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.
Chairman of the Board
Mr. Peter Wodtke brings over 36 years of worldwide business experience in various industries to Boston Biopharma. Experienced in corporate governance, finance, and management, Mr. Wodtke has served on the boards of 43 companies in the United States, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East in fields including higher education, life sciences, and banking. Mr. Wodtke started in banking with Citibank where he was appointed Manager of the main branch in Hong Kong, moving to be Senior Officer in the Field covering the Arab world and Iran. Mr. Wodtke was appointed CEO of Private Investment Company for Asia, Tokyo and Singapore, following which he joined Swiss Bank Corporation and was later assigned as the bank’s Senior Officer for the United States and Canada. Mr. Wodtke is a graduate of Princeton University
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.
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.
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.
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.