Middle East Medical Portal (MEMP) Team
NATHAN NAGEL – CEO
Mr Nathan Nagel is a serial entrepreneur with 20 years’ experience on the commercial side of medicine. His executive experience includes: CEO at Gamlen Tableting Ltd, Board Adviser at the Mayfair Biohub Ltd, Interim Managing Director of the US liver disease CRO Sanyal Bio LLC, CEO of the Neuroscience Software R&D start-up Brain-e-Games Ltd, interim CEO of the neuroscience biotechnology company Neuro-Bio Ltd and CEO of the market research company Oncology Pharma Ltd. In parallel to leading Oncology Pharma Ltd Nathan was managing partner of LifeScience Ventures Ltd, a UK consulting company. Prior to leading companies Nathan worked for Bayer Diagnostics and Takeda Pharmaceuticals, where he started his career. Nathan lives in London, Dubai and extensively travels across the Middle East.
DR JULIAN STONE – Non-Executive Director and Head of Digital Health
Dr Julian Stone is a healthcare executive and serves on the board of several medical technology businesses. He has 30 years’ commercial experience with 20 years in medical technology, software, hardware, big data, and analytics. Dr Stone has led teams in both SME’S and multibillion-dollar corporates and has invested and mentored a wide variety of medical technology businesses. He holds a DBA and MBA. Dr Stone extensively travels across the Middle East.
MR NICK CLAXTON – Non-Executive Director and Head of Distributor Management
Nick Claxton is a globally experienced commercial leader within the life sciences, biotech, and medical market sectors. His last 4 years have been working in the Middle East successfully establishing distributor networks. Mr Claxton has led teams within large blue-chip international organisations such as Becton Dickinson, Roche and Olympus, and SMEs. Mr Claxton has successfully managed mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures and has deep experience in change management after corporate transitions. Having had responsibility for the commercial part of the organisations, he has also directed technical and scientific teams due to his scientific background. Mr Claxton is Harvard University educated.
DR AHMED YASSER SOLIMAN – Head of MEMP Egypt
Dr Soliman is a strategic visionary healthcare leader with over 30 years’ experience in Egypt and the Gulf region. He has led and participated in multinational teams in the operation and management of more than 5 highly qualified JCI accredited hospitals in the region. Dr Soliman was the corporate CMO of Alameda HC group in Egypt inclusive of As-Salam International Hospital and Dar Al Foad Hospital; CEO of Topmed Egypt, the strategic arm of the Saudi German Hospitals Group in Egypt; CEO Rafea Hospital, KSA and Deputy CEO of Saad Specialist Hospital, KSA. In addition to passing through most of the senior hospital managerial posts in Aramco MDFD and Al Mana General Hospitals Group in KSA. Dr Soliman is a Consultant Surgeon and MBA qualified from Aberdeen University. He is a well-known Professor, International Healthcare Management affiliated with the Academy of Leadership Science Switzerland, and a number of other Leadership institutes in Egypt with a major interest in Emotional Intelligence, Artificial Intelligence, Strategic Thinking, Healthcare IT Solutions, and Leadership
ALISON MAGNALL – Head of Medical Device Regulatory and Government Relations
Mrs Alison Magnall trained and worked in the NHS for over 25 years in General, Paediatric, and Community Nursing roles as well as in Clinical Governance and Strategic positions. Alison is currently an associate lecturer at Murdoch University Dubai teaching Bioethics and Law for healthcare in the postgraduate programme. She has kept in touch with her NHS roots through regular work in the UK, most recently in Adult Social Care and regulatory compliance. Her career in the UAE spans ten years achieving success in regulatory entities in Abu Dhabi and Dubai and with an Emergency Services operator, her main focus has been on Legislation, Regulation, Accreditation, Governance, Compliance and Policy. Alison also has a degree in English Language and Literature from Oxford University.
DR ASAWARI BAPAT – Head of Medical Licensing, Regulatory, and Government Relations
Dr Asawari Bapat (Aasa) is the Director of Quality and Regulatory Affairs, at Infohealth FZE, based in Dubai and US; a Global Consultant for medical labs and cellular therapies for excellence in quality, regulatory compliance, accreditations and certifications; International Ambassador, AABB (American Association of Blood Banks) for cellular therapies in the Middle East; Advisor to the Parents Guide to Cord Blood foundation; Ex-chair for laying down Cord Blood banking regulations in India associated with DCGI, ICMR India. Dr Bapat qualifications include M.B.B.S, D.P.B (CPS, Clinical Pathology), P.G.D.H.H.M (Hospital and Healthcare Management).
BASIT HAIDARI – Government Relations Director in Saudi Arabia
Mr Haidari has 15 years commercial experience in different Global organisations, such as Bupa and Harley Street Clinics, in a broad range of projects such as protein aggregation in Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease to digital bio sensor for the compliance of medication. Mr Haidari expertise are in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia government and authority relations, medical market research and brokering high-level meetings. Mr Haidari holds a BSc Hons in Human and Medical Sciences, PG Public Health Cert from Imperial College, London, and MBA in Healthcare.
