Wael W. Safi, Pharm.D., corporate functions and open innovation manager for San Francisco Bay Area and University Relations for Procter & Gamble, was named to the Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority’s board of trustees on Nov. 19.
Dr. Safi has years of experience with Procter & Gamble as well as Procter & Gamble Pharmaceuticals Inc. He was also a pharmacist for CVS Pharmacy. In 2012, he was named a Business Courier Healthcare Heroes Finalist and received a Legacy Next Generation Leader Award.
He has served on various boards and foundations, most notably the Cincinnati Health Department where he was chair from 2010 - 2013 and a member for seven years (term limited), the University of Cincinnati, and the Dean’s Board of Advisors at the Winkle College of Pharmacy.
He received his doctor of pharmacy degree from the University of Cincinnati College of Pharmacy in 2004. Dr. Safi resides in Mason with his wife and two children.
The Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority (SORTA) is governed by a 13-member volunteer citizens’ board of trustees. Seven trustees are appointed by the city of Cincinnati and six are appointed by Hamilton County. Hamilton County appoints three of its own trustees and one each representing Butler, Clermont and Warren counties.