Team Hyderabad
Abdul Wajeed Mohammed
President Wajeed has over 6 years of work experience in the pharmaceutical industry. He began his career at GlaxoSmithKline in the sales and marketing division of branded formulations. He later worked at SAK Health where he led the national operations to secure product approvals from FSSAI (Food Safety and Standard Authority of India). He later joined Arene Lifesciences Limited, an API manufacturer where he served as the Executive Assistant to the Chairman and was instrumental in strategy formulation and operations management. He has worked in various functional domains including R&D, Operations, New Business Development and Strategy. Post-ISB, he is seeking roles in global strategy & operations/business development to make an impact in the healthcare world.
Dr. Suman Rao
Vice President

Suman is a medical doctor and has over 8 years of clinical experience as a gynecologist. She has worked in leading public and private hospitals and headed the department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at a multispecialty hospital. Prior to ISB, she was working as a Consultant - Medical Affairs with 1 mg Technologies. Post-ISB, she wants to leverage her business skills and clinical knowledge to venture into the medical devices or pharma industry. She is a CrossFit athlete and likes to hit the gym in her spare time. 
 

Remanika Edolia
Marketing and Engagement Coordinator Remanika has 3 years of experience working as a scientist at Thermo Fisher Scientific where she developed and tested antibodies for oncology and epigenetics research. At Thermo Fisher, she also collaborated with the global market development team to create innovative web content like app notes, webinars, educational series and white papers. She has an MSc in Cancer Sciences from the University of Glasgow, UK and a BSc in Biotechnology from Manipal University. Her passion for science is only rivalled by her interest in the business of science. In her spare time, Remanika loves to travel and watch films.

Ishaan Anand
Alumni Affairs Coordinator Ishaan is a seasoned Business Consultant with around six years of experience across ZS, Novartis, and IQVIA. In his previous stints, he has worked in the area of Sales Analytics, Sales Force Effectiveness, Performance Analytics, Data Management, and Predictive Analytics for all the top 10 pharmaceutical firms. He is adept at business process and efficiency improvement, LEAN SIGMA tactics, client management, resourcing, and team and project management. He holds an engineering degree in Electronics and Communications from NIT J. He is an avid photographer and a wildlife enthusiast. 

Shivam Kumbria Sharma
Learning & Development Coordinator Prior to ISB, Shivam has worked in EY and Pricewaterhouse Coopers in the Deals Advisory vertical. He was involved in a variety of M&A engagements including buyer & seller side (vendor) due diligence, review of forecasts and business plans, share purchase agreement reviews and other transaction advisory services to both private equity and corporate clients. He has been involved in numerous cross-border acquisitions, carve-outs and disposals across sectors. He is an associate member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. He completed his undergraduate degree from Delhi University. Besides work, Shivam is associated with various NGOs that rescue and care for animals.

Uzma Farheen
Careers Coordinator Uzma is a doctor, holding a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery degree from Kakatiya Medical College, Warangal. She has 5 plus years of experience in various domains of the healthcare industry such as clinical practice, healthcare delivery, health tech start-up and health insurance (USA). She was among the top 15 candidates selected by IIM Bangalore from all over the country for Women Start-up Program. She plans to employ her skills and domain knowledge in strategy consulting in healthcare. In her spare time, Uzma likes singing, playing the guitar and working on short films.

Umesh Kurra
Events Coordinator Umesh has around 3.5 years of experience as a Strategy Consultant in the med-tech industry. He has worked on several consulting projects related to go-to-market strategy, portfolio strategy, market development, product innovation etc. for some of the top med-tech companies. He has worked on several cutting-edge technologies in the healthcare industry, helping firms with global growth strategies for new products and disruptive commercial innovation in US, Europe and APAC countries. Umesh holds a bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering from BITS Pilani. He aspires to work as a management consultant post ISB.
Team Mohali
Abhishek Desai
President Abhishek is an Occupational Therapist, with over 7 years of clinical and leadership experience in the field of physical and cognitive rehabilitation, in US and India. He has led functions like evidence-based program development, clinical operations, strategic planning & business development for Anchor Rehabilitation, USA and Rehabcare, USA. He holds a MS degree in Health & Rehabilitation Sciences from University of Pittsburgh and a Bachelors degree in Occupational Therapy from Seth GS Medical College Mumbai. He aspires to work in roles like strategic planning, operations and business development in the healthcare industry. He loves football, mountain trekking and photography. 

Shubham Tayal
Vice President Shubham has an experience of 3 years in the field of healthcare analytics consulting and has worked in salesforce effectiveness and patient-level analytics. He has worked with many of the global top 10 pharma companies to provide them data-driven insights on patients for drug research and on doctors for sales-force targeting and sizing. He aspires to work in the healthcare industry in strategy and marketing related roles. He loves to act on the stage.

Neerav Mittal
Events & Marketing Coordinator Neerav has 6 years of experience in Consulting with focus on Technology and Healthcare. He has led business development and technology implementation for clients all around the world. He is passionate about healthcare tech and aspires to pursue a career in it.

Siddharth Malik
Alumni Relations Coordinator Siddharth is a strategy consultant having experience in the field of Incentive Compensation Design for pharmaceutical sales representatives and having worked across US, UK and Japan with around 4 years of work-experience. He was also involved in Market Research studies around Incentive Compensation benchmarking and helped ZS in business development. He holds a B. Tech in Instrumentation and Control from NIT Jalandhar. He aspires to work in the field of Healthcare delivery, strategy and operations to work towards faster and efficient delivery of healthcare in India. Apart from work, Siddharth loves playing cricket, driving, and contributing to the agricultural sector in his paternal village.

Mayank Tripathi
Learning & Development Coordinator Mayank has 5 years of experience working with ZS Associates in the areas of data management, analytics and technology. He has worked with major as well as startup US and Japanese pharmaceutical firms helping them in sales and field reporting, launch analytics, customer segmentation and incentive compensations. He holds bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from IIT-BHU and aspires to work in healthcare strategy and consulting. He likes reading, trekking and contributing to social initiatives.