WALID YOUNES(MAPS Mentorship Working Group Member | Middle East Chapter Lead)
Walid YOUNES, MD, is the Cluster Medical Lead for Kyowa Kirin Pharma . In this role, Dr. Younes provides leadership for the Medical Affairs organization at the Gulf countries .
Dr. Younes joined Kyowa Kirin in June 2018 with 12 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry. Prior to Kyowa Kirin , he held the position of Middle East Medical Manager at Gilead Sciences . While at Gilead Middle East, he successfully established the medical organisation and strategy for the region .Prior to moving to Dubai, Dr. Younes held various positions within Novartis , Roche Pharma and Gilead Sciences in France where he was providing medical support, developing Phase 3/4 clinical trials and initiating national awareness programs .
A native of Tunisia, Dr. Younes received his medical degree from the University of Tunis ,TUNISIA. He went on to receive His Oncology Specialized Certification from The University of Paris VI France.
A long with the industry Journey , Dr Younes completed medical specialized courses from the university of Paris V ( Geriatrics & HIV management ) and also from Harvard Medical School ( Immunology & Genetics) .