Dr Erik Koornneef is a global healthcare executive with 25 years of international management experience in growing healthcare economies. He currently is currently the Director of Research and Innovation with Purehealth, the largest, integrated healthcare platform in the United Arab Emirates.

Previously Erik has held multiple senior roles in the healthcare industry, including the Health and Information Quality Authority of Ireland, the Abu Dhabi Department of Health, the Abu Dhabi Health Information Exchange, the UAE Ministry of Presidential Affairs and Truven Health Analytics / IBM Watson Health.

Erik holds a PhD in Health Policy and Management, Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands. He also holds a M.Sc. In Health Services Management, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland and M.Sc. in Educational Sciences from the Radboud University of Nijmegen, the Netherlands

Erik has served as an expert advisor for a variety of international organisation such as the Council of Europe, European Partnership for Supervisory Organisations (EPSO) and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI)