Rafik Bishara , Ph.D.
Technical Advisor & Former Director QKMTS
Eli Lilly & Company
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.
During his tenure at Eli Lilly and Company, Dr. Bishara was responsible for Quality Knowledge Management, Global Compendial Affairs, Stability and Distribution Excellence, Global Product Protection, Special Security Substances and Controlled Substances Administration.
Dr. Bishara served on the Board of Directors of Sensitech, Inc., Kodiak Thermal Technologies, Inc., and Board of Advisors of Entropy Solutions, Inc.
and CryoPort. He is currently on the Board of Advisors of MARKEN LLP, and
the Board of Directors of BioConvergence, LLC.
He is a Temporary Advisor to the World Health Organization (WHO) since July, 2007. He has been acting as mentor & training advisor to the WHO/PDA
‘‘Pharmaceutical Cold Chain Management on Wheels.”
Dr. Bishara is a member of the United States Pharmacopeia (USP) Expert Panel preparing a sub-chapter on Good Distribution Practices for Clinical Trial Materials (CTM).
Dr. Bishara is a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of Pharmaceutical Outsourcing Journal; a Technical Advisor, and Assistant Editor of CoolPack and its monthly Newsletter.
Dr. Bishara is the recipient of the PDA’s 2007 Distinguished Service Award,
IQPC’s 2008 “Most Significant Contribution to Cold Chain Excellence,“ the 2008 School of Health Sciences, Purdue University, Distinguished Alumnus Award, and 2012 PDA’s
Michael S. Korcsynski Award for International Activities
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 include Supply Chain Integrity and Security.