Career Diaries by Elemed

Finding your path in unexpected places | Bassil Akra, CEO and Owner at AKRA TEAM BmbH

December 10, 2021 Elena Kyria Episode 21
Career Diaries by Elemed
Finding your path in unexpected places | Bassil Akra, CEO and Owner at AKRA TEAM BmbH
Show Notes

Key takeaways:

  • Hear about Bassil’s UNIQUE career path to success
  • Why it’s crucial to be DECISIVE in life
  • Why you must accept some RISK in every venture
  • The IMPORTANCE of leaving your comfort zone in industry 

About Bassil Akra:
Dr. Bassil Akra is CEO and Owner of AKRA TEAM GmbH, a consultancy company which was founded in 2021 to support the various stakeholders in the healthcare system in achieving their targets in a highly regulated business area. 

He spent the last year consulting and supporting medical device, in-vitro diagnostic and combination device companies preparing their strategy for the EU regulations MDR 2017/745 and IVDR 2017/746. 

Before that, he spent many years as a subject matter expert at the biggest notified body in Europe acting in various roles and representing locally and globally the notified body association in the various European discussions and guidance documents preparation. 

Dr. Akra was the Vice President of Strategic Business Development at the Global Medical Health Services of TÜV SÜD Product Service GmbH. 

He has long experience in leadership, business management, research, development, quality management, and regulatory approval of medical devices, combination devices, and ATMP Products. Dr. Akra played an essential role during the implementation of the medical device regulation in Europe. He was also involved in the drafting of several European guidance documents (e.g. MEDDEV, MDCG, etc.) and International Standard. 

He spent the last years of his career at TÜV SÜD training and educating the various stakeholders on the EU Legislations (e.g. MDD/AIMDD, MDR and IVDR), supporting their implementation towards achieving the relevant designation ensuring continuity of the healthcare system in the interest of the patient population.

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