Ms. Shaimaa Salah

Position: Regulatory Affairs Associate Director North Africa & Middle East Clusters - Alcon
Categories: MedDev Speakers 2023

Presently, Ms. Shaimaa Salah occupies the role of Associate Director for the Middle East & North Africa Clusters at Alcon. Armed with an extensive background exceeding 15 years in the field of regulatory affairs, Ms. Salah’s professional trajectory spans both the private and governmental sectors, with a focused dedication to generics and innovative products within local and regional contexts.

Her expertise extends across the pharmaceutical and medical device landscape, with specific proficiencies encompassing regulatory compliance, supply chain management, pricing strategies, and market access. Possessing remarkable interpersonal capabilities, including adeptness in presentation, communication, and analytical thinking, Ms. Salah showcases an innate creative flair and a steadfast commitment to continuous learning and innovative practices. Problem-solving is a hallmark skill, complemented by her adeptness in conducting skillful negotiations and cultivating positive relationships with Local Health Authorities. Her journey in the realm of regulatory affairs commenced with a role as a regulator in the Ministry of Health in Egypt, subsequently advancing to lead the planning and importation department within the Egyptian drug authority (EDA).

Having completed her education at the Faculty of Pharmacy at Cairo University, Ms. Salah pursued further academic achievements, obtaining an MBA with a specialization in supply chain management from AAST. Notably, she recently secured certification as a lean six sigma green belt. In her current capacity, Ms. Salah shoulders the responsibility of formulating meticulous regulatory strategies, pivotal in guiding the introduction of new products, facilitating geographical expansion, overseeing licensing procedures, and adeptly managing potential regulatory risks to ensure a steadfast commitment to compliance.