Our Team

Our Incredible Team

OrciTrials’ board of directors consists of veteran clinical research professionals with over 70 years of cumulative leadership experience in CROs and Pharmaceutical companies across UK, Pakistan, APAC, ANZ, and Europe.

Our team is also highly skilled and experienced in every aspect of clinical development across all therapeutic areas.

Team

The unwavering strength and unity of our team

Dr Jawad Gill

Dr Jawad Gill

Chief Executive Officer
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Dr Jawad Gill (Chief Executive Officer)

Dr Gill brings over 26 years of experience at leading Pharma and CRO companies across Pakistan, APAC, AME, and CIS. He is a medical graduate, and his expertise covers several facets of clinical research including Clinical Operations, Quality Assurance & Compliance, Medical Monitoring, and Training. Over his career, he has successfully led global teams in various functions.

Beginning his career as a CRA at GSK in 1998 he steadily progressed to positions of greater responsibility, eventually becoming Country Head of Clinical Research (Pakistan). During this period, he worked on Phase II – IV clinical trials in Oncology, Respiratory, Dermatology, Urology, Infectious Diseases, Immunology, Psychiatry, Rheumatology and Cardiovascular (also including investigator-initiated studies, epidemiological and non-interventional studies and studies involving devices).

Eventually he moved on to GSK Singapore as Clinical Research, Quality and Training Manager, where he managed teams across Asia-Pacific, Middle East, Africa, and Central Asian regions. During this time, he developed, trained, and led Clinical Operations country teams in Singapore, Malaysia, and Vietnam.

In his most recent role at Fortrea (previously known as Covance) Singapore as Head of Clinical QA&C he managed Southeast Asia, Japan, South Korea, Australia, and New Zealand, leading a team of auditors conducting Investigator Site Audits, Process Audits, Vendor Qualification Audits, and supporting Client Audits and Regulatory Inspections.

Dr Gill has held leadership positions in various functions, organizations, and regions and has developed, trained, and led several teams simultaneously. Overall, he has been actively involved in more than 150 clinical studies with different phases, designs, and complexities. He has conducted trainings for clinical research professionals and investigators in Pakistan, China, Taiwan, Philippines, S. Korea, S. Africa, Thailand, Vietnam, and several other countries. He has been involved in the formulation of clinical research guidelines and regulations in some developing countries.

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Kafait Ahmad

Kafait Ahmad

VP Clinical Operations

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Kafait Ahmad (VP, Clinical Operations)

Mr Ahmad brings over 15 years of clinical research experience having held a wide variety of leadership roles within Pharma Companies & CROs and has detailed experience of directing global clinical trials across phases I-IV.


He is Skilled in Team management, Project Management, Oncology, Clinical Data Management, and Clinical Monitoring with a Master’s in Clinical Research from University of South Wales.


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Hassan Iqbal

Hassan Iqbal

Chief Operating Officer
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Hassan Iqbal (Chief Operating Officer)

Mr Iqbal is an Actuary who has worked with various Insurance firms in the UK over the last 12 years. He has extensive experience of statistical analysis, risk management and has a special interest in Clinical Research.

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Mr. Steven Bukvic​

Mr. Steven Bukvic​

Advisor
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Mr. Steven Bukvic​ (Advisor)

Mr. Steven Bukvic graduated from Coventry University in 1982 with a degree in Applied Biology. After serving in the commercial sector of the UK motor industry for 8 years, Steven joined the Pharmaceutical Industry in 1990. For the next 33 years Steven’s career in the Pharmaceutical / CRO sectors has covered a broad range of disciplines within the field of clinical research, including clinical site monitoring, project management, pharmacovigilance, training, QA and business operations. Steven has worked in Covance, GSK, MSD and Pfizer to name just a few of the multi-national companies in his career. Steven was instrumental in establishing a CRO in Asia as well as successfully building the ACROSS Global CRO Alliance. He has also had extensive geographical exposure having worked in the UK, US, Germany, China and the Russian Federation. Steven is an active consulting partner for OrciTrials and has travelled on multiple business trips to Pakistan.

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Azam Jafri​

Azam Jafri​

Regulatory Manager

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Azam Jafri​ (Regulatory Manager)

Mr. Azam Jafri is a highly seasoned professional with an extensive career spanning approximately 20 years in the healthcare industry. He has amassed a wealth of experience through his work in multiple countries across Southeast Asia, with a particular emphasis on regions such as Pakistan, Central Asia, the Far East, Africa, and Europe. His expertise encompasses critical domains, including Sales, where he has demonstrated a remarkable ability to cultivate and manage relationships with clients and stakeholders. In Marketing, his proficiency in devising and executing strategies that enhance brand visibility and market presence. Furthermore, in Business Development, consistently identifying growth opportunities & establishing strategic partnerships. His competence extends to Regulatory Affairs, where he has displayed a deep understanding of the intricate regulatory landscape, ensuring compliance and the efficient operation of healthcare initiatives.



