Mostafa Elghobashy

MBA 2023, Egypt

Mostafa Elghobashy

A seasoned healthcare manager with extensive expertise in pharmaceutical sales, medical affairs, and training. I have worked for well-known firms for fifteen years, including Pfizer, Amgen, and Alexion. I have held a variety of positions, including Medical Representative in Egypt to Director of Operations at Kidsville pediatric clinics in the USA.

Developing medical affairs strategies, leading sales teams, and supervising training initiatives are my areas of competence. I have a proven track record of advancing corporate development, improving commercial excellence, and managing scientific engagements. I am currently expanding my knowledge and skillset by obtaining an MBA at Kent Business School.

Top achievements

  1. Leadership growth.
  2. Strategic medical affairs and business development.
  3. Scientific engagement and training excellence.

What attracted you to the MBA programme at Kent Business School and why?

The UK was my top choice for education because it offers excellent education, a worldwide viewpoint, and the chance to network in a major business hub. These factors make the KBS an appealing option for many MBA candidates.

KBS provides an MBA programme that combines academic theory with real-world application. The multinational student population guarantees a variety of viewpoints, which enhances the educational process. With its strong ties to the business community, it also offers students networking opportunities and exposure to executives in the field.

Along with technical expertise, the programme places a strong emphasis on leadership abilities and personal development. It guarantees a comprehensive and encouraging learning environment that is customised to each student’s needs with its various study options and committed instructors.

What are your motivations for undertaking an MBA

My desire to become a leader — which is demonstrated by positions like Director of Operations — was the main reason I pursued an MBA. Having a strong foundation in pharma and healthcare, I think earning an MBA from a prestigious UK university like Kent will expand my understanding of business, widen my view on the world, and provide me with invaluable networking opportunities. My focus on venturing outside my comfort zone demonstrates my dedication to ongoing personal development and education.

What are your future aspirations?

Based on my extensive experience in healthcare and pharmaceutical sectors, post-MBA, I might aspire to ascend to C-suite roles in larger organisations, leveraging my enriched business acumen. The entrepreneurial skills honed during the programme could inspire me to launch a healthcare venture, while the global perspective might drive me to pursue roles with international impact. Additionally, my expertise might position me as a sought-after consultant or even draw me towards academia, ensuring a legacy of imparting knowledge to future professionals.

What is your best advice for those wanting to progress in business?

Embrace challenges and venture outside your comfort zone, as that’s where true growth occurs. In business, a proactive attitude, combined with continuous learning and adaptability, is key. Building strong relationships, understanding your industry’s intricacies, and never settling for mediocrity can set you apart.

“Magic happens outside your comfort zone, that is where you need to be.”