Bruk Alemayehu is Senior Vice President, Global Laboratory and Technical Operations. He oversees all aspects of USPs reference standards development and operations, Reference Standards testing Laboratory, Reference Standard Production, and Reference Standards synthesis. In addition, he oversees the Analytical Development Laboratory and Technical Services, and Publications. Bruk has been at USP for over 8 years and served in a variety of scientific leadership roles, including Sr. Vice President of Chemical Medicine. In this role Bruk oversaw all scientific activities related to the development and maintenance of USP documentary standards for small molecule drugs. He was responsible for developing and executing the operational strategy for documentary standards, including all aspects of new monograph development and revision, monograph modernization, and the USP-NF.
He also served as a Vice President of Global Standards Management and Operations Reference Standard Evaluation and Reference Standard Technical Operations teams. Additionally, he led Portfolio & Project Management activities for documentary and reference standards development across USP’s Science Division and Global Laboratory Operations and the effort to obtain reference material candidates from the pharmaceutical, food, and dietary supplement industries, as well as other partners throughout the world. Bruk has more than twenty years of pharmaceutical industry experience. Before joining USP he served as Vice President of Laboratory Operations at Advanced Testing Laboratories, and Director of Analytical Development and Quality Control at Valeant Pharmaceuticals International (previously Biovail Corporation).
Bruk holds an M.B.A. in Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Business from the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, and a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Addis Ababa University.