Avanthi is the Associate Director-Regulatory and Quality at Alcon Laboratories South Africa across a portfolio of medical devices and pharmaceuticals. Prior roles involved various Regulatory and Quality responsibilities in Sub-Saharan Africa.
She is the Vice-Chairperson of the Board of SAMED, prior Chair-, and an Associate Executive Member of the Industrial Pharmacy Section of FIP.
Avanthi is a registered pharmacist, with a Master’s degree in Health Economics and Pharmacoeconomics
She has worked in both the private and public sectors of South Africa covering the retail, hospital, academic and industry sectors, and in Singapore.
Avanthi has a particular interest in access to healthcare in Africa, specifically focusing on regulatory mechanisms and health technology assessments that influence these processes