Lina S. AlAbbadi

Lina AlAbbadi is Regulatory Affairs & QA Manager and the Responsible Pharmacist at Petra Drug Store.

20+ years working experience in regulatory affairs with multinational and local pharmaceutical companies. Built experience in different business functions, working with diverse health authorities and different cultures.

Ensure achieving objectives of Petra Drug Store Code of Conduct & enhance Drug Store compliance with ethical standards.

Lives in Amman, Jordan, married to Samer Katkhuda and has two boys Nabil & Moh'd.

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