DR. ASMA AWAD
She is deeply committed to utilizing her expertise and collaborating with various stakeholders to champion the field of regulatory science and to drive positive change in the healthcare ecosystem to ensure patients have access to safe and innovative products.
In her current position, she collaborates closely with various external stakeholders, including the World Health Organization (WHO), the Global Harmonization Working Party (GHWP), the Medical Device Regulatory Capacity Building (MDRC) project team, Mecomed, and national regulatory authorities.
Together, they drive the convergence, reliance, and adoption of international best practices, ultimately accelerating patient access to innovative healthcare products. Through these efforts, they aim to improve patient health outcomes and alleviate the burden on the healthcare ecosystem.
Her area of expertise is in medical devices and in vitro diagnostics (IVDs), with a specific focus on regulatory policy and capacity building for regulatory professionals.
Prior to her current role, she served as the Regional Regulatory Affairs Manager for the Middle East and Africa, leading significant projects such as MDR/IVDR and Brexit. In this position, she ensured compliance with regulatory requirements and provided strategic guidance to cross-functional teams to bring innovative products to market.