Chief Medical Officer
Ponni is a neurologist with extensive pharmaceutical industry and global health experiences. During her tenure of over 15 years at Pfizer, Inc., she held various leadership roles in global medical affairs and clinical development including Vice President of Global Medical Affairs. Her experiences span multiple therapeutic areas, including neurology, psychiatry, urology, respiratory, inflammation, pain, and metabolism. After her role as a Pfizer Global Health Fellow in Uganda, Ponni later directed Pfizer’s Global Access program, which focused on new innovations and partnerships to improve access to medicines and healthcare for low-income populations in the developing world.
She then served as Program Leader for Drug Development for PATH, a nonprofit global health focused organization, which focused on the discovery and development of safe, effective, and affordable treatments for diseases affecting the developing world, including diarrhea, malaria, viscera leishmaniasis, and HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP).
Ponni was appointed Chief Medical Officer at Indivior in October, 2016 with responsibilities for strategic and operational leadership of pharmacovigilance and medical affairs, including post-marketing data generation, medical information, medical education and communication, and compliance.
Ponni received her medical degree from Madras Medical College in Chennai, India and completed a residency in neurology at the Mayo Graduate School of Medicine in Rochester, MN. She completed a research/clinical fellowship in AIDS Neurology at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and earned a Masters degree in Public Health from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore, MD.