George P. Bray grew up in a privately held pharmaceutical distribution company in Paducah, Kentucky, USA. After receiving a degree in Marketing and Business Management from Indiana University Kelley School of Business he went on to spend his entire career in the industry. Currently an international pharmaceutical executive with the International Federation of Pharmaceutical Wholesalers (IFPW), he spends his time representing the industry internationally. In addition, he spends considerable time in the global health arena on behalf of IFPW Foundation. George spent 40 years in various senior executive leadership roles for AmerisourceBergen, leading groups of people in logistics, distribution, and sales. Later in his career he became a certified executive coach (CEP) and mentored and assisted senior executives in managing their personal growth, development, and careers. George received a master’s degree in Business Administration from The Ohio State University. George entered the Global Health arena through his facilitation of leadership courses and professional mentoring in Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Kenya, Nigeria, and Zanzibar while representing the AmerisourceBergen Foundation. He has guest lectured at the University of Rwanda in Kigali, Rwanda and Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda. He has participated in two Global Health Supply Chain Summits and is actively involved in the formation of the African Pharmaceutical Distribution Association (APDA) which is currently based in Casa Blanca, Morocco. George has traveled extensively over the African continent.
George has three daughters with one following in his footsteps in pharmaceutical distribution. George has served on the board of directors of Pharmacy Systems, Inc., a pharmacy management company in Columbus, Ohio, USA and is past Chairman of the Barkley Regional Airport Authority. A strong advocate for childhood development for all children, George has served on three Boys & Girls Club of America boards, is an active outdoorsman with a strong interest in mountain climbing, downhill skiing, backpacking, running, and cycling. In November 2020, his beloved hometown, Paducah, Kentucky, elected him as its 40th Mayor.