Hayat Sindi
Founder and CEO of i2

Founder and CEO of i2, Dr. Hayat Sindi was born in Makkah, Saudi Arabia. As a child she was inspired by great scientists who changed the world. She became the first female from the Gulf to earn a PhD in biotechnology, studying at King’s College London, Cambridge University, MIT and Harvard.

Visiting Scholar at Harvard University for 5 years, she is one of the world’s leading biotechnologists and the co-founder of Diagnostics For All, which offers cost-effective point-of-care diagnostic tools enabling the treatment of 60% of the people living beyond the reach of medical infrastructures.

She was the first PopTech fellow to be awarded a Science Fellowship for two consecutive years and the only person to have been awarded the Harvard Business School’s Business Plan Contest and the MIT $100K Entrepreneurship Competition in the same year.