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CEO EVA Pharma

Riad is a serial entrepreneur that strives to empower the fight for health and well-being as a right. He heads the EVA group, which is one of the leading healthcare organizations in Africa and Middle East (AFME). Riad is an active member in the YPO (Young Presidents Association), YGL (Young Global Leaders), holds the role of Vice-chairman in the Egyptian Industrial Chamber, the role of founder and former president of the Association of Graduates of Business Administration in Harvard and a member of the board in the Egyptian / Hungarian / Ethiopian / Bahraini & Emirati Business councils. Moreover, Riad is the founder of the "T20" foundation, a non-profit that focuses on utilizing the knowledge of highly educated youth to develop people and programs for social and economic improvement.

He gives special attention to biomedical research projects as he made a 21 million grant to be awarded to high-priority basic biomedical research projects with the potential for high scientific impact addressing new concepts and techniques to improve health in 3 fields: Multiple drug Resistance Bacteria, Immunotherapy in Cancer and NASH Non-alcoholic Steatohepatitis.

His experience includes Business Development, Marketing, Production, International Markets, and Project Management. Prior to his current position in Eva Pharma, Riad sets the company strategy, vision, and objectives to achieve the company's profitability.

Armanious's goal is to help patients and physicians across the Middle East and Africa. He wants to make sure that quality generics are accessible throughout this part of the world. He believes that the number of people without access is enormous, yet few companies are working to overcome the hurdles to reach and help these people. He sees the potentiality of making a strong impact in terms of improving access to affordable and high-quality medicine across Africa, and he sees a need to continue to invest with this goal in mind despite any political and economic turmoil."

Riad has a Bachelor of Pharmacy from Cairo University and an MBA degree from Harvard Business School.

Chairman of the Board and Managing director - EIPICO

Over 41 years of experience in pharmaceutical industries, with a number of international, regional and national achievements, having contributed to the advancement of the pharmaceutical sector.

• A rich record of management, planning, implementation and innovation, through a distinguished leadership at various levels and kinds of management up to the highest managerial levels.

• A director renowned for achievements, development and improving the efficiency of a company, to attain optimal performance. This is achieved through a leadership paradigm that adopts team-work, as well as the integration of planned operation and expertise acquired from executive and managerial posts. These are reflected in the profit and market performances of the said organizations.

Technical Conference Speakers

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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. 

Dr. Yaser Dezhkam is a Senior Sales Director in CG Pharma and Biotech in the Laatzen office of CG Group, where he has devoted 90 percent of his practice to develop solid starting material, Ingredients and Excipients for Biopharmaceutical Industry worldwide.

He has extensive experience in Project Management, Global B2B/B2C/Online sales strategies and sourcing strategies for Pharma and Biopharmaceutical Raw Materials.

His recent activities include developing mostly parenteral grade raw materials like: Carbohydrates, Acetates, Phosphates, Vitamins and Amino acids for Global Vaccine Manufacturers.

He has 23 year’s experience in Pharmaceutical Industry, starting from Research in Uterus changes on pre-implantation period to research and development in drug development for hormonal cancers until to being the part of Pharmaceutical projects in Industry.

With being speaker in more than 500 global events, he became a frequent speaker at municipal Pharma and Biopharma events in Europe, Africa, Middle East and Asia.

He lives in Hannover, Germany, is interested in Pop music from different nations, speaking already 6 Languages and in process to learn 2 more and more social activities to support especially orphan children from financial and educational aspects.

Mr. Mohab Eldesouki is currently working with Egypt Otsuka as quality system operation manager since 2016, Egypt OTSUKA is the major manufacturer of LVP in Egypt, it’s an affiliate of OTSUKA PHARMACEUTICAL JAPAN. He was the Quality Control Manager at Arabio (June 2014-May 2016), a bio-pharmaceutical company specialized in vaccine manufacturing. He was mainly responsible for transfer of technology, coordination with contract givers in QC testing, management of resources, acquisition and distribution among sites as well as coordination with the packaging department. Prior to this, he was the Quality Control Manager at Pharmaceutical Solutions Industry (August 1998-June 2014). In this role, he was responsible for GMP auditing, quality management (SAP), as well as laboratory controls. Before this, he was a Quality Control Staff at Gulf Pharmaceutical Industries P.S.C (January 1993-July 1997), where he was responsible for the chemical analysis of raw materials and finished good pharmaceuticals. Mr. Eldesouki has been conducting GMP training across different disciplines including GMP main principles, Quality risk management , Data integrity, CPGP prepration course & others. He is an ASQ certified as Pharmaceutical GMP professional (CPGP)."

