Dr Ali Parsa
Ali is an engineer and a serial healthcare entrepreneur, and the founder and CEO of babylon.
babylon’s sole aim is to put an accessible and affordable health service into the hands of every person on earth. Today, babylon has brought together one of the largest teams of scientists, clinicians, mathematicians and engineers to focus on combining the ever-growing power of machines with the best medical expertise of humans to create a comprehensive, immediate and personalised health service and make it universally available. babylon’s technology now serves millions of users globally, with operations in the UK and Rwanda.
Prior to babylon, Ali founded Circle and built it within a few years to become Europe's largest partnership of clinicians, with some £200m of revenue, some 3,000 employees and a successful IPO.
Earlier, Ali was the recipient of the Royal Award for the Young Entrepreneur of the year for founding his first business, V&G, and the Healthcare Entrepreneurial Achievement Award for establishing Circle. Ali was named by The Times among the 100 global people to watch, is the UK Cabinet Office Ambassador for Mutuals and has a PhD in Engineering Physics.
"Ali is a rare breed. He is a genuine entrepreneur. His restlessness for change, his enquiring mind, his passion for his product or service and his total belief make him the ultimate businessman of our age. If I was down to my last £5, I would give it to him. I know I would get it back tenfold and that the world would be in a better shape as a result of it." Giles Gibbon, Founder and CEO, Good Business.