Dr Mona Al Moussli

CEO, Profesisonals Regulatory Affairs

Over the last 16 years of my career, I have developed strong working relationships with the various Ministries’ of Health (MOH) in the Middle East and thus consolidated my presence as a seasoned pharmaceutical regulatory affairs professional in the region. I have completed my B. Pharm in 2002 from Dubai Pharmacy college and Master of Science in EU Regulatory affairs from KREMS , Vienna University and MBA from Preston University. .In 2013, I co-founded Professional Regulatory Affairs (PRA), a leading healthcare regulatory consultancy in the Middle East. To further uphold the ethics and compliance standards within the industry, I also persevered with Dubai Pharmacy College, industry experts and authorities to set up the GCC Regulatory Affairs (RA) Course, a first-of-its-kind certification, which educates graduates and professionals on the new career advancements and opportunities in this sector to become industry experts. My true passion lies in helping authorities to find solutions and apply policies and regulations, which will lead to better health and safety within the regional communities. I have been instrumental in launching the GCC Regulatory Affairs Pharma Summit in 2015 and running it successfully for the last five years in Dubai. I also launched PHARMA REG AFRI summit , MEVAS and ACRAS summits in the region . I am advisory board member with Dubai Pharmacy College and a member with the Women’s’ Business Council at the Dubai Chamber of Commerce I have been recently elected as a board member at Emirates Medical Association - Pharmacy chapter


Jessy El Murr

Former BBC / Forbes Journalist "Founder Motahadith|a"

Jessy El Murr is an international, multilingual, independent digital journalist and media consultant with 20+ years of international media experience. An experienced public speaker, and former BBC and Sky News Arabia correspondent, El Murr has emerged as one of the top conference and show hosts in the MENA region, known for her multi-cultural background and a deep experience in live events hosting. A seasoned field journalist and host, Jessy built her on-air experience, writing and presenting exclusive news stories from across the world, including Washington DC, New York, Kandahar, Abu Dhabi and Riyadh.Throughout her career as a correspondent, El Murr has interviewed a variety of senior officials and international personalities including Bill Gates, Sir Richard Branson, Georges Clooney and several international and regional dignitaries. An experienced and multilingual public speaker, Jessy has hosted dozens of large regional and international government and corporate conferences in several GCC countries. In 2022, Jessy took a leap into the world of entrepreneurship launching Motahaditha ( a leading, public speaking platform in MENA region. Former BBC & Forbes Correspondent/Presenter Certified Public Speaking Coach (EAHEA) Multilingual & Professional Host & MC Certified PWC Senior Trainer 20 yrs of international media experience Masters in Journalism/ Emerson College, Boston Fluent in Arabic/English/ Advanced French/ Beginner Spanish


Fatima Mohamed Saeed

Toxicology expert Assistant Dubai Police

A pharmacist who grabbed the opportunity to work in a toxicology field and utilized my knowledge and skills to help the society navigate the complex world of toxic substances. I am passionate about contributing to the field of toxicology through my expertise and commitment to put an end to drug abuse and promote safety. I am excited to continue making a positive impact in this field and look forward to the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.


Fatma Alsuwaidi

Toxicology expert Assistant Dubai Police

A pharmacist who grabbed the opportunity to work in a toxicology field and utilized my knowledge and skills to help the society navigate the complex world of toxic substances. I am passionate about contributing to the field of toxicology through my expertise and commitment to put an end to drug abuse and promote safety. I am excited to continue making a positive impact in this field and look forward to the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.


Ghattas Saad Abudawoud

Clinical Pharmacist Emirates Health Services

Ghattas Saad Abudawoud, a clinical pharmacist practicing at Emirates Health Services , Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates, he is also an adjunct clinical preceptor in Ras Al Khaimah medical and Health Sciences University. Ghattas pursued his master’s degree in clinical pharmacy from Gulf Medical university in 2022 with a major specialization in Infectious disease. He accomplished his B.Pharm degree from Ras Al Khaimah Medical and Health Sciences University. Throughout his academic journey he served as a college representative in the student council between 2017-2018 and was an active member in the extracurricular activities. Improving patient’s quality of life by implementing cutting-edge technologies is an area which he enjoys, thus you will find him eagerly talking about pharmacy automation, informatics, leadership and clinical expertise over his LinkedIn profile, where he tries to spread his modest expertise over the platform. He is also a board certified pharmacotherapy specialist. He is an active member in IVPN-Network. He is also the project manager of IVPN Patient Support Listservs. Abudawoud’s motto is “The expert in anything was once a beginner


Dr Ban Moalla

Marketing Expert (Pharmaceutical, Healthcare, Consumer & FMCG Industry)

Ban Moalla a pharmacist with an Interna􀆟onal Diploma in Management from Cambridge University. I bring over 20 years of extensive experience in the pharmaceu􀆟cal and consumer industry, demonstra􀆟ng a proven track record of success in sales and marke􀆟ng. My professional journey reflects a passion for excellence in these fields. With over two decades of eager dedica􀆟on to the pharmaceu􀆟cal and consumer industry, I am Ban Moalla, a pharmacist with dis􀆟nguished sales and marke􀆟ng professional. My journey is marked by a firm commitment to excellence, evidenced by a proven track record of achievements in driving sales and cra􀅌ing impac􀆞ul marke􀆟ng strategies. I bring a wealth of prac􀆟cal insights cul􀆟vated from naviga􀆟ng the dynamic landscapes of both sectors. Join me on a journey where passion meets proficiency in the compound art of sales and marke􀆟ng.


