KBI Biopharma, Inc. (KBI) and Selexis SA (Selexis) today announced that Abdelaziz Toumi, Ph.D., will begin serving as the companies’ Chief Business Officer. Toumi brings more than two decades of global expertise in biotech, pharmaceutical, and CDMO industries, demonstrating visionary and strategic leadership.
In his role, Toumi will lead Global Business Development for KBI and Selexis, spearheading the long-term client growth strategy and the building of key strategic relationships. In addition, he will lead the Program Management Office (PMO) organization at KBI, overseeing client program delivery.
“Abdel’s CDMO expertise and demonstrated commercial, technical, and strategic leadership make him an excellent fit to lead our Business Development and PMO organizations,” said Mark W. Womack, CEO of KBI and Selexis. “His deep understanding of client needs aligns perfectly with our mission to provide best-in-class drug development and manufacturing services and support.”
Before joining KBI and Selexis, Toumi served as Vice President and Head of mRNA business at Catalent, executing the launch of key businesses to expand their biotherapeutics portfolio. Previously, as the Head of EMEA Biologics Sales and the Head of Commercial Development at Lonza, he oversaw creation of a new business development team and helped launch a new CDMO offering. Earlier in his career, he had a 12-year tenure at Merck, where he held roles of increasing responsibility that included coordination of product launches, developing strategy for manufacturing of biologics and biosimilars, and leading global strategic initiatives to digitize R&D.
“KBI and Selexis are dedicated to providing end-to-end solutions and supporting their clients in accelerating the development of life-saving biologic treatments,” said Toumi. “It is a privilege to join this growing organization that has such a strong vision as we meet the challenges in the development and manufacturing of biologics for our rapidly expanding client portfolio.”News Source: Businesswire