Mr. Kent Briggs

Kent Briggs is the Managing Director at VECTOR Life Sciences. He began working with eSubmissions in 2002 and eCTDs when they were first implemented in 2003. He has provided industry workshops in the US, Canada, Europe, South Africa, India and Australia and has performed application compilation training with both big and small pharmaceutical companies around the world. In addition to performing evaluator training at over 20 health authorities, Kent has authored the eCTD specifications for 4 regions including the soon to be released specifications for ECOWAS. Since 2014, Kent has focused on the CTD in Africa and supporting the harmonization efforts through regional and continental activities.

VECTOR Life Sciences is a service provider for the African regulatory market with a key focus on the implementation and usage of electronic systems to improve regulatory efficiency. VECTOR supports customers in their transition from paper based methods to electronic processes by streamlining their regulatory operations and making their use of data more effective

Mr. Charle Leibbrandt

Charle Leibbrandt is a partner of VECTOR Life Science. He is responsible for overall business development and the strategic growth of products and markets. He gained his experience in the electrical and Automotive arena where he fulfilled the role of managing director in South Africa and Zambia.


In his current job role, he is responsible for all aspects of regulatory activities for Maghreb, Ghana, Mozambique, and French West Africa.

Prior to his current job role, Mr. Ahmad has worked at BBraun Medical, Siemens Healthiness, Thales AVS France till 2018, and from 2011 he began at ANSM (French Health Authority), as a vigilance evaluator.

He is an active member in local and regional Trade Associations (SNITEM, MECOMED, AMPDM).

In addition, he is a speaker at Dubai Pharmacy College & PRA Consultancy’s Medical Device Regulation Masterclass MENA in the year of 2021 and 2022.

Dr. Carol Attieh

Dr. Hassiba Chemli

Dr. Mary Kinyanjui

Mary has a Bsc in Pharmaceutical Sciences and Technology from Maseno University, and a post graduate Diploma in Public Health from Kenyatta University. She has extensive hands-on experience in the Pharma manufacturing industry and over 7 years of experience in regulatory affairs and Quality Assurance. She is the current Vice Chair for MEDAK(Medical Technology Industry Association of Kenya) and member of the regulatory and Trade committee. She has been with Cepheid since 2020 and currently holds the role of Senior Regulatory Affairs Specialist over East, West, and North Africa


Dr. Hamoud AlSahli

Hamoud holds a bachelor’s degree in Pharmaceutical Technology from Jiangnan University, supplemented by a Diploma in Chinese Language from the same esteemed institution. He is a highly proficient Regulatory Affairs leader with specialized expertise in Pharmaceutical and Medical Device product Registration within the Saudi Arabian market.


Hamoud’s exceptional leadership skills and effective time management abilities have enabled him to successfully navigate the complexities of regulatory affairs. He is not only skilled in managing regulatory processes but also adept at leading and mentoring cross-functional teams.

Managing relationships with 400+ manufacturers across both KSA and the UAE, Hamoud’s exceptional leadership and organizational skills have empowered him to seamlessly oversee diverse product categories, including Sterile, Non-Sterile IVD, Medium Risk, and High-Risk items. His profound understanding of the stringent regulations and standards set forth by SFDA is complemented by a demonstrated ability to navigate complex regulatory landscapes.

Dr. Abdelrahman Abdellatif

Abdelrahman is a distinguished Regulatory Affairs Team Leader with a career spanning over 11 years, demonstrating excellence in diverse sectors such as medical devices, pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals, and cosmetics. His exceptional track record extends beyond Egypt, encompassing a history of successful product registrations across global markets in Africa, GCC, and the LEVANT region.


His commitment to excellence is further underscored by his prestigious ISO 13485:2016 internal auditor certification and his leadership in spearheading intricate certification projects within the medical device sector.


He adeptly ensures organizational compliance while optimizing registration processes, consistently empowering 40+ manufacturers to expand their global presence and streamline their operations.



The attainment of an MBA degree has equipped Abdelrahman with a strategic mindset and a broader perspective, significantly enhancing his effectiveness as the Regulatory Affairs Team Leader.


Emmanuel Nkrumah is the Director for the Medical Device, Cosmetics and Household Chemicals Directorate at the Food and Drugs Authority (FDA), Ghana. He has been a regulatory officer for eighteen years with immense experience in Food, Drugs, Medical devices, Cosmetics and Household chemicals regulation.


Emmanuel holds a Bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi and a Master’s degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences from the University of Greenwich, United Kingdom.

Emmanuel is a member of the Food and Drugs Authority’s GMP inspection team (as a GMP Lead inspector) and a member of the Drugs Product Registration Committee of the Food and Drugs Authority.

He is also a member of the Technical Committee (National committee) responsible for drafting standards for the Cosmetics and Household chemicals industry at the Ghana Standards Authority, and also the Ghana Society of Dermatology.


Emmanuel has a strong background in the regulation of medical devices, cosmetics and household chemicals in Ghana, and has been involved in the drafting of a number of policies for the regulation of the medical devices, cosmetics and household chemical industry in Ghana; and has represented Ghana on the international stage having delivered a presentation including Cosmetic Regulation in West Africa.


Dr. Saida Foughalia Fridi

Doctor Saida Foughalia Fridi, Deputy Director of Scientific Documentary Evaluation of Medical Devices at the National Agency for Pharmaceutical Products (ANPP), and former head of medical device  vigilance at the National Center for Pharmacovigilance and Material Vigilance (CNPM).