Board Of Advisors

Paul Richardson

Global Pharma Executive

Mr. Richardson is a pharmaceutical senior executive with more than 30 years of experience in US and global commercialization, product and business development,  organizational leadership, and General Management.  Mr. Richardson most recently held the position of Regional President of Pfizer’s North America Specialty Care business unit with direct accountability for the delivery, in 2010, of over $4.5 billion of annual revenue and associated profitability targets.  From 2006 until 2008, Mr. Richardson was Vice President and Therapeutic Cluster Lead for the global commercial franchises of Pain, Inflammation, Sex Health, Urology, Respiratory and Ophthalmology, in Pfizer's Worldwide Commercial Development Group.  Between 2003 and 2006, Mr. Richardson served as Vice President of Pfizer’s Diversified Products, Targeted Brands and Dermatology and Ophthalmology Therapy Areas.  Prior to 2004, Mr. Richardson served in a several roles of increasing senior responsibility with the Upjohn Company, Pharmacia and Upjohn and Pharmacia.  He holds a BSc (honors) in Physiology from the University of Leeds, United Kingdom.

Dr. Jasmin Patel

International Executive, Healthcare and Pharma sector

Dr. Jasmin Patel is an international executive with broad ranging experiences in the healthcare and Pharma sector. Since 2005 he has been based in Mumbai, from where he has been actively engaged in healthcare and lifescience businesses in India and globally. He brings with him two decades of experiences across strategy, M&A, sales, marketing, R&D, and investing that span North America, Europe and Asia. Jasmin has been a Managing Director at Fidelity Growth Partners India. In this role, he led growth capital investments in healthcare & lifescience companies as well as other sectors of the Indian economy. Prior to Fidelity, Jasmin held multiple roles with Novartis including COO for their India business and global head of disease area strategy and M&A for their pharma business out of Switzerland. He has also spent several years in the US with McKinsey & Company advising companies across the world in diverse areas including strategy, new product commercialization, market entry strategy, business development, marketing strategy, organizational design, and post-merger integration. Prior to these management experiences, Dr. Patel was a R&D scientist for 6 years in California in the pharma and biotech sectors. His scientific accomplishments include: 1 clinical candidate; 8 patents; 20+ published papers, reviews, articles and abstracts; he has made numerous presentations at international congresses and academic institutions over the past 25 years. Jasmin has a B.Pharm degree from Bombay University (gold medalist), a Ph.D. in Medicinal Chemistry with honors from Duquesne University, and an M.B.A. from Wharton. He also spent 2 years as a PPG Post-doctoral Fellow at the world renowned Scripps Research Institute in California. .

Sanjeev Bikhchandani

Cofounder and Chief Executive Officer, Naukri.com

Sanjeev Bikhchandani has been an entrepreneur since 1990. He is the co-founder of Info Edge. Info Edge runs Naukri.com, India's leading job site besides other web sites like Jeevansathi.com, 99acres.com, Brijj.com, Allcheckdeals.com, Naukrigulf.com, Shiksha.com, and Firstnaukri.com. Info Edge also runs Quadrangle which is an executive search and selection business. It was the first Internet company to list on the Indian stock exchanges. Info Edge employs around 1500 people and generated revenues of approxly USD 60 Mln last year. Sanjeev, along with his partner Hitesh Oberoi, won the "Ernst and Young - Entrepreneur of the Year" award in 2008 for Business Transformation. He also won the Dataquest Pathbreaker Award & the Teacher's Achievement Award for Business in 2008. Sanjeev is a frequent speaker on entrepreneurship at conferences and at business schools, He is a Board Member of The Indus Entrepreneurs in Delhi and also a member of the Global Board of Trustees of The Indus Entrepreneurs. Sanjeev has a Post Graduate Diploma in Management from IIM Ahmedabad and he studied Economics at St. Stephen's College, Delhi.