United Arab Emirates

2020 Edition

Interviews
Samir Khalil
Executive Director, PhRMA Middle East & Africa

Samir Khalil, executive director for the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) Middle East and Africa (MEA)…

Humaid Al Qutami
Director General, Dubai Health Authority

The Dubai Health Authority, the government body responsible for overseeing Dubai’s health system, is working full speed as the 2021…

Samir Khalil
Executive Director, PhRMA Middle East & Africa

Samir Khalil, executive director for the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) Middle East and Africa (MEA)…

Humaid Al Qutami
Director General, Dubai Health Authority

The Dubai Health Authority, the government body responsible for overseeing Dubai’s health system, is working full speed as the 2021…

Khaled Elrefae
Head of MEAR – Middle East, Africa, Turkey, Russia and CIS, Merck

Since we last met with Paolo Carli in 2013, he has been given greater responsibilities within Merck and…

José Antonio Alas
President & General Manager, SAMETA Region, Eli Lilly

Eli Lilly’s president and general manager for the SAMETA (South Asia, Middle East, Turkey, and…

Khaled Elrefae
Head of MEAR – Middle East, Africa, Turkey, Russia and CIS, Merck

Since we last met with Paolo Carli in 2013, he has been given greater responsibilities within Merck and…

José Antonio Alas
President & General Manager, SAMETA Region, Eli Lilly

Eli Lilly’s president and general manager for the SAMETA (South Asia, Middle East, Turkey, and…

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Ayman Mokhtar
General Manager GCC, Iraq & Iran, Upjohn, a Pfizer Division

Ayman Mokhtar is the general manager (GM) of GCC, Iraq and Iran for Upjohn, a Pfizer…

Joe Henein
CEO & President, NewBridge Pharmaceuticals, UAE

NewBridge Pharmaceuticals, a specialty pharma company with Dubai as its regional…

Chihiro Sasaki
Division Manager, Healthcare, Fujifilm Middle East & Africa

As Fujifilm, the iconic Japanese photography and imaging company, continues…

Ayman Mokhtar
General Manager GCC, Iraq & Iran, Upjohn, a Pfizer Division

Ayman Mokhtar is the general manager (GM) of GCC, Iraq and Iran for Upjohn, a Pfizer…

Joe Henein
CEO & President, NewBridge Pharmaceuticals, UAE

NewBridge Pharmaceuticals, a specialty pharma company with Dubai as its regional…

Chihiro Sasaki
Division Manager, Healthcare, Fujifilm Middle East & Africa

As Fujifilm, the iconic Japanese photography and imaging company, continues…

Paolo Carli
Head of MEAR – Middle East, Africa, Turkey, Russia and CIS, Merck

Since we last met with Paolo Carli in 2013, he has been given greater responsibili…

Abdulkareem Sultan Al Olama
CEO, Al Jalila Foundation, UAE

Dr Abdulkareem Sultan Al Olama, CEO of the Al Jalila Foundation, discusses the…

Dream Samir
Secretary General, PHRMAG

The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers Association Gulf (PHRMAG) represents the region’s leading innova…

Paolo Carli
Head of MEAR – Middle East, Africa, Turkey, Russia and CIS, Merck

Since we last met with Paolo Carli in 2013, he has been given greater responsibili…

Abdulkareem Sultan Al Olama
CEO, Al Jalila Foundation, UAE

Dr Abdulkareem Sultan Al Olama, CEO of the Al Jalila Foundation, discusses the…

Dream Samir
Secretary General, PHRMAG

The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers Association Gulf (PHRMAG) represents the region’s leading innovat…

Myriam Hakim
General Manager GCC, Kyowa Kirin

Myriam Hakim, the recently appointed GM for Japanese specialty pharma firm Kyowa Kirin’s UAE affiliate, discus…

Vishnu Kalra
Managing Director GCC, Janssen

Vishnu Kalra, Janssen’s managing director for the GCC region, reflects on his 18-year career with Johnson & John…

Mohamed Galal
Vice President, Head of the Middle East, Bayer Consumer Health

Mohamed Galal, VP and Head of Bayer’s Consumer Health Division in the Middle East…

Myriam Hakim
General Manager GCC, Kyowa Kirin

Myriam Hakim, the recently appointed GM for Japanese specialty pharma firm Kyowa Kirin’s UAE affiliate, discus…

Vishnu Kalra
Managing Director GCC, Janssen

Vishnu Kalra, Janssen’s managing director for the GCC region, reflects on his 18-year career with Johnson & John…

Mohamed Galal
Vice President, Head of the Middle East, Bayer Consumer Health

Mohamed Galal, VP and Head of Bayer’s Consumer Health Division in the Middle East…

