Ornella Barra is a member of the Board of Directors of Cencora, previously known as AmerisourceBergen. Cencora is a leading pharmaceutical solutions organization centered on improving the lives of people and animals around the world, of which WBA is a strategic partner.

Since 2006, Ornella Barra has been a Board member of the International Federation of Pharmaceutical Wholesalers (IFPW), a global association supporting and representing the majority of stakeholders in the pharmaceutical distribution industry. She held the office of Chairwoman of the IFPW between 2014 and 2016 and from 2021 to 2023.

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.

Ornella is a member of the Advisory Board of SDA Bocconi School of Management, the graduate business school 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.