Bob Rai, BSc.Biochem., BSc.Pharm., RPh.
Mr. Bob Rai is a graduate of the University of British Columbia with a Degree in Biochemistry in 1991, and Pharmaceutical Science in 1995. He is an entrepreneur with over 20 years of experience in operating a string of “The Medicine Shoppe” Pharmacies (www.pharmacybc.com) in Greater Vancouver, Canada. In 1998, he and his partner’s pioneered and revolutionized the online pharmacy business to the USA. The sales and distribution of prescription medicines online surpassed unprecedented industry growth and, as other operators followed suit, became a $2 billion industry across Canada. Bob received “The Medicine Shoppe Canada Professional Achievement Award” for expanding the scope of pharmacists’ practise through innovative pilots with Vancouver Coastal Health and BC Ministry of Health. Bob is a member of Alumni UBC Advisory Council representing Faculty of Pharmaceutical Science.
Bob is also Chairman and CEO of Canadian Pacific Global Pharmaceuticals and Chairman of its subsidiary PharmaCanada Inc. (www.earlycancerdetect.com). Bob served as President of the Philippines Canada Trade Council (PCTC) for 2006-2007 and held the position of Vice-President from 2004-2006. As President of PCTC, he led a successful Trade Mission to Manila with endorsements from His Excellency Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, Honorable Premier Gordon Campbell of British Columbia and Minister of International Trade and Industry of Canada, David Emerson.
Bob is a recipient of Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for his service and contribution to Canada. He is Rotarian associated with Rotary Club of Vancouver Fraserview having served as President in 2011-2012. He was awarded “The Paul Harris Fellow Award’ for his contributions to community helping raise funds for Polio, Mental Health and Addictions focussing on the Youth in Community as well as Literacy.