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Business & Money | Friday 15 December, 2023 1:40 am |

Danaher Establishes Regional Headquarters in Riyadh, Reinforces Position as a Global Leader in Diagnostics and Life Sciences

Danaher Corporation, a leading global life sciences and diagnostics innovator, inaugurated its regional headquarters in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on December 4, 2023, in the presence of H.E. IbrahimAl Mubarak, Assistant Minister, Ministry of Investment Saudi Arabia. This event marks a key milestone in the company’s commitment and recognition of the Kingdom’s healthcare ambitions, as outlined in Vision 2030.


Through its operating companies, Danaher is uniquely positioned to support healthcare in the region by applying its advanced science and technology - and proven ability to innovate – to help enable faster, more accuratediagnoses and help customers reduce the time and cost needed to sustainably discover, develop, and deliver life-changing therapies. The opening of the regional headquarters further strengthens Danaher’s presencein the Kingdom supporting key institutions such as Ministryof Health, NGHA and Academic Research Institutions in advancing the Kingdom's healthcare and biotechtransformation programs.


Jai Shankar Krishnan, Vice President of High Growth Markets for Danaher, said: "At Danaher, we are committed to working closely with our healthcare partners to make life better for people across the region and the world. We are impressed with the focus areas of Vision 2030 and see it aligning well with our own priorities of accelerating the power of science and technology to improve human health. Saudi is one of the fastest growing markets for Danaher globally. The Kingdom's commitment to upgrading its healthcare system totackle the challengesposed by chronic and non-communicable diseases is commendable. This transformation aligns perfectly with Danaher's mission to advance healthcare throughinnovation and technology.”


Danaher, through its operating companieshas had a presence in the Kingdom for over 40 years. By establishing a physical foothold in the capital, Danaher further bolsters itscapability to meet customerneeds.


Bouchra Bensaoud, Danaher President in MEA & Turkey, said: “With over 150 associates and offices across Riyadh, Jeddah and Dhahran,Danaher has a broad presence across the Kingdom. The establishment of the RHQ will help us tacklestrategic business initiatives in the region, invest in developing leadership talent in Saudi, and strengthen our culture of deployingthe Danaher BusinessSystem (DBS) to serve our customers.”

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