The Magdi Yacoub Heart Foundation Board of Trustees
Dr Assem Allam
Board Member

Born in Egypt in 1939, Allam studied economics at the university of Hull before working as an accountant at Tempest Diesel. In 1981 he used a loan to begin a buy-out of the company. Ultimately renaming the company Allam Marine, and leading the company to international success. Assem Allam and his son gained a place on the Sunday Times Rich List 2010. In 2006, he was named the Ernst & Young UK Entrepreneur of the year. Dr Allam is the owner and the chairman of Hull City football club in the English Premier League.