Professor S.S. Vasan is Senior Business Development Manager for Public Health England (PHE), and prior to that for the Health Protection Agency. He is also Honorary Visiting Professor of Health Sciences at the University of York and Adjunct Professor of Preventive and Social Medicine at JIPMER, a medical institution of national importance in India. A former McKinsey consultant, he was Head of Public Health for Oxford University’s spin-out Oxitec from 2005 to 2011. Dr. Vasan was PHE’s business development lead for Ebola and Zika for which his team won the UK Research Councils Impact Award 2015 and the British Expertise International Award 2018. His team won the Impact Awards 2015 for Contribution to Society from the UK Research Councils. He obtained his doctorate from Trinity College, Oxford, and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine, Royal Entomological Society, Royal Society for Public Health and the Chartered Management Institute.