Dr.Rony Touma specializes in the appointment of senior leaders in the healthcare, private equity, and consumer industries and is based in Dubai. As a former executive in the healthcare and consumer industries, Rony brings firsthand insights to his searches and leadership assessments for senior executives and non-executive board directors. He also has deep expertise in real estate and financial services. Global healthcare, private equity and consumer experience: Rony brings extensive experience leading assignments for listed, private equity-held corporations and public organizations. He has held senior positions in general management, operations, strategy, sales and marketing within the pharmaceutical and fast-moving consumer goods(FMCG) industries. Prior to joining Spencer Stuart, Rony worked at Novartis, where he held several leadership roles spanning regional general manager, market access and policy, strategy and commercial development in the Middle East, Turkey and Africa. Rony has also worked in management consulting at Booz Allen Hamilton, where he served clients in the financial services, healthcare and consumer industries in addition to the public sector. His experience spans four continents at the affiliate, regional and headquarter levels in the U.S., U.K., Europe, Middle East and Africa. Rony holds an M.B.A. from Northwes tern University's Kellogg School of Management in Chicago, a doctorate degree in pharmacy from Saint Joseph University and executive education in finance from Harvard Business School. A native Arabic speaker, he is also fluent in both English and French.