Director: DRA Head – South Africa and Southern Africa Country Group at Novartis
Dakshina held numerous regulatory positions in the pharmaceutical industry over the last 15 years based in South Africa. He has been with Novartis for 3.5 years managing the regulatory affairs function in this region. He has also provided support in regulatory policy and practice in the African region via his association with the IFPMA’s Africa Regulatory Network over the last 3 years. Within his position in Novartis, his achievements included a multitude of product submissions and registrations through the implementation of innovative strategies. In addition, he has also been invited into the pilot regulatory harmonisation project; ZAZIBONA project in the SADC region.