Position: Regional Head of Clinical Operations, MENA - IQIVIA
Categories: RA Speakers 2023

Dr. Sahar Ebrahim is a seasoned Public Health Physician with over 28 years of experience in the biopharmaceutical industry. She obtained her medical degree from Alexandria University and has since dedicated her career to clinical research. Currently serving as the Regional Head of Clinical Operations for the MENA region, Sahar is based in Egypt.

For the past 17 years, Dr. Sahar has been an invaluable member of Quintiles/IQVIA, where she has made significant contributions to the field. Her expertise extends across various regions, including Egypt, Levant, Gulf countries, and North Africa. As a certified Good Clinical Practice (GCP) trainer, Sahar has trained numerous professionals in the industry.

Throughout her career, Dr. Sahar has been involved in over 750 clinical trials, spanning phases I to IV, and has successfully recruited more than 55,000 subjects across 250 sites. She has collaborated closely with regulatory agencies in Arabic-speaking Middle Eastern and North African countries, conducting landscape assessments and benchmarking against more mature markets. Sahar has also organized regulatory workshops to share best practices and develop transformation roadmaps.

With an impressive track record, Sahar has conducted 80 site audits, 12 system audits, and 18 regulatory inspections. Additionally, she has played a pivotal role in streamlining business processes through strategic partnerships. Sahar’s contributions have been instrumental in supporting the expansion of a Prime and partner sites Network in the Middle East.

With her wealth of experience and deep understanding of the biopharmaceutical industry, Dr. Sahar Ebrahim continues to make significant strides in advancing clinical research and healthcare outcomes across the MENA region.