Dr Hakim Yadi CEO of the Northern Health Science Alliance, a health partnership of leading universities, hospitals and AHSNs across the North of England.

Dr Hakim Yadi OBE is CEO of the Northern Health Science Alliance Ltd (NHSA).

Hakim led the formation of the NHSA, a partnership of the top eight research universities, eight NHS hospital teaching trusts and four Academic Health Science Networks, as a single health partnership across the North of England's 15m population.

Prior to this Hakim co-managed the translational medicine team at PA Consulting Group and was seconded to UK Government as Chief Operations Officer and founding member of the Department Of International Trade (DIT) Life Sciences Organisation (LSO).

Hakim is co-founder of two women’s healthcare companies and was previously Vice-President and co-founder of the Global Heart Network. Hakim holds a PhD in the Immunology of Pregnancy from the University of Cambridge and has published a number of peer reviewed papers as a consequence of his research at the Babraham Institute in Cambridge.

He was awarded an OBE in the 2017 New Year’s Honours list for services to healthcare technology and the economy.