MR IBRAHIM SEDDIK – MENA Business Development Director
Mr Seddik has 34 years’ experience in the sectors of Ethical Pharmaceuticals, Branded Generics, OTC and Pharmaceutical Manufacturing working for multi nationals across the MENA region. His career includes working in Strategic Planning for Saudi Holding Group with Multi Diversified Divisions, MENA Regional Director for Lupin Ltd-India, Ass. CEO of Riyadh Pharma-Saudi Arabia, BD Manager of Novopharm Canada and BD Manager at GSK, Sales and Marketing Manager Saudi & Gulf of Novopharm and Commercial & Regulatory Affairs Manager for Saudi Distributor. Mr Seddik is widely connected across the MENA region and is experienced in leading Merge & Acquisition Projects’ Initiatives across the MENA region. Mr Seddik holds a Pharmacy Degree from Alexandria University Egypt and Diploma in Business Administration
DR KHALED MOHAMED ALY – Head of Medcal Education
Dr Khaled is an experienced ICU/Anesthesia Physician and specialist Emergency Medicine. He holds a range of qualifications including MBBCH; M.SC. Medicine – Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University, Egypt. ACLS -EP; ATLS-SL (South Africa) Critical Care Course program – USA Disastrous Medicine; STEMI-certificate AHA Hospital Management and Infection Control Diplomas – Cairo University; Postgraduate Master Degree; research on musculoskeletal complications of long-term hemodialysis patients at the Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University; Critical Care Course / Emergency Medical courses at Harvard University. He has worked as a Medical and Emergency Specialist around the world including Cote d’Ivoire, Gabon, Eritrea, Malaysia, and Egypt. Dr Khaled is the author of the Critical Care Professional Handbook and the Critical Care Therapeutics Handbook.
DR SOHAIL MANZOOR MD – Senior Business Development
Dr Sohail Manzoor, MD, originally taught community medicine and has a passion for medical education. Early in his medical career, he moved to the Pharmaceutical industry where he started with Roche as Medical Advisor. Dr Manzoor achieved success to become the Head of Biotech and launched a complete range of biological products and won a bronze medal for the success of the PEGASYS launch. He then worked as regional Head of Operations for Sanofi Pasteur and relaunched the vaccine business with big success in polio tender. He also worked as a senior commercial Director with Ferozsons Labs launched biosimilar with record sales and as a distributor of Boston Scientific where he won the Gold Medal in the MENA region. Dr Manzoor extensively travels across the Middle East.
DR WESSAM MOUSA – Senior Business Development Manager
Wessam is a senior pharmaceutical expert with over 22-years of regional experience within multinational companies. She has strong expertise in sales and marketing; market access; pricing and reimbursement; business planning, forecasting, brand planning, and product launch. Wessame also has experience in Public Affairs and corporate communications. Wessam has previously worked in Eli Lilly, Schering Plough, Merk, Sharpe and Dhome (MSD), and more recently in Takeda Pharmaceuticals. She also has UAE and GCC local healthcare experience having worked in a leading UAE healthcare distributor.
DR JANE DARAKJIAN – HEAD OF NUTRITION AND DIETETICS
Graduated pre-medicine BS degree from LAU (Lebanese American University which is affiliated with The States University of New York. Obtained her (PhD) in Human Nutrition and Dietetics from medical University. Further she advanced in Functional nutrition and exercise therapist. Over 16 years as Head of the Clinical dietician Department covering: oncology, dyslipidemia, metabolic syndrome, chronic conditions, diabetes and much more.
DR HINA NAVEED – MEDICAL MANAGER
Dr Hina Naveed’s career history includes working at Saifee Hospital as the Hospital Pharmacist, Medistar Medical as Senior Pharmacist and as a Pharmacist in Al-Qemma Pharmacy. She has worked on the commercial side for many SMEs across the UAE and is an accomplished speaker and medical writer. Dr Naveed also writes medical articles, speaks at events, undertakes market research, and medical strategy writing and coordinates round table meetings. She holds a Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm-D) focused in medicine from Jinnah University. Dr Naveed lives in the UAE.
MR ASHRAF ABDELGHANY – MEDICAL MANAGER
Ashraf Abdelghany is in his last year of medical trainig at the Al-Azhar University School of Medicine, Egypt. Ashraf served as a Chairman and the Outreach Coordinator at the Egyptian Association of American Medical Training and Research (EAMTAR). He has worked in research at the Spanish National Cancer Research Center (CNIO) in Madrid. Additionally, he is affiliated with Health Security Partners (HSP) in Washington, DC where he finished a health security futures fellowship in May 2018. In June 2018, he was selected by the AAAS Center for Science Diplomacy as one of 28 future science diplomats from all over the world. Ashraf lives in Egypt.
ELISE IMISON – ONLINE OPERATIONS MANAGER
Elise manages all the medical and scientific aspects of the medical portal, manages all the back-office due diligence and supports the CEO. Elise career experience has both been in scientific and digital roles in SME agencies. She also has experience conducting both neurological research and forensic research for the Scottish Police Authority. Elise holds a BSc in Psychology, Forensics and Biology.
ALYSON SMITH – MEDICAL MANAGER
Alyson has over 40 years medical experience with 38 years in the NHS as a nurse and 2 years in medical market research. She has worked across most medical and surgical areas and possess a wide medical knowledge.
SIHAM ESSAM – OFFICE ADMIN
27 years experience working in both the Middle East and the UK. Siham speaks multiple languages and works as a support to the CEO.