About Us

Middle East Medical Portal (MEMP) Team

Nathan Nagel


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 Ahmed Yasser Soliman


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.

Alyson Smith

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.


ANNA-LISA HASEDŽIĆ – Chief Marketing Officer 

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 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).


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.


BASIT HAIDARI – Head of MEMP 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.


DR DONALD GIBB – Non-Executive Director and Head of OBGY

Dr Gibb is a serial medical entrepreneur, including being the 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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


DR KHALED MOHAMED ALY – Head of Medical Education

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 SOHAIL MANZOOR MD – Head of Pharmaceutical Business Development

Dr Sohail Manzoor, MD, originally taught community medicine at the Aga Khan University Hospital in Karachi 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 bronze medal for the success of the PEGASYS launch. He then worked as Head of Operations for Sanofi Pasteur in Pakistan and relaunched the vaccine business with big success in polio tender. He also worked as senior commercial Director with Ferozsons Labs launched biosimilar with record sales and as distributor of Boston Scientific where he won the Gold Medal in the MENA region and made Sovaldi number one product in Pakistan Pharma. Dr Manzoor extensively travels across the Middle East.