Press Release – Cairo on 21.5.2022
The renowned business leader, coach, and public figure, Dr. Amr Elfass is set to join Nawah Scientific, MENA’s fastest-growing life science venture, to lead the company’s transformation into a multinational corporate as a wave of acquisitions and regional expansion is in motion and is expected to be announced later in 2022.
Dr. Elfass will hold the title of “VP Business Success” which reflects a very strategic role in which Dr. Elfass will be working closely with Nawah top management in restructuring the company to cope with the immense growth, fit the new multi-geographical scale, and achieve planned business goals while maintaining the core values, mission and vision it was built around.
“It’s such an honor” Dr. Omar Sakr, Nawah’s founder and CEO commented. He added “Dr. Elfass comes to us with extensive experience, and cross-industrial accomplishments in the areas of organizational and people development, learning, change management, coaching, and culture transformation. His true passion has always been “People”, where he makes a real difference by helping people learn and grow professionally and personally and thrive in an environment based on trust and respect”.
Dr. Elfass led an exceptional career in major pharmaceutical companies, starting in Janssen and moving to Abbott Laboratories where he became a pillar in establishing core business areas. After Abbott, Dr. Elfass transitioned from the commercial side to a learning and development role at Innovara, transforming companies and leaders by furnishing them with the right tools to succeed, including coaching, learning and development, training solutions, and culture transformation.
Dr. Elfass commented “Nawah is building nothing but a multinational, MENA-based, science giant! I’m totally impressed by the development Nawah has achieved in a relatively short time. Nawah is set to grow across several geographies and industries unlocking huge markets ahead. I’m joining Nawah all-in with a solid commitment to make this transformation a formidable success (in shaa Allah)”. With a clear mission to “Empower Science in MENA & Africa”, Nawah has introduced a brand-new business model to the region, bringing the power of the digital era to the capable hands of scientists. “Scientists’ role is to think, design the experiments, and interpret results, we do the rest of technical work for them at Nawah” commented Prof. Ali El-Halawany, Chief Scientific Officer at Nawah. Here is how it works: Nawah’s online platform receives experiments requests online, a courier collects samples for analysis, Nawah’s scientists carry needed tests and return results online. By this, Nawah enables scientists to do higher-quality research regardless of their location and owned lab facilities.