Mr. Ali Ridha is a leader in the field of veterinary and medical research across the gulf region and the world. A student of the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne in the UK, Mr. Ali graduated from the Medical School with a degree in clinical biochemistry. The University is world renowned and teaches students to integrate medical disciplines, forming a holistic view of treating and curing diseases. Key areas of focus at the school are ageing, stem cells and cell biology. In addition to his role at RBC, Mr. Ali is also admin Director of Central Veterinary Research Laboratory (CVRL), Director of Pathology Services, Dubai Health Authority (DHA); Director-General of Dubai Herbal & Treatment Centre (DHTC ) and Steering Committee Member of Dubai Equine Hospital (DEH). He started CVRL in 1983-84 with help and encouragement of H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Makhtoum, which has grown now in in to a world class research center. H.H. Sheikh Hamadan bin Mohammed has been and is inspiration and supports him like his father on many aspects of research.