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Strategy and Business Development

  • Dr. Abdelali Haoudi

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The Strategy and Business Development section is responsible for coordinating both KAIMRC’s overall strategy and the individual strategies of each of the sections and ensuring that common goals are achieved. In addition, the Strategy Department oversees the Public Relations Team which is responsible for communicating the value of KAIMRC to the community both locally and internationally. This section also manages and coordinates KAIMRC commercialization projects.  Currently, there is progress towards a new overall strategy for KAIMRC that will provide guidance for all of the sections and their leadership.

Dr. Haoudi is currently leading the Strategy and Business Development at King Abdullah International Medical Research Center, part of King Abdulaziz Medical City and is also Visiting Distinguished Scientist at Boston Children’s Hospital-Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Haoudi held several senior and prestigious positions in the academia, government and private sectors including Executive Director for R&D and Founding Vice President for Research at Qatar Foundation. Dr. Haoudi was also Chairman of the Exceptional National Research Program at Qatar National Research Fund. He has also been an Associate Professor of cancer and infectious diseases and a fellow of the US National Institutes of Health. He has also held several other positions in elite research and education institutions including Visiting Professor at Harvard Medical School (USA) and a fellow at Institut Pasteur (France) and had served as consultant and advisor to several biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies. Dr. Haoudi has also founded and was the Editor-In-Chief for the Journal of Biomedicine and Biotechnology.

Dr. Haoudi was elected as a member of the Royal Academy for Science and Technology since 2006 and graduated from University Paris XI and Paris VI, France in 1996 with a doctoral degree in cellular and molecular genetics and received executive education from Harvard Business School in Corporate Management and Strategy.

Dr. Haoudi has published numerous peer reviewed articles and has received multiple awards including the prestigious US Fogarty International Research Award from the US National Institutes of Health.

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