AstraZeneca South Africa & Sub-Sahara Africa: Osman Mia

Osman Mia has been Chief Financial Officer of AstraZeneca South Africa & Sub-Sahara Africa since 2013.

Osman Mia has 20 years’ experience in the world of finance. He graduated from the University of KwaZulu-Natal with a B.Com in 1997. He then went to work at PwC. In 2001 Osman joined Tetra Pak as a Financial Controller and was quickly promoted to Financial Manager and then Financial Director. In 2013, he joined AstraZeneca as CFO. Osman describes his work as leading the organisation’s financial awareness, budgeting and management of financial information through effective business partnering. This is complemented by also leading the organisation in Supply Chain, IT, Legal, Procurement and SHE.

2013 – Present        Chief Financial Officer, AstraZeneca
2006 – 2013             SSA Cluster Leader Finance & Transformation, Tetra Pak
2003 – 2006             Finance Director, Tetra Pak
2002 – 2003             Financial Manager, Tetra Pak 
2001 – 2002             Financial Controller, Tetra Pak
1998 – 2001             Audit Senior, PwC

                                    CA(SA), SAICA
1992 – 1997             B.Com, University of KwaZulu-Natal
1986 – 1990             Grade 12, Reservoir Hills Secondary

About AstraZeneca: The Company is a global biopharmaceutical business with seven research centres in the US, UK, Sweden, Japan and China. There broad research and development platform is in three main areas: Oncology, Cardiovascular & Metabolic Disease and Respiratory. In 2016 the company developed 12 molecular entities (NMEs) in Phase III/pivotal Phase II or under regulatory review. 

In 2016 AstraZeneca reported 59 700 employees globally and global revenue of $23 billion. Product sales from emerging markets was $5,8 billion.