Ahmed Abd El-Khalik Yousif

Head of the executive team for the Egyptian Pharmaceutical Track & Trace System
Project, being responsible for project management & implementing the
Traceability National Platform for the Pharmaceutical Products for securing against
Substandard, Spurious, Falsely Labeled, Falsified & Counterfeit (SSFFC) products,
securing drugs supply chain around Egypt, ensuring market authorization, and
enhancing market monitoring and control. Being the Deputy Head of the Digital
Transformation Dept. a specialized unit that is responsible for the Digital
Transformation inside the Egyptian Drug Authority. He was also a team member in
the Egyptian Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Reform Project; that is electronically
secures & monitors the availability of all pharmaceutical products all over the
governmental healthcare sector. He is a certified Healthcare Informatician since
2015 (Egyptian Fellowship Board, 2015). For 5 years, he was the Head of
Pharmaceutical Regional Warehouses for Injectable, Emergency & Narcotic
Pharmaceutical Products.

Christine Oyewo

Christine Oyewo is responsible for the implementation of GS1 Standards and Traceability in the

Nigerian Healthcare delivery system and pharmaceutical sector.

Christine is a pharmacist with an MBA and several Supply Chain Certifications including from MIT.  She spent part of her career in the pharmaceutical industry and worked in sales and marketing as well as in regulatory affairs. She has great passion for technologies around efficiency and visibility in the supply chain and its positive impact on patient safety and in the fight against substandard and fake medications.

She strongly believes that collaboration among all stakeholders will make this possible in Africa.

Dr Farzana Sunderji

As the pioneer of successfully setting up and running Kenya’s first fully approved and regulated Online Pharmacy, Dr. Farzana Sunderji has forged her reputation as an exceptional, forward-thinking Pharmacist by leveraging on technology within the digital era.
Leaving a lucrative career in the UK to come back home to Kenya, Dr. Farzana Sunderji has made it her mission to use her skillset conscientiously and consciously towards improving the pharmaceutical industry in whatever capacity she can, both locally as well as internationally.
She has been recognised for her EQ in every project she has so far undertaken and has proven herself time and again to be a born leader who is able to clearly articulate goals, anticipate where the industry is heading and ensure that she is well up to date with current trends and practices, all the while remaining extremely conscious of Best Practice, Due Diligence and her own set of Ethical and Moral standards.
Every career decision she has made has been backed by the ethos of an exceptionally high standard of care to patients, and to put a patient’s health above financial compensation. Her recommendations on improving how companies operate have yielded phenomenal results and won her deep respect not only among peers but also among end consumers who have commended the changes.

Tshepiso Mabena

Tshepiso Mabena has a Degree in Nursing ( B CUR), B Tech Biopharmaceutical Sciences and a Certificate in Project Management.
She started her career at Investigator Sites as a study Coordinator and progressed through global CROs and international Pharma Companies: Novartis Vaccines, IQVIA, ClinTect International (contracted to MSD), and GSK.

With 16 years in clinical research experience overseeing all project phases – monitoring, site feasibility, selection, regulatory submissions, budget negotiations, contract management, start-up and Third-Party Oversight, Tshepiso Mabena joined Tigermed in May 2021 within Therapeutic Area of Oncology, Respiratory, Infectious Diseases, Women’s Health and Vaccines.

Tshepiso Mabena focus is to cultivate good relationships with internal and external stakeholders.

