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Dr. Judy Coates

Position: Senior Manager Regulatory Affairs, Government Affairs and Value & Access, at Amgen - South Africa
Categories: Advisory Board 2022

Judy has been in the pharmaceutical industry for eighteen years, initially specializing in research and development, progressing into investment; thereafter Government and Regulatory Affairs, and most recently Value and Access.

Her career began with joining Mintek in 2003 after obtaining her PhD in Organic Chemistry at the University of Johannesburg (RAU). Judy started her research career in a secondment to University of Witwatersrand. During this time Judy went on a research visit to Heidelberg, Germany.  Shortly after her return to South Africa she began heading up the Mintek AuTEK Biomedical Programme, along with taking on an honorary position at the University of Witwatersrand.  At the end of 2012 Judy joined the Technology Innovation Agency (TIA), an entity of the Department of Science and Innovation (DSI), in Pretoria as the General Manager: Health.

She was responsible for the oversight and leadership of the TIA Health sector team, the development and implementation of the Health sector strategy, the management and growth of the Health investment portfolio and the management of various stakeholder relationships throughout South Africa. Following TIA Judy moved to the Innovative Pharmaceutical Association South Africa (IPASA) in 2015.

Here Judy was responsible for monitoring trends, issues, problems, opportunities, and activities in the healthcare environment, with a specific focus on Scientific, Regulatory and Government Affairs.  In 2018 Judy left IPASA to pursue private consulting.  During this time Judy was head hunted into the role of Executive Director for the Southern Gauteng Branch of the Pharmaceutical Society of South Africa (PSSA SG).  During her time at PSSA SG Judy was responsible for oversight of matters related to the Pharmacy Profession within the Branch, managing a conferencing facility associated with PSSA SG, and oversight of two investment companies.

At the end of 2019 Judy moved to Amgen South Africa as the Senior Manager for Regulatory and Government Affairs.  Early 2020 Judy’s role was expanded to include Value and Access.  In her role at Amgen Judy is responsible for the registration and life cycle manage of the Amgen South Africa product pipeline and portfolio, all matters related to Government Affairs, and enabling and ensuring value and enable access to existing and pipeline drugs.  In Judy’s role she participates in various local industry for a, and in many cases holds the seat of Chair / Vice-Chair. Over Judy’s career she has engaged across multiple sectors including academia, government, and the private sector.

Dr. Judy Coates

Senior Manager Regulatory Affairs, Government Affairs and Value & Access, at Amgen - South Africa

MS. WILLEMIJN VAN DER SPUIJ

Position: Executive Director Europe in the Worldwide Patient Safety Organization at Bristol Myers Squibb
Categories: Advisory Board 2022

Willemijn van der Spuij is Executive Director Europe in the WorldWide Patient Safety Organization in Bristol Myers Squibb. She is responsible for Patient Safety in the EU markets, Balkans and Baltics.

Prior to this role she was responsible for EU markets, PV Intelligence & International Operations including the PSMF as well as Training and Outsourcing activities.

Willemijn holds a Nursing Degree from the Netherlands, a BA (Hons) in Sociology from Goldsmiths college, University of London, UK and an MSc in Pharmacovigilance from the University of Hertfordshire, UK.

She is a member of the EFPIA Pharmacovigilance Expert Working Group and Chair of the EFPIA International Pharmacovigilance Group. Willemijn is also involved in external PSMF activities and Clinical Trial (PV) activities. She started her career in industry in Quintiles in Clinical Research and moved to Pharmacovigilance in Bristol Myers Squibb in 2003.

Willemijn lives in Switzerland with her husband and son.

MS. WILLEMIJN VAN DER SPUIJ

Executive Director Europe in the Worldwide Patient Safety Organization at Bristol Myers Squibb

DR. JAYESH M. PANDIT

Position: PHARMACOVIGILANCE COUNTRY HEAD FOR BAYER (PHARMACEUTICALS) IN EAST AFRICA, BASED IN KENYA
Categories: Advisory Board 2022

Dr. Jayesh M. Pandit is the Pharmacovigilance Country Head for Bayer (Pharmaceuticals) in East Africa, based in Kenya, and coordinates pharmacovigilance activities across 33 countries in Sub-Sahara Africa Region. Previously, he was the Head of the Medicines Information and Pharmacovigilance Division at the Pharmacy and Poisons Board- Kenya’s National Medicines Regulatory Authority, where he served for 10 years and developed the National system to ensure the quality, safety, and efficacy of medicines used in Kenya.