Founder & CEO of Platinum Pharma Service

Alfredo Ricci is a mechanical engineer who graduated in 2003 at the Università Politecnica delle Marche.
His over ten-year experience in the field of syringes and oral liquid dispensers helped him to patent 7 devices in the field of syringes, pre-fillable syringes and oral liquid dispensers; other 4 patents are pending.
Thanks to this experience, in the year 2016 he founded Platinum Pharma Service, a company known through its Althena Medical brand.

Managing Director – Mesned Pharma Egypt

Starting as a QC Specialist then Expert gave me hands-on experience about the technical business of pharmaceuticals, followed by other major roles in management, export, and drug registration which provided me the opportunity to understand how grand pharmaceutical companies operate. The international exposure and dealing with both public and private bodies granted me a unique set of expertise in the pharmaceutical business.

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.

Name: Dr. George Nubar Simonian

Dr. Geroge is currently the Dean - Faculty of Design & Creative Arts at Ahram Canadian University following his position as acting Dean at the Faculty of applied Arts at Helwan University. He is also a partner and the quality control manager at Nubar Printing Press, a family business.

Dr. George has also Authored more than 13 books, including the first & only Arabic books about Digital Printing, Inkjet Printing & Printing ISO Standards and was a Member of the Supervision Committee of 41 MSc & 31 PhD research degrees


Onuegbu, Kenneth Chinedu studied Pharmacy at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, graduating in 1991. From the same University in 1998, he added a masters’ degree in Business Administration (Marketing). He went on to study Advanced Management Program (AMP 16) at Lagos Business School.

He is the Founder of Tricare Pharma Nigeria Ltd, and right now the Managing Director/CEO of Xential Pharmaceticals Nigeria Limited, Lagos, Nigeria. Pharm. Ken Onuegbu is currently the National Chairman, Association of Industrial Pharmacists of Nigeria, NAIP, which is a technical arm of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria saddled with the responsibility of taking care of the business interest of Pharmacists in the Industrial sector of the Pharma Industry -importation, manufacturuing, drug distribution, sales and marketing.


Before now , Ken was the Country Manager/CEO of Dafra Pharma Nigeria Limited, a Belgium based multinational with great business interest in Africa. As the Country Manager, he was saddled with the responsibility of formulating the corporate strategy of the organization as well as providing leadership and corporate governance. He has worked and served as a top management staff of companies like Emzor, Maydon Pharma, Roche (Swipha) and ChanMedi-Pharm. He has well over 30 years cognate experience in Pharmaceutical Sales, Administration and Marketing backed with several awards and training both locally and internationally.

Following her study at Westfaelische Wilhelms University in

Muenster/Germany, Fatma Taman has finished her Pharmacy

study at Istanbul University. She has 30 + years of

experience in the pharmaceutical industry, mainly in the

manufacturing, quality and management. She has worked in the

last 20 years as Plant Director, Site Head GM and CTO in national

and multinational pharmaceutical companies in Turkey and in the

MENA region. Since September 2018 Fatma Taman runs her own

consulting company, Taman Associates, and gives consultancy and

trainings to various national and international pharmaceutical companies.

Since Jauary 2022 Taman Associates is a partner of PQE, a global consulting company with his head offices in Italy.

Fatma Taman is an active member of ISPE and since 2005 a

member of the board of the Turkish Affiliate. She served during

2015 -2018 as the Chair of the Turkish Affiliate and also at the

IBOD for the term 2016 – 2018.

For the time being she is still a board member of the Turkish

Affiliate, and active in global committees as the ELT (European

Leadership Team), the RQHC (Regulatory Quality Harmonisation

Committee), and Membership Enhancement Committee. She supports in ISPE Turkey the Emerging Leaders and the Women in Pharma initiative of ISPE in Turkey.

