His Excellency Dr. Ahmed Bin Mohammed Bin Obaid Al Saidi serves as the current Minister of Health of the Sultanate of Oman since 2010 and has been elected in 2020 as the First Vice-Chair of the Executive Board of the World Health Organization (WHO) during the 147th Session of the Executive Board. HE also presently holds the post of the Chairman of the Supreme Council of Arab Board for Medical Specialties since 2019.
Before this, HE held the post of Under Secretary for Health Affairs for two years (2008-2010). HE is also a Senior Consultant-Rheumatologist and has headed the Medical Division at The Royal Hospital, Oman before being appointed as the Deputy Director-General of the Royal Hospital.
HE has obtained several qualifications as follows: a BSc from Park College, Kansas City, the USA in 1984. Then, MB ChB, University of Glasgow, the UK in 1989. In addition to clinical diplomas, and specialty degrees; FRCP-Glasgow in 2003, FRCP-London in 2008, FFPH in 2012, and a General Management Degree from Harvard Business School USA in 2007.
Academically he has served as a Consultant Rheumatologist & Senior Lecturer, Bristol Royal Infirmary. Also, Clinical Fellow in Rheumatology, Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases (RNHRD) from UK., As well as, Clinical Research Fellow in Rheumatology, RNHRD.
HE believes that research is critical in healthcare and therefore endeavors in bridging the gaps in knowledge and developing health strategies; HE has participated in several clinical trials and has a significant number of international contributions.