Executive Team

Over 200 years and USP’s mission hasn’t changed. But how we deliver on that mission is always evolving. Our Executive Team ensures USP remains agile, that we’re always identifying and executing new strategies, opportunities, and partnerships to help build a more resilient supply of quality medicines. Scientists, public health experts, strategists, and visionaries leading USP through its third century of impact.

Ronald T. Piervincenzi, Ph.D.
Ronald T. Piervincenzi, Ph.D.
CEO | Member, Board of Trustees (ex officio) | Officer, USP Convention
Jaap Venema, Ph.D.
Jaap Venema, Ph.D.
Chief Science Officer & EVP | Chair, Council of Experts | Officer, USP Convention
Bruk Alemayehu, M.B.A.
Bruk Alemayehu, M.B.A
SVP Global Laboratory & Technical Operations
Fouad Atouf, Ph.D.
Fouad Atouf, Ph.D.
SVP, Global Biologics
Stan Burhans
Stan Burhans, M.B.A., CPA
CFO & SVP Operations | Officer, USP Convention
Amanda Cowley
Amanda Cowley, J.D.
General Counsel and Senior Vice President Legal, Strategy and People
Jennifer Devine, J.D.
Jennifer Devine, J.D., L.L.M.
SVP Documentary Standards & Compendial Policy
Paula Henderson, M.B.A.
Chief People Officer
Emily Kaine, M.D.
Emily Kaine, M.D.
SVP Global Health & Manufacturing Services | Chair, Pharmatech Board of Trustees
Girish Kapur
Girish Kapur, M.Pharm, MBA
SVP, India Site Operations
Anthony Lakavage, J.D.
Anthony Lakavage, J.D.
SVP Global External Affairs | Secretary, USP Convention & Board | Officer, USP Convention
Michael Levy, M.Sc., M.B.A.
Michael Levy, M.Sc., M.B.A.
SVP Digital & Innovation
Debra Joy Pérez
Debra Joy Pérez, Ph.D., M.P.A.
Chief Equity Officer
K.V. Surendranath, Ph.D.
Venkat Surendra Nath Koduru, Ph.D.
SVP Regions & Program Operations
innovative solutions

Regional Managers

As USP helps build a more resilient supply of quality medicines, we must navigate the global pharmaceutical supply chain. That means understanding the needs of industry, regulators, and practitioners around the world and meeting them where they are, literally and figuratively. Regional managers lead staffs that help expand USP’s impact through standards and other solutions, targeted advocacy and capability building, and connections and collaboration.

Alessandro Slama
Alessandro Slama, Ph.D.
Vice President, Regional Program Operations and General Manager, EMEA
Anthony Tann
Anthony Tann, MBA
General Manager and Senior Director, Asia Pacific
Geoff Tsen
Geoff Guoshan Tsen, Ph.D.
Vice President and Regional Manager, Greater China
Nilton Tojar Sr.
Nilton Tojar, MBA
Sr. Director, Regional Program Operations - LATAM
Rebecca Cambronero, MBA, MSL, PMP
Senior Director, Regional General Manager, North America
Priyadarshi Matruprasad, MBA, B. Pharm.
Matruprasad Priyadarshi, MBA, B. Pharm.
Senior Director & General Manager – South Asia
Regions & Program Operations
USP Council of Experts

Council of Experts

USP standards are essential to supporting a more resilient supply of quality medicines. It’s the Council of Experts that oversees USP’s scientific and standards-setting decisions, each chairing one of USP’s Expert Committees. These leaders from around the world contribute their time, expertise, and passion to helping advance USP’s mission.

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Expert Committees & Panels


Expert Committees & Panels

USP Volunteers & Government Liaisons


USP Volunteers & Government Liaisons

Countries represented


Hours Volunteered

independent expertise

USP Council of the Convention

Council of the Convention

Throughout each five-year cycle, the USP Convention Membership is represented by the Council of the Convention. Like the Convention, the Council of the Convention includes members from across the healthcare ecosystem and around the world who are experienced leaders in their fields. They share their diverse perspectives, make select governance decisions, and help guide engagement of the full Convention.

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