Tienie is a medical doctor with many years’ experience in the healthcare ecosystem, including supply, provider, payer and patient side of the health care value chain. He is an international speaker at many global conferences. As the founder and the Managing Director of VI Research FZ LLC (www.valueinresearch.com), a Dubai based dedicated health economics and outcomes research company with a global footprint, he has participated and lead more than 250 research projects, presented at many conferences and published widely in peer reviewed journals.
He was a founding member and the first President of ISPOR South Africa, current President of ISPOR South Africa, Chair of the ISPOR Africa Network, member of the ISPOR Health Sciences Policy Committee, and a member of ISPOR UAE Chapter. ISPOR is the society for health economics and outcomes research (HEOR) globally.
Tienie was an extraordinary professor at North West University and remains a co-promotor of PhD students at the university. He has a key interest in the impact of digital transformation in the healthcare ecosystem and has led many projects towards adopting strategies in the wake of the 4th Industrial revolution.