Ornella is a member of the Board of Directors of AmerisourceBergen, one of the largest global pharmaceutical distribution companies operating in North America, with revenues of $ 167.9  billion and approximately 20,000 employees. AmerisourceBergen has a strategic relationship and collaboration with Walgreens Boots Alliance.


Ornella Barra sits on the Board of Directors of the International Federation of Pharmaceutical Wholesalers (IFPW), of which she was President from 2014 to 2016 and is currently Vice Chairman.

European Pharmacists Forum (EPF)

Ornella was instrumental to the creation of the European Pharmacists Forum (EPF) in 1999, and she is today responsible for the relations between the EPF and Walgreens Boots Alliance.

The EPF represents a platform for pharmacists to debate about the evolution of the sector and promotes the role of pharmacist as a role model in the European healthcare industry.


Between 2006 and 2009, Ornella held the office of President of the Association of Pharmaceutical Wholesalers in Italy (ADF), of which she is currently vice president. The ADF aims to ensure correct delivery of a full range of medicines to pharmacies and patients in Italy guaranteeing the highest levels of quality for storage and distribution.

ECR Europe

Ornella is also a member of the board of ECR Europe (Efficient Consumer Response). ECR Europe aims to stimulate demand, manage the supply chain efficiently, and take decisions based on reliable information and guarantee respect for the competition.