ali alessandro ayach

SENIOR DIRECTOR - Alvarez & Marsal

Dubai, United Arab Emirates


Ali Ayach is a Senior Director with Alvarez & Marsal Strategy and Performance Improvement in Dubai. He brings more than 15 years of experience in management consulting across Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
Dr. Ayach works with clients in the public and private sector, concentrating on strategy design and development, operational excellence and leading and managing transformational projects. He has expertise in healthcare performance optimization, PPP’s, value-based healthcare, smart health systems, digital transformation, AI and health tech, business and operating models, market access, greenfield hospital planning and implementation. He is also an active researcher at the University of Rome faculty of Managerial and Industrial Engineering.

Dr. Ayach’s notable engagements include establishing an R&D transformation office for a major healthcare regulator, including design and launch of its international scientific journal. He designed and led the digital strategy and operating model for the national centralized booking system to access care for a large public provider and led the identification and activation of multiple AI use cases and IOT’s for another large public provider, both in Saudi Arabia. Dr. Ayach led the set-up and implementation of a National Healthcare Command Center in the UAE and Saudi Arabia.

Prior to joining A&M, Dr. Ayach spent four years with GE Healthcare Partners, the consulting arm of GE Healthcare, most recently as Managing Director for the Middle East and Gulf countries. He supported and grew a range of businesses and engagements, creating trusted relationship with key accounts, executives and decision makers.

Prior to that, Dr. Ayach worked at Philips Consulting as the healthcare consulting lead for the Middle East. He has also served in a senior advisory role with the Dubai Government. Previously, he worked with Accenture in Europe on a variety of strategic and operational projects.

Dr. Ayach earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering, a master’s degree in bio-robotics and a Ph.D. in managerial and industrial engineering from La Sapienza University in Italy (including exchange program with Harvard University) as well as an MBA from the University of Rome. A member of the European Decision Science Institute, he is a certified coach and is accredited in Lean six sigma. He is fluent in Italian, Arabic, English and French.


When Tony Alvarez and Bryan Marsal joined forces in 1983, it was with the intent of seamlessly linking operations, performance improvement and value creation to best help companies turn areas of stagnation into growth to achieve sustainable results. This ethos remains at the core of our firm. We are the consulting firm known for asking tough questions, listening well, digging in and rolling up our sleeves. We are fact-driven and action-oriented. We move our clients forward, to where they need to be. We are A&M.

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