International Business Development And Activation Director - Global Regions
Michael Malek is a distinguished C-Suite Leader with a remarkable career spanning two decades, marked by resounding success in prominent Fortune 100 companies across Finance, Fintech, and Pharma sectors. His extensive international experience in key markets such as the Middle East (UAE and GCC), Europe (UK, Belgium, Switzerland), the USA (San Francisco), and MENA (Lebanon) has cultivated his prowess as a global business strategist.
As a dynamic multilingual executive, Michael’s acumen spans Finance, Commercial growth, Go-to-Market Strategy, Operations, and Transformation, making him a well-rounded leader capable of delivering exceptional results across diverse industries. His strategic vision and innovative thinking have been instrumental in driving the growth of various organizations, from lean startups to multinational corporations.
Michael has been a catalyst for transformative change throughout his journey, forging impactful partnerships with CEOs and Leadership Teams to steer new ventures from conception to successful IPOs. His ability to navigate complex business landscapes and optimize portfolios has consistently delivered sustainable revenue growth and enhanced operational efficiencies.
Michael’s reputation in supporting visionary entrepreneurship and as an angel investor precedes him, with a keen eye for identifying promising Medtech and fintech startups and mentoring them towards commercial success. His leadership style is characterized by pragmatic decision-making, analytical rigor, and a strong focus on execution, empowering high-performance teams and cultivating game-changing relationships at every level of the organization.
Beyond his commercial achievements, Michael is deeply committed to fostering holistic well-being, exemplified by his passionate advocacy for men’s mental health. This unique attribute of infinite, joyful curiosity has allowed him to adapt seamlessly to diverse cultures and markets, nurturing exceptional relationships and driving business innovation on a global scale.
With a distinguished academic background, including an MBA from INSEAD and a Bachelor of Business Administration from the American University of Beirut, along with several certifications, Michael Malek continues to leave an indelible mark in the Healthcare corporate world. His portfolio of successes, from pioneering growth at Diabeter to driving strategic expansion at Eli Lilly & Co, showcases his indomitable spirit and unwavering dedication to building a prosperous and sustainable business landscape.
As an accomplished Speaker, Author, Board Member and Angel Investor, he actively contributes to shaping the future of businesses in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, leaving a lasting legacy of commercial excellence and transformational leadership.