Jayesh has also served as the Secretary to the Expert Committee on Clinical Trials, has been a member of the Africa Vaccines Regulatory Forum (AVAREF), of various public health program- technical working groups as well as WHO’s team of consultants on Pharmacovigilance in Africa (Pharmacovigilante-Sans-Frontier). Currently Jayesh is an active member of the Pharmaceutical Society of Kenya (PSK), International Society of Pharmacovigilance (ISoP) and its Africa chapter, the Kenyan Association of Pharmaceutical Industries (KAPI), among other professional groups. At KAPI Jayesh also Chairs the Pharmacovigilance and Medical Affairs Committee.

Jayesh holds a Master degree in Pharmacy Practice [Clinical Pharmacy] and in his 18+ years of Pharmacovigilance experience, he collaborates extensively with colleagues both in the developing and developed countries, the Uppsala Monitoring Centre (UMC) and the World Health Organization (WHO).

At Bayer, Jayesh has special interest in enhancing the concept of Pharmacovigilance across the East, West-Central Africa countries he serves- through greater advocacy by adopting unique training and sensitization methods for his teams and the various in-country PV-related staff. Globally, Jayesh strives to live up to his vision for greater patient safety with a stronger, yet compliant, Industry-Regulatory-Patient collaboration.

DR. JAYESH M. PANDIT

PHARMACOVIGILANCE COUNTRY HEAD FOR BAYER (PHARMACEUTICALS) IN EAST AFRICA, BASED IN KENYA

DR. AHMED HEGAZY

Position: Managing Director PVigilant
Categories: Advisory Board 2022

Dr. Ahmed Hegazy is a Physician by education and holds a Master’s degree in Pharmaceutical Medicine

(First Class Honor), Mini MBA, Medical Quality Management Diploma and Hospital Management Diploma.

  • He holds certificates on programs or courses from:
    • The George Washington University, USA
    • Columbia University, USA
    • Royal College of Physicians, UK
    • Hibernia College, Ireland
    • Uppsala Monitoring Center, WHO
  • He attended many trainings in leadership, strategic thinking, decision-making, brand planning, building efficient teams, high performance, accountability, communication skills, and persuasion and selling skills.
  • Moreover, He attended courses in Outcome Research and Health Economics, Drug discovery and development, Medical Ethics, Biostatistics, Research Methodology, Regulatory Affairs, Medical Affairs, and Pharmacovigilance.
  • Ahmed had been trained on ISO 9001-2015 Quality Lead Auditor Certification and Lean and Six Sigma Greenbelt Holder.

Dr. Ahmed received various awards and recognitions in innovation (Upjohn Award), achievements and others.

  • He has scientific publications in international journals.
  • Advisory Board, Committee member or member to International Scientific Journals, Associations and Conferences.
  • He is a member of Emirates Medical Association
  • He is a member of Emirates Health Economics Society
  • He is a member of the ISoP society and was a committee member of the ISoP Middle East Chapter.
  • He was invited as a speaker for hundreds of local, regional, international events and on TV as well as various online programs.
  • He attended numerous (~100s) conferences and events.

He owns more than 25 years of wealthy experience in Pharmaceutical Industry in different regions and

functions (sales, training, medical, marketing and PV).

  • He is an Expert in the Medical Affairs as he worked for 11 years in various positions in the Medical Affairs (Sr. Manager, Regional Manager and Head) in which he got experience in all MA roles, clinical research, governance, compliance, quality. He possesses strong medical knowledge in various therapeutic areas and many products’ portfolios. Currently, he conducts medical development programs.
  • He was holding a position of Head of Global Patient Safety for Africa, Middle East, Turkey, Russia & CIS countries (82 countries) for 7 years in Merck in which he was managing more than 16 subordinates based in 8 different countries.

Currently he is a:

  • Consultant for Medical Affairs, and Pharmacovigilance for Global, Regional and Local companies.
  • Senior Auditor for an international EU-based firm.
  • Speaker, Lecturer and Trainer for some colleges, companies, and health authorities.

