Banu Refik is a graduate from departments of Chemical Engineering and Bio-sciences at North Carolina State University, USA. She worked at British Oxygen Company in USA on "Computational Fluid Dynamics" and later on worked on the process design and project management of newly established pharmaceutical raw materials manufacturing plant of Foster Wheeler in Italy. After returning to Turkey, she completed Executive Master of Business Administration at Boğaziçi University. She worked as Chief of Validation at Abdi Ibrahim Pharmaceuticals, then at Sandoz as Validation Manager and then Validation Consultant at Convalgroup. She is currently working as a Project Quality Manager and Validation Consultant. She was elected as reserved member to the Board of ISPE Turkish Affiliate, on 4 May 2016.