Dr Ahmad El Ouweini

Critical Care Clinical Pharmacist/Preceptor/Lecturer Gulf Medical University

Ahmad El Ouweini is currently serving as a clinical lecturer in Gulf Medical University, Ajman, UAE. He is also a critical care clinical pharmacist and preceptor at Thumbay University Hospital, the affiliated university hospital with Gulf Medical University. In addition, Ahmad is An American Board-Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist. In October 2022, Ahmad started his Post-doctoral Fellowship program in Clinical Pharmacy Research with Critical Care Specialty, a 2-years joint program between Gulf Medical University and Washington State University. From August 2020 to August 2021, Ahmad worked as a clinical pharmacist (focusing Internal Medicine and Cardiology) in the Lebanese American University (LAU) Medical Center - Rizk Hospital. He was also a clinical lecturer and preceptor at LAU School of Pharmacy. Ahmad completed his Doctor of Pharmacy Degree in 2019, followed by ASH-Accredited PGY1 Pharmacy residency in 2020 at the Lebanese American University (LAU) School of Pharmacy and Lebanese American University Medical Center Rizk Hospital. Prior to joining the LAU School of Pharmacy in 2014, Ahmad practiced as an inpatient hospital pharmacist at Dr Sulaiman Al Habib Hospital in Saudi Arabia. Ahmad is currently serving as the Chair of IVPN-AR organizing committee, Leader of IVPN-Journal Club Listserv and IVPN-Internship Virtual Program.


Dr Saba Khan

"Quality Manager Modern Pharmaceutical Company

Dr. Saba Khan has a decade of experience in Quality of Supply chain and logistics. She holds a double master’s degree in business administration and healthcare quality. She graduated from Dubai pharmacy college and is part of the prestigious advisory board of DPC. She pursued her career in Dubai health authority as a hospital pharmacist and contributed to the success of JCIA implementation in the first Hospital chain in UAE. She then took a brave step towards mainstream quality and supply chain. She champions sustainability and is certified in ISO 9001, 22301, 13485 and 27001. Some of her hobbies include travel and reading.


Dr Ahmad Mallah

senior medical network manager Bioderma

I am a pharmacist from just university of science and technology Irbid - Jordan , professional in sales and management, with 16 years experience in the UAE market, certified in coaching, project management, TOT & MBA. Currently I am the senior medical network manager in UAE Naos responsible on 3 brands (Bioderma-Esthderm-Etat PUR)


Dr Farida Alayan

Partnerships and knowledge transfer senior specialist Ministry of Education

Farida Alayan is an experienced Intellectual Property (IP) and Regulatory Affairs (RA) Consultant in the pharmaceutical industry. Her career began in 2007 as a pharmacist in community pharmacies in Jordan, on 2010 she joined the Jordanian Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Company as an RA officer. Over the years, she expanded her expertise in the IP field, eventually becoming the Intellectual Property Manager for Axantia group. Farida holds a bachelor’s degree in pharmacy from Jordan university of Science and Technology, an MBA in Quality management from the German Jordanian University -TAGCB, and LL.M. in Intellectual property law from Turin University jointly with WIPO. Recently, she joined the Ministry of Education's Science, Technology, and Scientific Research department, focusing on knowledge transfer and partnerships.


Haitham Alsalman

Founder - Job Market Hacking/Job Searching Consultant HAX Career Consulting

Haitham Alsalman, a distinguished Job Search Advisor, excels in guiding individuals through the UAE and GCC job markets, uncovering hidden opportunities. He founded the Job Market Hacking consulting program, offering innovative strategies for navigating complex job landscapes. With expertise in business, cultural insights, and psychological aspects of job interviews, Haitham transforms job-seeking challenges into triumphs. His insights stem from personal career transitions, enhanced by his certification as a Proposals Manager (APMP). Passionate about redefining job hunting, Haitham's mantra is, "Be so valuable you never ask for jobs again." He enjoys specialty coffee, adores cats, and is a heavy metal enthusiast.


Ahmed Razzouk

Business Development Executive PRA Consultancy

Dr. Ahmed Razzouk has BCs in pharmacy from ASU university in Amman/Jordan. He with a background of clinical research of over 4 years with solid experience in the pharmaceutical field and CRO’s where he has been managing, delivering clinical studies and projects in many therapeutic areas, while ensuring that studies are audit-ready in accordance with regulatory requirements, which sparked a passion which led him to Regulatory affairs and business development. In his current role at PRA consultancies as business development, he continuous his profound passion in while he keeps acquiring regulatory knowledge.


