Dr. Essam Farouk, Director

Dr. Essam Farouk brings a 27-years of senior management experience in the pharmaceutical industry to his role as Chief Executive Officer of Julphar. In his role, Dr. Essam is responsible for leading the company’s vision and mission to provide solutions to improve the health of people regionally and globally, while ensuring world-class care remains at the very heart of the organisation. 

Previously, Dr. Essam held the position of CEO at ELKENDI for eight years, a role he took on since its inauguration in 2006. Under his expert direction, the company evolved into the second biggest pharmaceutical corporation across North Africa. Dr. Essam was consequently appointed CEO of MSPHARMA Group, a position he held for seven years, where he was instrumental in leading the business to become one of the top five pharmaceutical companies in the MENA region.

Prior to his success at ELKENDI and MSPHARMA, Dr. Essam took on senior roles at GSK, Sanofi Aventis, T3A Pharma Group and Julphar Germany.  Having operated across multinational and generic business environments, Dr. Essam brings unique cultural and business insights, as well as hands-on-experience in all aspects of the pharmaceutical business, within the MENA region and emerging markets.

In addition, Dr. Essam has effectively established and launched start-ups and implemented pioneering turnaround strategies for companies undergoing transitional changes.  

Dr. Essam holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Pharmacy from the University of Zagazig and a Master’s Degree from AUC and American Society for Quality of USA in Total Quality Management and Operation Management.