Reida El Oakley is Libya's minister of health. He has been active in the health ministry since early 2011, when he was named head of international cooperation. He has also served as Libya's representative at the World Health Organization, where he worked on issues of global health, human rights, and international humanitarian law. Dr. El Oakley has served as a consulting cardiac surgeon for the ministry of defense of Saudi Arabia. Additionally, Dr. El Oakley is an adjunct professor at the University of Singapore, and professor at the Benghazi Medical Center, where he was the head of cardiac services from 2010-2012.