Lakshmi Sushmitha Manchikanti



Sushmitha is an NITW graduate with B.Tech in Biotechnology. She worked in Novartis Pharmaceuticals in Analytics department for ~3.5 years. She has worked with Business development and Licensing team from Asia Pacific, middle east countries to create first-of-its-kind performance analytics tool. She has won many accolades during her tenure for co-ordinating with multiple countries and supporting country teams proactively. With her expertise in conflict management, customer engagement areas, she acted as engagement lead for multiple projects. ​

​Apart from work, she is actively engaged in organizing events and held various roles of leadership in college and office. She enjoys learning new skills and loves dancing, painting and cycling.​

​Post ISB, she aims to work in Product management/ Brand management domain in HealthTech organizations.​

Vatsal Madan

Vice President


Vatsal has ~7 years of experience in Management Consulting, Project Management & Business Development in Healthcare and Retail industry. After graduating from Thapar University, Patiala he worked with ZS Associates and operated from their India and US offices. Prior to joining ISB, he worked with Novartis. During his tenure at ZS & Novartis, he has worked on multiple projects revolving around Field Force Effectiveness and Operations, Commercial Strategy and Data Analytics & Reporting. In his Entrepreneurial stint with his family business, he played a key role of Strategy & Operations Manager. Apart from his leadership qualities, he is known for his client management and problem-solving skills.​

​Post ISB, he aspires to continue in Healthcare domain with focus on Strategy Consulting. Apart from work, he is fond of Adventure Sports and likes to play cricket.

Indraneel Chatterjee

Senior Consultant, Medium Healthcare Consulting​

Involved in multiple client engagements and also led a few of the engagements.​

Played a leading role in multiple Performance Transformation engagements, which involved improving the profitability.​

Played a leading role in multiple Marketing and Sales engagements to help improve the top line​

Played a key role in market research and insights engagements for large pharma and Med-Tech companies​

Played a key role in prospecting and pitching to potential clients ​

Played a key role in the Digital Marketing of the firm

Arvind Venkatesan



Principal Investigator & Head of Cell Engineering team, Syngene International Ltd. Bengaluru, India​

Managed a team of 20 scientists to support R&D programs for global pharmaceutical companies.​

Led meetings with clients (USA and European) to assess productivity, optimize R&D operations & develop novel capabilities to accelerate the drug development pipeline ​

Vice-Chair of Safety Interactions Task Team- Worked with Dupont Sustainable Solutions to establish a new behavior-based safety initiative across the company (~5000 employees)​

​Research Associate, University of Massachusetts Medical School Worcester, MA, USA ​

Spearheaded a collaborative project worth ~$1.75M that involved computational biologists, doctors, statisticians and several other scientists that led to discovery of a novel anti-cancer target: US patent granted.​

Collaborated with Massbiologics, a pharma company to generate potential anti-cancer drugs.

Darshana Raghavan



Scientist, R&D, Thermo Fisher Scientific​

Planned & conducted lab experiments in a timely manner and managed individual team members post exit of senior managers / leadership team. ​

Analyzed data collected over a period of 2+ years to troubleshoot technical problems, leading to several process improvements in the workflow for production of antibodies. ​

Meticulously tracked projects and managed inventory of general consumables in the lab.​

​Research Technician, Baylor College Of Medicine​

Conducted experiments to improve current methods of cancer treatment in an FDA-approved lab ​

Worked with external vendors, partners to manage outsourced experiments  ​

Credited as a secondary author for 2 scientific articles published in reputed journals ​

​Loves singing, reading, crosswords and sudoku

Lekhana Bethapudi



Senior Consultant, Deloitte Digital​

Led the cross functional coordination and requirement gathering efforts for Digital Transformation of various Fortune 500 clients. ​

Managed client relationships and discussions about project roadmap, future scope discussions, customer demonstrations, project risks etc​

Collaborated with Deloitte Digital Studio for a major design revamp of a client’s eCommerce application; increased revenues by 15% ​

Conceptualized and built an application which improved the efficiency of requirement gathering process across the practice by 30%


Eshita Singh Singh

Career Advancement Coordinator, Healthcare Club, Hyderabad


Eshita has around 20 months of work experience as an Associate in the Technology Consulting practice of Pricewaterhouse Coopers. She was involved in the implementation and user training of Salesforce, a SaaS-based Customer Relationship Management tool across Electrical & Automation, Real Estate and Specialty & Advanced chemicals industries.​

She pursued Computer Science Engineering with Specialisation in Bioinformatics from Vellore Institute of Technology.​

Eshita aspires to work at the intersection of Healthcare & Technology in the long term.​

She loves dancing, reading and has recently started an education blog.​