Dr Ash Soman is a highly experienced medical professional and pharmaceutical industry executive with more than 24 years of experience. His previous roles include country medical director of Australia for major bio-pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca from 2012 to 2014, where he managed a team of 30 employees spanning medical affairs, medical information and publications, compliance, and patient safety. Prior to that, he was the medical director of cardiovascular & diabetes for AstraZeneca from 2009 to 2012. Dr Soman has also held senior roles with Sanofi-Aventis Australia-New Zealand from 2006 to 2009, and Roche Products in the UK from 2004 to 2006. He commenced his career as a practising hospital clinician in 1991 with the UK National Health Service, and has also worked as a practising medical registrar in Australia. Dr Soman holds a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (MBBS) from the University of London, and an MBA and Diploma of Imperial College (DIC) from The Business School, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine in London. He is also a Member of the Royal College of Physicians London (MRCP) and has published in several notable medical journals.