Dr Rashmi Barbhaiya
Founder & former CEO and Managing Director
Advinus Therapeutics, India

Rashmi H. Barbhaiya, Ph.D is a pharmaceutical executive with more than 30 years’ experience in pharmaceutical R&D; over twenty years in large pharma and the last ten years as an entrepreneur. He has a unique blend of management experience in drug discovery, development and life cycle management. Dr Barbhaiya is one of the founders and was CEO and Managing Director of Advinus Therapeutics, a research-based pharma company located in Bangalore and Pune, India. He is currently pursuing a globally networked polycentric innovation model to address fundamental issues affecting Pharma R&D and affordability and accessibility of medicines.

Dr Barbhaiya obtained his Ph.D. degree in Clinical Pharmacology from the St. Bartholomew’s Hospital Medical College, University of London. He continued his education through post-doctoral training at the University of Florida and University of Wisconsin in the United States.

He has over 150 publications in peer reviewed journals. He has served on the Editorial Boards of Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy as well as Biopharmaceutics and Drug Disposition journals. Dr. Barbhaiya has received a number of awards for his scientific contributions. Some of these include AAPS Fellow, AAPS Meritorious Manuscript Award, AAiPS Outstanding Achievement Award, Ranbaxy Award for Excellence in Pharmaceutical Research, India Life Sciences Person of the Year 2007 by Burrill & Company and BioSpectrum Entrepreneur of the Year 2010.