Mouna was born in Algeria, North Africa and her family migrated to France when she was 8, at the outbreak of a 10-year civil war.
Her core values are altruism, kindness and respect, sprung from her childhood in the emerging world and further nurtured by the social work she’s been deeply committed to since her early twenties. A quote that she lives by is “He who has a why, can bear almost any how” by Friedrich Nietzsche.
Today Mouna is Head of Market Intelligence & Strategy for Merck Life Science in APAC, supporting scientists and engineers at every stage of the development of life-saving breakthrough therapies. She has lived and worked in the US, Europe and Asia and is the blessed mother of two young girls, aged 5 and 2.
Fun fact: In her free time (though seldom these days), Mouna enjoys reading literature and studying foreign languages.