Smt. Visala Annam has over 21 years of drug regulatory experience with Government of Andhra Pradesh. She performed numerous GMP audits and was also instrumental in the detection of sub-standard and spurious drugs. She was awarded the best Drugs Control officer, Andhra Pradesh in the year 2001 by All India Drugs Control Officers Confederation. She joined CDSCO in the year 2012 as Deputy Drugs Controller (India) Since 2013 she has been assisting DCGI in matters relating to Global clinical trials, Implementation of the new Rules for clinical trials, ethics committee registration, Regulatory actions on GCP inspections, compensation and is based at CDSCO, New Delhi. Since October 2017 she is heading CDSCO-Hyderabad Zonal office. She recently completed WHO Rotational Fellowship program at Geneva, Switzerland with respect to Assessment of Dossiers submission for API and Formulations.