Vice Minister for Planning and Development


Abdulaziz ​AlRamaih 

Riyadh, KSA

Personal Details:
DOB: 07/1974
Nationality: Saudi 
Civil Status: Married

Professional Profile
20+ years’ success in governing strategic initiatives and empowering multifunctional teams within diversified organisations Accomplished and technically sophisticated professional with strong business acumen and deep understanding of IT industry and implications of emerging technologies for wider business environment. Proven track record of success in spearheading the management of digital transformation projects and revitalising operational performance with a strong focus on continual process improvement and value-added solutions. Analytics driven individual with active involvement in shaping long- range vision and strategy and aligning technology and business goals to create long-term shareholder value. Strong leadership expertise with an aptitude to develop and energise top-performing teams in achieving objectives.

Existing boards and committees:
  • 2021 Chairman of the Board of Directors of Lynn Business Services.
  • 2021 Member of the Committee at the Ministry of Health.
  • 2022 Member of the Strategic Committee of the Ministry of Health.
  • 2021 Chairman of Sehhaty App Committee.
  • 2021 Chairman of the Electronic File Committee at the Ministry of Health.
  • 2021 Chairman of the Epidemiological Surveillance System Committee (HSN +)
  • 2022 Member of the Advisory Board of the Shared Services Company.
  • 2022 Chairman of the Remuneration and Nominations Committee of the Advisory Coucil, Shared Services Company.
  • 2022 Member of the Board of Directors of Sahab Company

Core Competencies:
  • Strategic Planning and Execution
  • Digital Transformation Roadmap
  • Cross-functional Team Leadership
  • Process Redesign / Change Management
  • Stakeholders Management / Engagement
  • Operations Management Strategies 
  • Business Expansion and Growth
  • Full Life Cycle Project Management
Professional Experience
Ministry of Health, Saudi Arabia 
Deputy Minister, E-Health, and Digital Transformation, 2021 up to Present
Envision and implement leading-edge digital transformation initiatives to drive ministry-wide innovation and translate mission statement into realisation. Structure and execute innovative digital strategies to meet evolving needs and optimise productivity/efficiency. Contribute in strategic decision making process to embed a culture of performance excellence. 
Key Achievements and Projects:
  • Enabled the optimal handling of CoVID19 pandemic and delivery of multiple virtual care services through integrating cutting-edge enhancements within the digital channel (Sehhaty APP).
  • Planned and executed the Electronic Medical Record mega project; EMR implementation of +32K beds throughout the kingdom of Saudi Arabia. 
Accenture, Middle East
  • Managing Director, Health & Public Sector lead for Middle East, 2018 to 2021.
  • Headed complex client facing operations and delivery for all infrastructure and technology consulting projects within the Middle East region. Instituted results-driven strategies to boost business growth in Saudi by more than 300 % in 2019, 2020 fiscal years.
Key Projects and Achievements:
  • Earned positive feedback and recognition from executive management for delivering outstanding results: drove the growth of Strategy Consulting, Management Consulting, and Cloud Services Business by more than 300%.
  • Acquired and retained key clients in public and health sector in Saudi and UAE, including but not limited to Digital government, Logistics and boarder management, Finance, hospitality, Tax, and Cyber security agencies.
  • Led and developed a high-skilled team in KSA and UAE, established goals, and motivated team members to achieve both individual and team objectives.
  • National Information Centre Strategy Execution Program, Client Account Lead (CAL): Oversaw and streamlined Datacenter Migration delivery as well as Data insights delivery stream to deliver best-in-class client experience. Managed the overall strategy and national data management office stream. This great work translated into the new shining authority, Saudi Data and Artificial Intelligence Authority SDAIA. 
  • King Faisal Hospital ERP & IT Carve out Project, Client Account Lead (CAL): Provided integral leadership to ERP assessment and IT carve out delivery teams to boost growth of business volume and client portfolio.
National Guard Health Affairs, Saudi Arabia 
CIO, 2013 to 2018
Led all facets of ICT services at NGHA to automate complex processes and initiate productive change. Provided inspirational leadership to 500 FTEs at 60 different locations, assessed performance, and delivered guidance geared towards professional development.  Directed organisation ICT services and enterprise applications (HIS, LIS, RIS, ERP, and infrastructure mega projects) to realise strategic goals. Headed the full life cycle management of high-profile ICT transformation project while completing deliverables within predefined constraints. Coordinated the establishment of Saudi Korean Health Informatics Company from scratch through overseeing all strategic initiatives.
Key Achievement:
  • Acted as a Member of organisation ICT steering committee, strategy committee, executive board, and steering, strategy, and executive committees. 
  • Served as Chairman of BestCare (HIS) implementation committee (2015-2017), ICT manpower/HR committee, and ICT projects board.
National Guard Health Affairs, Saudi Arabia 
Associate CIO, 2011 to 2013
Spearheaded the end-to-end management of medical applications, IT services, and operations for NGHA with over 22K employees across 60 locations. Ensured the seamless execution of multifaceted corporate operations and development of new ICT services while collaborating with key stakeholders. Oversaw multiple medical applications, including HIS, LIS, RIS, and subsystems to optimise operating stability.
Key Achievements:
  • Orchestrated impactful ICT strategy (2010-2013) and contributed in formalising the business strategy to ensure the optimal alignment between IT and Business.
  • Played an instrumental role in the planning of ICT restructuring and the establishment of four new departments while adhering to applicable policies and procedures.
  • Provided key insights for strategic decision making process while serving as Member of the organisation’s ICT steering committee and PMO.
Prior experience as Corporate Director, IT infrastructure & Operations, Manager, IT Networks, IT Networks Team Leader, and IT Networks Engineer at National Guard Health Affairs.

Key Projects
  • Sehhaty App Transformation - Digital Lead
  • SDAIA Transformation – Client Account Lead (CAL)
  • NEOM IT Strategy Project - Client Account Lead (CAL)
  • Ministry of Finance Digital Strategy Project - Client Account Lead (CAL)
  • Tahakom Co. IT Strategy Project - Client Account Lead (CAL)
  • MCIT Digital and Cybersecurity Strategy Project - Client Account Lead (CAL)
Education and Credentials
MBA, General Management & Finance | The University of Chicago - Booth School of Business, U.S.A
M.Sc., Computer & Information Networks | The University of Essex – Telecommunications Engineering, U.K
B.Sc., Computer Engineering | King Saud University, Computer Engineering Dept., KSA

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