Dr. Elkarim has over 21 years of extensive global experience in drug development, contract manufacturing, and project and portfolio management. Prior to Mikart, Nazar was the senior director of product design and development at Pfizer Consumer Health, leading the development of several brands such as Nexium®, PREPARATION H, Dimetapp®, and Robitussin®. He also held several positions at Patheon Pharmaceuticals including head of project management and the site head for Patheon’s softgel development services. Nazar has also managed Johnson & Johnson suppliers of pharmaceutical products and research contractors around the world. Dr. Elkarim has extensive experience in process excellence with high proficiency in Six Sigma methodology. He earned his Ph.D. in analytical chemistry from Texas Tech University and his M.S. in organic chemistry from West Texas A&M University.