Picture-Taker-b4fgKlPatricia Rafidison: President

Active in IPEC Europe since 1992, Patricia is a Pharmacist and Docteur d'etat es sciences pharmaceutiques from the University of Pharmacy (Paris XI-France). Her former position was Life Sciences Risk Manager for Dow Corning.A past chair of the IPEC Europe's GMP committee, Patricia achieved harmonisation of GMP guidelines with IPEC Americas. In addition to this Patricia contributed as co-chair to the Safety committee in IPEC Europe to develop the IPEC European safety guidance for novel excipients. Part of the various expert networks for Quality and Regulatory standards, including WHO, especially in the field of good practices for excipients.


Priscilla Zawislak: Vice President

IPEC-Americas Chair

Currently Global Regulatory Affairs Advocacy Manager at Dow. Previously with Ashland Inc. in Wilmington, DE, as the Global Regulatory Affairs Manager for Ashland Specialty Ingredients’ pharmaceutical and nutrition business.  Priscilla has been a member of IPEC Americas committees since 2001 and is the current Chair, past chair of the Compendial Review Committee and a member of the IPEC Americas Executive Committee. Priscilla also participates in the International Food Additives Council and the Personal Care Products Council.


  Hiroshi Watanabe: Treasurer

  General Manager of Cellulose & Pharmacuetical Excipients Department, Organic Chemicals Division at Shin-Etsu Chemical Co., Ltd.. Since he has been involved with IPEC Japan he has been a strong advocate of harmonisation for pharmaceutical excipient monographs and regulations worldwilde.  Since the creation of IPEC Federation, Watanabe-san has been associated with the role of treasurer .


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