Professional Secretary

A graduate of B.S. Industrial Pharmacy from the University of the Philippines College of Pharmacy and has worked in Industry, Academe and Community Pharmacy Practice, Rey Umali represents the Philippines in the Council of the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) since l993,and has supported actively the objective of establishing the Western Pacific Pharmaceutical Forum.

He became a member and then Chairman of the Licensing Board of Pharmacy of the Professional Regulation Commission of the Republic of the Philippines. Prior to this, he also has served as Professor in the Colleges of Pharmacy of the Manila Central University and the Philippines Women’s University. He was elected as President of the Philippine Federation of Professional Associations, a Federation of 42 accredited professional organizations in the country and President/Chairman of the Council of Professional Health Associations.

He received the FAPA ISHlDATE Award as The Most Outstanding pharmacist in Asia in the Field of Industrial Pharmacy the 2000 FAPA Congress held in Sydney, Australia in October 2000; and the 1995.

Diamond Jubilee Award as Outstanding Pharmacist in the Philippines: Mr. Umali obtained the degree in Master in Business Administration.

He is now pursuing a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Food Science at the University of the Philippines, Mr. Umali serves as Professional Secretary General of the Western Pacific Pharmaceutical Forum and Editor of the WPPF Newsletter.