Amar Kureishi

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Amar Kureishi
Amar Kureishi

Locality: Singapore
Summary: - Broad experience in life-sciences, spanning from bench research to clinical practice, and from academia and government to industry. - Strategic thinker with a proven track record of success in leading teams and change management. - Inquisitive, viewing new experiences and challenges as fresh opportunities to learn and develop. - Multicultural, international experience: North America, Europe and Asia. - Effective communication and negotiating skills, including media experience (television, radio, printed news and multimedia press conferences).
Current: Chief Medical Officer Asia Pacific & Head, Strategic Drug Development Asia at Quintiles
Past: Vice President & Acting Head, Global Medical Affairs - Therapeutic Areas at Bayer Schering Pharma Vice President and Regional Head, Medical Affairs Asia Pacific (Singapore) at Bayer Schering Pharma Vice President & Head, Global Clinical Development & Med Affairs- Asia Pacific (Beijing, P.R. China) at Bayer Healthcare Global Clinical Leader - Avelox (Wuppertal, Germany) at Bayer Pharmaceuticals Global Clinical Strategist - Anti-infectives (Wuppertal, Germany) at Bayer Pharmaceuticals Associate Director at Bayer Corporation, West Haven, CT. USA Associate/Assistant Professor, Microbiology & Infectious Diseases at University of Calgary Associate/Assistant Professor, Microbiology & Infectious Diseases at University of Calgary Director, Infection Control at Foothills Hospital see less... 6 more...
Education:  INSEAD  (2008-2008) 
 The University of Calgary Post-doctoral Research Fellowship (1989-1992) Medical Research Council of Canada Fellowship. Field of study: i) cloning and sequencing antibiotic resistant gene in pathogenic bacteria, ii) using polymerase chain reaction to type pathogenic bacteria.
 The University of British Columbia Clin...
Industry: Pharmaceuticals
Skills: Leadership and change management. Clinical development in Asia-Pacific. Biopharma in emerging markets.
Experience: Quintiles (Privately Held; Pharmaceuticals industry): Chief Medical Officer Asia Pacific & Head, Strategic Drug Development Asia,  (August 2010-Present) In addition to the role of CMO for Asia Pacific, my primary responsibility includes building and leading Strategic Drug Development capabilities in Asia Pacific, and supporting business innovation.
Bayer Schering Pharm...
Interests: Film-making; photo and video editing. English literature. Creative writing, including short poems. Skiing and sailing.
Interests: career opportunities, consulting offers, new ventures, job inquiries, expertise requests, business deals, reference requests, getting back in touch
Groups: Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Canada

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"Our strategy is to move a greater proportion of clinical trials to the Asia-Pacific to speed up clinical development," said Amar Kureishi, the company's head of medical ...

Bayer Schering Pharma boosting clinical trials in Asia-Pacific ...

'Singapore, though the population is small at 4 million. . .we see the quality of hospitals, investigators and healthcare is really very high, ' said Amar Kureishi, head of medical ...