DR. JAYESH M. PANDIT
Dr. Jayesh M. Pandit is the Pharmacovigilance Country Head for Bayer (Pharmaceuticals) in East Africa, based in Kenya, and coordinates pharmacovigilance activities across 33 countries in Sub-Sahara Africa Region. Previously, he was the Head of the Medicines Information and Pharmacovigilance Division at the Pharmacy and Poisons Board- Kenya’s National Medicines Regulatory Authority, where he served for 10 years and developed the National system to ensure the quality, safety, and efficacy of medicines used in Kenya.
Jayesh has also served as the Secretary to the Expert Committee on Clinical Trials, has been a member of the Africa Vaccines Regulatory Forum (AVAREF), of various public health program- technical working groups as well as WHO’s team of consultants on Pharmacovigilance in Africa (Pharmacovigilante-Sans-Frontier). Currently Jayesh is an active member of the Pharmaceutical Society of Kenya (PSK), International Society of Pharmacovigilance (ISoP) and its Africa chapter, the Kenyan Association of Pharmaceutical Industries (KAPI), among other professional groups. At KAPI Jayesh also Chairs the Pharmacovigilance and Medical Affairs Committee.
Jayesh holds a Master degree in Pharmacy Practice [Clinical Pharmacy] and in his 18+ years of Pharmacovigilance experience, he collaborates extensively with colleagues both in the developing and developed countries, the Uppsala Monitoring Centre (UMC) and the World Health Organization (WHO).
At Bayer, Jayesh has special interest in enhancing the concept of Pharmacovigilance across the East, West-Central Africa countries he serves- through greater advocacy by adopting unique training and sensitization methods for his teams and the various in-country PV-related staff. Globally, Jayesh strives to live up to his vision for greater patient safety with a stronger, yet compliant, Industry-Regulatory-Patient collaboration.