Ali Samiian, Director, Global Market Access & HEOR, Abbott
A lawyer by training, Ali has worked in government in the healthcare sector providing policy advice to the Minister of Health in Ontario, Canada on Pharmaceuticals, Diagnostic devices, and physician negotiations. He has over 10 years of experience working in the pharmaceutical and medical device sector in several roles of increasing responsibility, including market access, sales, and strategic planning in global, regional and country afﬁliate organizations. He has launched products in Canada, Europe, US and several Asia Pac markets.
Ali holds a JD from Osgoode Hall Law School, an MBA from the Schulich School of Business in Canada, and recently graduated from an MSc in Health Economics, Policy and Management from the London School of Economics.
He is currently the global head of Market Access, Health Economics and Pricing at Abbott Diabetes Care, managing a team to ensure global reimbursement of a new sensing category. He is a proud husband and father of 2.