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Yvonne Li

Yvonne Li

Quality Assurance Auditor

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Yvonne Li (Quality Assurance Auditor)

Ms. Li, a Quality Assurance Professional, holds extensive experience of 18 years in Clinical Research and Auditing services compliant to GCP. Her specialty lies in Risk Management, Vendor Management and Performance Management. She has worked with multiple CROs across the globe to deliver quality compliant services in Singapore, China, Indonesia, Philippines, Malaysia, and Australia.

OrciTrials together with its partner provides its clients with GCP compliant services ensuring cost effectiveness and high-quality outcomes. We provide services tailored to the needs of our clients to help them excel in the market with top-notch results. OrciTrials together with its partner is delighted to serve you.

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Brian K Norton

Brian K Norton

Business Development Director

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Brian K Norton (Business Development Director)

Brian has more than 17 years of clinical trial experience. Brian founded ClinTrial Networks (CTN) in 2007 and has leveraged both his business and extensive clinical trial experience and created a network of dedicated research sites worldwide. Brian has the ability to support Phase I to Phase IV research programs covering a wide range of medical and psychiatric indications.

Brian currently serves as the Business Development Director for OrciTrials. The     advantages of Brian’s trial sites are they have large clinical practices with sufficient patients to meet enrollment goals. This is a very key component for patient recruitment and retention. In addition to Brian’s role as BD Director, sponsors and CROs seek Brian out to locate quality sites saving less time and money for the sponsor. Brian’s sites are located throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico, U.K., Spain, Russia, New Zealand and Australia.

Naeem Noordin

Naeem Noordin

Non-executive Director

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Naeem Noordin (Non-executive Director)

Naeem Noordin, driven by an insatiable curiosity and commitment to excellence, embarked on a remarkable journey in clinical research over his 25-year career. His passion for science led him to specialize in pharmacokinetics and early Phase I clinical trials, forming a solid foundation for his future contributions. Rising swiftly to senior positions such as Head of Clinical Operations and Head of Learning and Development, Naeem demonstrated exceptional leadership and talent nurturing skills. He has collaborated with health ministries worldwide to develop and refine clinical trial regulations, enhancing global standards. Committed to continuous learning, he offers cutting-edge ICH GCP and clinical development related training and consultancy, fostering industry excellence. In 2013, he founded Siara Limited in London and later expanded to the UAE with Siara Consultancy FZ LLC, showcasing his visionary leadership and global reach. Naeem’s diverse experiences from living and working in the US, Asia, and the UK have enriched his innovative approach and understanding of global clinical research environments. His legacy is marked by his dedication to excellence, innovation, and global collaboration, inspiring researchers and professionals worldwide.

Huda Naeem​

Huda Naeem​

Talent acquisition & HR

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Huda Naeem​ (Talent acquisition & HR)

Working as Talent Acquisition and HR Manager at OrciTrials, Huda is a skilled professional with a strong background in recruitment and HR operations. With an MBA in HR, she brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the table. Huda’s ability to analyze data and foster strong relationships enables her to develop effective HR strategies aligned with organizational objectives. She has successfully worked as a remote recruiter for clients in Canada, Middle East, UK, and Pakistan, spanning diverse industries such as life sciences, healthcare, hospitality, IT and more. Committed to excellence, Huda is passionate about helping organizations thrive by attracting top talent and fostering a positive work culture. Her dedication and people-centric approach make her a valuable asset to any team.

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Ali Hamza​

Ali Hamza​

Finance Officer

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Ali Hamza​ (Finance Officer)

Ali Hamza is a highly accomplished finance professional with expertise in accounts, finance, audit, and industry experience. Holding a CA Inter(ICAP) and ACCA finalist status, Ali’s keen eye for detail and analytical skills have led to successful financial audits and process improvements. With a year of industry experience, Ali brings practical insights to financial management. As a Finance Officer, Ali streamlines processes, drives cost-effective strategies, and supports data-driven decisions. Their dedication to professional development keeps them abreast of industry trends. A strong communicator and team player, Ali is committed to financial integrity and contributing to the company’s growth.

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Maleeha Arshad

Maleeha Arshad

Senior CRA

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Maleeha Arshad (Senior CRA)

Ms. Arshad holds a Master’s degree in Public Health and is an Applied Biosciences graduate. She has experience working as a clinical professional for various CROs and has served as a lead in numerous trials, including observational studies, epidemiological research, medical registry and phase III and IV Clinical studies.

Her prior experiences have demonstrated her proficiency in business development roles and proposal writing for various public health and clinical research projects, as well as clinical operations centered on oncology, endocrinology, and Covid-19.

