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Nyeleti Portia Rikhotso heads the clinical operations department as Clinical Operations Director. Nyeleti had over 15 years industry experience across various roles in Project Management, Pharmacovigilance, Quality Assurance, Regulatory, and Monitoring. Nyeleti’ s main therapeutic area of interest has been infectious diseases, which has guided her to contribute towards intervention and vaccine clinical trials across multiple African countries, including South Africa, Kenya, Ghana, Burkina Faso, Malawi, Tanzania, Rwanda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. She holds an MSc in Pharmacology, specialising in Drug Safety & Pharmacovigilance, a Post-Graduate Diploma in Medicines Development, and a BSc in Biomedicine. Nyeleti is passionate about pharmacovigilance and patient experience and always put patients and clients at the centre of every solution. She is currently serving as Vice Chair for South African Clinical Research Association (SACRA)
Nyeleti heads clinical operations teams to ensure trials are conducted according to study-specific requirements and applicable clinical trial regulations.
Support site management activities, issue management, facilitates problem-solving , risk management, and that non-compliances are handled in accordance with system and process requirements.
Serves as line manager for OnQ Clinical Research Associates and In-House Monitoring Associates and providing training and mentorship across all clinical operations teams.