DR. AHMED HEGAZY

Managing Director PVigilant

DR. FLORAH MATLALA

Position: Head of Pharmacovigilance Unit of South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA)
Categories: PV Speakers 2022

Florah is a pharmacist by profession currently heading the pharmacovigilance unit of South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA). She holds BPharm and master’s in pharmacy with specialisation in Pharmacovigilance & Pharmacoepidemiology. She joined SAHPRA in 2011 as Medicine Registration Officer in the Pharmaceutical & Analytical Directorate and later Head the Vigilance unit since October 2015 to date. She has experience in different pharmacy sectors, including medicines regulation, retail and hospital pharmacy. She has attended different pharmacovigilance courses offered internationally including training by Uppsala Monitoring Centre.

She supports the National Immunisation Safety Expert Committee and member of African Union Smart Safety Surveillance (AU-3S) Joint Signal Management Group, aimed at facilitating cross-country signal management for COVID-19 vaccines in Africa, to support action in the interest of public health and safety.

DR. FLORAH MATLALA

Head of Pharmacovigilance Unit of South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA)

MS. ANNA M. SHIMBULU

Position: Head of Therapeutics Information and Pharmacovigilance Centre, Namibia Medicines Regulatory Council.
Categories: PV Speakers 2022

Anna is medicines information and safety pharmacist with a Master’s of Science in Clinical Pharmacology. She has been heading the national pharmacovigilance centre for over 6 years. Prior to joining the regulatory authority in 2015, she worked in hospital pharmacy where she was also the focal person for pharmacovigilance.

She is the national focal person in the ongoing EDCTP funded project (April 2020 – March 2023) aimed at Strengthening Pharmacovigilance and Regulatory Capacities in four Southern African countries (SPaRCS).

Anna serves as a member of the Namibia Essential Medicine List committee as well as the Education Committee of the Pharmacy Council of Namibia.

MS. ANNA M. SHIMBULU

Head of Therapeutics Information and Pharmacovigilance Centre, Namibia Medicines Regulatory Council.

MRS. HOUDA SEFIANI

Position: Pharmaco-toxicologist at the Anti-Poison and Pharmacovigilance Center of Morocco
Categories: PV Speakers 2022

MRS HOUDA SEFIANI is medical doctor, graduated from Rabat University School of medicine, Morocco. Specialized in pharmaco-toxicology. She has a PHD in Health Vigilances field.

She began her career as practitioner during 4 years before integrating the WHO Collaborating Centre: Moroccan Poison Control Centre and Pharmacovigilance Centre, in 2007.

Since 2007: working in pharmacovigilance activities, focusing on cases analysis, causality assessment, signal detection and risk minimization actions.

Since 2008: Involved in different training and pharmacovigilance development projects in collaboration with the World Health Organization, Monitoring Medicines Project, Uppsala Monitoring Centre and the Moroccan Pharmacovigilance Centre, to promote Pv in Africa and MENA region and to develop new tools to manage ADRs.

Since 2014, She is member of ATC-DDD WHO Working group.

MRS. HOUDA SEFIANI

Pharmaco-toxicologist at the Anti-Poison and Pharmacovigilance Center of Morocco

MR. LEBOGANG KOITSIWE

Position: PHARMACOVIGILANCE MANAGER AT BOTSWANA MEDICINES REGULATORY AUTHORITY (BOMRA)
Categories: PV Speakers 2022

Lebogang has over 12 years of working experience in the Pharmaceutical Industry, a fully registered Pharmacist with the Botswana Health Professions Council graduated with a Bachelor of Pharmacy from the Latrobe University, Bendigo Australia.

A Pharmacovigilance Manager with the Botswana Medicines Regulatory Authority (BoMRA), Lebogang has a firm grip in the Drug Regulatory systems, Market dynamics and pharmaceutical industry, currently responsible for core PV operational functions including Case Management, and Quality and Document Management, managing the operation infrastructure required to oversee all aspects of adverse event collection, processing, and reporting from clinical trials.

As the Immediate Past President of The Pharmaceutical Society of Botswana, Lebogang is involved in the development of Campaigns that promote health care industry and has gone to develop strategic relations and collaborations with stakeholders within the health industry in Botswana and the SADC region. A member of the Commonwealth Pharmacist Association Council, his role includes but not limited to advocating for collaboration and partnership amongst the Commonwealth Pharmacy Associations. A member of the joint taskforce for the Ministry of Health & Wellness and Business Botswana mandated with developing strategic projects that will see private sector collaboration in public healthcare delivery. Also, member of International Society of Pharmacovigilance

LK as he is affectionally known prides himself with the development of safety exchange agreements with license partners and distributors in support of PV collaborations, a firm believer that accomplishments validate facts you already know while setbacks teach the hard lessons.

