Dr. Maria Ridao Alonso

RLA Global Advisory Board Member

Dr. Maria Ridao Alonso

Dr. Maria Ridao Alonso is a preventative medicine specialist and thought leader on the topic.  She is currently both the Managing Director and Medical Director of Dubai Herbal and Treatment centre (DHTC), which was founded in 2003 under the auspices of His Highness General Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.  

Dr. Maria graduated in 1992 as an allopathic physician from the University of Bonn, Germany and worked for three years in neurology and four years in psychiatry.  Has a master’s degree in Preventive Medicine from Dresden International University and is licensed as a conventional and as a CAM physician.  She is trained in homoeopathy, naturopathy, and a certified member of the German Anti-Ageing Society (GSAAM) and of The German Society of Preventive Medicine (DGP-Med) and is fluent in English, German and Spanish.


Senior Team

Paul Boldy

RLA Global Middle East, Managing Director

Janice Gronvold

Senior Partner

Dr. Richard von Kalmar

Director of Hospitality Investments & Board Member

Laura Dutrieux

RLA Global Hospitality Advisory EMEA, Managing Director

Rita Levy

VP of Global Business Development

Paul Sawford

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