Amman Pharmaceutical Industries API

Amman Pharmaceutical Industries (API) was established in 1989 as one of the first pharmaceutical companies in the MENA region
Amman Pharmaceutical Industries (API) was established in 1989 as one of the first pharmaceutical companies in the MENA region

Executive Leadership

Amman Pharmaceutical Industries (API) was established in 1989 as one of the first pharmaceutical companies in the MENA region

Dr Mohammad Al-Atrash

Chairman / Non Executive Director

Dr. Mohammad has over 45 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry in the MENA region having worked and represented a number of multinational companies such as Organon, Eli Lilly, and Squibb (where he was MENA area manager). In 1989, equipped with the extensive expertise and entrepreneurial initiative, Dr. Mohammad decided to establish his own pharmaceutical company, Amman Pharmaceutical Industries (API) was born. The initial objective was to fill the gap in this niche market which didn’t exist in the Middle East and had few competitions worldwide and from there became a leading force in regional pharmaceuticals.

Qualifications & Professional Affiliations:

  • Bachelors in Pharmacy, Cairo University, Egypt
  • PHD in Pharmacology, Chicago University, USA
Amman Pharmaceutical Industries (API) was established in 1989 as one of the first pharmaceutical companies in the MENA region

Dr Fadi Al-Atrash

General Manager / Board Director

After receiving his bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy from Amman Ahliyah University in 1998, Fadi started his career working in sales & marketing at a global pharmaceutical company namely French company, Les Laboratoires SERVIER. Afterwards, he moved to Saudi Arabia to work as a product manager for Novartis, one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world. He returned to Amman to head SERVIER’s Regional sales unit for the Levant area. Dr. Fadi has many years of experience in the industry on both regional and international levels and was later nominated and situated on the BoD in 2007.

Qualifications & Professional Affiliations:

  • Bachelors in Pharmacy, Amman Ahliyah University, Jordan
  • MBA, London, UK
Amman Pharmaceutical Industries (API) was established in 1989 as one of the first pharmaceutical companies in the MENA region

Dr Hanan Kakish

Technical Manager

Dr Hanan has over 20 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry. She held technical positions in top pharma companies such as APM, Apex, USFDA, and Jo River. She is directly responsible for the functions of R&D, QA, QC, and closely overseeing the operations of registration & regulatory affairs and maintenance. Qualifications & Professional Affiliations: Bachelors degree in Pharmacy, Jordan University, Jordan Masters degree with Honors in Pharmaceutical Technology, Jordan University of Science and Technology, Jordan Certified Clinical Research Associate (CCRA), 2011

Amman Pharmaceutical Industries (API) was established in 1989 as one of the first pharmaceutical companies in the MENA region

Ismail Al-Atrash

Deputy General Manager

Ismail started his career as a consultant for Ernst and Young in Saudi Arabia where he advised leading Saudi corporations with revenues ranging from $500mn to $5bn from various industries such as airlines, insurance, manufacturing, real estate development, and healthcare. Afterwards, Ismail worked in the Venture Capital industry and helped facilitate investments and best practice implementations to numerous companies in Jordan and the region. Ismail is a Business Development, Strategy, and Finance expert who also oversees international sourcing and procurement activities at Amman Pharmaceutical Industries.

Qualifications & Professional Affiliations:

  • Bachelors in Commerce, McGill University, Canada
  • MBA, Cass Business School, City University, London
Amman Pharmaceutical Industries (API) was established in 1989 as one of the first pharmaceutical companies in the MENA region

Dr Alaa Abboud

Sales & Marketing Director

Alaa Started his career in sales & marketing at BMS – UPSA division in 2000. Then, he joined JOSWE medical and became the first Field Force manager. After that he became Jordan country manager for JORIVER Co. then MENA Regional Manager. In 2011, start as managing partner for pharmaceutical business in local and MENA region. Dr Alaa has many years of experience in  pharmaceutical marketing, sales development, establishing business, supported with all legal and consultation aspects.

Qualifications & Professional Affiliations:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy, Applied Science University – Jordan.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Law, Jordan University – Jordan