The Nagel & Partners Team


Mr Nathan Nagel is a serial entrepreneur with 20 years’ experience on the commercial side of medicine. His executive experience includes: CEO at Middle East Medical Portal Ltd, CEO at Gamlen Tableting Ltd, Board Advisor at the Mayfair Biohub Ltd, Interim Managing Director of the US liver disease CRO Sanyal Bio LLC, CEO of the Neuroscience Software R&D start-up Brain-e-Games Ltd, interim CEO of the neuroscience biotechnology company Neuro-Bio Ltd and CEO of the market research company Oncology Pharma Ltd. In parallel to leading Oncology Pharma Ltd Nathan was managing partner of LifeScience Ventures Ltd, a UK consulting company. Prior to leading companies, Nathan worked for Bayer Diagnostics and Takeda Pharmaceuticals, where he started his career.


Elise supports the CEO on a daily basis and is in the management training program. Elise also conducts in-depth market research then supplies the team with the data for analysis and commercial recommendations.  Her prior experience has both been in scientific and digital roles in SMEs. She also has experience conducting both neurological research and forensic research for the Scottish Police Authority. Elise holds a BSc in Psychology, Forensics, and Biology.


Mrs Alison Magnall trained and worked in the NHS for over 25 years in Nursing roles as well as in Clinical Governance and Strategic positions. Alison is currently an associate lecturer teaching Bioethics and Law for healthcare in the postgraduate programme. She has kept in touch with her NHS roots through regular work in the UK, most recently in Adult Social Care and regulatory compliance. Her career in the UAE spans ten years achieving success in regulatory entities and Emergency Services. Her main focus has been on Legislation, Regulation, Accreditation, Governance, Compliance and Policy. Alison also has a degree in English Language and Literature from Oxford University.


Dr Asawari Bapat (Aasa) has 25 years in medical practice. She also works in Quality, regulatory Affairs, regulatory compliance, accreditations and certifications. She is a International Ambassador, AABB (American Association of Blood Banks) for cellular therapies in the Middle East; Advisor to the Parents Guide to Cord Blood foundation; Ex-chair for laying down Cord Blood banking regulations in India associated with DCGI, ICMR India. Dr Bapat qualifications include M.B.B.S, D.P.B (CPS, Clinical Pathology), P.G.D.H.H.M (Hospital and Healthcare Management).


Wessam is a senior pharmaceutical expert with over 22-years of regional experience within multinational companies. She has strong expertise in sales and marketing; market access; pricing and reimbursement; business planning, forecasting, brand planning, and product launch. Wessame also has experience in Public Affairs and corporate communications. Wessam has previously worked in Eli Lilly, Schering Plough, Merk, Sharpe and Dhome (MSD), and more recently in Takeda Pharmaceuticals.


Dr Hina Naveed’s career history includes working at Saifee Hospital as the Hospital Pharmacist, Medistar Medical as Senior Pharmacist and as a Pharmacist in Al-Qemma Pharmacy. She has worked on the commercial side for many SMEs across the UAE and is an accomplished speaker and medical writer. Dr Naveed also writes medical articles, speaks at events, undertakes market research, and medical strategy writing and coordinates round table meetings. She holds a Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm-D) focused in medicine from Jinnah University.


Dr Ashraf Abdelghany trained at the Al-Azhar University School of Medicine, Egypt. Ashraf served as a Chairman and the Outreach Coordinator at the Egyptian Association of American Medical Training and Research (EAMTAR). He has worked in research at the Spanish National Cancer Research Center (CNIO) in Madrid. Additionally, he is affiliated with Health Security Partners (HSP) in Washington, DC where he finished a health security futures fellowship in May 2018. In June 2018, he was selected by the AAAS Center for Science Diplomacy as one of 28 future science diplomats from all over the world.


Alyson has over 40 years medical experience with 38 years in the NHS as a nurse and 2 years in medical market research. She has worked across most medical and surgical areas and possess a wide medical knowledge.