THE MIDDLE EAST'S
Top 50 Healthcare
28. Lamia Tazi
Designation: Chairwoman and CEO
Headquarters : Morocco
Sothema has been manufacturing and marketing pharma products since 1976. The company represents 35 international contracting laboratories, including Novartis, Biopharm, Biocon, and Aspen Holding. It employs around 1,000 people, and its six production facilities produce more than 60 million units annually. In June 2021, the company began producing China’s Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine. Tazi joined the company in 1997 as executive assistant to the CEO. She was promoted to her current role in 2019. She is also general manager of West Afric Pharma in Senegal, vice president of the Moroccan Federation of Pharmaceutical Industry (FMIIP), and chair of the Omar TAZI Foundation.