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Ali Parsa


Ali Parsa pioneered the staff-owned company Circle that took over an NHS hospital, and is now embarking on a new venture to help patients around the world by developing a technology to deliver healthcare services to patients globally, called Babylon Partners.

Ali is a healthcare entrepreneur. During one of the worst economic downturns, he built Circle to become Europe's largest partnership of clinicians, with some £200m of annualised revenue, near 3,000 employees and a successful IPO. Ali left in December 2012 to create Babylon, which has already been heralded as "…perhaps among the most exciting developments in healthcare anywhere; it will change our expectations and experience forever…".


Prior to Circle, Ali was an investment banker with Goldman Sachs. He was the recipient of the Royal Award for the Young Entrepreneur of the year in 1993 for founding his first business, V&G, and the healthcare Entrepreneurial Achievement in 2010 for establishing Circle. Ali was named by the Times among the 100 global people to watch in 2012, and by HSJ among the 50 most influential people in UK healthcare. Ali is the UK Cabinet Office Ambassador for Mutuals and has a PhD in Engineering Physics.

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