Umaima is an Associate Transaction Director in the Business Development Operations team at AstraZeneca. She focuses on the negotiation and execution of licensing, partnering, M&A and divestment deals relating primarily to late-stage and on-market assets across multiple therapy areas, including oncology.
A lawyer by training, Umaima spent most of her career as in-house legal counsel within the banking and finance industry, most recently at Citibank, and subsequently within life sciences at Abcam. She has lived, studied and worked across the UK, France and the UAE.
Umaima is a member of the Board of the Pharmaceutical Licensing Group, and a co-founder of NeutroCheck, a med-tech start-up.
She holds an LLB (Hons) in Law with European Legal Studies from King’s College London, a Certificate in European law from the University of Strasbourg, a PGDip in Legal Practice from BPP Law School and an MPhil in Bioscience Enterprise from the University of Cambridge.