Position: Safety Operation Lead for Middle East & Africa Region at AbbVie
Categories: Speakers 2023

Merihan has multi-functional and diversified working experience in (Pharmacovigilance, drug safety and clinical research) since 2010.

Possessing 12 years’ experience in multinational pharmaceutical companies with getting involved in all pharmacovigilance activities locally & globally, starting from Novartis pharma in Cairo then joined Abbvie biopharmaceuticals in 2015 as pharmacovigilance specialist Gulf, relocated in Dubai in 2015, then promoted to be PV manager/ASR Gulf in 2018.

After AbbVie’s acquisition of Allergan in May 2020, merihan supported the global and local PV integration’s network in building the Middle East & Africa PV hub strategy and was appointed as Middle East & Africa safety operations & compliance lead.

Merihan also got the Master of Business Administration degree in 2013 as well as the Dubai health authority license in 2015.

She also has a great experience in delivering trainings to different stalk holders as pharmaceutical companies, third parties, distributors, and clinical research organizations, as well as being part of GCC PV training in 2019 in, her session was well recognized by the audience.

Merihan also is working to elevate the PV brand and overcoming the PV challenges and obstacles by being part of trade associations like Middle East and Africa EFPIA IPVG Work stream as well as the Pharma group in Egypt.

Merihan believes that Pharmacovigilance is crucial function as it is related to the patients’ safety and that should be everyone’s responsibility.