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Name:Mr. Samih Darwazah
Position: Founder and Chairman
Organization:Hikma Pharmaceuticals
Country: Jordan
  • Founder and Chairman of Hikma Pharmaceuticals PLC.
  • Between 1995 and 1996 he served as Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources in Jordan. He also founded the Jordan Exporters’ Association and served as a member of the Senate of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.
  • A Fullbright scholar, Samih holds a Masters Degree in Industrial Pharmacy from the St. Louis College of Pharmacy, Missouri which he obtained in 1964, and from which he was awarded an honorary Doctor of Science degree in 2010..
  • Served as a member of the Senate of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. Samih is a member of the Generics Advisory Board of Pictet, the Swiss Bank’s Fund.
  • Hikma became the first Arab company to export into the US in 1996 and listed on the London Stock Exchange in 2005.
  • Pre-tax profits for the year to December jumped 48 percent to $94.8m. The healthcare mogul’s success in this field was enough to earn him the coveted ‘Entrepreneur of the Year, Middle East’ award in 2007 from consultants Ernst & Young