MR. LEBOGANG KOITSIWE

PHARMACOVIGILANCE MANAGER AT BOTSWANA MEDICINES REGULATORY AUTHORITY (BOMRA)

Mr. LIBERT CHIRINDA

Position: Chief Regulatory Officer pf the Pharmacovigilance and Clinical Trials Division at Medicines Control Authority of Zimbabwe (MCAZ)
Categories: PV Speakers 2022

Libert Chirinda is a Chief Regulatory Officer in the Pharmacovigilance and Clinical Trials (PVCT) Division at the Medicines Control Authority of Zimbabwe (MCAZ), where he is involved in managing vigilance activities as well as clinical trials oversight activities.

He has more than eight years’ experience in pharmacovigilance activities and regulatory affairs, and has been part of the PVCT Division, which is also the National Pharmacovigilance Centre for Zimbabwe, since 2013. He has been involved in several pharmacovigilance initiatives locally, regionally, and internationally, and seeks to improve pharmacovigilance systems in Zimbabwe and beyond.

He holds a Bachelor of Pharmacy Degree from the University of Zimbabwe (UZ), as well as a Master of Health Sciences Degree in Pharmacovigilance from the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN).

Outside the work environment, Libert can usually be found playing chess or reading. Libert has been an avid reader for as long as he can remember, and his choice of literature spans across genres.

Mr. LIBERT CHIRINDA

Chief Regulatory Officer pf the Pharmacovigilance and Clinical Trials Division at Medicines Control Authority of Zimbabwe (MCAZ)

LAZARE NTIRENGANYA

Position: Division Manager of Pharmacovigilance & Safety Monitoring at Rwanda Food And Drugs Authority
Categories: PV Speakers 2022

He is the Division Manager for Pharmacovigilance and safety monitoring division at Rwanda Food and Drugs Authority (Rwanda FDA). He is a holder of bachelor’s degree in pharmacy from National University of Rwanda and master’s degree in Public Health Methodology from Université Libre de Bruxelles/Belgium. Currently, he Heads a division at Rwanda FDA that includes different regulatory functions mainly Pharmacovigilance, clinical trial oversight, Post marketing surveillance, promotion, and advertisement con trol.

He held different position in Health system in Rwanda including Deputy director of District Pharmacy and Chief Pharmacist at Bushenge Provincial Hospital for 5 years where he was focusing and dedicated in clinical Pharmacy practice, Quality Improvement, and supply chain management. He was involved in Pharmacovigilance harmonization process in East African Community. He was involved in establishment of different regulatory function at Rwanda FDA where He coordinated development of different regulations and guidelines especially these governing Pharmacovigilance, conduct of clinical trials, Post marketing surveillance, promotion, and advertisement of regulated products in Rwanda. He was involved in development of Hospital accreditation standards in Rwanda. He has different trainings especially trainings in pharmacovigilance, clinical trials, Translation medicines, Pharmacometrics, Assessment and registration of medical products.

LAZARE NTIRENGANYA

Division Manager of Pharmacovigilance & Safety Monitoring at Rwanda Food And Drugs Authority

SEÁN BURKE

Position: Senior Regional Lead - International Pharmacovigilance for Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa at MSD
Categories: PV Speakers 2022

18 years working in pharmacovigilance, of which 10 have been as a director of pharmacovigilance for the affiliates at MSD. In his current role, Sean provides pharmacovigilance support to primarily the Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa regions.

Mr. Sean supports in the development of local PSMF’s at MSD, which are legislatively required or requested pre-inspection.

Responsible for Pharmacovigilance activities in the EU and Balkans, as well as PV Intelligence and Operational activities within the International PV organization.

Sean is a chairperson of two EFPIA PV working groups, (Africa and the Middle East).

SEÁN BURKE

Senior Regional Lead - International Pharmacovigilance for Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa at MSD

PR. RIADH DAGHFOUS

Position: Director General of the Tunisian National Pharmacovigilance Center
Categories: PV Speakers 2022

Professor Riadh DAGHFOUS is a Doctor of Medicine MD. He received the title of Physician Resident for Hospitals of Paris in 1990 and obtained his specialty in Pharmacology at the University of Tunis during the same year. He became an Assistant lecturer in Pharmacology at the Faculty of Medicine of Tunis in November 1991 and Associate Lecturer in December 1996 and now he is a professor of pharmacology since December 2004.

