PHARMACIST, MSC. JOËLLE ISSA – BLOK
Joëlle Issa-Blok currently works at Acino MEA, UAE as Regulatory Affairs and Pharmacovigilance Director for the Middle East, Turkey, and Africa region. She is as well the QPPV for the UAE and Oman. She has 17 years’ experience in the pharmaceutical industry in different positions, starting in Regulatory Affairs Europe R&D in the Netherlands, then in various regional roles as Head of Regulatory Affairs and Pharmacovigilance MEA at Astellas where she has been building and leading different Regulatory Affairs, Pharmacovigilance teams and organizations. She lived and worked 10 years in the Netherlands where she gained her experience in EU RA & PV regulations. Joëlle is a pharmacist graduated from the Saint Joseph University in Beirut, in addition she holds a Masters in Science degree in Drug Innovation Research & Development from the University of Utrecht in the Netherlands.