MENA Regional Information



The MENA region expands from Morocco in the south to Iran in the north. It comprises 17 markets that can be grouped in 3 clusters.

  1. The Gulf Co-operation Council (GCC) including Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, Oman and Yemen.
  2. The Middle East sub-region including Egypt, Lebanon, Jordan, Syria, Iraq and Iran.
  3. The North Africa Region including Algeria, Tunisia, Morocco and Libya.

This vast geographic area shares a common history, values, language and heritage.

The MENA region has been experiencing a fast economic and sustainable GDP growth. This positive outlook is driven by several factors including a young and growing population of 270 million, rise in literacy rate, urbanization and a change in lifestyle influenced by the West. These trends have led to significant healthcare awareness and investments.

MENA: An Attractive Market
270mio Population that’s growing at 3% by 2025 



Despite these common attributes, these markets represent very heterogeneous and diverse challenges for companies aiming at penetrating the MENA region. The GDP in the region varies from USD 1,200 to USD 120,000 per year (Source: CIA Factbook, 2011). The drivers of the economic growth also vary with oil and gas exports, services and tourism predominating

Genpharm Services with its experienced management team and its extensive network with key stakeholders is able to navigate this complex environment and provide sustainable market access opportunities to its strategic partners partners – it is the leader in providing pharmaceutical market access, consulting and business development services to specialty pharma companies wanting to expand to the MENA region.