Prof Nadir Kheir

Manager of the Student Success Center Ajman University

Nadir Kheir is full Professor (Pharmacy Practice) and the Manager of the Student Success Centre in Ajman University. He is Honorary Academic with The University of Auckland (UoA), New Zealand, where he was Academic Director of the Postgraduate Program the School of Pharmacy from 2017 until 2019. Prof Kheir has over 100 peer-reviewed publications and few hundreds invitations to speak in scientific gatherings. He is a passionate educator helped generations of students identify and hone their talents, refine and apply leadership skills and become ambassadors for change. He was able to innovate teaching and assessment strategies at several high-ranking universities (Patient-Integrated Teaching; the Structured Multi-Skill Assessment; and the Academic Twinning Program).


Dr.Abobakr Abasaeed El Hag

Regulatory Affairs Supervisor ADCAN Pharma

Abubakr Abasaeed, PhD, is a seasoned Regulatory Affairs professional with a wealth of experience in the pharmaceutical industry, currently serving as RA Manager at ADCAN Pharma, Abu Dhabi, building on a distinguished tenure as Senior Regulatory Affairs Manager at Gulf Pharmaceutical Industries – Julphar, UAE, from 2015 to 2022. Notably, Abasaeed played a pivotal role in the Registration and Drug Control Department at the UAE Ministry of Health from 2005 to 2014, contributing to minor change evaluations and liaising with manufacturing companies. An accomplished educator, he serves as an Adjunct Instructor in Regulatory Affairs courses and has contributed significantly to pharmaceutical literature. Abasaeed holds a PharmD and a PhD in Clinical Pharmacy.


Dr. Mohammad Alqudah

Associated professor at the College of Pharmacy University of Sharjah

Dr Mohamed Alqadah has Ph.D. in Clinical Pharmaceutical Sciences from College of Pharmacy, in University of Iowa, Iowa, USA. He works as Associate Professor of Clinical Pharmacy, Department of Pharmacy Practice and Pharmacotherapeutics, Faculty of Pharmacy, The University of Sharjah For his continuous dedication he had received award recognition for Health Sciences Research Week Award, 2013 Poster Session Winners, Carver College of Medicine, the University of Iowa, Iowa, USA (2013) Dr Mohamed philosophy of teaching and education can be summarized by considering four main themes: Communication, Understanding, Trust, and Respect. Working through this golden role that he built during his academic career was the way to stimulating student interest, encouraging learning for both the student and the instructor, striving to achieve optimum outcomes for the patient, and creating a classroom environment that is conducive to learning.


Hossam Hosni El Dali

Pharmacy Informatics and automation specialist - Fakeeh University Hospital

Bringing a rich mix of healthcare experience across retail and hospital setting, including inpatient, outpatient, clinical services, and Digital Transformation. Hossam has developed a solid reputation for initiating and driving successful, impactful projects, with extensive involvement in startup ventures. His areas of expertise include Business Strategy ,Pharmacy Automation, Health Informatics and Project Management Hossam holds a bachelor pharmacy sciences from Al Ain University, additionally a specialized Digital health certification from harvard bussiness school and multiple certified certifications in Critical Care Pharmacy, Data analytics and Lean Sigma. Since 2020, He has been serving as a Pharmacy Informatics and Automation Specialist at Fakeeh University Hospital, directly overseeing the Informatics, Automation, and Digital Pharmacy team.


Laila Mohammad Kazim

Pharmacy Market Access Manager - AbbVie Biopharmaceuticals - United Arab Emirates

Dr. Laila has been working with the Ministry since 2004 as a pharmacist in the Drug department. In 2008, she has set up the Pharmacovigilance section within the department. She has placed the Pharmacovigilance work plans and initiated the implementation of the UAE National Pharmacovigilance Program. She has coordinated & managed the UAE PV higher committee involving all national regulatory authorities & concerned parties. Dr Laila is a member of the unified Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) PV center. She has worked on drafting and issuing the “UAE MOHAP Guidelines in Good Vigilance Practice (GVP) for Pharmaceutical companies”. She is a member of the organizational committee of the International Conference on Falsified & Substandard Medical Products. Other than setting up the Pharmacovigilance Section and laying out related activities in the department, Dr Laila has assisted in acquiring the ISO 22301:2012 Business Continuity Management Systems & formulating the Risk Assessment Matrix. By virtue of her regulatory expertise, she has been involved in the development, drafting and composing of Juridical Ministerial decrees, Executive Regulations & New laws discussions. Recently, she has joined AbbVie Biopharmaceuticals as a Market Access Manager. In her current role, she is responsible of developing market access strategies, building pricing and value propositions & preparing dossiers and submissions

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