Founder & CEO | LifeBee​

Pharma 4.0™ Steering Committee, International and Foundation Board of Directors | ISPE


With a background in Computer Science, Teresa Minero is the Founder and the CEO of LifeBee, a Consulting and Digital company dedicated to Life Sciences since 2004. She has more than 30 years of experience in managing Innovation projects for Production, Logistics, Quality, Labs, Regulatory and R&D.​

For ISPE she is currently part of the ISPE International Board of Directors and she is involved in the Steering Committee of the Pharma 4.0™ Special Interest Group.​


Quality Manager at ARABCOMED Company. Obtained Bachelor of Pharmacy, Ain Shams University, Master’s Degree in Microbiology, and published scientific paper in African Journal of Microbiology Research, 2016. MBA Holder from AAST, 2011. Certified six sigma green belt and Quality Manager/Organizational excellence from ASQ. Has 17 years of experience in pharmaceutical industry including Biotechnology, QA, and Validation.

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

Rana Malkawi (Drug Directorate Director at JFDA, a regulatory Consultant)

Rana holds a master degree in pharmaceutical quality assurance, With more than 16 years of experience in the field of Regulatory affairs,  both the theoretical knowledge on legislations governing medical products & the understanding of the technicalities involved in regulatory submission .

Also serving as head of clinical studies department for more than 5 years gave her experience in the field of clinical trials operations & GCP guidelines.

Also she was a member of the regulatory team who collaborated in the preparation & review of the “Guidance for Registration of Biosimilars in Jordan” that was published in may/2015, also she is a well-recognized speaker in the field of Biosimilar regulations & requirements, also she has fair knowledge in Intellectual property & public health issues related to pharmaceuticals.


She started her career in the private sector then moved to JFDA in 2008, since then she has held many positions including head of new drugs registration section, head of biological and vaccine registration section,  head of Clinical Studies Department, administrative assistant to director general.

 She chaired and was a member of many technical committees at JFDA and MOH.

Eng. Safwa Al-Musa

Founder of PHARADA for consultation and project management

• 30 years of diversified hands-on experience in pharmaceutical industry covering all areas with focus and in-depth experience in manufacturing, regulatory and quality management

• 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

• Helped several companies facing GMP inspections from different recognized authorities

• Delivered multiple long term as well as short term GMP and GSDP consultations for companies in the region, Jordan, Palestine, Egypt, Kuwait, Algeria, and in south Asia and Africa

• Delivered several public and in-house training in all areas of GMP and GSDP in India, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Eritrea , Egypt ,Thailand

• Led different quality system establishment and implementation in different pharmaceutical facilities

• Led and performed several quality and GMP audits based on global guidelines.

Kingsley Tloubatla

Chairman Black Pharmaceutical Industry Association


And also Executive Chairman of Bliss Holdings which owns a

pharmaceutical company Bliss Pharmaceuticals, Bliss Healthcare and Bliss


He served on the Black Business Council (BBC) – National Council representing

BPIA, through the latter structure was pivotal in the establishment of B4SA

social compact established wit govt, labour and civil society to develop

strategies to combat the Covid 19 pandemic with government.

He’s a founding member and chairman of The Black Pharmaceutical Industry

Association (BPIA) an Association that is comprised of Black Pharmaceutical

Industry players with a transformative agenda of the Pharmaceutical industry.



Raffaella Vaiani

Partner | LifeBee - Digitalizing Life Sciences​

Board of Director Member | ISPE​ Italy Affiliate

With a bachelor’s degree in Electronic Engineer, she has 24 years of experience in consulting and designing digital innovation for Manufacturing, Labs and Quality in Life Science.

She works in LifeBee as Partner and Labs & Consulting Director, with a wide experience of over 100 projects and studies on an international basis.

Member of ISPE Italy Affiliate Board of Director for 3 years to date.

