Group Lead, Regulatory Convergence and Networks Team, WHO
Dr Samvel Azatyan is a qualified Paediatrician with a PhD in clinical pharmacology and medical products regulation. Over his more than 20 years at WHO, he has had a wide range of leadership roles associated with the regulation of medical products, including supporting regulatory collaboration, convergence and harmonization, as well as regulatory capacity building and facilitation of products introduction in the countries. Dr Azatyan has also led various projects aiming at development of regulatory systems in low- and middle-income countries, as well as the development and implementation of the concept of reliance in regulation of medical products. Dr Azatyan is currently leading the Regulatory Convergence and Networks Team of the Department of Regulation and Prequalification at the WHO’s Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland.