Country Director, India

Rajat Goyal, M.D., oversees IAVI’s strategic direction in India. In this role, he has spearheaded the establishment of high-end R&D partnerships and programs with the Government of India, international governments and development agencies, and industry leaders and manufacturers to accelerate integrated discovery and enable equitable access for innovative biomedical products in low- and middle-income countries. Goyal has played a critical role in conceptualizing and setting up multilateral research partnerships facilitating North-South and South-South scientific cooperation to address diseases of concern in India and across the globe.

Goyal has been working in the fields of cancer, HIV, vaccine research and development, and public health for more than 20 years. Previously, he was vice president at ICON, managing clinical operations for the Asia-Pacific region. Prior to that, he was global director of PATH’s Advancing Rotavirus Vaccine Development project, where he oversaw product development and a range of other health interventions. He also served as a vice president of Reliance Life Sciences’ in Mumbai.

Goyal holds an M.D. from Haffkine Institute of Research and Training in Mumbai. He was a research fellow at Rush Cancer Institute in Chicago, and a visiting fellow at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston and the Royal Marsden Hospital in London.