Rachid Jamal holds a BS in Chemistry as well as an M.Sc in Chemical Engineering obtained in 1989 from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. He was a post graduate researcher at Toronto University in Chemical Engineering for two years (1992-1993). Then he started his industrial career as a supervisor in a personal and healthcare plant in Toronto where he worked for 5 years. Then he completed several Industrial Pharmaceutical courses at Seneca College in Toronto in 1999 which strengthened his pharmaceutical knowledge. After that he worked in the pharmaceutical industry for more than 16 years with various dosage forms mainly in scale-up, process development, optimization, validation and technology transfer, this was for different pharmaceutical companies located in Toronto and Montreal area. During that time he attended several intensive courses in a wide range of pharmaceutical disciplines.