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Hanaa El Sadat is the Chairwoman of the Board of Trustees of the Yasmine El-Samra Charitable Foundation. Mrs. Elsadat is also a member at the Executive Board Committee in Debra-international from 2022 till 2024. She is EBWB Ambassador - Epidermolysis bullosa without borders, and Inner Wheel member of D95 Egypt and Jordan (Web Master 2021/2022 and Board Member). She is a Rotary member of D 2451 - Egypt and member of the Executive Council (Treasurer 2022 to 2024), and the Executive Director of Al-Hayat Eye Center in Dokki and member of the Board of Directors.

Heba El Shabrawy is the HR Director of AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals, the fastest growing multinational in the Pharma industry. Having 22 years of experience, Heba started her career with Maersk, where she rotated in different roles including Marketing, Business Development, Operations, & Sales Management, her passion for People Development, Culture Transformation, & Change Management then moved her to lead the HR function- leaving Maersk as the General Manager for Human Resources & Process Excellence for Egypt Cluster. She started her journey with AstraZeneca in 2014, during which she has led other functions together with HR including Communications, Events management, & SHE.

Director at Agon

Yara is a passionate and enthusiastic consultant with 19 years of experience. She has an extensive background in all topics related to cGMP, GSDP and Quality Management systems.

She has an analytical and a conceptual thinking skill which enables her to effectively partner with senior managers to assess companies’ current statuses, facilitate brainstorming for strategic decisions, and drive successful implementations.

Yara’s ability to assess complex situations and identify appropriate and innovative solutions underscores her ability to gain meaningful insight and follow up with thorough analysis. 

Eng. Safwa Al-Musa is the Founder of PHARADA for consultation and project management. She has 30 years of diversified hands-on experience in the pharmaceutical industry, covering all areas with focus and in-depth experience in manufacturing, regulatory and quality management. She is a prominent Trainer and consultant of quality, regulatory and strategy related topics with many trainings and consultations provided in Jordan, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Egypt, Sudan, Eritrea, India, and Thailand. Eng. Safwa helped several companies facing GMP inspections from different recognized authorities, and delivered multiple long term as well as short term GMP and GSDP consultations.

Dr. Lina Barakat is the Deputy Director General for Technical Affairs at Jerusalem Pharma.Dr. Lina has over 30 years of experience in industrial pharmacy. She is currently Deputy General Manager for Technical Affairs at Jerusalem Pharmaceuticals Group, as well as a member of the Group’s Board of Directors.She holds a BSc in Pharmacy from the University of Jordan, MA in Contemporary Arabic Studies from Birzeit University, MSc Industrial Pharmacy from The University of Manchester and MSc Arabic-English Translation from Heriot-Watt University. She serves and has served on the board of directors of several cultural institutions.


Prof Dr. Amal Amin, founding Chair of WISWB. The first Egyptian young scientist who attended world economic forum-Summer (WEF) DAVOS 2009 and 2010-China based on the initiative of IAP to empower the young scientists worldwide. She attended and co-organized the founding workshop of global young academy (GYA) in Berlin (2010) to become one of the few active founders of GYA and its executive committee member for the following three years after foundation (GYA; 2010-2013). She was also founding group leader of women in science (WIS).

Heba El Enna

P a r t n e r a t L O G I C C o n s u l t i n g & P h a r m a I n d u s t r y H e a d

Heba is a Strategy & Management consultant with 20 years of experience in UNLOCKING company’s potential. Heba has more than 100 clients in her portfolio in pivotal sectors such as Pharmaceuticals, Healthcare, Automotive, Education & Retail. Throughout her tenure in LOGIC, Heba focuses on Transformation & Strategy projects that link to direct business results anchoring on providing implementation support to clients who need it

Nahla Mokhtar is L'Oreal Egypt’s Corporate Affairs & Sustainability Director, who has over 16 years of extensive experience in the fields of Public Relations (PR), Communications, as well as Sustainable Development. Through her praiseworthy career path, Mokhtar was able to launch various initiatives to support and empower women, youth, and people with special needs. In fact, Mokhtar was able to develop L'Oreal Egypt's environmental footprint, at large, through mandating internal practices and formulating community initiatives. 

Mariam Alyousef is a QA in process Supervisor at Baxter Company Limited with a decade of experience in Quality Assurance. Mariam is a pharmacist with MBA degree started her passion as Quality officer passing through different pharmaceutical manufacturing sectors until she became a QA supervisor.

Professor Nadia Hamdy is the Head of the Advanced Biochemistry Research Lab (ABRL), Faculty of Pharmacy, Ain Shams University and “Cancer Pharmacogenomics Research Group” director. She is a member of several finished and ongoing international and national projects funded by Erasmus +, PRIMA, ASRT, STDF. Professor Nadia earned the International Wendy Havran Honorary Mention Certificate Award in February 2023 and “Paola Sassone-Corsi” Top Presenter Award & Certificate in February 2021 at the Beyond Science Initiative International, Science and Society. She is Awarded by ASU for first Best Scientific Project Research Topic 2021.


Nareman Khattab is the General Manager & HR Consultant at Resources One. A multi-skilled Entrepreneur, Corporate Director, and HR Professional Consultant with over 19 years of diversified HR experience, a Chief People Officer or HR Consultant who can utilize her extensive experience and skills to contribute towards the growth and success of the organization. With a proven track record of implementing effective HR strategies and managing large teams, She is confident in her ability to drive business operations forward and achieve organizational objectives.

Cathie Halim is a pharmacist, and the Founder of SPActacular. Cathie is a pharmacist with extreme passion and outstanding experience in laboratory work; she acquired paramount pharmaceutical experience.

working at the National Research Center, specialized at the Department of Chemistry of Natural Products, which consequently sparked the idea of founding SPActacular; an Egyptian natural sustainable skincare products and spa accessories brand iconically exemplifying the concept of “SPA at home”

Women Empowerment Partner