Meet the Speaker: Viq Pervaaz, Partner, Life Sciences & Health Leader, EY

Viq is a Partner with Ernst & Young’s People Advisory group. He is responsible for the Americas Health Sciences strategy and portfolio from a human capital perspective and comes to EY after spending a significant component of his career in C-suite leadership capacities in the Pharmaceutical/Consumer Products industry. This has included leadership positions in Product Development/R&D, Innovation, M&A, Global Operations, Marketing, Corporate Affairs, Public Relations, and Organizational Effectiveness. In addition, Viq has previously served as Chief Project Officer, providing portfolio/change management and lean/six sigma expertise to enterprise transformation, implementation, and business
initiatives translated into a go-to-market solution.

As part of the executive leadership team of a leading CRO, Viq was responsible for successfully leading a change initiative for the clinical trial management value chain aimed at increased compliance and reducing diverse population disparity driven by awareness and engaging education.
Currently, Viq has created and is leading the “Human Element” initiative and team. This is focused on ensuring that human capabilities are optimized to accelerate innovation in an era of disruption with the vision of creating the workforce of the future.

Viq is a frequent lecturer and guest speaker at international institutions and conferences.