Chief Executive Officer
As per the World Bank, India has made a substantial effort in attempting to address environmental challenges. It has endorsed rigorous environmental legislation and has created relevant institutions to monitor and enforce legislation. In response to the threat of climate change, the Prime Minister’s National Council on Climate Change issued India’s first comprehensive National Action Plan.
Dr. Manel Chikh is the founder and CEO of Zaphyr Pharmaceuticals, a pharma company that commercializes specialty products in the MEA region. Founded in 2012, Zaphyr focuses on oncology and rare diseases and operates between Switzerland, Ireland and Dubai.
Marwan Abdulaziz Janahi
Marwan Abdulaziz Janahi is Executive Director of Dubai Science Park, a vibrant and holistic science-focused community dedicated to serving entrepreneurs, SMEs and multinational enterprises operating in the life sciences, energy and environment sectors. Dubai Science Park is a member of the TECOM Group. Janahi has played an instrumental role in establishing Dubai Science Park as the region’s leading community for scientific research and innovation, attracting more than 350 companies and strengthening partnerships among corporations, universities, and communities. Janahi also serves as Chairing Member of the Pharmaceuticals and Medical Equipment Taskforce of the Dubai Industrial Strategy. In this capacity, he works with the Executive Council of Dubai to augment research and development investments, and enhance local pharmaceutical infrastructure and manufacturing capabilities.
Jerome is the General Manager of Julphar. He is responsible for all aspects of Julphar's operations. He joined the Company in January 2017 as Corporate CFO, before being appointed Acting General Manager. He has extensive experience in the pharmaceutical industry and during his 20-yearplus career, he has served in a variety of senior management positions. He began his career in financial operations with Peugeot and Ford and spent 17 years with Sanofi, where he had multiple global assignments including the role of Chief Finance Officer in Africa and Southeast Asia. He is also a Board Member of joint-ventures with Julphar’s partners in Africa, Asia and Middle-East.