Senior Medical Director, Head India Medical Services
Parexel International (India) Pvt. Ltd.
Dr Roy is an experienced pharmaceutical leader with versatile R&D skills and more than 25 years of experience in medical affairs, drug development and safety / Pharmacovigilance.
He joined Parexel in 2008 and has been instrumental in providing direction in setting up the case processing center in India. His current scope of responsibilities include providing leadership to all PV operations in Medical services India, delivery in all projects with service and quality, Cost management for all assigned contracts along with the client team, Managing Service Improvement Programmes within the Delivery operations team, providing expert knowledge and vision in Delivery Operations.
He has more than 20 Years of experience in Pharma R&D in medical affairs, product development, launch/growth, Pharmacovigilance and risk management, clinical development, adaptive trial design and Global Clinical trial management, operation and monitoring. As a clinical research physician, did pioneering work on global Phase II, III studies and ensuring GCP compliance in large pharmaceutical companies with multicentric Global Trials
In his capacity as vice-president, Health & Life Sciences, set up the first out-sourced end to end Global Pharmacovigilance Operations in India for a large American Multinational Company in India. Prior to joining Pharma Industry Dr Roy worked in Hospitals practicing anesthesiology, critical care and Intensive care Unit Management as well as General medicine
Chief Medical Officer & Global Head
Dr Reddy’s Laboratories Limited
Vice President, Medical Affairs, Clinical Research and Regulatory
Alkem Labs Ltd.
Dr Ambrish Srivastava is Vice President- Medical Affairs, Clinical Research and Regulatory at Alkem Labs Ltd. A very well known figure on the Indian clinical research landscape, Dr. Srivastava has more than 20 years of experience in pharmaceutical industries with high academic acumen. He has worked as therapeutic area physician in the areas of oncology, cardiology, infectious disease management, diabetes, rheumatology, gastroenterology, nephrology, neurology and psychiatry. He has extensive experience in clinical research, promotional strategies and drug safety.
In his previous assignments, Dr Srivastava has worked with Eli Lilly as Clinical Research Physician, and Dr Reddy’s Laboratories as Director for Medical Affairs. He has also held senior positions at Zydus Cadilla and Intas Biopharmaceuticals. Dr Srivastava is the recipient of many awards which include Vishisht Chikitsa Medal by Governor of Andhra Pradesh and Rashtriya Ratan by Governor of Gujarat.
Dr Srivastava is an avid speaker at various national and international conferences and participates keenly with the clinical research fraternity in India and abroad.
DGM Drug Safety & Risk Management
Dr Bhavana Bhagat is a physician by qualification with 11 years experience in Pharmacovigilance (PV), working at Lupin Ltd. as Deputy General Manager in drug safety and Risk management.
Dr Bhavana has experiences working across pharma organizations, CRO and KPO with vast exposure in handling large scale operations in ICSR management and reporting for top five MNCs. She began her Pharma career with Novartis with narrative writing & medical documentation for Clinical Study Reports (CSRs) across all therapeutic areas.
Dr Bhavana played a pivotal role in solution designing & process optimization proposals for large business proposals from global PV clients at TCS as a Subject matter including on-site knowledge transfer, transition management and training of associates on PV overseas.
Dr Bhavana has been an Assistant lecturer in Forensic medicine & toxicology: - Medical training & development for three years at MGM Kamothe Medical College, Navi Mumbai. Claims analyst in Health Insurance in Accidental & Health claims assessment & medical investigations, fraud detection for two and a half years at Tata AIG, GIC Ltd & Rakhsa TPA.
Institute of Bioinformatics, Bangalore
Dr Keshava Prasad is a recipient of Young Investigator Award from the Department of Biotechnology, Government of India. He is leading Institute of Bioinformatics (IOB) efforts on the development of the Human Protein Reference Database, which is cited over 3000 times.
His research group is now increasingly focusing on infectious diseases, human pathogens and vectors of human diseases. He is using genomic and proteomic strategies to investigate biomarkers for infectious diseases including tuberculosis and malaria; and to identify molecules associated with host responses to infections in different chronic meningitis cases.
He has received the F1000 travel award from the Wellcome Trust to present the proteogenomic data of An. stephensi in the “EMBO international conference of Molecular and Population Biology of Mosquitoes” held at Kolymbari in Greece.