Ph Abdullah Al-Mesned is an expert in Regulatory Affairs in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and serves as the Chairman and the Managing Director of Bana Medical Company -a holding company with subsidiaries in Saudi Arabia- (MPCC, Mesned CRO, CALLAB & Mesned for Health Training). He was the former head of registration department of General Directorate of Medical and Pharmaceutical Licenses and member of the Consultant Committee in Saudi FDA. He was a member of scientific board of pharmacy for more than 8 years and he is a member of the Consultant Committee in the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine and Member in the Medical Committee in Chamber of Commerce in Saudi Arabia. Abdullah is also chosen to be Member in National Committee of Bioethics (NCBE) in King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST), which is the higher committee in KSA controlling all researches in all Hospitals. Abdullah also served for the Ministry of Health, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for 11 years. He holds his expertise in FDA, Pharmaceutical Sales, Market Access, Pricing, Pharmacovigilance, GMP etc. Abdullah holds B.Sc. degree from King Saudi University 1993 and M.Sc. Industrial Pharmacy from King Saud University 2001

Dr.Eng. Ahmed Maher has more than 22 years in the pharmaceutical industry, he was one of the speakers at PharmaConx in Cairo in 2016,2017,2018 and 2021. He is a member of ISPE with ID 1079688/2023 and he is an assistant professor of cleaner production at Ain Shams University, he is an Engineering Consultant at Egyptian Drug Authorities – Licensing Factories (EDA). He was the engineering manager at Alesraa Optima Company for 6 years. He is a pharmaceutical engineering consultant at many companies (Egyptian Holding Company for Drugs, Rotabiogen, Pharco,……...). He has many published articles in the field of pharmaceutical waters. Finally, he is the CEO of the PharmaConsult Egypt office.

Manar A Alas’ad

R&D Director

Holds A Master Of Science In Pharmaceutical Technology From King’s College London In 2010, Beside A Bachelor’s Degree In Pharmacy From Jordan University of Science And Technology In 2006. She Has Over 17 Years Of Experience In The Pharmaceutical Industry In Pharmaceutical Research And Development, Product Development Life Cycle Of Different Dosage Forms, Technology Transfer and Regulatory Life Cycle Of Drug Products During Development, After Commercialization and Export Registration. Was Appointed As A R&D Director At Dar Al-Dawa On 02/01/2023.

PQE Group

Executive Vice President & Partner, CSV/CSA & Data Integrity Advisor

Graduated with a degree in Physics and a PhD in Engineering, Danilo Neri is a Principal Consultant with a demonstrated history of working in the pharmaceuticals industry and certified PDA Auditor in Computer Products Supplier Auditing Process Model since 2003.
Globally recognized as an expert in the fields of Data Integrity Assurance, Computer System Validation and Serialization, as well as PDA Certified Auditor and speaker at international seminars and events dedicated to Computer System Validation. 20+ years of experience in managing multi-site, international projects for MES, ERP and Serialization System Validation.

Member of PQE Group Board and Partner since 2004, he is now the Vice President Executive of the company.

Dr. C.P. Shastry is a Research Pharmacist with post- graduate qualifications in pharmacy and business management.

He has over 35 years experience in international pharma marketing, as a working professional and consultant.

He manages Pharma Synergies, an ‘International Strategic Pharma Business Development Consultancy & Market Research Organization’. Pharma Synergies vision is to facilitate synergies between global & regional pharmaceutical industries for affordable & easy access to healthcare and to disseminate knowledge among the stakeholders of global pharmaceutical industry.

Dr. Shastry makes presentations on strategic topics related to global pharmaceutical industry' in international forums in Asia, Africa, Europe, Middle East, North America, and Russia in Informa & CPhI Events & Business Schools.

Randa Salaheldin

QA operations at Servieer Egypt


Randa has 10 years of experience in the Pharmaceutical field. Fortunate to launch her career path at a reputable multi-national French Pharmaceutical Company, Servier Egypt, where the culture of international exposure is embraced. Currently, leading the QA Operations Division at Servier Egypt and a member of the Global Supply Committee for Servier group. Experienced in the different methodologies of Quality Management Systems, with wide knowledge in techniques of implementation and application in Pharma. Contributed to numerous on-site audits from different foreign Regulatory Authorities as well as International Organizations, such as FDA and WHO.

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