Jayasree K. Iyer
Executive Director, Access to Medicine Foundation
Jayasree K. Iyer leads the Access to Medicine Foundation as Executive Director, where she is actively involved in stimulating and guiding pharmaceutical companies to do more for the people living in low- and middle-income countries without access to medicine. She directs the Foundation’s strategy, its stakeholder dialogues and research programmes.
Jayasree joined the Foundation in 2013 to build up its in-house research expertise and to lead the development and application of its methodology for measuring company behaviour. Before joining the Foundation, Jayasree was responsible for creating, negotiating and managing public private partnerships in R&D for infectious diseases and oncology. She has worked at the interface of the global health community and the pharmaceutical industry for 12 years.
She has worked at NGOs, academic institutions and think tanks, and holds various postgraduate degrees (Masters and PhD) from Singapore and the Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health.