Jovelle graduated from BS Biology and Doctor of Medicine (Saint Louis University, Philippines) and is an Obstetrician Gynecologist with specialty in Reproductive Endocrinology, Infertility and Gynecologic Oncology. She obtained Doctor of Philosophy major in Surgical Sciences and did post-doctoral studies in the field of Molecular Biology and Oncology (Kobe University Graduate School of Medicine, Japan). She was granted permission to practice medicine in Japan under the provision of Article 3, Paragraph 1 of the Japan Law on Exceptions to the Medical Practitioners’ Law, Article 7 on the Advanced Clinical Training of Foreign Medical Practitioners. She also obtained various business certifications and executive education programs from Harvard School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business, INSEAD, Rotterdam School of Management and Oxford Said Business School.
She was awarded the best poster presentation by the Japan Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology in 1999, and in 2005, obtained the best oral presenter award and Young Gynecologist Award from the Asia Oceania Federation of Obstetrics and Gynecology. She has published over 30 studies in peer-reviewed journals and has made over 100 oral presentations/chaired scientific sessions in Asia Pacific including Japan, Europe and US.
She has worked for more than 12 years in the pharmaceutical industry. Prior to joining Takeda Pharmaceuticals in November 2015, she worked at GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) of increasing leadership in various territories – regional medical affairs (Asia Pacific, Australasia, China/Hong Kong, Japan), global medical affairs and North America Medical Affairs (US and Canada).
In Takeda, she heads the Japan Medical Affairs organization involving physicians, allied health care providers and those with advanced science degrees and her team is responsible for scientific exchange and evidence generation.
She is very much involved with various charity activities (medical missions and feeding programs for under privileged).