Dr Mona Al Moussli

CEO, Profesisonals Regulatory Affairs

Dr. Mona Al Moussli pursued her pharmacy studies. Holder of a Bachelor degree from Dubai pharmacy college 2002 and MBA from Preston university, in 2018 she has received her International Regulatory Affairs master degree from KREMS university – Vienna. She is the first initiator of regulatory affairs course in the gulf region, working closely with Dubai pharmacy college. A Co-founder and Managing Director of PRA Consultancy which is the First Pharma Consultancy in UAE and she is an astute professional with over 15 years of hands on experience in the Regulatory Affair field for pharmaceuticals, Retail Pharmacies and Hospital Pharmacies, Dr. Al Moussli have been entrusted with international brands across the GCC and Middle East. Together with her PRA team she continuously delivers high quality standards to meet the fast paced, high turn-over industry. Regulatory conferences and trainings are among the many other activities she manages and she is working on pushing the health care products Regulations in 2021 to new levels.


Dr Ahmad El Ouweini

Pharm.D., BCPS , Gulf Medical University and Thumbay University Hospital
Ahmad El Ouweini is currently serving as a clinical lecturer in Gulf Medical University, Ajman, UAE. He is also a clinical pharmacist and preceptor for undergraduate and Master in Clinical Pharmacy students at Thumbay University Hospital, the affiliated university hospital with Gulf Medical University. From August 2020 to August 2021, Ahmad worked as a clinical pharmacist (focusing Internal Medicine and Cardiology) in Lebanese American Medical Center - Rizk Hospital. He was also a clinical lecturer and preceptor at LAU School of Pharmacy. Furthermore, he served as a pharmacology instructor in Phoenicia University. In addition, Ahmad is An American Board-Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist. Ahmad completed his Doctor of Pharmacy Degree in 2019, followed by PGY1 Pharmacy residency in 2020 at the Lebanese American School of Pharmacy and Lebanese American 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. Between 2018-19, Ahmad served as the chairperson of the Eastern Mediterranean Regional Office of the International Pharmaceutical Students’ Federation. He was also the recipient of the LAU’s president academic excellence award on behalf of the school of pharmacy in 2018. Ahmad is currently serving as the Chair of IVPN-AR organizing committee, Leader of IVPN-Journal Club Listserv and an Editor of IVPN-Digest.


Prof. Mohammad Ghattas

B.Pharm, Phd, MRSC, Deputy Dean – Al Ain University of Science & Technology
Prof. Mohammad Ghattas got his pharmacy degree in 2006 when he was only 20 years old and then, in 2011, he got his PhD from The University of Manchester in the field of drug design and discovery. He pursued his academic career in Al Zaytoonah University (Jordan) then in Al Ain University where he got promoted several times to finally become in charge of the college of pharmacy – Abu Dhabi Campus (in 2018). Very recently, he got the highest rank in academia after being successfully promoted from “Associate Professor” to “Full Professor”. Prof. Ghattas has successfully published more than 35 scientific papers and abstracts in widely respected journals and international conferences. Moreover, he has won two research-funding grants (=780,000 AED) along with several prizes (e.g. Distinguished Researcher Award, at AAU), and he is now member in the Royal Society of Chemistry (UK). Beside his academic career, Prof. Ghattas is famously known among his peers and students for his motivational character and his unique style of leadership. Prof. Ghattas is also characterized by his great passion for continues self-development, not only at the professional level but also at the personal and humanitarian levels.


Dr Sirine Shoukair

Clinical Pharmacist at Mercy Health & Voice Co-Host at I-VPN Network
Dr Sirine Shoukair, is a PharmD graduate from the University of Toledo College of Pharmacy, Toledo, Ohio in 2013. Her residency training (PGY 1) at Promedica Toledo Hospital and Toledo Children's inpatient acute care setting. She managed anticoagulation clinic services at the University of Toledo Medical Center, where she developed an ambulatory care clinic run by pharmacists and nurses specialized in Anticoagulation. Currently practicing pharmacy at Mercy Healthy, St Vincent Medical Center Internal Medicine clinical pharmacist. Sirine is also a preceptor for pharmacy residents and students. She is an active member and leader of IVPN-Network. She is the leader for IVPN-Patient Support Listserv, she is Co-host Of IVPN-Voice, and active member of the aesthetic committee. Sirine is passionate about patient care in all pharmacy settings. She has wide experiences in retail, ambulatory care and inpatient acute care settings. Her interests are research, patient education, program development and management, and student's development.


