Khalid Sabihuddin

Head of Commercial Operations and Strategic Advisor, EMD Serono

Khalid Sabihuddin has over 20 years of local and international management and operations experience in academic health sciences centres / hospitals, pharmaceutical, and research environments. He is currently working at EMD Serono, a business of Merck KGaA (Darmstadt, Germany), as Head of Commercial Operations and Strategic Advisor. In this role, Khalid is responsible for delivering commercial and operational excellence by ensuring the organization’s commercial operations are optimized across analytics, field effectiveness, insight and internal operations.

Previously, Khalid acted as Manager, Business Operations and Program Lead, HUB, with St. Michael’s Hospital (Toronto); concurrently, he provided strategic and operational guidance as a consultant with Sidra Medical and Research Center in Doha, Qatar. He also acted as the Research Ethics Coordinator for the Research Ethics Board of St. Michael’s Hospital. Prior to this, Khalid gained clinical experience as a Research Coordinator with Allied Research International, and as an Interim Project Manager with the Association of International Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (AIPSO).

Khalid holds a Master of Business Administration degree (Finance and Marketing) from the University of Liverpool, a diploma in Clinical Research from Humber College, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Biology, Bioethics, and Environmental Biology from the University of Toronto.

Finally and perhaps more importantly, he’s happily married to his best friend and partner, Sarah, and is the proud father of two little ladies, who keep him and his wife extremely busy in the early morning, through the day, and into the early evening!