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Dr. Suniel Deshpande is an academician, strategy & marketing professional ,advisor to corporates/NGOs, Chairperson-Centre of Excellence in Health Care ,a speaker , writer , mentor with three decades of professional experience.
Qualifications wise he is a Doctorate [PhD] in Pharmaceutical Management with Post Graduation -MBA from the University of Pune , graduation in Pharmacy from the University of Mumbai and a Post-Graduate Diploma Holder in Medico Legal Systems [PGDMLS] from Symbiosis University, Pune .Currently pursuing an advanced certificate program in Digital Marketing from NMIMS, Mumbai
Has experience of more than 20 years in the pharmaceutical industry in marketing planning and business development functions for multi-product, multi-crore Indian & Multi-national companies like Medley,FDC, Bayer, CFL Pharma,Shreya Life Sciences & Raptakos Brett & Co at various positions. Lead the marketing functions at an All India level , successfully launched ,built and managed multi -crore pharma brands


Has experience of more than 20 years in the pharmaceutical industry in marketing planning and business development functions for multi-product, multi-crore Indian & Multi-national companies like Medley,FDC, Bayer, CFL Pharma,Shreya Life Sciences & Raptakos Brett & Co at various positions. Lead the marketing functions at an All India level , successfully launched ,built and managed multi -crore pharma brands

Associated with an experience of more than 10 years in academia at SIES College of Management Studies [SIESCOMS] .

A “Board of Studies” member of IIHMR University , Jaipur ; Visiting faculty at the KKMII & Stratford University MBA program & K.J. Somaiya Institute of Management Studies & Research,Mumbai

Has written many articles , published, presented & guided research papers and organized knowledge based forums

Constituted the “Board of Studies” for the institute [PGDM-PM & BM programs]

Appointed as the first Chairperson for the Centre of Excellence in HealthCare [CEHC] .The CEHC is an industry interface in academia responsible to devise knowledge based endeavours to bridge the gap between the academia and the pharmaceutical[healthcare]industry ,facilitates exchange of ideas, provide solutions to industry issues & offer guidance to future decision makers and facilitate research

Conceptualized various academic & industry oriented initiatives like Experiential training program [Market Based Projects], International & National Conferences, Symposia, Panel Discussions & Academia-Industry Collaborations

Initiated & Conceptualized “Management Development Programs” [MDPs] for the pharma industry

Has been invited as a “Speaker “ and a ‘Panelist” & Delivered talks in various industry forums & conferences

Has been invited for various Advisory projects in Healthcare & as an Advisor/Consultant

Invited as a member of the ISCEA International Standards Board -Healthcare committee and IISB - HC [ ISCEA International Standards Board Healthcare] advisory board member , IPGA-SF .

Teaches MBA students in pharmaceutical & biotechnology management program in subjects like Strategic Management, Marketing Strategy, Marketing Management ,Product & Brand Management , Marketing Finance and Principles & Practices of Management

He is a member of the All India Management Association & a core-committee member of the Higher Education Forum.

Received the “Distinguished Educator Award (Male) at the 2nd International Business & Academic Excellence Awards 2020 at New Delhi from the GISR Foundation


PhD (Pharmaceutical Management) / 2012-2018 / MGM University, Navi Mumbai
PGDMLS / 2016 / Symbiosis Int University / 1st class
MBA / 1991/ Pune University / 1st class
B.Pharm / 1988 / Mumbai University / 2nd class
From Date To Date Designation Organization Organization Address
2015-07-15 2015-08-31 Assistant Professor SIES College of Management Studies Navi Mumbai
2009-02-10 2010-03-31 General Manager-Marketing Innova Life Sciences Navi Mumbai
2007-10-18 2009-01-31 General Manager-Marketing Raptakos Brett & Co.Ltd. Mumbai
2005-06-03 2007-09-28 Marketing Controller Shreya Life Sciences P.Ltd. Mumbai
2004-03-22 2005-05-31 Marketing Manager Cosme HealthCare Mumbai
1996-02-09 2003-08-31 Business Development Manager Marketing Planning Manager Product Manager Bayer India Ltd. Mumbai
1992-08-04 1996-02-12 Product Manager Product Executive FDC Limited Mumbai
1991-06-05 1992-07-27 Product Officer Medley Pharmaceuticals Mumbai
Date Title Type Level Academic Year
2017-10-01 Healthcare challenges in rural areas Journal International 2017-2018
2017-09-01 A comparative study to identify the OTC brand preferences in pain relief segment and the influencing factors for consumer purchase Journal National 2017-2018
2018-03-01 A comparative study to identify the OTC brand preference in the antacid segment and the influencing factors for consumer purchase Journal International 2017-2018
2018-01-01 Over-the-counter drug market in India : A study to understand the current regulatory perspective and industry dynamics. Journal National 2017-2018
Date Title Type Level Role Venue
2018-02-17 HIT-NEXT 2018 - 1st SIESCOMS global healthcare conference - 'Changing healthcare through technology' international conference International Conceptualizer and organizer SIESCOMS
2019-01-01 The 2nd World Pharma Brand Manager's Day 2019 at SIESCOMS with the theme :The future of pharmaceutical brand marketing -changing issues and challenges" Conference National Conceptualizer and organizer SIESCOMS
2019-01-05 Pharmaceutical Branding Strategies - Insights from brand successes & failures MDP National Conceptualizer and organizer SIESCOMS
2019-10-05 The 1st CEHC Pharmaceutical Leadership Symposium with the theme "Anatomy of a Great Pharma Leader" MDP National Conceptualizer and organizer SIESCOMS
Year Award Title Awarded By
2020 Distinguished Educator Award (Male) at the 2nd International Business & Academic Excellence Awards 2020 at New Delhi The GISR Foundation, India
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