Professor Ahmed Mohamed El Hassan is the founder and ex President of SNAS. He graduated from the Kitchener School of Medicine in 1955 and had his graduate education at the Universities of London and Edinburgh. He was previously Professor at the department of pathology at the Faculty of Medicine University of Khartoum and Dean in the same Faculty. He served as Deputy Vice Chancellor of the University of Khartoum and Minister of Higher Education Government of Sudan. He was also founder and Chairman of the Department of pathology and Director of Publications and Translation at King Faisal University, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. He was awarded several prizes: Kitchener Memorial Prize, University of Khartoum, Shousha Prize, World Health Organization, Donald Mackey Prize, Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, El Zubair Prize for Medicine, Government of Sudan and EL Neelain Order Government of Sudan. His has 230 publications in infectious diseases, cancer, renal diseases, genetics, gastroenterology and cardiovascular disease.