Mohammad Zafrullah

Key Consultants

A senior executive with over 30 years of experience working in management consulting and also global multinational companies in leadership positions across different countries. With a strong academic background (FCA from ICAEW and MBA), he held various positions of increasing responsibility in General Management and Finance at local, regional and headquarter levels. Mohammad thrives on setting out innovative long-term business strategies and implementing them through robust planning and execution – building high-caliber teams and empowering them to deliver, with appropriate governance structures.

Sector and Service Expertise

Mohammad’s international experience spans the UK, Middle East Africa, Turkey and Pakistan. He has a deep knowledge and understanding of Pharmaceuticals, Consumer Healthcare, Supply Chain, Finance and Treasury.

Strengths and Career Achievements

Based in Dubai, Mohammad specialises in Life Sciences and financial related areas, particularly M&A. Previously, he spent 28 years in the pharmaceutical industry with his last corporate role being Vice President and General Manager of GlaxoSmithKline plc, with P&L responsibility for ten countries in GCC and Levant regions. In a competitive and challenging business environment, over a period of 7 years he led the business to double the turnover, with growth driven from relatively mature markets like Saudi Arabia and UAE, but also new geographies like Iraq. He successfully acquired and amalgamated new businesses and empowered a high performing team tasked to deliver growth – thinking globally, but acting locally. Total staff strength in the region grew significantly, building a strong track record of delivering targets, whilst at the same time nurturing and grooming talent in the organization.

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It is clear that some companies will fail to make it through the current crisis. Those that remain with be faced with a new business climate. The time to plan and prepare is now.
Paul Heugh
Skarbek Associates