Nazeem Mohamed is Chief Executive Officer of Kampala Pharmaceutical Industries (KPI), a regional generic manufacturer located in Uganda. Nazeem is former vice-president of strategic product development at Novo Nordisk, based originally in Denmark and then in Belgium. He also worked for several leading multinational companies such as Pfizer and GlaxoSmithKline before his appointment as CEO of KPI. He worked mostly in international marketing management and strategic product development with these multi-national companies living and working in the UK, Belgium, Denmark and the USA. He completed secondary and University education in the UK, after being forced to leave his native Uganda in the early 70s. In 2001, he completed the International Executive Management Programme at INSEAD south of Paris, France. In 2003, Nazeem was approached by the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) to come to Uganda to run Kampala Pharmaceutical Industries. It was an out of the blue opportunity to return home and give something back to his country. So in May 2003 he came back to Uganda with his family and now is the Head of the Pharmaceutical Sector for IPS which is the for profit part of AKDN, which also includes a state of the art extraction and purification facility in Athi river, near Nairobi focused on the production of Artemisinin a key component in the treatment of malaria.
Business and management