He has held several teaching positions including the position of coordinator of Pharmacology teaching (from 2002 to 2008) in the Faculty of Medicine of Tunis.

At the national level, he is now the Head (General Director) of the Tunisian National Center of Pharmacovigilance since January 2017and, the head of Covid-19 scientific vaccination committee and member of the Tunisian Health Ministry COVID-19 scientific committee, since 2021.

Professor Riadh DAGHFOUS is a member of the Clinical Pharmacology Research Laboratory of the National Center for Pharmacovigilance and of the Pharmacology Research Unit at the Faculty of Medicine of Tunis and is also a national expert in clinical trials since 1999. He’s an author of numerous national and international publications.

At the international level, he occupies the position of Tunisia representing in the WHO for the international network for the surveillance of pre-qualified vaccines.

He has been a founding member of the African society of pharmacovigilance since 2012 and a member of the International Society of Pharmacovigilance since 2001.

PR. RIADH DAGHFOUS

Director General of the Tunisian National Pharmacovigilance Center

DR. ALEMAYEHU DUGA

Position: Pharmacovigilance Africa (PAVIA) Coordinator with Eswatini National Pharmacovigilance Center
Categories: PV Speakers 2022

is a Pharmacovigilance (PAVIA) coordinator in Eswatini. Alemayehu is a pharmacy professional with advanced skills around pharmaceutical services and pharmacovigilance (Patient safety). He has over ten years of proven experience in pharmaceutical services, academia and pharmacovigilance at national, regional and facility levels.

In his current role as a Pharmacovigilance Africa (PAVIA) coordinator with Eswatini National Pharmacovigilance center, he coordinates pharmacovigilance activities and provide technical assistance to the National pharmacovigilance center in the Government of the Kingdom of Eswatini to strengthen the pharmacovigilance system.

He previously worked with various USAID-funded projects including Management Science for Health (MSH)/SIAPS project as a Technical Advisor-patient safety as well as in Universities in Eswatini as a Lecturer.

Alemayehu holds a bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy, a master’s degree in clinical research and currently pursuing his Ph.D. in pharmacovigilance and pharmacoepidemiology at the University of Bordeaux, France through EU2P program. He has also done various PV training with different institutions.

DR. ALEMAYEHU DUGA

Pharmacovigilance Africa (PAVIA) Coordinator with Eswatini National Pharmacovigilance Center

HELA BEN SOLTANA

Position: PHARMACOVIGILANCE MANAGER OF MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA AT BAUSCH & LOMB
Categories: PV Speakers 2022

She is a pharmacist, that graduated from University of Pharmacy in Tunisia and also holds a master’s degree in marketing Intelligence and Strategic Monitoring.

Prior to joining Bausch and Lomb, she worked for several companies in pharmacovigilance and regulatory affairs sectors (AbbVie, Novo Nordisk, and Sanofi Pasteur).

Ms. Hela also has regulatory experience with Novo Nordisk and Sanofi Pasteur for Tunisia and Libya.

HELA BEN SOLTANA

PHARMACOVIGILANCE MANAGER OF MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA AT BAUSCH & LOMB

JEAN-CHRISTOPHE DELUMEAU MD, PhD, FISoP,

Position: Board Director of the Institute of Pharmacovigilance
Categories: PV Speakers 2022

Jean-Christophe Delumeau, a member of the Scientific Board of the International Society of Pharmacovigilance (ISoP), graduated in medicine and neuropharmacology from universities of Rennes and Sorbonne (Paris).

After medical residency, he completed a research program in intracellular signalling at the National Institute of Medical Research (Inserm, France), then moved to clinical research in healthcare companies based in Basel, Paris, and Tokyo where he conducted multinational trials in neurodegenerative diseases and cerebrovascular disorders.

From 2001 until June 2020, he exerted the responsibilities of regional pharmacovigilance leader at Bayer in Japan, China, and Singapore until his appointment as head of pharmacovigilance policy strategy with a global scope. On July 1st, 2022, Jean-Christophe Delumeau, was appointed as a board director of the Institute of Pharmacovigilance, the NGO developing the Global Pharmacovigilance Professional Certification in collaboration with ISoP.

