Brief Profile of our Mentors*

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A pharma marketing professional with around 3 decades of experience in Indian pharmaceutical market. She began her career in R & D and transitioned to the Product Management Team post her MBA. A brand management expert in strategy formulation and launching of new molecules spread across varied therapeutic segments as well as working in sectors such as medical devices and diagnostics. She has also been a visiting faculty member for healthcare programs at management institutes in Mumbai.
Expertise: Sales, Marketing, Entrepreneur, Higher Education, R&D
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A pharmacist with Management degree with over 2 decades of experience. Research and Consulting experience includes market entry strategies, product launches, competitive intelligence studies, usage & attitude, behavioural & perception studies. Also, worked in the area of formulation development and QC/QA area in Pharma SMEs. She has been a visiting faculty at various management colleges in Mumbai.
Expertise: Market Research, Entrepreneur, Higher Education, Formulation development, QC/QA
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A marketing professional with over 25 years of experience in reputed Indian companies managing brands. Has been involved with several new molecule brand launches as well as sustaining the existing brand portfolio. Core expertise includes conceptualisation, strategy formulation and training.
Expertise: Sales, Marketing, Brand Management
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A Pharmacist with Management qualification from Mumbai University, has over 3 decades of experience spanning pharmaceuticals & natural products; an international marketing and e-commerce specialist with in -depth & practical knowledge needed for successful licensing, sourcing, branding, marketing for the exports of Ayurvedic/Natural Products meeting global regulatory requirements.
Expertise: International Marketing, Nutraceuticals, E-commerce
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A BCP alumnus with two management diplomas has an impressive professional journey of 25+ years, she owns communication agencies providing intellectual support to pharma industry providing scientific communication, strategic solutions for new and existing brands, as well as creative solutions to international pharma clients and domestic non-pharma clients. Prior to this entrepreneurial journey, she worked with well-known pharma companies as a healthcare marketing professional. She was instrumental in launching key brands, and introducing novel sales/marketing initiatives.
Expertise: Entrepreneur, Scientific Healthcare Communication, Marketing & Sales
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A PhD in Applied Biology from Mumbai University, with over 25 years of experience in the pharma industry. Her career spans across MNCs such as Burroughs Wellcome, Glaxo, Sanofi and J & J in the functions of Medical Affairs, Regulatory Affairs and Pharmacovigilance (PV). As the business head, she was instrumental in setting up of the PV units in Aventis and J & J as well as prepared / faced global PV audits. Currently she practices as an independent medical writer and PV consultant to pharma companies.
Expertise: Pharmacovigilance, Regulatory Affairs, Medical Writing
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A pharmacist with more than 40+ years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry in medium and large-scale organisations. His major stint was in Serdia Pharmaceuticals India Pvt Ltd for 27 years. He has an extensive and versatile exposure to production, quality control, quality assurance, regulatory affairs, new product development.
Expertise: Production, QC, QA , Regulatory
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A pharmacist with a MMS qualification, has an experience in multitude areas of the pharma industry. Besides being at the helm of Product Management and Marketing functions in pharma companies, he has spearheaded the Product Development, Procurement, Regulatory Affairs, Project Management, as well as Technology Transfer functions in the companies. With this cross functional experience, he has served as the profit centre head and top chief heading the companies and as an Elected Member of many Boards including Pharmexcil. Currently he is an Advisor to pharma clients and also a visiting faculty member in premier institutes including IIM.
Expertise: Business Development, Marketing, Entrepreneur
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A Post Graduate in Science, she is an expert in the area of QC and QA with over two decades of experience. Highly proficient in developing an organization's quality strategy, procedures, processes and documentations. Also, developed and sustained Quality Management System in accordance with ISO 9001, ISO 17025 and other applicable standards & regulatory requirements. Highly well-versed with audit systems and managed quality audit programs. Currently practices as an independent consultant.
Expertise: Quality Control, Quality Assurance, Regulatory
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A Doctorate in Pharmaceutics from ICT (Mumbai) and PG Diploma in Healthcare Management and Leadership (CIQ, UK). She has a teaching experience in pharmacy colleges in Mumbai. She has several publications to her credit as well as an international patent in Pharmaceutical Compositions for Colloidal Drug Delivery.