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Minal Khalil​

Minal Khalil​

Management Trainee 

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Minal Khalil​ (Management Trainee)

Minal is a dedicated and accomplished biotechnology professional with a strong background in clinical research. Holding a bachelor’s degree in biotechnology from Forman Christian College and University, her passion for scientific exploration and commitment to advancing medical research shine through in her work. As a Clinical Research Associate Trainee at OrciTrials, she actively contributes to the coordination, monitoring, and management of clinical trials, ensuring compliance with regulatory standards. With hands-on experience gained during her internship at Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS), Minal has honed her skills in data analysis, laboratory techniques, and research methodologies. Proficient in clinical trial practices and dedicated to maintaining ethical research standards, she aspires to drive innovation in healthcare and contribute to a brighter future through biotechnology.

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Dr Anila Iqbal

Dr Anila Iqbal

Pharmacovigilance Manager

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Dr Anila Iqbal (Pharmacovigilance Manager)

As a seasoned medical practitioner, Dr. Anila Iqbal has worked as a clinical coordinator at the Fertility Concept Center, in clinical research, and in pharmacovigilance (PV). She graduated from Ziauddin University with a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (MBBS) and is an expert on the principles and practices of intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) and in vitro fertilization (IVF). Through a variety of overseas training programs, Dr. Iqbal received her early experience and expertise in clinical research and pharmacovigilance at GlaxoSmithKline Pakistan Limited. According to Dr. Iqbal’s experience in PV, she is skilled at collecting, detecting, assessing, monitoring, and reporting safety information, including adverse events (serious or not) connected to or unrelated from investigational products in accordance with assigned-country regulatory requirements. In addition to her duties in pharmacovigilance, Dr. Iqbal has served as a member of the medical monitoring team for several projects, where she oversaw the gathering of safety data from investigational sites and assisted in signaling detection for safety review. Dr. Iqbal has contributed her knowledge and expanded PV capability at OrciTrials by creating a case registry and a smooth framework for the assessment and distribution of safety information. Her commitment to raising healthcare standards makes her a valuable industry catalyst. She uses her operational leadership, clinical expertise, and regulatory understanding to promote excellence and innovation. She continues to break new ground in the healthcare industry, inspiring future generations with her revolutionary leadership and unrelenting commitment to providing patient-centric care.

Ahmad Kamal​

Ahmad Kamal​

Clinical Project Manager

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Ahmad Kamal​ (Clinical Project Manager)

Meet Ahmad Kamal, our esteemed Clinical Project Manager at OrciTrials. With an impressive background spanning over 12 years of clinical research experience, Ahmad brings a wealth of expertise to our team. His unwavering dedication to excellence and commitment to maintaining the highest standards in the industry make him an invaluable asset to our organization.

Ahmad’s has a successful track record of trial’s infrastructure development, trial monitoring and project deliverables in both sponsor and CRO setups. Recognized for his collaborative and results-driven approach, Ahmad fosters a team-oriented environment that empowers everyone to achieve their full potential.

Ahmad’s dedication to advancing the field of clinical research and his unwavering commitment to delivering quality outcomes make him an integral part of our organization’s vision to revolutionize healthcare through groundbreaking research and transformative trials. With Ahmad Kamal at the helm, OrciTrials is poised to lead the way in shaping the future of healthcare, elevating standards, and making a profound impact on patients’ lives worldwide.

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Kamran Khan​

Kamran Khan​

Business Development Manager

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Kamran Khan​ (Business Development Manager)

Kamran Khan is a passionate and skilled Business Development Manager and Medical Writer at OrciTrials, a leading contract research organization (CRO) that provides clinical trial services to the pharmaceutical and biotech industries. He leverages his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of the Punjab and his business management course from King’s College London to develop and execute effective business strategies and plans that generate revenue and value for his clients and his company.

Kamran excels at identifying and pursuing new business opportunities, leading and nurturing email outreach campaigns, managing client relationships, and negotiating contracts and budgets. He also delivers high-quality medical writing services, including study protocols, research articles, blogs, and content writing. He has published on self-medication and COVID-19, and serves as a Medical Research Article Reviewer at Elsevier Journal.

With over 350 certifications from renowned international institutions, including NIDA, NASBA, PACRA, QMS 9000, Roche, FDA, Abbvie, Cochrane, CRM, The Global Health Network, WHO, Kings IDF, ADA, Diabetes UK, AHA, ACA, Kings College London, University of Leeds, Harvard, Stanford etc. Kamran is a force to be reckoned with. From clinical trials to marketing strategies, his expertise knows no bounds.

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At OrciTrials, we excel in precision and innovation, offering global clinical research solutions tailored to your needs. With decades of experience and a commitment to excellence, trust us to elevate your projects and advance medical breakthroughs for a healthier world.

Pakistan Office 🇵🇰

Level 5, 10-A, Phase 6C
DHA, Lahore, Pakistan

UK Office 🇬🇧

Regus, Office 206, Central Boulevard, Blythe Valley Business Park, Solihull, England, B90 8AG

Singapore Office 🇸🇬

20 Collyer Quay, #09-01, Singapore 049319

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