Haroon completed his M.Eng. in Biochemical Engineering from University College London with a focus on process design. He followed this up with a M.Res. in Biochemical Engineering and Bioprocess Leadership, which laid the groundwork for his Doctorate (Eng.D) in the development of a platform process for novel antibiotic manufacture, both degrees were fully funded by the ESF and EPSRC. During his doctoral education, Haroon completed a number of courses on Innovation and Business development within the Biotech sector, which led to a strong interest in consultancy and strategy.
Prior to joining PharmaVentures, Haroon spent time working as an independent consultant for two SME generic pharmaceutical makers in Pakistan in order to better understand the challenges faced by such companies and the overall business environment in emerging markets.