Cold Chain Logistics : Cold Chain IQ Leaders in 2012 Part 5
Cold Chain IQ is in the fortunate position to work with a great number of knowledge leaders and well known figures within the cold chain logistics industry. While compiling our whitepapers, articles and webinars, and by attending our global portfolio of events we get to see plenty of good business people, but there are some who we believe make it to that next level – they are true leaders in their field. Each part of this series identifies one such leader and explains what we think sets them apart from the rest.
Dr. Rafik H. Bishara Technical Advisor and Chair, Pharmaceutical Cold Chain Interest Group (PCCIG)
Dr. Rafik Bishara has become one of the most respected figures in the pharmaceutical cold chain distribution sector, following a distinguished 35 year career with Eli Lilly & Co. as Director, Quality Knowledge Management and Technical Support. Dr. Bishara is the recipient of the PDA’s 2007 Distinguished Service Award, IQPC's 2008 'Most Significant Contribution to Cold Chain Excellence' and the 2008 School of Health Sciences, Purdue University, Distinguished Alumnus Award.
In his role as chair of the PCCIG, Dr. Bishara has worked consistently towards harmonization of the many global regulations and guidelines for the transportation of pharmaceutical products.
It's difficult to think of anyone more committed to the cause of cold chain, he is also a true gentleman. – Peter Lockett tc2 global
He frequently chairs and presents at industry leading conferences and has authored numerous articles and technically advised several organizations on Good Cold Chain and Temperature – Controlled Management.
According to Dr. Bishara there will be greater emphasis on supply chain integrity in the future he says: "What I see in the future is a high level of security and proving not only the chain of custody but the condition of custody…The regulators, the industry and we as consumers will be interested to know under which conditions the product, the vaccines the pharmaceutical was stored maintained and transported."
Rafik has the excitement and passion for cold chain oooozing from his pores as he educates, informs, instructs, and teaches. He encourages all listeners to take away "nuggets" of information back with us as we implement these new best practices. - Sasha Nezlin Omrix Biopharmaceuticals
For the other people we have chosen as cold chain logistics leaders, please visit our dedicated resource centre.