Deva H. Puranam is the Head of Global Quality Investigations for Viatris, a global healthcare company. Deva is a graduate of Andhra University in India, where he received his master’s degree in Analytical Chemistry of Drugs and he is currently pursuing his doctorate degree. Deva also holds a master’s degree in management studies from University of Madras in India.
After starting as a shift quality control chemist In his professional pharmaceutical career with Eli-Lily and Ranbaxy, Deva advanced into various Quality leadership positions, including Global Director of Quality for US Army Medical Research and Material Command sponsored projects from 2009-2012, where he worked to develop a point of care diagnostic test for measuring Traumatic Brain Injury for deployed US forces in combat zones, ran one of the largest clinical studies for TBI for the US Army and reported into congressional committees on military health. Deva also served as US Observer with NATO - OTAN Research Technology Organization. He lead the Global Quality at Thermo Fisher Scientific Life Sciences division, where he was part of Thermos' team that did due diligence in their largest acquisition of 'Life Technologies'. He served as Senior Global Director of Quality Operations for Mylan and also as Global VP for Baxter Pharmaceuticals. Deva participates in industry forums of ISPE, DIA, PDA and actively partners with regulators and special interest groups on key pharmaceutical topics such as compliance, quality, risk and continuous improvement. Deva passionately believes in Viatris mission of empowering people worldwide to live healthier at every stage of life and works with his colleagues diligently to deliver on the mission. In addition to his professional life, Deva is an avid sports enthusiast and a passionate bike rider. He loves the US Sports national leagues NFL, NBA and follows ATP games religiously. His favorite pass time habit is riding his Harley's and Busa's.