Ms Zeineb Daghfous

Senior Consultant, Michael Page MiddleEast
Zeineb is Senior Consultant at Michael Page Middle East, responsible for the recruitment of all Commercial and Technical positions within the Healthcare and Life Science sectors across the UAE and Northern Gulf. She is a qualified Biochemical Engineer having studied in INSA Toulouse & IAE Paris in France. She has more than five years of work experience in the Healthcare sector, having started her career working for Pierre Fabre Medicament in Tunisia in the quality control laboratory. After this, she joined the Faculty of Medicine of Leipzig in Germany to study a membrane receptor using various biochemical techniques. Prior to joining Michael Page, Zeineb worked for a consulting company, Altran Technologies, where she supported several laboratories (Sanofi, Sanofi Pasteur, GSK, etc.) by providing consulting services especially in the fields of Sales, Manufacturing, Regulatory Affairs, and Medical Affairs.


Ms Lara Haidous

Associate Consultant, Michael Page MiddleEast
Lara graduated from American University of Beirut in 2020 with a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics, after which she joined our Healthcare team as an intern. It didn’t take long her to pick up the skills and very quickly her performance earned her a full time role as Associate Consultant, where she supports Zeineb with end-to-end recruitment of Healthcare roles (Hospitals, Laboratories, Clinics) in UAE & Northern Gulf.



Founder, Square Motion

Vietek Ladislaav is the Founder of Square Motion, a Dubai-based LinkedIn Video Marketing Agency. He is originally from Prague, Czech Republic, and he previously worked as a TV producer and commentator. Since 2012 he has been living and working in Dubai. He is a Certified LinkedInSmart coach, Video marketing expert, and trainer and helps business owners and entrepreneurs use LinkedIn for business growth. He and his team organize seminars, in-house training, and webinars under the umbrella of The main focus of the BeLinkedInSmart movement is to help corporate clients (especially their sales teams) leverage LinkedIn for their sales activities. During the lockdown in 2020, he helped his clients to close deals for more than 100k USD using the LinkedInSmart social selling strategy on LinkedIn. He is a producer and host of one of the most popular LinkedIn podcast: LinkedInSmart Podcast Show that can be found on Apple Podcast, Spotify, and other major audio sites. Square Motion agency produced award-winning LinkedIn videos for clients like DHL, Baker Hughes, Emicool, Serco, HomesRUs, Daiso, and others. Vietek's hobbies include golf, movies, and painting. His mission is to reach 100,000 business owners in 2022 and share the benefits of LinkedIn for business growth with them.


DR Ayesha Almuhairi

Pharmacist at Johnson & Johnson

Pharmacist Ayesha Sultan Al Muhairi holds the position of Scientific Officer and Government Relations of Johnson & Johnson in Dubai since April 2017 Ayesha works with the Department of Government Relations Affairs as a link between Johnson & Johnson and governmental bodies in the Gulf Cooperation Council countries Gulf and Middle East. Johnson & Johnson is represented by three main sectors that is the pharmaceutical sector, the medical and surgical equipment sector and general consumer sector. Ayesha has six years of experience working in the Ministry of Health and Prevention in Dubai in the field of drug control and strategy And worked on the development of the drug control system as a drug system for import and export in 2014. She also worked on a project Ayesha Sultan Al Muhairi received her Bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy from the Higher Colleges of Technology - Dubai Women’s College in 2011. In addition to being the first Emirati to hold a master's degree in pharmaceutical development from Dubai College of Pharmacy for girls in Dubai in 2016.


DR Ohood Abdulkarim

Manager of Innovation Care & Suggestion Section, Dubai Municipality

Ohood AbdulKarim is working in Dubai Municipality (DM) as Manager of Innovation Care and Suggestions Section in the business development sector with over 10 years of experience. She holds Bachelor of Pharmacy from Higher College of Technology, and Master of quality management from the Australian University of Wollongong. She certified as Internal Auditor and trainer from Canadian Global Center for Consulting and Training. She is an active member in the following: 1. Vice-Chairman of the DM Evaluation of Financial suggestion Committee 2. Member in Dubai Future team in Dubai Municipality 3. Member in the Emirates Intellectual Property Leaders Program 4. Member in the Protection of Intellectual Property Rights Committee in DM She accomplished several achievements in the field of innovation, strategy & excellence management, which results in presenting her with 14 awards & recognition certificates. Also she has an intellectual property register by the name virtual innovation lab.


