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Shalin Patel



Shalin Patel

Shalin Patel

Director, Third Party Vendor Oversight

J&J Consumer India

Why I'm a JPAL

I am passionate about supporting and shaping the future of healthcare


Shalin Patel is currently on a cross-sector development role as Director, Third Party Vendor Oversight based in Mumbai, India, responsible for ensuring robust local oversight for both Consumer and Pharma strategic partners in Asia Pacific. He continues to be an active member of the Consumer Operational Compliance Committee of which he was a former Co-Chair and serves as a key member of the Vendor Oversight Board. Shalin brings to his role over 15 years of experience in Pharmacovigilance and has worked for both J&J Pharma and Consumer Divisions. Shalin joined Janssen from Napp Pharmaceuticals in February 2006 and has held roles of increasing responsibility from a Senior Associate in Global Quality Management and Associate Director, Global Safety Reporting to his last role in Janssen in the position of Associate Director, Sector Liaison within the Alliance and External Affairs function. While at Janssen Shalin also spent a year in the Xian-Janssen offices in Beijing, China as part of an International Assignment, leading the local PV team. Shalin moved to the Consumer sector and OCMS in April 2014 in his most recent role within J&J as Director, Product Vigilance and Alliance Management within where he was responsible for the execution and management of product vigilance relationships between J&J and third parties, served as the Alliance point of contact with global partners and acted as Operational PV Lead on Due Diligence, Integration and Divestment activities. During his time in Consumer, Shalin also effectively served as interim head, Consumer Compliance Strategy and Analytics for nine months and he helped navigate through a major regulatory inspection during that same time period. Shalin holds a Master of Engineering in Biomedical Material Sciences and Engineering from Queen Marys, University of London and remains an official European Medicines Agency EudraVigilance trainer. Shalin lives in West London with his wife Naomi and two children – Isla (5) and Esme (2). His family have also accompanied him to Mumbai for his most recent role.


Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.

Albert Einstein

Fun fact:

During my recent assignment to India, my family and I were were having brunch in a nearby hotel in Mumbai and the Dalai Lama popped in