Chief Executive Officer
- Appointed: 2023
- Joined Hikma: 1990
- Nationality: Lebanese
Experience: Riad was appointed as Chief Executive Officer in September 2023, bringing deep knowledge of Hikma, the pharmaceutical industry and a strong track record of delivering profitable growth and strategic expansion. From 2011 to 2023, Riad served as Hikma’s President of Injectables, significantly expanding the Injectables product portfolio and manufacturing footprint while maintaining focus on quality and efficiency, helping transform the Injectables business into a recognised market leader.
Since joining Hikma in 1990, Riad has held various positions of increasing responsibility including Head of Manufacturing Operations at the Group’s former Generics facility in Eatontown, New Jersey. He left Hikma in 1998 to join Watson Pharmaceuticals, where he was Executive Director of Operations. Riad returned to Hikma in 2004 and held a series of positions in the Group’s Injectables business.
Other appointments: none
Qualifications: BSc in Engineering and a MS in Engineering and Management from George Washington University.