MS Alaa Taj

Senior Counsellor & Head of Visa’s at Education Zone

Alaa Taj is the Senior counselor and Head of Visa's at Education Zone. She is a graduate from Newcastle University in the UK with a Postgraduate Certificate in Career Development. She has been in the Education sector the for the past 7 years, specializing in admission to the UK, USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.


MS Bina Mathews

Executive Master Coach

After more than 20 years of working in and with senior management across sectors, Bina took a leap of faith and set up her Management Consultancy - Bina Mathews Consulting FZE, in order to fulfill her life purpose. As an Executive Master Coach and Communications Consultant, she specialises in strategy, impactful communication, employee engagement, team building, goal setting and action planning. She combines this with NLP and Stakeholder Centered Coaching to produce successful outcomes that are measurable and repeatable. She has an impeccable success record working personally with Entrepreneurs and Executives who want to level up, personally and professionally. She is also Adjunct Faculty for the Master's Degree in Media & Communication, at Manipal University, Dubai Campus. Bina was formerly Head of Internal Communications at du, prior to which she steered the PR team overseeing the Telco’s launch PR and brand building. She has also handled key accounts in International PR Agencies and freelanced for leading dailies in the UAE. Professionally, Bina is a Certified Master Practitioner of Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) & Certified Master NLP Coach. She is also a Certified Transformational Hypnotherapist, a powerful intervention that has provided a new, efficient way to accomplish accelerated behavioral change. Bina is certified with & by the International Coaching Federation, The Association for NLP Professionals and the International Hypnosis Association.


Dr Hayet Zouzou

Pharmacovigilance Country Cluster Lead, Rouch

Hayet Zouzou is currently Pharmacovigilance Country Cluster Lead for EEMEA region at Roche based in Dubai Hayet studied a pre Pharmacy course at Toronto University in Canada and she possess a Master of Pharmacy Degree from Nottingham University in the United Kingdom. Hayet has experience in community Pharmacy (Boots) and in different departments in Barnsley hospital and Cambridge university hospital NHS trust in the UK. This includes Oncology; ICU; Medical information and Pharmacovigilance department…to name a few. She has an experience is Pharmacovigilance, clinical trials, and risk management Hayet possess the genuine drive and commitment to train, lead, set strategies to optimize Pharmacovigilance practice; simplify and improve both the operational and talent development processes and practices, set up a strong communication program, and ensure compliance to local and global regulations. She is eager to work hand in hand with internal stakeholders and external organizations to continue the journey towards boosting Pharmacovigilance knowledge, leading patient centric initiatives and support enabling access to treatments putting the patients in the heart of each success and making a difference to their lives.


DR Ahmed Raghab

Senior Regulatory Affairs Associate Quality Professional

I am a pharmaceutical professional pharmacist; with about 17 years’ experience in Registration & Quality fields, including CTD, NeeS & e-CTD, registration & launching/market access of pharmaceutical products/Cosmetics/MD/OTC/GSL/specialties in diversified regions (MENA, Levant, CIS, African Countries, Gulf Region, Asian Countries (ACTD), APAC & WHO dossiers) according to the guidance of each country. I am dealing with awareness with WHO, ICH, FDA, Eudralex, EMEA, OMCL & ISO 17025 guidelines through real inspection audits from WHO, FDA, EMEA, DNDI, ISO 17025 & others. In addition, I performed GMP audits for API (ICH Q7 guideline) & Packaging manufacturers in China, India & Malaysia; and pre-inspection visits for pharmaceutical finished products companies in UK. I am MBA holder; Certified Six Sigma Green belt (CSSGB) by IQF/USA and passing courses of Total Quality Management (TQM-P) and PMP (PMBOK V.5). I deliver training courses for Regulatory Affairs & Quality fields.


DR Selma Kita

Director of Clinical Operations, MCT CRO

Director of Clinical Operations with more than 16 years’ experience in line, project and operation management. I was involved in more than 150 trials from Phase I to Phase IV for different therapeutic indications, including but not limited to Infectious diseases like SARS-2 COV, rare diseases with an extensive experience in the SCD indication, neurology, …etc. For the past few years, I oversaw clinical operations (projects and programs) in more than 20 countries located in Middle East and Africa: Algeria, Tunisia, Morocco, Egypt, Mali, Ivory Cost, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Oman, Kuwait, Qatar, Jordan, Senegal, Burkina Faso, Gambia, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Ghana, Uganda, Kenya, Nigeria, Mozambique, South Africa and Zimbabwe.


