Raed Suhail, General Manager
Raed’s early career was in Electrical Power engineering in Mälardalens Högskola however his strong entrepreneurial instinct is what guided his professional life from a young age. While still at school, he launched his first business with his father and then after university, Raed moved into distribution and imports, mainly in the food sector. This gave him great exposure to emerging economies such as India, Pakistan, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Iraq, UAE, Saudi Arabia and also Eastern Europe. Raed then went into food production, managing the biggest rice mill in Northern Europe with a heavy focus on exports into Eastern and Central Europe and the Middle East.
In 2009 Raed decided to pursue full time business development consulting and his logistics experience in the regions in which Global Pharma Consulting operates is an invaluable tool for clients looking to enter the MENA region. He also consults in other sectors, including security, food and construction.
Phone: 0046 (0)8 408 0 4880
Claire Adlam, PR Manager
Claire Adlam has been in PR and media for over 20 years, with key roles on media and brand strategies for clients in South Africa, UK, Sweden, China and Zimbabwe, both in the corporate world and in PR agencies. Such broad experience means she knows what makes media tick and how to get their attention with the right kind of writing. Claire is also skilled at the creative side of brand development and at Global Pharma Consulting, she handles all the graphic design for the PR and marketing content. Where Global Pharma Consulting’s clients need guidance on their own media and communications strategies, Claire is available to work with the client to conceptualize the marketing and PR material needed when entering new markets or seeking to maintain market share.
Global Pharma Consulting founder and CEO Paula Hassoon Paula has a vast knowledge of every area of Life Science businesses. She is skilled at first being able to understand the client’s hurdles before conceptualizing turnkey solutions for the quickest routes to market, supported by other innovative business development tools designed to retain market share in the long term.
Paula Hassoon, CEO
Since venturing into specialist B2B consulting, Paula has quickly become respected for her insight and deep understanding of what it takes for companies and individuals to succeed in Life Science today. Not one to stand still, Paula continually grows the company’s global footprint and consistently refines the Global Pharma Consulting offering as the clients’ needs evolve and new trends shape the sector.
Paula is a licensed Pharmacist with a MSc in Bio Science and Pharmacy from Uppsala Universitet (2004), and a Strategic Marketing qualification from IHM Business School (2008) in Sweden. She has 10 years’ experience in the Life Science industry, in particular pharmacies, pharmaceuticals and the medical device industry. Prior to launching Global Pharma Consulting in 2013, Paula held a number of management positions with some of the biggest names in global healthcare, including Apoteket AB, Schering-Plough, Bayer Schering Pharma, Boehringer Ingelheim, Pharmexx, PharmaRelations and Nordic InfuCare.
Mob: 0046 (0) 70 457 07 85
Office: 0046 (0) 8 40804880
Zhara Hassoon, Country Manager (UK), Head of Cosmetics
Zhara worked as an Assistant in a Swedish pharmacy for 1 ½ years, becoming Head of Drug Delivery while also assisting with the finance functions. When her husband was relocated to Scotland, Zhara studied beauty therapy in Scotland and also obtained a Professional Make-up Artist qualification. She has a passion for the creative industry and went on to study film and media, during which time she won first prize for a short documentary that she created.
After 13 years in Scotland, the family then moved to London. Zhara now heads up Global Pharma Consulting’s Cosmetics and Dermatology division and she is also the point of contact for any clients in the UK. She is fluent in Arabic, Swedish and English with an excellent grasp of each culture and the different frameworks that multi-cultural Life Science businesses have to take into consideration.
Zhara has two children and has raised them to have a high standard of ethics, which she says is perhaps the hardest job she has ever had!
Lena Mauritzdotter, Finance Manager
Lena handles all the day-to-day finance and accounting duties at Global Pharma Consulting.
Chuang Kansa, IT Manager
Chuang heads up our IT department and is responsible for maintaining our industry and country databases as well as handling any IT and support issues that may arise.