Managing Director & CEO,
Dr J Vijay Venkatraman
Dr J Vijay Venkatraman is a Diabetologist, Drug Safety Physician and Entrepreneur, with 2 decades of experience. He holds a MBA degree in Services Management. He is the first Indian to have been conferred the Fellowship of the Pharmaceutical Information & Pharmacovigilance Association (PIPA), United Kingdom.
Dr Vijay founded Oviya MedSafe, a global Pharmacovigilance consulting & Drug Safety services providing company incorporated in Coimbatore, India and London, UK, which has been fulfilling the compliance needs of the pharmaceutical industry since 2012.
Dr Vijay has held the honorary position ‘Regional Editor, India’ of Global Forum, the official magazine of the Drug Information Association (DIA) since April 2017. He served as the Chairman of the Indian Medical Association (IMA) Headquarters’ Standing Committee for Pharmacovigilance for the year 2021. He was the Chair of the Pharmacovigilance Council of the Indian Society for Clinical Research (ISCR) since the inception of the council in April 2015 until 2019.
Dr Vijay has been an invited faculty in conferences around the world. He has numerous publications to his credit and has often been featured in the media. He is a member of several professional associations and is actively involved in promoting pharmacovigilance awareness among all stakeholders of the discipline.
Dr Vijay is a recipient of many awards including the ‘Leadership Excellence Award’ and the ‘State Appreciation Award for Co-ordinating Academic Activities’ by the Indian Medical Association.