Riyadh Rehani, PhD

With global clinical trial management and executive leadership experience, Dr. Rehani brings not only laboratory, nonclinical and clinical expertise, but also a vast knowledge of management and industry to the DZS Clinical Services Scientific Advisory Board. As well as working with DZS since 2014, Dr. Rehani has served on the boards of multiple pharmaceutical, nutraceutical and diagnostic companies. He also oversaw the development of 5-ALA products in the MENA region. He is also senior adviser for SBI ALAPHARMA and is an honorary professor for the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Medical University of Bahrain, lecturing both undergraduates and post-doctoral students in the essentials of drug development, as well as translating research from “bench to bedside.”

Prior to his work at SBI Pharmaceuticals, Dr. Rehani worked with Covance as program director for Asia. There he was responsible for business, technical, logistical, regulatory and scientific oversight of all of Covance’s early drug development in the Asia region from 2005 to 2012, and he served as staff scientist/study director in various areas including chemistry, metabolism and toxicology for chemicals and pharmaceuticals for worldwide registration from 1989 to 2005.

Dr. Rehani has served as an honorary fellow at the University of Wisconsin, researching the fate of toxic chemicals in the environment, as well as evaluating research proposals.

Dr. Rehani’s education began at the University of Baghdad where he received a BSc in soil science in 1975, followed by an MSc in soil microbiology and biochemistry in 1978. Following this, he completed his PhD and postdoctoral work concerning the fate of toxic chemicals in the environment from the University of Wisconsin at Madison in 1988 and 1989. Most recently, Dr. Rehani completed an MS in clinical research organization and management from the College of Medicine, Drexel University, in 2010.

Education and Memberships

  • BSc, Soil Science, University of Baghdad, Baghdad, Iraq (1975)
  • MSc, Soil Microbiology and Biochemistry, University of Baghdad, Baghdad, Iraq (1978)
  • PhD, Emphasis on Fate of Toxic Chemicals in the Environment, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI (1988)
  • Post Doctorate, Emphasis on Fate of Toxic Chemicals in the Environment, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI (1989)
  • MS, Clinical Research Organization and Management, College of Medicine, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA (2010)