Rafik Bishara, PhD

Rafik Bishara, PhD

Rafik Bishara, PhD

Dr. Bishara has become one of the most respected figures in the pharmaceutical supply chain distribution sector, following a distinguished 35 year career with Eli Lilly & Co. as Director, Quality Knowledge Management and Technical Support.

He is the former (1999 – 2019) Chair of the Pharmaceutical Cold Chain Interest Group (PCCIG), USA Branch within the Parenteral Drug Association (PDA).

Dr. Bishara is currently on the Pharmacy Advisory Council, URAC.

He was a Temporary Advisor to the World Health Organization (WHO) 2007-2018 and acted as mentor & training advisor to the WHO/PDA ‘‘Pharmaceutical Cold Chain Management on Wheels.”

Dr. Bishara served on the United States Pharmacopeia (USP) Expert Panel which prepared a sub-chapter on Storage and Transportation of Investigational Drug Products (IDPs).

Dr. Bishara is a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of Pharmaceutical Outsourcing Journal.

Dr. Bishara has worked consistently towards harmonization of many global regulations and guidelines for the handling, storage and transportation of pharmaceutical and biotech products. He has chaired and presented at industry leading conferences.

Dr. Bishara has authored numerous articles, and technically advised several organizations on Good Cold Chain and Temperature – Controlled Management. His current focus includes Supply Chain Integrity and Security.