome for foundational biomedical and health research as well as deploying AI/ ML enabling technology within G42’s cloud-managed High Performance Computing [HPC] infrastructure.

Hanif is a technology executive with 30 years of experience in computational science, data engineering, high-performance computing, and IT management.

Before joining G42 Healthcare, Hanif was with Weill Cornell Medicine for over a decade, J Craig Venter Institute, Avalon, Novartis Pharmaceuticals and King Faisal Specialist Hospital in Saudi Arabia. Hanif holds a Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Bachelor’s in Aerospace Engineering from the University at Buffalo in New York