Raj is a senior executive with over 20 years of experience in drug development. Raj brings a unique strategic expertise blending private heath and public heath sectors including having worked with the EU EMA, US FDA, China CFDA, India DCGI and other regulatory authorities. She is currently a Deputy Director at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF). Previously, she was the Global Head of Regulatory GEHC-MDx in the UK, Head of Regulatory International AGL in Novartis, Switzerland and Vice-President – Regulatory International at Bristol-Myers Squibb, Princeton, USA. Additionally, Raj serves as an expert with the EC Innovative Medicines Initiative 2, UK Innovative Medicines and Medtech Review Advisory Group, UK NICE Expert Advisory Group (EXAG), advisory role to WHO on R&D to Access and the Vice-Chair of the World Dementia Council. Raj has a double Masters in Psychology and in N. Ed. (Psychology) from the University of Glasgow and Edinburgh, Scotland respectively.