Anban Pillay is a South African national who currently holds the position of Deputy Director General for Health Regulation and Compliance with the country’s National Department of Health. He is also a member of the Council for Medical Schemes, sits on the Global Fund Expert Advisory Committee and the UNICEF/GAVI Expert Advisory Committee. He is an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of KwaZulu Natal. Dr. Pillay’s research focuses on: drug utilisation; knowledge, attitude and behaviour of prescribers; drug selection by pharmacy and therapeutics committees; meta-analyses and systematic reviews; and cost effective analyses. He earned his PhD from the University of Newcastle, Australia and also holds a Masters of Clinical Pharmacology from the Nelson Mandela School of Medicine and a Bachelors of Pharmacy from the University of KwaZulu Natal.