Public Health Manager, MedImmune/AstraZeneca
As MedImmune/AstraZeneca’s Public Health Manager covering Georgia, Alabama and Mississippi and operating from Kennesaw, Georgia, Mouhamed Djalo assists and advocates in developing policies and regulations for protection against the flu and guides a cross-functional team to implement strategic plans to increase influenza vaccination coverages. In doing so, Djalo leads a district of nine local representatives in concert with his counterpart Area Business Manager to raise influenza education, awareness and immunization efforts in these three states. He addresses internal and external customers’ needs through innovative and strategic thinking by maintaining expert product knowledge and market dynamics. In his 11 years with MedImmune/AstraZeneca, he has held different marketing and sales positions.
At MedImmune/AstraZeneca, Djalo supports procurement of international nongovernmental organizations and advocates on their behalf in developing countries.
Prior to MedImmune, Djalo served as the Operations Manager for Quest Limousine, where he sold transportation services and developed a loyal customer base through personal contact.
Before relocating to the United States, Djalo lived in his home country in Africa. While there, Djalo was the General Manager of Fabrique de Matelas Mousse de Labé in Labé, Guinea. He led a team of professionals to run a factory producing foam products for mattresses and cushions. He negotiated with suppliers of raw materials in Europe for best prices and terms and interacted with bank officials for favorable provisions on loans. He also interacted with government officials for favorable duty stipulations. At the same time he accepted and fulfilled an honorary position as Consul for Senegal assigned to Moyenne Guinée based in Labé, Guinea. As a Senegalese diplomat in Guinea, he advocated with local and national government officials on behalf of Senegal and Senegalese people living in the Labé area. He acted as a resource and liaison for Senegalese living in the Labé area.
He has a passion for gender equality, community development and for rescuing orphans, women and children while improving the quality of health in African communities. Since his childhood, Djalo has been intrigued by inequality and poverty. He was exposed to giving back to his community at a very young age by his dad, a successful businessman who used his houses to rescue orphans.
Djalo serves on the Board of the Amadou Diallo Foundation and is a Rotarian. He holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from the Université Laval in Québec, Canada.