MAHRAN ASHOUR is a healthcare business consultant, based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Mahran has a rich background in the operational and business aspects of healthcare operations and management. Besides being an independent consultant for cosmetic and primary healthcare providers in the Gulf, and Middle East and North Africa (MENA) regions, he is the Director of Glamour Care Clinics (UAE), the first Surgery Center in Dubai offering 5* hotel standard service experiences. Since 2008, he has worked in single and multi-specialty practices; aesthetic and cosmetics; primary care; surgical groups and academic medical centers. He has developed proven strategies in business planning, and leads with a hands-on approach to the daily operations of organisations – at start-up level or after long-term operations – who consult his services. Together with his business skills and his industry knowledge, Mahran is able to advise hospitals and clinics on how to compete during a time of explosive development.