Our Team

Al Hayat currently employs over 140 people, mainly in Baghdad, Basra and Erbil. For security reasons, we do not disclose the full identities or locations of our employees.

Board of Directors

Ali Mosawi – Chairman of the Board

Ali Mosawi founded Al Hayat in 1994 to ensure access to life-saving medical products for the people of Iraq, having previously worked as a consultant for Zeneca and SmithKline Beecham. 

This work grew out of his pivotal role in securing much-needed access to vaccines and medicines in Iraq after the First Gulf War and Hussein government’s refusal to implement the UN Oil for Food Resolution. After consultation with the Iraq Ministry of Health, Ali negotiated with the Bank of England to facilitate significant vaccine donations by using frozen Iraqi assets to redeem debts owed to SmithKline Beecham.

Prior to entering the pharmaceutical sector, Ali worked as a Director at the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company and Iraq Atomic Energy Commission, as well as running his own IT consultancy. 

Born in Iraq, Ali was educated at Cardiff and Loughborough universities after being awarded a state-sponsored scholarship to study in the UK.

He lives in England with his wife and three children and is the founder of the Mosawi Foundation, a charity which support community rebuilding worldwide.

Ali chairs a board composed of highly-experienced pharmaceutical businessmen, qualified doctors, and a senior international lawyer.

Company Structure

Dr. Zaid – General Manager

A qualified medical professional, Dr. Zaid has worked at Al Hayat since 2003. Appointed General Manager in 2007, he has pioneered the company’s expansion into the private sector and provision of market access services. 

As General Manager, Dr Zaid is responsible for coordinating Al Hayat’s activities and business relationships across Iraq. Prior to this, he held senior roles at the Iraq Ministry of Health and AstraZeneca. 


Dr Shatha – Head of Regulation and Compliance

Dr Shatha leads Al Hayat’s Regulation & Compliance department, which is responsible for the registration of all commercial Principals.

She works closely with the Ministry of Health to facilitate the successful completion of pharmaceutical tender contracts.

Prior to joining Al Hayat, Dr Shatha set up her own pharmacy, having trained as a pharmacist.