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 DONALD GIBB – Non-Executive Director
Dr Gibb is a serial medical entrepreneur, including being owner of The Birth Company and sits on multiple medical company boards. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, a member of the Royal College of Physicians, and a member of the Expert Witness Institute. Dr Gibb has traveled and worked globally.
DR JULIAN STONE – Non-Executive Director
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.
ANNA-LISA HASEDŽIĆ – Chief Marketing Officer (CMO)
Mrs Anna-Lisa Hasedžić has twenty years’ marketing and communications experience working within a variety of sectors including finance and IT. She is a multifaceted creative individual skilled in digital and print communications. Anna-Lisa holds qualifications from the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) and a Bachelor of Science (Hons) degree.
DR HINA NAVEED – Medical Liaison 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.
EMMA LAMPLOUGH – Medical Liaison Manager
Mrs Emma Lamplough is an accomplished medical professional with 15 years’ experience, including 10 years as an Operating Department Practitioner (ODP) working within the NHS and private sector, across the UK and Middle East. Having diverse experience across multiple specialities, including anaesthesia, major general surgery, bariatrics, orthopaedics, plastics, ENT, gynaecology, urology, paediatrics, and chronic pain. Emma has a driven passion for providing quality care to patients, and the leadership skills to inspire others to achieve a greater standard of care. She has been involved in various charity work and has undertaken numerous vocational and self-directed training programs. Emma lives in Dubai.
ASHRAF ABDELGHANY – Medical Liaison Manager
Mr Ashraf Abdelghany is affiliated with 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.
DR KHALED MOHAMED ALY – Head of CME
Dr Khaled has a broad experience in medicine, including working worldwide as a medical and emergency specialist. He has the following qualifications and accreditations: MBBCH; M.Sc; ACLS -EP; ATLS-SL; Critical care course program-USA Disastrous medicine; Postgraduate master degree; research on musculoskeletal complications of long-term haemodialysis patients; Critical care course/emergency medical courses at Harvard University. Dr Khaled lives in Egypt.
DR ASAWARI BAPAT – Head of Medical, Regulatory, and Licensing
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 – Country Head – 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.
ALISON MAGNALL – Government and Regulatory Affairs Advisor
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. 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 at Oxford University and has a passion for first class medical writing, training and education activities and supporting best quality Global healthcare provision.
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. She has appeared in various media channels such as newspapers and Talk Shows at various local and foreign media stations & channels and the American University of Dubai, the UAE University and at various UAE schools. She has treated VIP and public figures of various nationalities, including ambassadors, military league, women league personnel and governmental sectors. She has often been an International speaker at many GCC, European, Asian and USA conferences including The Doctor’s program in Hollywood, California. Her mission is to inspire, spread and accelerate powerful health improvement strategies in many communities at MENA region.
ALYSON SMITH – Senior Appointments Recruiter
Mrs Alyson Smith spent over 40 years in the NHS where she held a variety of nursing positions in both primary and secondary care across a wide range of medical disciplines. Since leaving the NHS she has worked in medical market research, medical writing, and recruitment. Alyson has excellent people skills and a strong understanding of medical roles. She holds qualifications in nursing and a BSc in Biology. Alyson lives in Kuwait.