Stephen Shaya, M.D. is an innovative leader in the healthcare sector with a wealth of experience developing new enterprises. As Founder & Managing Director of Akkad Holdings, he oversees the family office's investments in healthcare opportunities. Stephen is also the Executive Servant Leader at J&B Medical, a family-owned business working within many areas of medical-related care.
Akkad Holdings invests into healthcare platforms that leverage and aid J&B Medical's distribution of its products on a global scale. The family office has partnered with the Vatican and the Cura Foundation, with a unified mission of bringing healthcare to the disenfranchised and promoting innovations in the healthcare industry. In addition, Stephen started each of their 18 successful business enterprises over his 17 years at J&B.
Dr. Shaya’s career has been one of service, which is reflected in Akkad Holdings' mantra: "People. Purpose. Pay It Forward." He is an active member of many boards, including the American Diabetes Association, The Henry Ford Health System and Endeavor Detroit, a group that supports entrepreneurs.
As an active philanthropist, Stephen participates in many charitable organizations and events, including serving as Chairperson of JDRF Roadtrip Event. JDRF raises money for researching a cure for type-1 diabetes and is a benefactor for the Friendship Circle, which provides vocational opportunities for adults with special needs and has over 80 affiliates. He has received many awards for his contributions, such as the Global Medical Innovation and Leadership Award and Vatican Pontifical Hero Award. He is a frequent speaker at many events and spoke at the 4th and 5th Vatican International Conferences, several global convenings at the United Nations and will be speaking at the World Expo 2020.
Dr. Shaya has degrees from the Wayne State University School of Medicine. After completing his studies, he trained in Family Practice at North Oakland Medical Center.