Vimal Sachdeva

GMP Inspector (Technical Officer), World Health Organization

Mr Vimal Sachdeva had been working as an inspector with the WHO PQT (for medicines, vaccines, IVDs and diagnostics) since year 2010, based in Geneva, Switzerland.

Mr Sachdeva has had more than 29 years of pharmaceutical industry experience including 15 years as a regulator. Before joining WHO, Mr Sachdeva worked with the Singapore Health Sciences Authority a Senior GMP Auditor and Senior Regulatory Specialist.

Since he joined WHO PQT, Mr Sachdeva has led inspections of facilities manufacturing Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs) and Finished Pharmaceutical Products (FPPs), Vaccines, Contract Research Organizations (CROs) and National Pharmaceutical Quality Control Laboratories. To-date, he has performed more than 200 inspections in Asia, Africa, Latin America and North America.

Mr Sachdeva is a chemist holding a Masters Degree as well as Post Graduate Diplomas in Pharmaceutical Technology and Business Management.

Mr Sachdeva has presented several papers related to GMP, GCP and GLP areas at various international conferences in Singapore, India, China, Switzerland, Denmark, South Africa, Iran, Zimbabwe, Ethiopia, Namibia, Japan and Indonesia. He had also co-authored papers on GMP and supply chain integrity of both active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) and of pharmaceutical excipients which were published in ISPE Pharmaceutical Engineering in 2014.