Dr. Jayesh M. Pandit

B. Pharm, M. Pharm (Pharmacy Practice), Bayer East Africa Ltd

Dr. Jayesh M. Pandit is the Pharmacovigilance Country Head (PVCH) and the Qualified Person for Pharmacovigilance (QPPV) Coordination Lead for Bayer Pharmaceuticals and Consumer Health in East Africa, based in Kenya and coordinates pharmacovigilance activities across East Africa as well as North-West Africa (NWA) country clusters.

Before joining Bayer in 2013, Jayesh 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. Jayesh initiated and developed the National Pharmacovigilance System to ensure the quality, safety, and efficacy of medicines used in Kenya.

Jayesh is an active member of the Pharmaceutical Society of Kenya (PSK), International Society of Pharmacovigilance (ISoP) and its Africa chapter (ISoP Africa chapter), ISoP’s Special Interest Group on Eco Pharmacovigilance (EcoPV), as well as the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations (EFPIA) where he is specifically leading discussions at its Middle East and Africa teams for Pharmacovigilance Governance matters, the Kenya Association of Pharmaceutical Industry (KAPI), among other professional groups as well as at the Community level. At the Kenya Association of Pharmaceutical Industries (KAPI), Jayesh, until recently, also Chaired the Pharmacovigilance and Medical Affairs Committee.