Emeka Chukwurah

Since July 2003, Emeka has been playing active role in the West African Food, Drugs,Cosmetics and Medical Devices Regulatory Affairs Ecosystem. His experience cuts across the Nigerian Food and Drug Authority (NAFDAC) as Regulator (cGMP Inspector) and
Industry as a Regulatory Affairs Manager. As a Regulatory Affairs Manger he exceptionally, influenced, navigated and interpreted regulations for businesses in Nigeria and other West African markets.
Emeka’s focus is in simplifying regulatory complexities in West African countries for business growth by creatively interpreting and influencing regulations; bridging knowledge gaps and relationship building between Regulators and the industry. He understands the
thinking of regulatory authorities and the regulatory challenges facing businesses in West African markets.
Currently he leads the Regulatory Affairs Projects Team at CQRAFF Solutions Ltd – a company incorporated by law in Nigeria to render Corporate Regulatory Affairs services to Cosmetics, Pharmaceuticals, Medical Devices & Diagnostics, Food & Nutraceuticals
companies with strong presence in Nigeria and Ghana. In his current role he advises clients on: Strategic Regulatory Consulting for Market access / entry. Regulatory Submissions and Intelligence, Marketing Authorization applications and Post Marketing maintenance, Product Registration and License Management, Site cGMP Inspection Readiness, regulatory audit support services for manufacturing facilities and any other regulatory activity that may arise.
Emeka holds who holds a B.Sc Hons Degree in Applied Microbiology is a senior member of American Society of Quality (ASQ) and a member of the Regulatory Affairs Professional Society (RAPS).

Khamusi Mutoti

Nuran Idris

Nuran Idris joined GS1 Global Office in January 2020. She works in the Healthcare team as Healthcare manager for Africa. She is based in Nairobi, Kenya and is originally from neighboring Tanzania.

Nuran’s main role at GS1 is to support countries in Africa in establishing pharmaceutical traceability systems using GS1 standards.

Prior to joining GS1, she worked for multiple USAID funded projects in Tanzania and Malawi with short term engagements in Zambia and Ivory Coast. Nuran also briefly worked for one of Global Fund’s project in The Netherlands.

Nuran’s experiences have seen her engage multiple stakeholders from the grass root level up to senior levels in local and international settings. From the digital health angle, Nuran has conducted trainings and managed teams that deployed systems that have contributed positively to improvements in local supply chain operations.

With the power of standards, Nuran strongly believes that even more efficiencies and mostly, improved care to patients can be achieved in developing countries.

Nuran is a Political Scientist and a global eHealth specialist by training.

Ahmed Adel Abdellatif Ragab

I am a pharmaceutical professional pharmacist; with about 17 years’ experience in Registration & Quality fields, including CTD, NeeS & e-CTD, registration & launching/market access of pharmaceutical products/Cosmetics/MD/OTC/GSL/specialties in diversified regions (MENA, Levant, CIS, African Countries, Gulf Region, Asian Countries (ACTD), APAC & WHO dossiers) according to the guidance of each country.
I am dealing with awareness with WHO, ICH, FDA, Eudralex, EMEA, OMCL & ISO 17025 guidelines through real inspection audits from WHO, FDA, EMEA, DNDI, ISO 17025 & others. In addition, I performed GMP audits for API (ICH Q7 guideline) & Packaging manufacturers in China, India & Malaysia; and pre-inspection visits for pharmaceutical finished products companies in UK.

I am MBA holder; Certified Six Sigma Green belt (CSSGB) by IQF/USA and passing courses of Total Quality Management (TQM-P) and PMP (PMBOK V.5). I deliver training courses for Regulatory Affairs & Quality fields.

Khaled Rozza

Currently I am the Regulatory Affairs Lead in Acino, based in Cairo Egypt, managing Gulf Eastern
Mediterranean (GEM) Region including 7 Countries (UAE, Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman, Qatar, Jordan,
Lebanon) and a team of 3.
I have more than 15 years experience in Regulatory Affairs in different region; GCC, Middle East, & North
I started my career in 2002 in Manufacturing Quality Assurance & Validation.
Then I have shifted to Regulatory Affairs since 2006 & I have been working among many local &
multinational companies such as Novartis & Pfizer until joining Acino in 2019.

Heba Nabil

“Heba Nabil is Regulatory Affairs Senior Manager for Egypt and Sudan- Pfizer Biopharmaceuticals Egypt.

She graduated in the Faculty of Pharmacy Cairo University then started her career in the academic field as a teaching assistant up to senior supervisor in Pharmaceutical technology department, Faculty of Pharmacy, Misr International University (MIU).

After that she moved to the regulatory affairs field when she joined the Registration General Directorate in the Central Administration for Pharmaceutical Affairs(CAPA), Ministry of Health and Population of Egypt. she worked as the Rapporteur of The Technical Committee for Drug Control then she became the Head of Human Pharmaceutical Drug products Registration Directorate before moving to her current position.”