Makarem Sobhi Batterjee

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Born1980 (age 42–43)
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
NationalityKingdom of Saudi Arabia
CitizenshipKingdom of Saudi Arabia
Alma materLondon Business School, California State University, Long Beach
OccupationPresident of Saudi German Hospitals (SGH) Group
Parent(s)Eng. Sobhi Batterjee.[1].

Makarem Sobhi Batterjee (Arabic: مكارم صبحي بترجي) is a Saudi Arabia business leader, investor and entrepreneur. He is the President of Draft:Saudi German Hospitals|Saudi German Hospitals (SGH) Group, one of the largest private hospital networks in the MENA region[2] and the Vice President of Middle East Healthcare Company Limited (MEAHCO)[3].


Batterjee holds an MBA from London Business School and a Bachelor of Science in Health Administration from California State University, Long Beach.

He earned his Associate Degree from Collin in Business Administration in Dallas, Texas in 1998.


Batterjee currently serves as the President of Saudi German Hospitals Group. He is also the President of the family-owned Bait Al Batterjee Holding Company[4][5], a diversified organization with investment in 25 subsidiaries and more than 12500 employees, and the founder and CEO of the New City Company[6].

Batterjee is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Shababco Enterprises[7][8][9], which has established the largest award-winning gym, Gold's Gym, in Saudi Arabia[10][11]. He is also the founder of Humania Capital (2005 – Present)[12][13], a healthcare investment company, owner of JanPro, a commercial cleaning brand,[14] and the Founding President of the Saudi Chapter of the Entrepreneurs' Organization[15][16].

Batterjee is a health and wellness advocate as well as a supporter of women empowerment initiatives[17][18][19][20]. On July 7, 2011, he received an honorary doctorate from the United Nations for opening the first women-only fitness centre in Saudi Arabia[21].


Batterjee was chosen as a Young Global Leaders by the World Economic Forum in Davos in 2008[22]. In the same year, he was selected as the Middle East Young Entrepreneur of the Year by the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Batterjee received the Randi Carrol Award for the establishment of the Saudi chapter of global Entrepreneurs' Organization and was was named a Young Arab Leader by the ruler of Dubai, Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum[23]

In August 2018, Gold’s Gym honored Batterjee with the Gold’s Gym Vision Award at its global franchise convention held in Las Vegas.[24]

In 2009, Batterjee became the youngest member and one of the few Arab members to serve on the Bretton Woods Committee[25].

TV Appearance

Batterjee has appeared as an investor on the Arab version of the US-based reality TV show Shark Tank program since its launch in 2017[26].


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  13. "Saudi Batterjee-backed Investment Firm in Dubai Raises USD 109mn for Healthcare Investments". Retrieved 2020-07-27.
  14. "JAN-PRO starts its operations in Saudi Arabia". Arab News. 2015-01-27. Retrieved 2020-09-29.
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