Dr Samia Kanawati

External Affairs and Communications Director, GCC MSD

Samia Kanawati is an experienced and highly respected communications professional in the region, that brings with her more than 15 years diversified experience in Communications, Public Affairs and Regulatory in many therapy areas including rare diseases, HIV, oncology, respiratory, eye care and medical aesthetics among others. She oversees 40 countries in EEMEA as part of her remit in leading Allergan Aesthetics-an AbbVie company internal and external communications efforts across several practices- including public affairs, social and digital communications, public relations, patient advocacy group relationships as well as crisis communications, dealing with a wide range of stakeholders such as health authorities, medical societies and associations. What distinguishes Samia Kanawati is her entrepreneurial mindset and dynamic approach not only in her daily tasks but also on a personal level. When she’s not wearing her communicator hat, Samia is passionate about empowering women to play active roles in their communities and loves to join gala events and be part of public awareness initiatives. Prior to joining Allergan, Samia ran the regulatory and communications functions at Shire Middle East, where she built robust relationships with regional authorities and associations while also advising the company on brand strategies focused on consumer activations. During her tenure she developed a detailed understanding of the legal framework, processes and legislative agendas of regional policy-makers and was influential in communicating Shire’s point of view in the region. Samia graduated from the University of Jordan with a degree in Pharmacy. She holds an Executive MBA from Bradford University, School of Management in the United Kingdom, as well as a diploma in bio pharmacy from The Martin Luther University of Halle Wittenberg, Germany. She is fluent in English, Arabic and French.


Dr Reham Alassily

Associate Director Global Regulatory Affairs, IQVIA

Regulatory Affairs expert with a demonstrated history of working in the Pharmaceutical industry. Played different roles in Middle East region strongly focusing on pharma, consumer health, OTC, nutrition & medical devices. Leading teams in cross-functional projects directly impacting expansion and access of new innovative medicines. Lead task forces in Pharma associations opening dialogue with MOH enforcing regulations. Speaker in Pharma-industry conferences.


Dr. Eman Moussa El-labbad

B.Sc, M.Sc, Ph.D., Director of Student Happiness Center, College of Pharmacy, Gulf Medical University, UAE

Dr. Eman El-labbad joined the Pharmaceutical Sciences Department, College of Pharmacy in 2019. She teaches medicinal chemistry in the PharmD and Master of Science in Drug Discovery and Development programs. Dr. Eman is leading a student support service center “Student Happiness Center “(SHC). She coordinated and launched different student support programs including the mentorship program, “own your future” career counseling program, and “together we rise “student peer learning program last year during the COVID-19 pandemic. On the university level, Dr. Eman is part of the working group in the Center for Humanitarian Education and was recently named the Director of the Center for Interprofessional Education, Research and Practice (IPERP).


Dr. Heba Mohamed

Academic Program Chair-Pharmacy, Faculty of Health Sciences

Dr. Heba is well-rounded associate professor; she is the academic program chair of Pharmacy in higher colleges of technology. She has her PhD, MSc. in pharmaceutical sciences and has PGCert in clinical research. Dr. Heba worked in academia for more than 15 years in different universities and has a strong publication record in international journals in pharmaceutical sciences and pharmacy education fields.


Dr. Emad Adnan

B.Sc Pharmacy, MSc Corporate & Marketing Communications

For more than 16 years, Dr. Emad have been involved with leading pharmaceutical companies in GCC, with extensive and diverse experience in the field of marketing and sales. He is currently acting as a Marketing Manager in Pharmalink with extensive exposure and successful strategic planning and implementation for diversified projects; locally & internationally. Dr Emad have diversified experiences and competencies, like strategic Portfolio Management, Budgeting and Profitability, Brand Management, People Management, Project Management & commercial opportunity assessment. On an academic level, He attained B.Sc. in Pharmacy, postgraduate diploma in Sales & Marketing and master’s degree in Corporate & Marketing Communications. Further to the accredited certifications in training, management, and leadership. With equal importance to career & education, Emad has the sense of social responsibilities through contributing to several volunteering projects with international non-profit organizations.


Dr Darein Hassan

Head of Corporate Affairs at Viatris

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