Omar Shoukry Sakr

CEO, Nawah-Scientific

Dr. Omar Sakr is the founder and CEO of Nawah-Scientific, the first private multidisciplinary research center in Egypt, catering for research in the fields of natural and biomedical sciences. In addition, till recent, Omar was an adjunct assistant professor of entrepreneurship at Zewail City of Science and Technology. He graduated as a pharmacist in 2005 from Ain Shams University, Egypt. He holds a PhD in pharmaceutical technology from the University of Geneva and an MBA degree from HULT business school in London. His career extends over 13 years of experience in the pharmaceutical field, both in academia and industry. His workplaces include Egypt, Switzerland and Germany where he worked for 3 years as a researcher at Capsulution Pharma in Berlin. Omar’s research activities are focused on nanotech applications for controlled delivery of small molecules and biological drugs. To his name, Omar holds several scientific and business awards for innovative product design. He authored and co-authored several peer-reviewed articles and book chapters that are published in top journals in the field.