He is an editorial board member for the Journal of Proteomics and Bioinformatics and also for the Journal of Proteins and Proteomics and a reviewer for the journals Molecular and Cellular Proteomics, Database (Oxford Journal), DNA Research, Bioinformatics and Biology Insights, Indian Journal of Medical Research, Journal of Ethnopharmacology, International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases and International Journal of Molecular Sciences.
Director- Reference Standards Laboratory and Verification Programs
United States Pharmacopeia-India (P) Ltd
Dr Sharad Mankumare is a Director of Reference standard Laboratory at the USP facility in Hyderabad, India. He is responsible for the collaborative testing of reference standards for the USP NF, medicinal compendia and food chemical codex.
Dr Sharad joined USP-India in June 2012. He has more than 19 years of experience in generic pharmaceutical industry. Before joining USP, Dr. Sharad has worked with several companies including Cipla, German Remedies, Glenmak and Sandoz (Novartis).
He is a FDA certified technical personnel for chemical and instrumental analysis. Dr. Sharad is holding Ph.D. in chemistry and Master’s degree in Organic chemistry from Mumbai University. He has published more than 05 scientific articles in international and national journals.
PhramQA Compliance Services
Mr G.Sundar is Quality practitioner with 23 years rich experience in the field of Quality Assurance, Quality Control, Bioequivalence and Pharmaceutical Regulations and Registrations.
Sundar has worked with leading national and international companies. His areas of expertise covers Pharmaceutical Quality Management Systems as per Current Good Manufacturing Practice(CGMP), Good Clinical Practices (GCP) and as per Regulatory guidelines like EMA ,USFDA, MHRA and MCC, TGA,ANVISA, Japan; WHO Geneva and PIC(S) guidelines.
Sundar has handled regulatory audits and its compliance like USFDA, UK-MHRA, WHO Geneva, DCGI-India, TGA and EU state Authorities from EMA and prepared documents for compliance.
He has published articles in Society of Quality Assurance SQA, USA and also been part of national and international conferences. Sundar has conducted nearly 500 trainings and been specialist auditor for cGMP (both API and Formulations)/Clinical studies and BA/BE studies and GLP studies.
CSE Group Head, Clinical Development
Novartis Healthcare Pvt. Ltd.
Santosh Shevade is currently CSE Group Head, Clinical Development at Novartis Healthcare Pvt Ltd, Hyderabad. He leads a global team, based in Dublin and Hyderabad that focuses on clinical science aspects of global clinical trials from preparation to submission phases.
Apart from his functional role, Santosh also leads various organizational development and leadership training initiatives at Novartis Hyderabad. Santosh has more than 10 years of experience in healthcare research leadership roles in various organizations including Johnson & Johnson and Pfizer. Santosh is an avid reader and likes to spend his time volunteering for healthcare causes.
General Manager, Schneider Electric & President ISA
International Society for Automation, Hyderabad
Mr Sharad Karve has 22 years of professional experience in the field of Industrial Automation, manufacturing and IT.
He is a General Manager Schneider Electric’s India Research Center Hyderabad. Sharad has been on the ISA99 (IEC62443) standard committee and a Member of ISA100 Industrial Wireless Standard committee. He is the president of International Society for Automation (ISA) Hyderabad section since June 2015.
Mr Karve’s vision is to develop world class products & solutions and creating intellectual property out of India through sustainable & equitable growth.
Marketing Manager, Mass Spectrometry & Food Safety
Thermo Fisher Scientific India Pvt Ltd.
Sunil Kumar is the Marketing Manager for Mass Spectrometry & Food safety at Thermo Fisher Scientific India. He has more than two decades of experience in the field of mass spectrometry & chromatography instrumentation and the related applications.
Sunil has also worked in R&D of a multinational pharmaceutical company in Mumbai for more than eight years. He has a post graduate degree in Physical & Analytical chemistry from Mumbai University & a MBA in marketing.
Senior Application Specialist
Shimadzu Analytical (India) Pvt Ltd.
Deepti Bhandarkar has been working with Shimadzu Analytical India for five years, with different responsibilities catering to two primary techniques: LC and LCMS. Her work area includes application support in various fields like biopharma, CRO, food safety etc.
