Speaker Profile

Ziad Sankari


After his father died suddenly from a heart attack when he was only 17, Ziad Sankari, CEO of CardioDiagnostics, was determined to develop the technological capability to detect potential health problems before they happen—sparing other families from similar tragedy. A true entrepreneurial spirit, he started a biotech firm right out of college, and sold it after only a few years to pursue his dream of building a heart monitor in his home country of Lebanon. Cardio Diagnostics is a health device that monitors patient’s heart rate 24/7, with the purpose of detecting irregularities that can be life-saving in the event of a heart attack or other cardio abnormalities. After Mr. Sankari completed his bachelor of engineering in Computer Engineering with high distinction, he received a Fulbright Scholarship to study at Ohio State University in the U.S. where he earned two masters degrees and gained experience with health technology.

Profile as of 11/5/2012