Chief Executive Officer
Abdul Latif Jameel Health
Akram Bouchenaki is Chief Executive Officer of Abdul Latif Jameel Health, Abdul Latif Jameel’s health care business, focusing on accelerating access to modern medical care while addressing unmet medical needs in developing markets around the World. Abdul Latif Jameel Health is part of Abdul Latif Jameel, a collective of independent international, family-owned and diversified businesses, founded in 1945 by the late Abdul Latif Jameel.
Mr. Bouchenaki joins Abdul Latif Jameel Health after 25 years of operational and strategic roles in the pharmaceutical and healthcare sectors, including global leadership roles in ‘big-pharma’ corporates as well as in top California-based biotech, where he was an executive director for Africa covering the largest markets on the continent.
Akram has extensive knowledge and experience of both generics and branded medicines in established as well as key emerging markets across the world. These include Africa’s most significant markets, Brazil, and Mexico, having co-founded a fast-growing start-up to commercialize medicines in Latin America.
Akram holds a Doctorate in Pharmacy from Université de Paris V, France. He has lived and worked in 9 different countries across 5 continents. He speaks French, Spanish, Arabic, Portuguese and English.
Abdul Latif Jameel’s core business areas include transportation, engineering and manufacturing, financial services, land and real estate, energy and environmental services, consumer products, advertising and media and health care. Based in the MENAT region, Abdul Latif Jameel has a presence in more than 30 countries over five continents, including Europe, Africa, Asia and the Pacific, North and South America. It employs approximately 11,000 people of over 40 nationalities.