Jaap Venema, PhD

United States Pharmacopeia
Executive Vice President & Chief Science Officer
Jaap Venema, Ph.D., Executive Vice President and Chief Science Officer (CSO) for USP, leads the organization’s scientific strategy and is responsible for the development of quality standards for medicines, dietary supplements, food ingredients and healthcare, including collaborations with other pharmacopeia and scientific groups. Dr. Venema also guides exploration of emerging technologies that may inform future quality standards; oversees USP’s Up-to-Date program, which continuously evaluates and revises standards to reflect current and best practice; and serves as Chair of USP’s Council of Experts. With more than 25 years’ experience in global research and development, as well as academic research, Dr. Venema previously served in a variety of scientific leadership positions at Solvay and AbbVie (formerly Abbott Laboratories). A native of the Netherlands, Dr. Venema earned his Master’s degree in Chemistry from the Free University of Amsterdam, and his Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from Leiden University in the Netherlands.