Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy, Cairo University, 1960. Diploma in Industrial Pharmacy, Cairo University, 1961. Master of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences, Budapest University, 1970.
Doctor of Philosophy in Pharmaceutical Technology, Academy of Sciences, Hungary, 1971. Diploma in Management, McGill University, Montreal, 1977. Master of Business Administration, McGill University, Montreal, 1982.
Chief pharmacist Egyptian Air Force, 1961-1962. Head extraction department, liquids and ointments department, packaging department, Chemical Industries Development, Cairo, 1962-1965. Director pharmaceutical research and development Chinoin Laboratories, Budapest, Hungary, 1970-1971.
Administrative assistant to plant manager Ayerst Laboratories, Inc., Montreal, Quebec, 1971, production control manager, 1972-1973, assistant director production, 1973-1976, director production, 1977-1979, director production operations, 1980, vice president materials management, 1980-1982, vice president plant, distribution operations, 1983-1986, senior vice president plant, distribution operations, 1987-1988. Executive vice president NovoPharm Ltd., Scarborough, Ontario, Canada, since 1988. Former president, Chief Executive Officer Zenith Goldline.
President, Chief Executive Officer IVAX Pharmaceuticals, 2001—2006. Board directors Ayerst Organics, Ltd. division of API Laboratory Products, Ltd., GeoPharma Inc., since 2007. Lecturer University Montreal Department Pharmacy, since 1980, John Abbott College, St. Anne de Bellevue, Quebec, since 1982.
Member Order Pharmacists of Quebec, Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association (vice chairman 1980-1981, chairman plant operations section 1981-1982, past chairman 1982-1983).
Married Nelly Bishara, July 27, 1963. Children: Tarik, Natalie.