Professor Melvin Samsom

Non-Executive Director

About Professor Melvin Samsom

Joined the Board in April 2019 and is a member of the Bupa Risk Committee.

Melvin brings substantial clinical and management experience from his career in gastroenterology as both a consultant and researcher and more recently as a Hospital Chief Executive.

Melvin is currently the Director of Health and Wellbeing and member of the executive board of Neom, a proposed new, futuristic city in Saudi Arabia built upon principles of renewable energy, technology, community, diversity, and modern architecture and healthy living. As Director of Health and Wellbeing, Melvin is responsible for the design and implementation of a unique system focused on proactive prevention, healthy living and highest quality of patient care, provided through the advancement of innovative research, knowledge and technology.

As a consultant and clinical researcher, Melvin began his clinical career at the University of Utrecht in the Netherlands, also working at leading academic medical centres including the Royal Adelaide Hospital in Australia and the Mayo Clinic in the US. He was the Chief Medical Officer and latterly Chief Executive at the Radboud University Medical Center in the Netherlands, and Chief Executive at the Karolinska University Hospital in Sweden.

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