John M. Farah, Jr., Ph.d
John M. Farah, Jr., Ph.D. is an experienced professional with over 25 years in the biopharmaceutical sector and acting as an independent consultant since December 2011. He was formerly Vice President, Operations of Asia Pacific Pharmaceuticals for Cephalon, Inc. until Cephalon’s acquisition by Teva Pharmaceuticals. Dr. Farah joined Cephalon in 1992 to manage technology requirements and collaborations for the research and development organization. He then served in several roles with increasing responsibilities in scientific affairs, managing biotech research partnerships, product licensing and academic collaborations. In 1998, Dr. Farah was promoted to senior director and, in 2001, vice president of worldwide business development responsible for promoting and negotiating R&D and commercial alliances with multinational and regional pharmaceutical firms. In 2003, Dr. Farah was appointed head of worldwide product export, and in 2006 he became responsible for strategic growth and commercial success of Cephalon in Latin America, Japan and certain commonwealth countries. Prior to joining Cephalon, Dr. Farah was a research investigator at GD Searle and served as a postdoctoral fellow at the National Institutes of Health. He received his Doctorate in physiology in 1985 from the Uniformed Services University in Bethesda, Maryland. He also received a B.S. degree in Zoology from the University of Maryland and a B.H.A. degree from New College of California in San Francisco.