Position: Regulatory Affairs & Medical Affairs Director at Gulf Pharmaceutical Industries (Julphar)

Dr. Rawya is a clinical pharmacist with broad Medical and Pharmaceutical knowledge, experience in various aspects of the Pharmaceutical Industry especially Medical Affairs, Regulatory Affairs and Pharmacovigilance, as well as knowledge and experience in the research field. She has a M.Sc. Clinical Pharmacy (with Distinction) – Queen’s University, UK.

Dr. Rawya began her career at Hikma Pharmaceuticals, Jordan since 1998 till 1999, and she is currently the Regulatory Affairs & Medical Affairs Director at Gulf Pharmaceutical Industries (Julphar), Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates since 2020 – to the present date.


In her role in Regulatory affairs, she displays and actions leadership in all aspects of Regulatory Affairs for company product portfolio of generics and novel products, including product development and submissions.

She is also an expert in defining the strategic regulatory direction for pipeline development and global launch excellence for a significant dedicated R&D budget. In addition, Dr. Rawya is knowledgeable of partnering with R&D and Global Strategic Marketing leaders as well another functional leader to develop and implement strategy for pipeline development and global launch excellence.


She exercises highly complex level of independent judgment and execution directly impacting the operational results of the business unit; manages overseas and balances resource allocation across critical projects; and is responsible for regulatory aspects of products lifecycle management.


Dr. Rawya maintains communication with global and regional/local regulatory agencies, and she ensures that company policies, procedures and practices are in compliance with regulatory requirements as well as assuring timely regulatory clearance for key product launches in all key markets and assesses the current state of the department (organizational structure, competencies and skills) and implements a strategic vision and tactical plans consistent with the organizational and RA strategic objectives