BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Alok Sonig

Summary: Alok Sonig is Executive Vice President (Global) and Head of the North America region for Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories. Prior to joining Dr. Reddy’s, Alok spent nearly 15 years at BMS, where he held several leadership positions in general management, country leadership, global strategy and marketing. Prior to BMS, Alok spent several years as a management consultant working in various industries on strategy and innovation assignments, including health care, technology and telecommunications. Alok holds a Bachelors of Engineering degree and an MBA.

Amulya Polavarapu Gupta

Summary: Amulya has extensive experience across various therapeutic areas in commercial analytics and sales operations including Business Intelligence, Performance Reporting, Forecasting, Incentive Compensation, Call Planning, Alignments, Targeting and Sample Optimization. She started her career at ZS Associates in 2000 before moving to Sanofi in 2006.

Hetal Parikh

Summary: An award-winning professional with strong work ethics, Hetal is the President and Founder of Rangam Consultants Inc. – a high-performing diverse supplier of enterprise-wide staffing services in IT, clinical, scientific, healthcare, engineering, government, finance and administrative sectors. By developing a culture of inclusion, appreciation, cooperation and collaboration, she has built a team of people committed to supporting Rangam's clients and customers with the highest level of quality services and resources. Hetal worked as a consultant with Lucent Technologies, McKinsey & Co. and Johnson & Johnson before starting her own business.

Jaideep Bajaj

Summary: Jaideep is the Chairman for ZS. He has over 25 years of experience in addressing sales and marketing issues for clients in the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries. His areas of expertise include sales and marketing strategy and effectiveness, and multi-channel marketing, and his assignments have included work in the United States, Canada, Australia, Mexico and various other countries. Jaideep has had diverse roles at ZS, ranging from software development and mathematical modelling, to client service lead, to opening and leading the Princeton office and leading ZS’s Pharmaceutical Industry vertical. Jaideep holds an M.B.A. in Marketing and Finance from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, and an M.S. in Operations Research from Columbia University. He also holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology in New Delhi, India.

Mark J. Stevens

Summary: A member of the Executive Committee (EC), Mark Stevens heads all commercial functions including strategy, marketing, business development and new products for the “message delivery” division of Publicis Health.

A proven leader and experienced professional, Mark brings to over 25 years of pharmaceutical commercial experience. He has served as an executive member of management teams at many major companies including Bristol Myers Squibb Co., Pfizer Global Pharmaceuticals (Pharmacia), Sanofi, etc.

priya dhanda

Priya Dhanda

Summary: Priya is currently holds a position at Novo Nordisk as a Senior Regulatory Therapeutics Area Associate. She has been in the pharmaceutical (primarily) and medical device industries for the past 14 years with experience in Clinical and Regulatory Affairs. For the last 7 years, Priya has been in various roles in Regulatory Affairs providing support for various products in different therapeutic areas and medical devices. Priya holds a B.A. in Religious Studies and a Master’s Degree in Regulatory Affairs both from Rutgers University, The State University of New Jersey.

Shreya Iyer

Summary: Shreya Iyer is a communicator with a keen interest in health technology. She is currently a copywriter for a healthcare advertising agency and writer for various outlets. She was previously at McCann Torre Lazur and Bayer Healthcare.

Vaishali Rathod

Summary: Vaishali is an accomplished HR / Talent Acquisition / Talent Management and Diversity & Inclusion Professional and a strategic problem-solver with proven ability to organize and prioritize work in high pressured environments. Vaishali has been in the healthcare industry since the start of her career. She started her career at Siemens Medical Solutions and Bristol Myers Squibb before joining Johnson and Johnson in 2010.

Vandana Singh

Summary: Vandana is an accomplished leader in the pharmaceutical industry in the areas of Business Insights and Analytics and Sales force Effectiveness. She has a proven track record for building new capabilities in the organization, by bringing thought leadership and managing teams through change. She is currently focused on creating a new team at Bristol Myers Squibb focused on analytics for the Legal, Audit, and Compliance functions. Prior to BMS, Vandana worked at Sanofi as well as ZS Associates. Vandana has a BS in Electronics Engineering from MNNIT, Allahabad, India.

Zia Rahman

Zia Rahman

Summary: Zia has 15+ years of cross-functional pharma industry experience ranging from Discovery, Medical Affairs, Business Development & Alliance Management. As a member of the Global Alliance Management team within Business Development at Bristol-Myers Squibb, Zia manages global alliances with external companies collaborating on developing therapeutic combination strategies in Immuno-Oncology. Zia started his career in industry as a discovery scientist, working on preclinical programs in neuroscience at Wyeth/Pfizer. He joined BMS in 2010 as a Medical Strategy point within the Medical Affairs team working on life-cycle management of a marketed neuroscience product (Abilify®). Zia received his BS in Biology at Mumbai University, his PhD in Molecular Biology from Yale University and his MBA in pharmaceutical management from Rutgers University.