Dr. Sanobar Parkar (MBBS, MD, MPH)

Global Head, LifeSciences

Work Experience: 16 years

Previous Organization: Columbia University, Mount Sinai University, Gurunanak Hospital, Lilavati Hospital

Experience: Trained and Experienced Physician, Clinical Research and Regulatory Expert- Investigator Initiated clinical trials (end- end), regulatory affairs and medical affairs

Jay Nadkarni
Senior Advisor

Previous Organizations: 20+ years in the United States and Europe in the Life Science industry including Sanofi Pasteur as Director of New Products, Principal Consultant at Ambiance Ventures, Molecule Market; and in India as International Marketing Director at Procter & Gamble.
 Industry recognized expert with unique abilities to validate and bridge client needs with pragmatic solutions and offer actionable proposals for measuring returns on investment. Expertise in licensing and commercialization of new products (biologics, NCEs, medical devices and diagnostics). Focus on Tier-1 and 2 Emerging markets. Dexterity in mergers and acquisitions, JVs, sourcing of capital, commercialization of innovations, market access, and business development.


Dr.Rakesh Chavan (B.Physiotherapy, MPH)
Team Principal, HEED

Work Experience: 7 years

Previous Organization: Herald Healthcare (Founder), National Rural Health Mission, Cheers LifeSciences
Experience:  Responsible for programme management, monitoring and evaluation of all community based organizations. Designing policies and drafts along with guidelines for Nodal agencies. Has participate in policy designing at national level, making presentations to Directors and Ministry of Health.

As a consultant, he has worked with US and Europe based pharmaceuticals, biotech and medical devices companies for requirements in custom research and analytics projects, health economics (HEOR) studies.

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Dr.Kaushik De (MBBS, MBA)
Senior Manager, Research & Analytics

Work Experience: 8 years

Previous Organization: Piramal, Smart Analyst, Merck
Experience: Worked on projects based on in-licensing opportunities in biomarker segment, opportunity evaluation in oncology & disease opportunity evaluation and OTC division for undertaking operational excellence projects & assessing new products

Dr.Namita Dalal (Ph.d in Pharmaceutics)
Head of Quality

Work Experience: 7 years

Research Experience: Involved in projects in the area of solid state and physical chemistry in relation to pharmaceuticals. Expertise in the area of pre-formulation and analytical characterization of solid dispersions, dissolution modelling and pharmaceutical powder mixture characterization.

Teaching Experience: Taught Pharmaceutics and compounding practices to undergraduate pharmacy students and co-instructed a course on Process Analytical Technology (PAT) delivered to FDA staff.


Girish Korde (B.Tech, MBA)
Team Principal, Analytics

Work Experience: 11 years

Previous Organization: Profound Healthcare Services (Founder), IMS, Franklin Templeton
Experience: Responsible for selling & delivering strategy consulting engagements in India
At IMS, Girish has worked across a span of engagements covering areas like Growth Strategy, Market Assessment, Market Sizing, etc.