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Vera is a pharmaceutical physician with 17 years experience in the pharmaceutical industry in different roles (clinical development, medical affairs, and safety). She joined industry after receiving her Medical Degree from the Medical School of Fudan University in China. Vera currently works for Pfizer, heading up the department of Surveillance and Risk Management Department (SSRM) at Pfizer China R&D Center. She’s also a global Safety Risk Lead, responsible for overseeing and performing proactive pharmacovigilance and risk management activities to effect product safety signal detection and evaluation, and risk assessment and minimization for Lipitor and Caduet. Vera is a reputable drug safety expert as well as a talented leader who have developed a highly functioned global safety organization in China from scratch since she joined Pfizer in 2006. Also, she has been active in partnering with China FDA, academia, and varied organizations in past 7 years to grow the PV expertise in China. Prior to joining Pfizer, she was the Head of Medical Affairs in GlaxoSmithKline China and earlier on the Medical Affairs professional in Merck China, with increased responsibilities in medical affairs and drug safety in the areas of infectious diseases, diabetes, mental health, and hepatic diseases. During her GSK and Merck tenure, she played a pivotal role in a number of clinical trials leading to a successful product registration in China, and in maximizing the performance of various products.