Ornella is a member of the Board of Directors of AmerisourceBergen, one of the largest global pharmaceutical distribution companies, of which WBA is a strategic partner.

Ornella Barra is Chairwoman of the International Federation of Pharmaceutical Wholesalers (IFPW), a global association supporting and representing the majority of stakeholders in the pharmaceutical distribution industry.

Between 2003 and 2009, Ornella held the office of President of the Association of Pharmaceutical Wholesalers in Italy (ADF), of which she is currently past president and vice president.

Since 2018, Ornella has been a member of the International Advisory Council of Bocconi University, one of the most prestigious private universities in Italy and among the highest-ranked internationally.

Ornella is a member of the board of ECR Europe (Efficient Consumer Response), a not-for-profit organisation created to develop and share best practice in the retail and consumer goods sector.