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pharmaceutical executive

Mukhtar H. Shihabeddin, Palestinian, American pharmaceutical executive. Recipient Best Professor award, University Connecticut Pharmacy Class, 1985.


Shihabeddin, Mukhtar H. was born on April 4, 1948 in Jaffa, Palestine. Son of Hamed Musan and Nafisa Yousef Shihabeddin.


Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical Chemistry with honors, University Alexandria, Egypt, 1970. Master of Science in Pharmacy, University Connecticut, 1982. Doctor of Philosophy in Pharmaceutical Sciences, University Connecticut, 1984.

Business administration proficiency, Cabrini College, 1987.


Assistant research professor department pharmacy University Connecticut, Storrs, 1983. Research and Development supervisor and senior pharmacist Wyeth Laboratories, Philadelphia, 1984—1987. Sterile products Research & Development manager Hikma Pharmaceutical, Arman, Jordan, 1988—1996, technical manager Sintra, Portugal, 1993.

Julphor II quality director Gulf Pharmaceutical Industries, Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates, 1996—2002, project director United Arab Emirates, 2003—2004. General manager assistant Lulphor Pharma GmbH, Eschwege, Germany, 2002—2003. Consultant validation World Health Organization, Alexandria, 1997.

External auditor Vinçotte Belgium, 2000. Lecturer in field; speaker in field.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.


Member of Parenteral Drug Association, N. Eastern Regional Pharmaceutics Association, Kuwait Pharmaceutical Association (treasurer 1974-1975), Jordan Pharmaceutical Association (member science committee since 1989), Jordan Alumni Society Graduates United States Universities (member institutes cultural and social activities committee since 1996), Graduate Research Association Students in Pharmaceutics (co-founder and co-chairman 1981-1982), American Chemical Society (member colloids/surface chemistry division), Connecticut Pharmaceutical Association, Association Egyptian American Scholars, American Association Pharmaceutical Scientists, American Pharmaceutical Association, Academy Pharmaceutical Sciences, Philadelphia Pharmaceutical Forum, Rho Chi.


  • Other Interests

    Stamp collecting/philately, travel.


Married Hiam Husam Aref Shihabeddin, June 7, 1987. Children: Noor, Amal, Farah, Mohammed.

Hamed Musan

Nafisa Yousef Shihabeddin

Hiam Husam Aref Shihabeddin

Noor Shihabeddin

Amal Shihabeddin

Farah Shihabeddin

Mohammed Shihabeddin