Dr. Sylvia Vito

AFRICA HEAD - Acceleration, AstraZeneca AFRICA CLUSTER Countries

Dr. Sylvia Vito, a veteran professional in the healthcare and pharmaceutical industry. She has developed expertise in driving investments across Africa’s healthcare sector having held several key roles at leading multinational pharmaceutical companies. She is the Head of Africa Acceleration for global biopharmaceutical company AstraZeneca, where she shapes the company’s longterm strategy, investments and partnerships across the continent.
Dr. Sylvia Vito is currently serving as the Regional Director for East Africa- AstraZeneca covering Kenya, Ethiopia, Uganda, Tanzania and Rwanda. She has over 15 years’ experience in the pharmaceutical market in Sub Sahara Africa where she has served in several capacities. Prior to joining AstraZeneca last year, Sylvia served as the Commercial/ Marketing director GSK East Africa and in Roche for 10 years in roles spanning from sales, marketing and Regional Manager EA. Sylvia is passionate about people, business growth & driving science to solve the healthcare challenges of tomorrow, today. She believes that by partnering with Governments, Professional Associations, Development Partners, Private Sector and Industry – we will make a meaningful, tangible & sustainable impact on the footprint of AstraZeneca in our region.