ABOUT

Board

Mr. Ahmad Al Tabbaa – Chairman of the Board:

Mr. Ahmad Al Tabbaa is the Chairman of Avalon Pharmaceuticals.

Ahmad has a background in banking acquired at the Saudi Fransi bank in Riyadh. He is a graduate from the American University in Washington, DC where he earned a BA in Economics. Beyond his interest in pharmaceuticals, Ahmad is a serial entrepreneur and has interests in other industry sectors including real estate.

 

Mr. Yousuf Zahid – Non-Executive Director:

Mr. Yousuf Zahid is a Non-Executive Director on the board of Avalon Pharmaceuticals. Yousuf is Regional Manager at Zahid tractors. He is a graduate from the Stanford University School of Business and hold as well a degree from the Florida Atlantic University.

 

Mr. Haitham Al-Jawhari – Non-Executive Director:

Mr. Haitham Al-Jawhari is a Non-Executive Director and founder of Avalon Pharmaceuticals along with Mr. Ahmad Al Tabbaa in 1998. Haitham has since then served as the Technical Director of the company leading the manufacturing operations and the establishment of three manufacturing sites. Prior to Avalon, Haitham worked in the family business, Al Fayasel Labs, for a number of years. 

 

Mr. Wadie Saleh – Executive Director:

Mr. Wadie Saleh is an Executive Director and has been the Finance and Administration Director since 2012. Wadie commenced his career as an auditor in one of the Big 5 firms before he went on to establish his own audit firm in Saudi Arabia. Wadie has subsequently held a number of finance-related positions throughout his career.  His most recent role was CFO at United Arab Motors in Saudi Arabia.

Dr. Abdullah Yehya – Executive Director:

Dr. Abdullah Yehya is an Executive Director and served as the company’s Sales and Marketing Director since 2003. Dr. Abdullah started his career at Astra Zeneca in Saudi Arabia and worked his way up to become Senior Sales Manager. Dr. Abdullah is a pharmacy graduate from a Saudi university.