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Bassam Kanaan

Chief Strategy and Corporate Development Officer
MENA and EU regions
Hikma Pharmaceuticals


Bassam joined Hikma as Chief Financial Officer in 2001 and played a leading role in preparing for Hikma’s IPO in 2005 and in its subsequent M&A activity. In January 2011, Bassam was promoted to the position of President and Chief Operating Officer for the MENA and EU regions, where he led the implementation of important organisational and operational improvements. In 2014, he was promoted to the newly created role of Chief Strategy and Corporate Development Officer, with Group-level responsibility for strategic development, acquisitions, alliances and product development. Bassam is responsible for delivering the expansion vision of the Chief Executive. Bassam is qualified as a US Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA). Bassam has a BA from Claremont McKenna College and an International Executive MBA from Kellogg/Recanati Schools of Management.

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Finance and Acountancy

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