Prof Magdy Ishak was born in Egypt, and he currently lives in London. He graduated from Ain Shams Medical School in Egypt and was trained as an Orthopedic and Spinal surgeon in the United Kingdom. During his Medical career he pioneered the work on lower limb graded pressure stockings which reduce the risk of DVT and Pulmonary Embolism, currently these stockings are used worldwide in all type of surgeries.
Prof Ishak was instrumental in the adaptation of the ISO 9001 in healthcare accreditation, he was chosen by his peers as an Honorary Companion Charter Institute of Management, he also teaches Healthcare Economics to MBA students and he was made Freeman of the City of Glasgow for his Civic work. He is a senior judicator in disputes between government and private healthcare providers in the UK. Prof Ishak is one of the early participants in PPP and has three major projects with the British National health service including the Neuroscience Institute in Preston University.
Prof Ishak is the Vice Chairman of Magdi Yacoub Foundation, Chairman of the Egyptian Medical Society-UK, Vice Chairman of The British Egyptian Society, he is member of the IoD, and the Supervisory Board of London Middle East Institute London University. He is former founder and CEO of Covenant Healthcare Group, currently he is the Executive Chairman of Optive Group.