Dr. Ali Parsa is the founder and CEO of Babylon Health. The company’s mission is to provide “accessible and affordable health service in the hands of every person on earth.” The platform uses AI-based technology to provide treatment advice, health assessments, and even face-to-face appointments.
Although the basic app is free, the service offers payment plans for consultations with general practitioners, specialists, and therapists. The platform has over three million direct members in the UK and Rwanda and several millions more through the company’s international health partnerships.
Ali moved to the UK with his family in the 1970s from Iran as a refugee. He has a bachelor’s in civil and environmental engineering and a PhD in engineering physics both from University College London. Before moving into the healthcare industry by co-founding Circle Health in 2004, Ali was an investment banker at Credit Suisse, Merrill Lynch, and Goldman Sachs. He stepped down from Circle Health in 2012 after a successful IPO and founded Babylon Health in 2013.
In 2012, he was named by The Times as one of the 100 global people to watch.