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Dr Amin Hussain Al Amiri

Assistant Undersecretary of Public Health Policy & Licensing Sector

Dr Mariam Al Jalahma

National Health Regulatory Authority (NHRA) Bahrain

Brian Edwards

Principal Consultant, Pharmacovigilance & Drug Safety

Eman Gomaa

PV Director, Regional PV Lead for Turkey, Middle East & Africa
Allergan Middle East

Katya Ailabouni

Pharmacovigilance officer, Drug Department
Ministry of Health and Prevention UAE

Panos Kanavos

Associate Professor in International Health Policy and Deputy Director of LSE Health, Department of Health Policy
London School of Economics

Omar Obeidat

Partner and Head of Intellectual Property and Competition
Al Tamimi & Company

Dr. Ahmed Hegazy

M.D., MBBCh, MSc. PharMed, Head of Global Patient Safety – Intercontinental Region

Mr Sean Burke

MSc, Regional Lead - Global Pharmacovigilance, Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa
MSD International PV Group

Hussain Talib Al Ramimmy

Director of Department of PV & Drug Information
Ministry of Health, Sultanate of Oman

Dr. Mohamed Hani

Head of Medical Devices Registration

Muna Al Saidi

Ministry of Health, Sultanate of Oman

Arafa Salim Al-Kharusi

Pharmacist, Quality Control Laboratory
Ministry of Health, Sultanate of Oman

Dr. Sara h. Al-Maqseed

Registration and Release Superintendent, Pharm. & Herbal Medicines Reg & Control Admin
Kuwait MOH

Amal Taher Al-Jaghbeir

Pharmacist, Drug Directorate Assistant for Lab Affairs
Jordan FDA

Taqwa Ahmad Maqatef

Pharmacist, Master in Clinical Pharmacy in Clinical Study Department
Jordan FDA

Nisreen Nassr

Section Head of Registration of Human Medicines
Ministry of Health Oman

Inger Mollerup

External Regulatory Consultant
Novo Nordisk

Yacoub Haddad


Nadia Issad

Regulatory Affairs Manager

Reham Habashi

Head of Regulatory Affairs – Middle East
Bausch Health

Rim Ghedira

European Patent Attorney
Janssen Pharmaceutica

Ayah Sankari

Head of Safety Near East
Maghreb and Africa, Johnson and Johnson

Hayaa A. Banat

Pharmacovigilance Specialist
Jordan Food and Drug Administration

Raghda Mohamed

Drug Safety Lead
South Europe, Middle East and Africa, Takeda-Legacy Shire

Karen Taylor

Director of the Centre for Health Solutions
Deloitte LLP

Merihan Ismail

Affiliate Safety Representative
Abbvie Biopharmaceuticals

Amira Younes

Regulatory Policy & Intelligence Manager EEMEA

Brian de Francesca

Chief Executive Officer
Ver2 Digital Medicine

Hakima Hoseh

Senior Regulatory Affairs Manager
Hikma Pharmaceuticals

Parsa Famili

President & CEO
Novatek International

Alexander Hohl

Director Strategic Digitalization IT
Fresenius Kabi

Jeffrey Kemprecos

Director, Communications, Government Affairs & Market Access
GSK Gulf

Sherif Shafick

Head of Biotechnology – MENA

Andrew Bate

Senior Director, Epidemiology Group Leader for Analytics, Epidemiology, Worldwide Medical and Safety

Abdulilah AlMalik

Regulatory Affairs Director

Mette Leth Schousboe

Regulatory Affairs Manager
Novo Nordisk Pharma Gulf

Dr. Rasha Salama

Public Health Consultant, MD., PhD., Public Health Advisor

Ashraf Radwan

CEO, Healthcare Sector
Yas Holding

Kandarp Thakkar

Chief Pharmacist
King’s College Hospital London

Rashed Khazal

General Manager, Healthcare Sector
Mezzan Holding Company

Mohamed Fayez

Regulatory Affairs Director, India Middle East & Africa

Rasha Kandil

Independent Regulatory Consultant
Emerging Markets

Dr. Fatma Rahim

Deputy Director of Drug Department
Ministry of Health and Prevention UAE

Nakul Pasricha

President & CEO

Shaimaa Elmeligy

Regulatory Affairs & Pharmacovigilance Team Lead - Gulf, Levant
Aspen Health Care

Jeremy Panacheril

EY-Parthenon MENA

Tareq AL-Subaih

Technical Operations Sr. Manager
Gulf Pharmaceutical Industries (Julphar)