Youssef El Khamlichi


Regional Director Emerging Markets (CEEMEA)

Youssef El Khamlichi is a highly skilled professional and business leader with 20 years of experience in healthcare finance, sales, marketing and management. Youssef now leads Abbott’s Cardiac-Arrhythmia Management & Heart Failure (CAHF) division in Emerging Market region, based out of Dubai.

Youssef grew up in Morocco, was educated in France and started his career with KPMG, where he was a manager in Audit & Transaction Services. In 2005, he joined Boston Scientific where he held several leadership roles in management and finance, first in France, and then in Lebanon with regional responsibilities. In 2013, he moved to Dubai to lead Terumo as GM in the Middle East and Africa, before taking on a new role at Abbott as General Manager Middle East & Africa.

In 2019, Youssef was promoted within Abbott to lead Emerging Market region.

Educated at Marseille’s Ecole Superieure de Commerce, Youssef holds a Master’s degree in Finance & Audit. Married, with a young daughter and son, Youssef speaks English, Arabic and French.