Expertise: Academia, Research
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A post graduate in pharmaceutics with a combined industrial and academic experience of 3 decades. Her industrial experience includes product development, production planning & QC (FDA chemist). Also has set up a family-owned pharma unit. Currently an Assistant Professor in a Mumbai college and an approved guide for QA & Pharmaceutics with a publication in international journal & a poster presentation at an international conference.
Expertise: Product Development, QC, Academia, Entrepreneur
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A pharmacist with a Management degree, she has over 30 years of experience in the pharma industry. Her expertise is primarily in the fields of Regulatory, Pharmacovigilance, Import-Export and Production. Currently an Associate Director for the Regulatory and Pharmacovigilance department of a leading MNC.
Expertise: Regulatory Affairs, Pharmacovigilance
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A remarkable entrepreneur and R&D professional in the healthcare arena having successfully set up innovative ventures that has created a difference in the industry. Core strengths include identifying opportunities and providing solutions through technical and business expertise developed over 4 decades of experience.
Expertise: Entrepreneur, Research & Development
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A Doctorate in Pharmaceutics with an experience of almost 3 decades in R & D centres of leading pharma companies across the globe. Skills include handling of diverse R&D portfolio and dosage forms with proven experience in complex generics, NDDS, NDA submissions, project management, regulatory and compliance protocols of the industry.
Expertise: Research & Development
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A Doctorate in Pharmaceutical Sciences & Technology with more than 25 years of experience in various fields of Clinical Research - clinical development, global project management, safety management, quality assurance, training, data management and medical writing. Clinical research experience spans across Academia, reputed Biopharmaceutical companies and esteemed CROs.
Expertise: Clinical Research, Regulatory Affairs
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An outstanding Doctorate professional with experience of about 30 years in pharmaceutical organizations handling regulatory affairs, clinical research, pharmacovigilance and therapeutic safety, medical communications, patent and trademark. She has original research publications to her credit and has been a guest faculty to a few institutions and an examiner as well.
Expertise: Regulatory Affairs, Clinical Research, Pharmacovigilance
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A pharmacy graduate from Mumbai University, started her career with a small start-up company as a Product Development Manager for their product range for men. Enriched by her experience with product design and development, she pursued her interest in fragrance development and took up the EFCM Master's program with ISICPA in France. Currently working as a Scent Design Associate creating fragrance solutions for customers across South East Asia.
Expertise: Perfumery
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A Doctorate in Pharmaceutics having 35+ years of distinctive experience in the pharma industry and retail pharmacy management. He has worked in the R&D centres of renowned pharma companies and currently is an independent consultant to some of them. He has a rich experience of owning and managing a retail pharmacy store for decades in Mumbai.
Expertise: Retail Pharmacy, Entrepreneur, R & D
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A Doctorate in Pharmaceutics and Technology from Mumbai University along with MBA. A unique blend of 30+ years of experience from Industry, Academia, University Statutory Positions, and Entrepreneurship. Is very well-known and well-networked in the pharma/healthcare industry and has a proven track record in performing each of her roles efficiently. As a researcher, has developed 100+ pharmaceutical products during her tenure with the industry; and owns IP of 3 Indian patents. Also published over 65 research and scientific articles in the national/ international journals.
Expertise: Academia, R&D, Entrepreneur
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A young pharmacist, with MS degree from a reputed USA university and currently pursuing PhD in Cambridge, UK with research focussed on the innate immune system. Previous work focussed on nanoparticles for mucosal delivery of proteins. An ideal resource for those aspiring to pursue higher education.
Expertise: Research, Overseas Education
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A Doctorate with over 30 years of industry experience in the area of pharmaceutical research, regulatory affairs, and quality assurance. An extensive experience in drug product and drug substance manufacturing, non-sterile and sterile product manufacturing, laboratory management, and performing compliance audits. He has published 3 books, over 30 Research papers, over 100 technical articles and delivered lectures at industry meetings in India and abroad.
Expertise: Manufacturing, Quality Assurance, Regulatory Affairs
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A pharma professional with over 15 years of experience in the functions of Business development & Portfolio management for generic drugs and specialty products for International markets mainly US, EU, CA. Also, a specialist techno commercial professional with core competency to identify opportunities for launch and licensing products.
