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.

Nabta is proudly triple-bottom-line, aligned to three of the UN Sustainable Development Goals - Good Health and Well-being (SDG 3), Quality Education (SDG 4) and Gender Equality (SDG 5).

Our three 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.

Saba Alzabin, PhD

Co-founder and CSO

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

Dr. Mussaad Al-Razouki


Looking for ways to add value to the MENA healthcare and technology sectors by supporting novel HealthTech innovations.


Raza Ali, PhD


Hilly Scholes

Head of Product and Brand

Kate Dudek, PhD

Head of Content

Suzanne Hodgkinson

Head of Business Development

Mayasa AlKhateeb

Head of Community

Heba Ahmad

Senior Product Manager

Abdul Kader

Creative Director

N. Browne-Marke, PhD

Research Scientist

Anne-Marie Quirke, PhD

R&D Volunteer

Eslam Soliman

Software Engineer

Abdulrahman Ibrahim

Software Engineer

Mohamed Ghanem

Software Engineer

Fadi Dawoud

Software Engineer

Ahmed Sharafeldin

Software Engineer

Madiha Hussain

Technical Project Manager

Amal Akoury


Yuser Kabani

Graphic Designer

Dima Al-Midani


Jinky Daguro Miguel

Executive Assistant

Yasmin AbuAyed

Head of Maternal Care

intern hall of fame

Ameen Abodiak

Software Engineer

Zain Hussein

Data Scientist

Nada Askar

Software Engineer

Ahmed Abouzaid

BD Associate

Alizeh Kayani

Legal Counsel

Winnie Mwangi

Junior Content Writer

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.

Dr. Manar Al Moneef

Strategic Advisor

President and CEO of GE Renewable Energy, MENAT. Previously COO of GE Healthcare.

Dr. Bashar Ismail

Clinical Advisor

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

Dr. Mashael Al Anizi

Strategic Advisor

Medical doctor and MBA. Senior healthcare consultant and partner at Wisal: Essence of Connecting.

Dr. Ben Maruthappu, CBE

Clinical Advisor

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

Hoda A. Alkhzaimi, PhD

Technical Advisor

PhD in Cryptology. Leading R&D activities in Cyber Security and Cryptology at a national level.

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

Member of the Board

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 -

Jade Mamarbachi

Strategic Advisor

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

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.


Dr. Phuong Vo, PhD

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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