Jaya Banerji

Senior Director, Communications
Corporate Affairs

What I do at MMV:

I work with an excellent team of communications and fundraising professionals to spread the word about MMV: who we are, what we do, why we do it and the significant impact our medicines have on the lives of those most at risk of dying from malaria – especially young children, who are the most vulnerable.

Why I work at MMV:

To use my skills to contribute to the eradication of malaria, albeit indirectly: What a coup that will be when it happens!

To inspire and encourage scientists and donors to get more engaged with MMV’s promising antimalarial projects which target the medical needs of populations living with malaria in endemic countries.

To be part of the fantastic MMV team, who are all experts in their fields and committed to improving the health and lives of people at risk of malaria. 

What wonderful reasons to get out of bed each day!

More about me:

I have over two decades of communications experience gained from India, the Middle East, the UK and Switzerland, in organisations as diverse as Oxford University Press, McKinsey & Company and Médecins Sans Frontières; each has added to my expertise in writing, publishing, scripting, film production, advocacy, as well as managing people and projects.

Ask me about:

Getting your message to the right audience, drafting a strong agenda for a meeting, getting rid of jargon, writing punchy titles, storyboarding for short films … I might even let you in on a few wordsmithing secrets…