Laleh Bighash


Ms. Bighash is the Dean of Pharmaceutical & Scientific Affairs and Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the Academy of Applied Pharmaceutical Sciences (AAPS) – a registered career college by Ministry of Colleges and Universities offering applied education and hands-on training for the pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical, and allied industry.

Ms. Bighash obtained her bachelors degrees in Pharmacy, Pharmacology and Toxicology from University of Toronto, Canada, and University of Bangalore. She also obtained her Masters degree in Business Administration (MBA) from Schulich School of Business -York University in Toronto, specializing in Finance and Strategy.

Ms. Bighash is a co-founder and past Editor-in-chief of Canada’s only Pharmaceutical and Biopharmaceutical Trade magazine and executive course director of International Pharmaceutical Academy “IPA”- an organization dedicated to professional development of pharmaceutical industry. In addition she has lectured extensively at Seneca College in the Pharmaceutical Technology program and has been a regular speaker at various industry events.
Her Professional career includes working for number of multinational pharmaceutical companies such as Genpharm Inc., Bayer Corp. and Eli Lilly & Company in various capacities such as research and development, Quality Control, Quality Assurance, Financial Planning, and Business development.