JEAN-CHRISTOPHE DELUMEAU MD, PhD, FISoP,

Board Director of the Institute of Pharmacovigilance

DR. NDINDA KUSU

Position: Country Project Director with the USAID Medicines, Technologies, and Pharmaceutical Services (MTaPS) Program and the team lead for Management Sciences for Health – Kenya
Categories: PV Speakers 2022

Dr Ndinda Kusu is the Country Project Director with the USAID Medicines, Technologies, and Pharmaceutical Services (MTaPS) Program and the team lead for Management Sciences for Health in Kenya. She is a clinical pharmacist and an experienced public health, program management and health system strengthening specialist with over 25 years of experience working with public, private, and faith-based health sectors strengthening health and pharmaceutical systems to increase access to and use of medicines and health technologies.

She has done immense work in governance, human and institutional capacity development; development and implementation of policies, guidelines, curricula, and tools; implementing continuous professional development; supporting continuous quality improvement, promoting rational use; curbing antimicrobial resistance and strengthening regulatory systems.

She has a passion for promoting patient safety through pharmaceutical care, infection prevention control (IPC) and pharmacovigilance systems strengthening. Ndinda has spearheaded premier initiatives such as the introduction of the Kenya Pharmacovigilance Electronic Reporting System, curricula reform, and introduction of a postgraduate Masters’ course on Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacovigilance at the University of Nairobi.

In support of African Medicines Regulatory Harmonization (AMRH) agenda, Ndinda worked with the East African Community (EAC) Secretariat, Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) and other AMRH partners to support the EAC and IGAD Medicines Regulatory Harmonization Initiative through the development and implementation of harmonized regional guidelines, tools and approaches. She is a member of several health professional associations and committees.

Ndinda holds a Bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy and Masters’ degrees in Clinical Pharmacy and Public Health

DR. NDINDA KUSU

Country Project Director with the USAID Medicines, Technologies, and Pharmaceutical Services (MTaPS) Program and the team lead for Management Sciences for Health – Kenya

HADIR ROSTOM

Position: PHARMACOVIGILANCE EXPERT CONSULTANT & PRESIDENT OF ISOP EGYPT CHAPTER
Categories: PV Speakers 2022

WHO consultant, Scientific board member at the International Society of Pharmacovigilance (ISoP), President of ISoP Egypt Chapter. Co-founder and former head of the Egyptian Pharmacovigilance Center, Pharmacovigilance Lecturer at MSA University. She was a principal contributor in issuing the “Good Pharmacovigilance Practice guidelines in Arab Countries” (GVP-Arab). At that time, she introduced new regulatory concepts to boost the PV practice at affiliate level for international pharmaceutical companies (e.g. Pharmacovigilance sub-system file “PSSF” & national display of a RMP). And established the national Pharmacovigilance Inspection program. She played an important role in strengthening Pharmacovigilance practice in Egypt and integrating pharmacovigilance teaching in Academia. She participates in numerous pharmacovigilance & medication safety training at the national and international levels. She supervised several pharmacovigilance research projects and had a list of publications in medication safety.

HADIR ROSTOM

PHARMACOVIGILANCE EXPERT CONSULTANT & PRESIDENT OF ISOP EGYPT CHAPTER

MS. ANASTACIA NAIDOO

Position: Pharmacovigilance Country Lead for South Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa at MSD
Categories: PV Speakers 2022

Anastacia Naidoo holds a MSc Pharmacotherapy degree and is employed at MSD South Africa as the Pharmacovigilance Country Lead for South Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa.

In her role at MSD, Anastacia is responsible for all local PV activities related to the 27 African countries under her responsibility.  Anastacia has over a decade of PV experience and has also worked at the two largest South African Pharmaceutical companies in South Africa, Aspen Pharmacare and Adcock Ingram.

MS. ANASTACIA NAIDOO

Pharmacovigilance Country Lead for South Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa at MSD

DR. ZAKARIA THAMRI

Position: Regional Patient Safety and Pharmacovigilance Lead IMETA (India, Middle east, Turkey & Africa)
Categories: PV Speakers 2022

Zakaria holds a Doctoral degree in pharmacy from Algeria and a Pharmacovigilance certificate from France,

He started his career in Pharmacovigilance at Roche Pharmaceutical, where he has also served in different roles in Medical Affairs and Products quality.

Zakaria joined Boehringer Ingelheim in February 2019 as Local Pharmacovigilance Manager for North-West Africa Region and is currently, Regional Pharmacovigilance Lead for IMETA region (India, Middle East, Turkey and Africa) based in Dubai-UAE.

DR. ZAKARIA THAMRI

Regional Patient Safety and Pharmacovigilance Lead IMETA (India, Middle east, Turkey & Africa)