Dr. Majid Altuwaijri is managing director of Accenture’s Health & Public Services, a unit dedicated to helping organizations in the public and private sector achieve higher performance by using innovation to meet the world’s ever-changing health needs. Prior to joining Accenture in 2013, Dr. Altuwaijri served in high-level government positions in Saudi Arabia, including as chief information officer for the Saudi National Guard Health Affairs office. For this role, he was awarded a Middle East Excellence Award in the Electronic Health category.
In 2007, Dr. Altuwaijri played a key role in establishing the College of Public Health and Health Informatics at the King Saud bin Abdulaziz University, where he also served as dean. In 2010, he was appointed as the university’s vice president for technology and informatics. Dr. Altuwaijri went on to chair Saudi Arabia’s National Committee for e-Health in 2002, which led to the founding of the Saudi Association for Health Informatics.
He is also an active researcher in the health IT field, with more than 30 publications and patents in leading international journals and conferences. Dr. Altuwaijri holds a full professor academic rank at King Saud Health University, where he established the Master of Science program in Health Informatics, the first of its kind in the Middle East.
Dr. Altuwaijri received his executive management training from Harvard Business School in 2012 and his Ph.D. in Computer Engineering from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette in 1995. For his pioneering work in the Kingdom’s health services sector, Dr. Altuwaijri received the highest national medal from the King of Saudi Arabia in recognition of his achievements.