Our Management Team

Dr. Khan’s distinguished career has included a number of senior corporate roles, including Vice Chairman and Chief Scientific Officer of Global Research and Development at PepsiCo, and President of Global R&D at Takeda Pharmaceuticals. He is also currently the Executive Chairman of Life Biosciences Inc.

Before moving into industry Dr. Khan was a faculty member in endocrinology at the Mayo Clinic and Mayo Medical School where he served as Director of the Diabetes, Endocrine and Nutritional Trials Unit. He also led programs in diabetes, endocrinology, metabolism and nutrition in Minneapolis.

He is a member of the Board of Directors of Reckitt Benckiser; Chairman of the Visiting Committee on Advanced Technology of the United States’ National Institute of Standards and Technology, a member of the Saudi RDI Supreme Committee and a member of The Saudi National Biotechnology Strategy Steering Committee.

Dr. Khan earned his medical degree from the University of Liverpool Medical School, England, and completed a fellowship in clinical endocrinology and nutrition in the Department of Medicine and Food Science and Nutrition at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis.

He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians in London and a Fellow of the American College of Endocrinology.

Dr. Mehmood Khan
Chief Executive Officer


HRH Princess Dr. Al Saud’s distinguished career includes roles at the King Abdulaziz City for Science & Technology (KACST), both as Director of the Saudi National Center for Genomics Technology, and as Director of the Saudi National Pre-Marital Screening Program. She also served as a scientist at the King Faisal Specialized Hospital and Research Center, where she carried out a range of research projects focusing on population genetics.

HRH Princess Dr. Al Saud has served as a member of the National Biotech Strategy Advisory Committee at the Strategic Management Office, and as a member of the National Nutrition Committee at the Saudi Food & Drug Authority, as well as being a past and present member of a number of other notable national and international committees. These include serving as a member of the Project Oversight Executive team for the Saudi Genome Project 2.0 at KACST; the S20 Future of Health Taskforce at the G20 Summit; and a committee member for the Princess Noura Award for Women’s Excellence.

HRH Princess Dr. Al Saud holds a PhD in Genomics of Common Diseases from Imperial College London and a Master’s degree in Genetics and Toxicology from McGill University, as well as a Bachelor’s degree in Clinical Nutrition from King Saud University, Riyadh.

HRH Princess Dr. Haya Bint Khaled Al Saud
Vice President of Impact & Insight

Dr. Sierra’s career has spanned academia, industry and government, including his role as Director of the Division of Aging Biology at the NIA/NIH, from 2006 to 2019, where he was an important contributor to the development of the concept of Geroscience, including the creation and leadership of the trans-NIH Geroscience Interest Group (GSIG). Before joining Hevolution in 2022, he was Director of Geroscience for Inspire.

Dr. Sierra holds a Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from the University of Florida and was an Assistant Professor at the Medical College of Pennsylvania, and an Associate Professor at the Lankenau Institute for Medical Research in Pennsylvania.

Dr. Felipe Sierra
Chief Scientific Officer

Eng. Al-Suwaiyel has a strong background in project management and his career spans senior roles within both the public and private sector.

He served as Chief Operating Officer for the Saudi Tourism Development Fund, and as Workstream Director for the National Shared Services Center in the Vision Realization Office at the Ministry of Health. His commercial experience includes roles as Corporate Affairs Group Manager at Intel Corporation, Government Sales Manager at Microsoft Arabia, and Public Sector Sales Leader and Technology & Intellectual Property Group Manager at IBM.

Eng. Al-Suwaiyel has a BSc. in Systems Engineering from King Fahad University of Petroleum & Minerals.

Eng. Ibrahim Al-Suwaiyel
Vice President of Operations