Manal Allam

Manal Allam

Middle East IT Head & Business Partner

Marie Curie’s saying “Nothing in life is to be feared; it is only to be understood”, is a core value pushing me beyond my perceived limits.

As an IT Senior Leader with 20 years of experience, I am professionally committed to enable the business to achieve their strategic objectives via leveraging technology. In this capacity, I partner with business stakeholders to create IT strategies, prioritize the demand pipeline, lead the delivery of initiatives, and ensure adequate services.

I worked in Pharma, FMCG, & Retail business verticals – and managed Middle East, Africa & South Asia regions. I also held several global job extension roles in Europe & Asia Pac.

Throughout the years, I led the delivery of initiatives related to Patient Support, Customer Engagement, Commercial Growth, Operational Efficiency & Simplification, Business Model Transformation, and Risk Management & Compliance.

I received Catalyst CIO award from GEC, Pioneer CIO award from IDC. I am a key note speaker, and a published author of articles related to technology and digital transformation.

I hold B.Sc. Electrical Engineering, M.Sc. Computer Science, and MBA.

I try to pay back to life by becoming a servant leader who coaches & mentors others, and supports them to achieve their full potential.

I consider myself lucky to work in technology in this point of human history where technology is interwoven in all aspects of life. There is an opportunity for me every day to contribute to making the world a better place.