Deepti completed her graduation in B.Sc Microbiology from the University of Mumbai and her Post Graduation in M.Sc Bio-analytical.
Deepti is keenly interested in the biopharma industry and the development of methodologies catering to their workflow.
Phenomenex India Private Limited
Mr Nick Mitchell is the Managing Director of Phenomenex India Private Limited. This company is engaged in providing testing solutions to the pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical and clinical testing laboratories. Mr Mitchell has been in India for five years and is an active member of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and American Chamber of Commerce in India (AMCHAM) involved in the pharmaceutical and life science committees.
He is also President Elect of the Green Chemistry Group, a US-based non-profit organization focused on conducting the annual series of conferences to promote green manufacturing processes and their related analyses, through the employment of techniques using supercritical fluids.
With 20 years of industrial experience, coupled with a bachelor’s education in Chemistry (B.S. Chemistry, Gannon University, Erie, Pennsylvania, USA) and postgraduate work in business (Executive MBA, Pepperdine University, Malibu, California, USA); Nick has vast experience engaging with the global pharmaceutical markets and their associated authorities on a regular basis.
Dr Hemant Borgaonkar is a Technical Consultant with Lab India Instruments Pvt Ltd for the past 20 years. He heads the Genetic Screening Division of PerkinElmer Life and Analytical Sciences He has developed a new division called Nano Bio Process Division with 45 people all over India.
He has been a technical Consultant to Zandu Chemicals & Pharmaceutical Works Ltd. Dr Hemant completed his graduation with a degree in B.Pharm 1976 U.D.C.T (University Dept. of Chemical Technology), M.Pharm 1980 U.D.C.T (By Research in Pharm. Chem.) and his Ph.D(Tech.) 1983 U.D.C.T (Chem. Engg.)
Abbott Healthcare India Limited
Dr Rashmi joined Abbott India (erstwhile Solvay Pharmaceuticals India Limited) in January 2001 as General Manager, Medical and subsequently assumed responsibility as Medical Director for South East Asia in 2002 and as Pharmacovigilance Director for Asia, Middle East, Australia and Canada in 2007.
She was appointed as Medical Director for Abbott India in August 2012. Dr Rashmi has an MBBS and Master’s degree in Paediatrics from Mumbai University and has practiced as a pediatrician for 3 years.
Industrial Automation Professional
Mr Gopalakrishna has 50+ years of professional experience. He did his engineering from MIT Madras in the year 1961. He has been the founder member of ABB’s corporate Research group in India which he incubated and grew it from a strength of 15 to 450 engineers.
Mr Gopalakrishna has been a veteran of the Industrial Automation industry and has been playing active role in giving back to the society through his mentorship role for International Society for Automation (ISA). He is currently the chairman of PES/PELS and IAS societies of IEEE Hyderabad.
B & R Industrial Automation Pvt. Ltd
Mr Sivaram graduated in Electronics Engineering from IIT-Madras in 1976. He began his career at Bhabha Atomic Research Centre and later shifted to a private company in Electrical Engineering. He has worked in automation of various fields like Power Transmission and Distribution, Communications and Power Plant Automation. He has considerable experience in Distributed Systems, SCADA, DCS, and microcontroller applications. He has worked on software for redundancy systems and managed large projects both in public sector and private fields. He has over thirty five years work experience.
Mr Sivaram is working as the CEO of B&R Automation since 1996. He is a member of the Editorial Advisory Board for Publish Industry India trade magazine and elected as Vice President of Automation Industry Association.
Dr Aakash Ganju is a healthcare entrepreneur and the CEO of Mirai Health, a connected healthcare company.
After obtaining his MBBS, MD degrees and studying management at the Mumbai University, Aakash worked for 12 years in roles of increasing seniority at Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson. In his last role at J&J, Aakash was heading a 400-member pharmaceutical R&D operations team for the Asia Pacific region, leading over 400 new drug phase I-III clinical trials. He was responsible for developing mobile health solutions catering to underserved populations in the emerging markets, focused on India and Africa.
For the last 8 years, Aakash has been involved with the use of technology to help doctors deliver superior care to patient communities. He has led multi-partner consortia to develop and deploy health technology platforms serving patients in the HIV and women’s health domains.