Oualae El Alami – Pfizer Innovative Health

Oualae has over 17 years of experience in Health care and industry in numerous in-country or regional roles. She is currently leading Pfizer Innovative health across Egypt, Levant, Iraq and Iran markets. Prior to that, Oualae played in instrumental role in establishing Pfizer Oncology Organization in Africa-Middle East to become a fast growing unit, recognized…

Dr Ozge Akbulut – Surgitate/Sabanci University

Dr. Akbulut is an Assistant Professor at Sabancı University since February 2012. She received her B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering at Sabancı University in 2004. Her PhD from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2009) focused on cost-effective fabrication of biomolecular devices and surface science. She continued her studies as a post-doctoral fellow at Harvard University…

Patricia Letayf – Five One Labs

Patricia is the co-founder and director of operations at Five One Labs, a start-up incubator for refugee and conflict-affected entrepreneurs in the Middle East, launching first in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. Prior to Five One Labs, she worked as a Middle East political risk analyst at the Dubai office of consultancy Control Risks, where…

Petrina D’Rozario – Drishyam films (India

Born and raised in Calcutta, Petrina was an all-rounder in school winning accolades in literature, sports, dramatics and elocution. At 14 she won the inter-school championship in athletics and would often be seen volunteering for extra-curricular activities. At 17 her family moved to Bangalore, where she joined Mount Carmel College and graduated in 2002 with…

Rachel Ellyard – EY

Ms. Ellyard is the MENA Talent Leader (HR Director) at EY MENA. During her 8 years with EY MENA, she has led various programs and divisions, including Reward, HR Operations, the HR Shared Service Centre and Diversity & Inclusiveness, as well as holding a number of generalist and policy roles. Before joining EY, she worked…

Radhika Punshi – The Talent Enterprise

Radhika Punshi is the co-founder and managing director of The Talent Enterprise. As an organizational psychologist and HR professional with over fifteen years of experience in the GCC region, she is an expert on local talent development, with an emphasis on gender and youth inclusion. With an Ivy League education and two master’s degrees in…

Raha Moharrak –

Always a curious child, for as long as she can remember, Raha dreamt of challenging adventures, seeing the world and perhaps even changeling it. From a young age her eccentricity was obvious, blessed with parents who never asked her to change, teaching her to dream big and live even bigger, and raised her with the…

Menassie Taddese – Pfizer’s Innovative Health Business

Menassie Taddese is the Regional President, AfME, Pfizer Essential Health. Prior to this role, he served as Regional Lead for Pfizer Innovative Health in AfME.  In both roles, he was instrumental in turning around the holistic performance of Pfizer rooted in establishing a winning and organizationally healthy culture.  Mr. Taddese began his career with Pfizer…

Michaela Alexis –

Michaela graduated from Carleton University with Bachelor of Arts degree (with distinctions) with a major in legal studies, and a minor in psychology. Michaela currently works as the President of Grade A Digital, a Social Media and Personal Branding Agency in Ottawa, and has thrived in the content marketing community, successfully managing over 100 brands…