Ashraf Allam
Regional VP Middle East, Turkey & Africa, Mundipharma

Mundipharma, through its model of independent associated companies, is…

Frédéric Le Moigne
Managing Director Middle East, Africa & India, Laboratoires Expanscience

With the corporate objective of having 75 percent of the company’s revenue coming…

Cara Nazari
Managing Director, AmCham Dubai

Cara Nazari of AmCham Dubai discusses her role in helping shape the chamber into a more business-minded insti…

Ashraf Allam
Regional VP Middle East, Turkey & Africa, Mundipharma

Mundipharma, through its model of independent associated companies, is…

Frédéric Le Moigne
Managing Director Middle East, Africa & India, Laboratoires Expanscience

With the corporate objective of having 75 percent of the company’s revenue coming…

Cara Nazari
Managing Director, AmCham Dubai

Cara Nazari of AmCham Dubai discusses her role in helping shape the chamber into a more business-minded insti…

Madhukar Tanna
CEO, Pharmax, UAE

Pharmax, a Dubai-based manufacturer and distributor of generic medications, is aiming to shake up the UAE’s healthcare system with its…

Georg Schroeckenfuchs
President, Middle East & Head, MEA Cluster, Novartis

Georg Schroeckenfuchs, Novartis’ president for the Middle East and head of MEA

Omar Hallak
Head of Cardiovascular Department, King’s College Hospital Dubai

Dr Omar Hallak, head of the cardiovascular department at King’s College Hospital…

Madhukar Tanna
CEO, Pharmax, UAE

Pharmax, a Dubai-based manufacturer and distributor of generic medications, is aiming to shake up the UAE’s healthcare system with its…

Georg Schroeckenfuchs
President, Middle East & Head, MEA Cluster, Novartis

Georg Schroeckenfuchs, Novartis’ president for the Middle East and head of MEA

Omar Hallak
Head of Cardiovascular Department, King’s College Hospital Dubai

Dr Omar Hallak, head of the cardiovascular department at King’s College Hospital…

Karim Smaira
CEO, Genpharm, UAE

Genpharm is a Dubai-based regional company providing market access and marketing solutions for rare disease…

Kamel Ghammachi
Chairman, Genpharm, UAE

Genpharm is a Dubai-based regional company providing market access and marketing solutions for rare disease…

Maryam Matar
Founder and Chairperson, United Arab Emirates Genetic Diseases Association (UAEGDA)

The United Arab Emirates Genetic Diseases Association (UAEGDA) was established…

Karim Smaira
CEO, Genpharm, UAE

Genpharm is a Dubai-based regional company providing market access and marketing solutions for rare disease…

Kamel Ghammachi
Chairman, Genpharm, UAE

Genpharm is a Dubai-based regional company providing market access and marketing solutions for rare disease…

Maryam Matar
Founder and Chairperson, United Arab Emirates Genetic Diseases Association (UAEGDA)

The United Arab Emirates Genetic Diseases Association (UAEGDA) was established…

Christian Schuhmacher
CEO, King’s College Hospital UAE

One year after King’s College Hospital’s establishment in the UAE, CEO Christian Schu…

Ana Raposo
Country Director Gulf Countries, Janssen

Ana Raposo, country director for Gulf Countries at Janssen discusses her role, the main similarities and differences…

David Hadley
CEO, Mediclinic Middle East

Mediclinic Middle East, the largest private healthcare group in the UAE, is betting on the continuum of care to…

Christian Schuhmacher
CEO, King’s College Hospital UAE

One year after King’s College Hospital’s establishment in the UAE, CEO Christian Schu…

Ana Raposo
Country Director Gulf Countries, Janssen

Ana Raposo, country director for Gulf Countries at Janssen discusses her role, the main similarities and differences…

David Hadley
CEO, Mediclinic Middle East

Mediclinic Middle East, the largest private healthcare group in the UAE, is betting on the continuum of care to…

Doaa Albarbari
Head of Pharma Division, Alphamed (AKI Investments), UAE

AKI Investments, under the Alphamed brand, is one of the leading distributors and ser…

Rashed Assouma
CEO, Elis Pharmaceuticals, UAE

Elis Pharmaceuticals, a company that develops, manufactures and markets branded products and over…

Mahender Nayak
Head, India, CIS, Middle East, Turkey & Africa, Takeda

With nearly 240 years of history behind it, Takeda continues to position itself…

Doaa Albarbari
Head of Pharma Division, Alphamed (AKI Investments), UAE

AKI Investments, under the Alphamed brand, is one of the leading distributors and ser…

Rashed Assouma
CEO, Elis Pharmaceuticals, UAE

Elis Pharmaceuticals, a company that develops, manufactures and markets branded products and over…

Mahender Nayak
Head, India, CIS, Middle East, Turkey & Africa, Takeda

With nearly 240 years of history behind it, Takeda continues to position itself…

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