Sales Team MENA
Sarah Chahine PhD
General Manager MENA
Sarah Chahine is an international scientist with extensive
experience in molecular genetics/genomics. She did her PhD at McMaster University in Canada, where she designed, executed, statistically analyzed and presented findings on the mechanisms of methotrexate secretion and detoxification by renal excretory system.
In her 6 years of research, Sarah authored, edited and published 5 articles relating to physiology and molecular biology in peer
reviewed journals. Sarah also worked as a teaching assistant at McMaster University for 6 years where she taught undergraduate students in 5 different courses related to Genetics.
Previously, Sarah Chahine worked as an Account Manager at Thermo Fisher Scientific where she maintained existing business, developed incremental business in existing accounts, and
conducted cold calls to develop new accounts.
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Omar Abu Adas Blanco MD
Strategic Regional Sales Manager MENA
Omar Abu Adas Blanco is a clinical and molecular medicine
professional with experience in project coordination, execution, molecular diagnostic services, and biotechnology research and development. Omar graduated at the Saint Matthew’s University; Cayman Islands, British West Indies and obtained his Master of Sciences; MSc. in Molecular Diagnostics at the University of
Omar worked amongst others as Diagnostic services
development analyst for the Arab Medical center; Amman,
Jordan; as Health relief project coordinator for the Mirror Tree Foundation; Chicago, USA; as Lead researcher for the AraGen Biotechnology, (JPM subsidiary); Amman, Jordan as well as R&D Strategy analyst for the Jordanian Pharmaceutical Manufacturing PLC; Amman, Jordan.
Omar has a multicultural background with multilingual abilities and a strong focus on goal achievement and attention to details.
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Country Manager Saudi Arabia
Boutros Maroun is a medical geneticist with extensive experience in human genetics, genetic counseling, cytogenetics and
molecular biology. Boutros Graduated with an MSc degree in medical genetics from UCL (university colleague London) and a BSc in biology from Balamand University in Lebanon.
In addition to his scientific and technical background, he Possess a great international sales and marketing experience with medical and scientific novel products as he worked in different medical sales fields with: Anachem- Metlet Toledo- Thermofisher- Promega- Cepheid- Dahlhausen- NDD- Kimal- Mimdex.
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Ameen Al Refai
Country Manager Qatar
Ameen is a scientist with focus on Molecular Biology and
Cytogenetics. He graduated from AL ISRA University in Jordan with BSc in medical technologies then pursed ASCP (CG)
certification in cytogenetics. He has been in the Saudi market for 18 years where he worked with one of the biggest Hospitals such as King Fahd Specialist Hospital.
Over the years, he has accumulated a wealth of knowledge and skills in recognizing chromosomal abnormalities for both
conventional and FISH preparations with a focus on
Chromosomal analysis; Tissue culture; Karyotyping; Harvesting and preparing slides; Staining; Microscopy; Reagent preparation. Moreover, he gained exceptional knowledge in CAP accreditation where he helped his previous and current labs in achieving this prestigious accreditation.
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Regional Manager MENA
Carine Tabet joined CENTOGENE in 2012, working within an
environment that offers the opportunity and the scope to develop develop the regional experience cumulated over the years.
With this deep knowlegde and understanding of particular local needs, Carine takes care of Introducing CENTOGENE in the MENA countries – Lebanon, Egypt, Algeria, Libya and Bahrain, communicating with health care authorities with respect to
services provided for rare diseases in the MENA region.
Carine Tabet made her BS in Business Administration at the Notre Dame University in Lebanon.
Her working career incorporates business stations at OEA Grands Projets (Vinci Construction Grands Projets), Libya; Khalil Fattal et Fils – Distribution Company, Libya; Libel – Distribution Company for Helioscreen products, Lebanon and a lot more.
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Regional Manager North Africa
Sarah Tirsatine joined CENTOGENE as Regional Manager
North Africa as of August 2016. She received her doctorate of Pharmacy from the Faculty of pharmacy of the university of medicine, Algiers, ALG. She has more than 10 years of solid
experience in pharmaceutical and biotech industry in Sales,
Marketing & Business Development areas with proven strength in strategic planing and market access.
Sarah is also experienced in product launch, pre-launch and
disease awareness campaigns, also public affairs project
In her previous assignment she was responsible for market development activities for rare/ultra-rare diseases and onco-haematology franchises for the North African market, she has also
managed regulatory affairs for Shire and Biogen for Algeria and assisted in achieving access to treatments for patients suffering from rare diseases and the introduction of many innovative therapeutics in Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia.
Early in her carrer, she worked for Shire as senior product specialist and for Janssen, Spimaco pharmaceuticals as medical representative.
Write an email to Sarah Tirsatine.