Expertise: Business Development
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A distinguished pharmacist with Doctorate in Pharmacology; has a long-standing experience in medical writing, clinical research, pre-clinical research and academia. Also, is well acquainted with global regulatory guidance and regulations with a proven track record of utilizing process-oriented approach towards the accomplishment of cost, profit, service and organizational goals.
Expertise: Clinical Research, Medical Writing
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An ICT alumnus with extensive experience in healthcare private equity funding; a successful venture capitalist instrumental in turning several start-up companies in this industry into profitable businesses through investment and funding advise.
Expertise: Finance / Venture Capitalist
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A pharmacist with a Management degree, practicing as a Management Consultant with a reputed consulting firm for the past 6 years; experienced in functional areas such as route to market, market entry strategy, procurement and supply chain in the life sciences and consumer goods industries.
Expertise: Healthcare Consulting
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An incoming MBA candidate (2021-2023) to an Ivy League Business school in USA, with an experience of about 5 years working with a top-notch biopharmaceutical company in USA. Specialized in Information systems department supporting research, clinical trials and enterprise IT analytics & strategy. A valued resource for those who dream to pursue a management education after graduation.
Expertise: Healthcare Information Systems, Overseas Education
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A specialist HR professional with almost 2 decades of experience in the healthcare sector. Well versed with recruitment, development, training and HR needs of the industry across all functions.
Expertise: HR & Talent Acquisition
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A pharmacist with a post-graduation in Management currently working as a Senior Manager with a well-known insurance company; over 15 years of experience in the Life Insurance industry which is majorly in the underwriting field and allied fields related to it.
Expertise: Insurance, Reinsurance
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An ICT alumnus with a recently acquired PhD in Pharmacology and Toxicology from a US university and just entered the workforce in a MNC in the USA. An excellent resource for young pharmacists interested in research and looking to make a career as a scientist.
Expertise: Research, Overseas Education
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A young pharmacist with a PhD in Pharmaceutical Chemistry and a work experience of about 2 years working as a scientist with a reputed Biotechnology MNC in USA. Work focused on drug product formulation and fill/finish process development for macromolecules including monoclonal antibodies, bispecific proteins, peptides, RNA, etc. Great resource for those who want to start a career in R & D.
Expertise: Research & Development
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A Supply Chain professional with Master’s in Pharmaceutical Chemistry and more than 2 decades of experience managing the various complexities of supply chain for major pharmaceutical companies. Highly skilled in forecasting, demand and supply management, nurturing talent and building performance teams for Inventory and Procurement Management, Material Planning, Production Planning + Scheduling and streamlining the S & OP process for both domestic and international markets.
Expertise: Supply Chain Management, Production Planning
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A post graduate in pharmaceutical chemistry with two decades of teaching experience spread across colleges in Mumbai and Pune. Currently an Assistant Professor & PG guide in a Pune college. Also, a paper setter and examiner at SPPU. She has authored 5 books of Pharmaceutical organic chemistry & has handled many research projects. She has published papers in 25+ journals & also presented in 30+ national & international conferences.
Expertise: Academia, Author
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A pharmacy graduate from Kolhapur University in 2001. Managed and run a medical shop for close to 4 years in Navi Mumbai. Currently working with a boutique consulting outfit as a Research Director.
Expertise: Market Research, Retail/Drug Store Management
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A pharmacy graduate with a Doctorate in Management study (Operations/Supply Chain -Inventory Control). Has more than 19 years of experience in Consumer healthcare & Pharmaceutical industry in End-to-end supply Chain. Well versed with External Supply, Demand & Supply Planning with Quality Management, mainly for India, ME & JPAC.
Expertise: Supply Chain, Retail Pharmacy
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A pharmacist with a Masters in Health Administration, working in strategy consulting for healthcare and life sciences companies for over 8 years at reputed global firms. Most recently, spearheaded formation of the India office for a global boutique strategy consulting firm; extensive experience in product, portfolio and commercialization strategy across oncology, rare diseases, vaccines and other therapeutic areas.
Expertise: Pharmaceutical / Life sciences and Healthcare Consulting
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