DR. RANIA SOLIMAN
Dr. Rania obtained her bachelor’s degree in pharmaceutical sciences from the Faculty of Pharmacy at Cairo University in 2005. During her undergraduate studies, she engaged in part-time work and summer internships at various pharmaceutical firms, factories, and pharmacies. Following her graduation, she fulfilled her mandatory government service with distinction, serving as a Validation Specialist from July 2006 to March 2007 and later as a Quality Auditor from March 2007 to March 2009.
Her journey continued in 2009 when she transitioned to the Central Administration of Pharmaceutical Affairs (CAPA). This organization, a pivotal entity under the Egyptian Ministry of Health, oversees a wide array of regulatory functions, including registration, pricing, inspection, importation, and licensing of all medical products. Dr. Rania commenced her role as a Medical Device Custom Release Specialist, with responsibilities that encompassed evaluating importation approvals, liaising with global notified bodies for quality verification, and collaborating with other departments to update importation guidelines.
Impressed by her organizational prowess, fluency in English, and remarkable presentation skills, her immediate supervisor recognized her talents. As a result, she was entrusted with the role of Rapporteur for the Specialized Committee on Importing Supplies and Medical Devices, as well as the responsibility of overseeing various scientific committees.
In her present capacity, Dr. Rania’s responsibilities are wide-ranging and crucial. She meticulously examines applications for import approvals, establishes trading regulations, approves importation plans, and leads specialized scientific committees. Her role involves interactions with high-level officials, including CAPA’s Director and the Assistant to the Minister of Health for Pharmaceutical Affairs, where she contributes to policy updates and registration rules for medical devices. Collaborating with the medical device pharmacovigilance department, she ensures post-marketing safety and efficacy through surveys and clinical questionnaires.
Dr. Rania’s achievements extend beyond the workplace. She has been selected to contribute to the formulation of Egyptian guidelines for medical devices, as well as to participate in the development of clinical trials protocols. Her dedication led her to represent her workplace in international events, such as the Arab Transfusion Medical Course and the First Arab Conference for Food, Drug, and Medical Devices.
Evidently, Dr. Rania is deeply committed to advancing healthcare policies. Her engagements with governmental bodies, parliament members, and international organizations like WHO demonstrate her role in shaping rules and regulations for medical device registration in Egypt. Notably, she anticipated a critical shortage of medical devices following currency devaluation and advocated for emergency measures to mitigate potential health crises.
Her pursuit of continuous improvement is evident through her participation in various programs, including Project Management, International Visitor Leadership, Total Quality Management, and ISO standards for medical devices. Now, in her mid-thirties, Dr. Rania holds a senior leadership position at CAPA, where she adeptly navigates her dual roles in pharmaceutical and civil service functions.
Outside of her professional commitments, Dr. Rania’s humanitarian spirit shines through her involvement in charity and social affairs. She dedicates her time and resources to support those in need and works passionately to empower women—an endeavor she holds close to her heart.