Ossama Salamah

International Sales Manager – Middle East and Africa


In January 2017, Joint Commission International appointed Ossama Salamah as the International Sales Manager of its Middle East Office located in Dubai, to build and manage strategic relationships with health care organizations, ministries of health, government and international aid agencies, leading academic medical centers and hospitals, and other organizations committed to improving quality and patient safety.

Mr. Salamah is a pharmacist with more than 10 years of multinational experience in sales, marketing, business development and training within the pharma and health care industries.

Most recently, he was a senior consultant in a regional health care consultancy firm where he developed technical, marketing and financial feasibility studies for health care projects. Prior to that, he was a business unit manager for Wholesale and Pharma in Planet Pharmacies, one of the leading companies in UAE. He managed a portfolio of 400 products, more than 2,000 SKUs and a sales team of 30+ employees. He successfully over-delivered a budget of 110 million USD. 

He has also served in a variety of sales and marketing leadership positions in regional and multinational businesses such as Eli Lilly Suisse, Novo Nordisk and Pfizer. He has a proven track record of succeeding in competitive markets with consistent budget over achievement.  

Among his core competencies are consistent demonstration of sound business judgment, decisiveness, well-developed planning, strong communication skills and a high level of performance in a variety of progressively responsible and challenging assignments.

He is a recognized trainer who has delivered more than 50 training courses to large organizations including United Arab Emirates Ministry of Health, American Hospital Dubai, Mediclinic Middle East, Dubai Gold Exchange, Emirates NBD and more.

Areas of Expertise

  • Leadership training — scientific, academic and personal development
  • Lean Six Sigma
  • Competitive analysis
  • Strategic thinking
  • Market intelligence application


  • BS in Pharmaceutical Sciences from Alexandria University, Faculty of Pharmacy, Alexandria, Egypt