Dr Oualae Alami is Vice President, Cluster Lead Hospital Business, Pfizer Biopharmaceutical Group
Oualae has over 20 years of experience in health care with 18 years at Pfizer.
She is currently leading the Hospital Business across Europe with a focus on the UK and 14 Western European countries. In her role, Oualae is driven by the mission of providing treatments’ options and breakthroughs that aim to save hospital patients lives. Her work involves partnering with Scientific societies, industry and governments to leverage effective policy making and strategic leadership to advance on some of the world’s most pressing health issues in the field of infectious disease especially in the face of Covid-19 pandemic and Anti-microbial resistance.
Oualae is a strong believer in the power of inclusive organization that enable colleagues to bring their best selves in all settings and is purposeful about their growth. She is currently, leading a diverse team of over 200 colleagues who are committed and empowered to making a profound impact for patients.
Prior to her current role, Oualae held various leadership positions across Africa and Middle East. She first led Pfizer Oncology business across the region and was instrumental in establishing Pfizer’s Oncology organization and help position the company as a key player in advancing cancer care in the region, bringing novel medicines and access solutions to patients across the region.
More recently, she led Pfizer Biopharmaceutical group in the Middle East across all Pfizer’s therapeutic areas. With her team, she focused on building sustainable partnerships that recognized the value of innovation in research-based medicines. She also led efforts to successfully develop healthcare innovations to expand availability and access to novel medicine. Oualae represented Pfizer in biopharmaceuticals industry groups to advocate for policies and practices that foster innovation, facilitate access and drive collaboration across various health care ecosystems.
Oualae is a passionate advocate for diversity, equity and inclusion with a focus on advancing women in leadership in general and more recently on Women from minority groups. She is involved in various programs that focus on developing, mentoring and coaching women and Pfizer and across industries. Oualae speaks frequently in regional and international forums about leadership and women empowerment. She was the former Africa and Middle East Chair of Pfizer diversity, equity and inclusion council leading Pfizer’s efforts to champion key initiatives that aim to promote diversity and inclusion in the region. Oualae sits on the board of the Arab International Women’s Forum and a number of other key regional organizations.
Oualae was born in Morocco, lived in Europe and the Middle East, transitioned by the United-States before relocating lately to Madrid where she currently lives with her husband and their nine year old daughter. As a family, they enjoy traveling, hiking, reading and spending quality time with family and friends.
Oualae holds a Doctorate degree in Pharmacy from Paris XI University as well a master’s degree and leadership diplomas from ESSEC and Harvard Business School.