At the heart of Nabta is a brilliant team who share a compulsion to solve problems, a passion for women's health, and a burning desire to have a positive impact on the world.

Our founders and core team are supported by an all-star cast of strategic advisors, technologists, clinicians and scientists.


Sophie Smith

Co-founder and CEO

On a mission to make healthcare affordable and accessible for all women. Passionate about sustainability and social impact.

Dr. Saba Alzabin


Pioneering a new model of clinical and scientific research. Previously working at the cusp of UK and US academic-industrial R&D.


Dr. Raza Ali


Mayasa AlKhateeb

Head of Community

Dr. Kate Dudek

Head of Content

Dr. Mussaad Al-Razouki

Acting Chairman

Charlotte Pedersen

Head of Strategic Relations

Ahmed Ezzat

Squad Lead

Abdul Kader

Creative Director

Yasmin AbuAyed

Head of Maternal Care

Dima Al-Midani

Clinical Community Engagement Executive

Jinky Daguro Miguel

Executive Assistant

Madiha Hussain

Technical Project Manager

Amal Akoury


Monicah Kimani

Junior Content Writer

Winnie Mwangi

Junior Content Writer

intern hall of fame

Engy Samy

Technical Intern

Omar Tarik Ali

Technical Intern

Our Advisors

H.E. Hussain Al Mahmoudi

Strategic Advisor

Building the Middle East Innovation and Technology Ecosystem for sustainable businesses.

Dr. Basma S. AlBuhairan

Scientific Advisor

An Eisenhower Fellow and Managing Director of Healthcare and Life Sciences for SAGIA.

Prof. Dr. Hayat Sindi

Scientific Advisor

A member of the UN Scientific Advisory Board and a UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador.

Robert Milnes

Scientific Advisor

CEO of Fertility Focus Ltd and an expert in all things infertility. Previously worked for Roche.

Jade Mamarbachi

Strategic Advisor

Partner at an international communication consultancy firm. Storyteller, advisor to executives, and mentor to startups.

Dr. Bashar Ismail

Clinical Advisor

An experienced Emergency Physician with an MBA and a passion for innovation.

Dr. Ben Maruthappu, CBE

Clinical Advisor

Co-founder of multi-award winning technology company Cera, and Senior Advisor to Bain & Co.

Dr. Hoda A. Alkhzaimi

Technical Advisor

Leading R&D activities in Cyber Security and Cryptology in the UAE. President of Emirates Digital Association for Women.

Dr. Paul Critchley

Strategic Advisor

Chartered Patent Attorney. Patent and Design Counsel at Vodafone Group Global. Lead mentor at F-LANE Accelerator.

Marcus Booth

Legal Advisor

A Partner in White & Case LLP's Dubai private equity group, advising corporate clients on all forms of M&A.

Dr. Brigitte Piniewski

Non-Executive Director

A consultant medical executive and health innovation advisor for NexCubed’s Digital Health Accelerator.

Samir Hawa

Technical Advisor

Results driven leader with experience in commercial sales, operations, and finance across multiple industries in the US and EMEA.

Philip Pasler

Strategic Advisor

Member of the Board and Director of Business Development at KCM clinic - kcmclinic.com

Muhannad Zarour

Technical Advisor

More than 16 years in IT strategy, corporate governance and risk, compliance, enterprise architecture and more.

Clinical Review Board

Obstetrics and gynaecology

Dr. Salma Kayani

A Fellow of the Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists (UK) and a Certified Advanced Minimal Access Surgeon.

Dr. Majeda Al-Azemi

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)

A Professor at the Kuwait Health Sciences Center and an expert in Reproductive Medicine, Infertility, and Miscarriage.

Dr. Fadi Mirza

A Consultant OB/GYN, expert in Maternal and Foetal Medicine, and Associate Professor at AUB Medical Centre.


Prof. Dr. Phuong Vo

Genetic Counselling, Pharmacology

Genetic Counsellor, University of Bristol & Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UK). Prev. Medical Research Scientist in Pharmacology.


Dr. Usama Gergis

Hematological Cancers

Professor of Oncology and Director in Bone Marrow Transplant and Immune Cellular Therapy at Thomas Jefferson University.


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