FDA In India: Going Global, Coming Home, Altaf Ahmed Lal, Ph.D. is the Director of FDA’s office in India.
Altaf Ahmed Lal, Ph.D. is the Director of FDA’s office in India.
By: Altaf Ahmed Lal, Ph.D.
What is it like to be starting my new position as director of FDA’s office in India?
It’s like coming home.
My new tenure at FDA began in June, but as a former health attaché in the U.S. Embassy, I played an enthusiastic role in helping to establish FDA in my native country. I was born in Kashmir, India, and though I left the country in 1980 to explore new professional opportunities in the United States, I have since been drawn back again and again.