Speakers and Advisory Committee

Dr. Amer M. Alanazi

Dr. Amer M. Alanazi

Associate Professor and Pharma Industrial Consultant

King Saud University, KSA
Biswajit Mitra

Biswajit Mitra

Executive Vice President & Chief of Manufacturing

Jubilant Life Sciences, India

Biswajit holds Bachelor degrees in Chemical Engineering and Chemistry. He is also a Chartered Engineer and holds a degree in Operation Management.

He brings with him 25 years of experience in Life sciences, managing pharmaceutical products and services business globally - with an emphasis on business/operational excellence, strategy, technology management, programme management/CRM, geographical expansion of business in the area of Active Pharmaceuticals Ingredients (API), Custom Development, and Pharma (Formulation).

Biswajit has previously held Senior Management positions in European Multinationals, British-American Joint venture company & leading Business houses in India e.g. Sandoz, Novartis, Laporte UK, Nicholas Piramal, Dr Reddy's, Jubilant & Chemo in Spain.

He is the recipient of various International & National awards such Golden Peacock Award 2010 (London), Platinum Award in Indian & Asian Manufacturing Excellence (World Class Mfg) by Frost Sullivan, Recipient of various other awards in Business Excellence; Health & Safety; Six Sigma; Engineering Excellences.

Dhananjay Kulkarni

Dhananjay Kulkarni

Director – Plant Operations

Aja Pharma, KSA
Essam Al Jindy

Essam Al Jindy

Dammam Plant Director

Tabuk Pharma, KSA
Dr. Faisal Al Dail

Dr. Faisal Al Dail

Chairperson, National Committee for Pharmaceutical Industries (NCPI) and Deputy General Manager

AJA Pharma , KSA
Mohamed Fayez Monir

Mohamed Fayez Monir

Head - Third Party Manufacturing

Boehringer Ingelheim International, UAE
Nusrat Amir

Nusrat Amir

Director Technical Operations

Jamjoom Pharmaceuticals, KSA
Salah M. AlKhowaiter

Salah M. AlKhowaiter

Director, Quality and Compliance

Saudi Pharmaceutical Industries & Medical Appliances Corporation (SPIMACO), KSA

Salah Mohammad Al-Khowaiter is the director of Quality and Compliance at Saudi Pharmaceutical Industries and Medical Appliance Corporation (SPIMACO ADDWAEIH). In this capacity, he manages an independent quality function in pharmaceutical environment in accordance with the quality policies and corporate objectives. Salah is a valued member of SPIMACO ADDWAEIH’s management team wherein he has been involved within the organisation for about 27 years in service. An integral part of his professional experience in SPIMACO’s quality management is his 11 years’ contribution as Quality Control Manager. His early years began in clinical laboratories in Ministry of Health in Saudi Arabia for about six years.

Salah has been with SPIMACO ADDWEIAH in a significant length of time paying attention in continuous improvement of the quality management system. Most noticeable is his working collaboration with multinational pharmaceutical companies globally in terms of setting robust quality management. He is currently working on strengthening the quality system by introducing an electronic platform to handle Quality Management System and Laboratory System through the utilisation of eQMS and Laboratory Information Management System respectively. His leadership extends to limitless boundaries by introducing the LEAN management principles in Quality Control and influences a step change in the whole quality function. Salah's current engagement is to oversee the Quality aspect of High-Potent and Oncology pipeline of SPIMACO.

Dr. Wasif Azeem

Dr. Wasif Azeem

Director Quality Operations

Jamjoom Pharma, KSA

Vast progressive experience spanning around 30 years with Pharma Industry / academia. Dr. Wasif Azeem holds Ph.D. degree in Drug Chemistry & working as "Director Quality Operations" in Jamjoom Pharma KSA for last 6 years. He had long career with Abbott laboratories as role of senior managements. Diverse portfolio has built in-depth knowledge of Quality Management system & completely acquainted with the global cGMP standards such as PIC/S/ ICH covering all regulatory guidelines; USFDA, WHO, MHRA, MCC, PMDA, GCC, SFDA etc.

Dr. Wasif delivered lectures in large International workshops & also served as conference moderator several times. Dr. Wasif is a certified "Lead Auditor" and conducted more than 100 audits of Pharmaceutical plants as well as manufacturing sites of API including many USFDA certified sites located in USA, Europe and other parts of world. Dr. Wasif has been "Examiner for PhD" several times & provided services as technical expert for journal of pharmaceutical sciences. He also appointed “Advisor/subject matter expert” on Pharmaceutical Aspects by International organizations. Dr. Wasif started his career as Teacher for Postgraduate classes in University. He has been affiliated with many leading international forums such as: Royal Society of Chemistry, American Chemical Society, New York Academy of Sciences etc.

Dr. Wasif is married with three children

Yunus Jadliwala

Yunus Jadliwala

Head Regulatory Affairs

Saudi Pharmaceutical Industries- (SPI), KSA