We are a diversified team of healthcare veterans, able to provide our customers and partners firsthand experience in all aspects of the disease state – as clinicians, researchers, drug developers and business professionals.
Our leadership team possesses rich and diverse industry knowledge, a passion for science and a shared commitment to help transform lives.
Chief Executive Officer
Dr. Ahmad Hashem is a seasoned healthcare executive and entrepreneur with over 20 years of progressive experience. He currently leads Boston Biopharma’s worldwide activities out of the US office. He previously worked as Global Manager for Microsoft's Healthcare and Life Sciences group in Redmond, Washington, where he was leading Microsoft's worldwide strategy in this sector, working closely with companies such as Merck, Baxter, and GSK, and negotiating joint ventures such as one with Pfizer. His previous work with the World Health Organization, the United Nations Development Program, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation projects, and USAID funded projects touched more than 60 countries in various capacities, mostly in health system strengthening. Dr. Hashem holds an MD degree from the University of Damascus and a PhD degree from the University of Pittsburgh.
Executive Vice President
Chief Medical Officer
A board certified General Surgeon and a Fulbright Scholar, Dr. Clark has over 30 years’ experience in the pharmaceutical and healthcare fields. His executive experience included overseeing projects in Algeria, Iraq, Georgia, Egypt, Jordan, Malta, and Uruguay. Dr. Clark was appointed by former President George W. Bush to a Presidential Task Force to recommend healthcare improvements. Dr. Clark has also completed a two-year fellowship in Healthcare technology and worked for the US Public Health Service as a General Surgeon.
Chief Scientific Officer
Dr. E.Mistiniene is an international professional with over 20 years of experience in pharmaceutical industry and life sciences, on positions ranging from Head of R&D to Chief Scientific Officer and Director at Lithuanian, Spanish, and American companies. With a group of fellow scientists, she established biotechnology company Profarma leading in creation of new generation biologic drug and new life-saving treatments. The technology is unique by its complexity and innovative approach.
Business Development Manager
Fyras Abdlkader is a business executive, marketer, and strategist with expertise in business development and startup project management. His professional experience includes more than 13 years in managerial positions leading startup businesses in the pharmaceutical industry. He holds an M.Sc. Degree in Pharmacy from Ukraine.
Sales and Marketing Manager
Dr. Kaldun Essa is a seasoned pharmaceutical executive with 19 years of experience in sales and marketing in the MENA region. His experience with global companies like Bristol Myers Squibb and Ferring Pharma included managing sales organizations that exceeded $21M in revenue. Dr. Essa has built sales and marketing teams from scratch in 4 MENA markets, and has successfully launched a portfolio of 9 oncology products in challenging MENA countries. He is currently leading a sales network in 8 MENA countries. Dr. Issa holds a B.Sc. degree in Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Chemistry from the University of Aleppo. He lives with his wife and 5 children in Konya, Turkey.
Sales Representative – Alaska
Mr. Eric has over 33 years of experience in the field of medical marketing and product development, with a focus on infectious disease, respiratory medicine, and public health/vaccines. Eric was raised in the Pacific Northwest Region of the US. In the late 70’s and early 80’s he relocated to the State of Alaska. While in college, Eric got the Alaska bug while commercial fishing in Southeast Alaska. Eric also spent time working as a Purser on passenger cruise ships and working in higher education in the fields of international student affairs and admissions and financial aid. Eric lives with his wife in Anchorage, Alaska.
Corporate and Social Responsibility
A Doctor of Physical Therapy with 30 years’ experience, Kathryn specializes in the treatment of children with disabilities. As leader of the Boston Biopharma Corporate and Social Responsibility division, she looks at opportunities for Boston Biopharma to be an active partner in developing local communities. Kathy’s team has provided volunteer physical therapy teaching, coaching, mentoring and treatment services in countries as diverse as Algeria, Bhutan, Cambodia, Nicaragua and Rwanda, among others.
Business Development Manager, LATAM
Mr. Fleury has over 22 years of experience in business development. His broad experience spans pharmaceuticals, chemicals, and food industries, in Latin America, Asia, and Africa. He has held key positions including business development, complaint management, and dispute resolution. Patricio graduated from the University of Buenos Aires (UBA), and he currently lives in Buenos Aires, Argentina, with frequent trips abroad.
CSR Project Manager, Iraq
A Doctor of Physical Therapy and global health specialist, April contributes to Boston Biopharma’s Corporate and Social Responsibility activities. April has extensive experience developing rehabilitation services and building capacity of healthcare professionals in various countries including Kurdistan, Jordan, and China. She brings her passion for increasing access to and improving the quality of rehabilitation services to Boston Biopharma.