Bob Miglani

Bob Miglani worked at Pfizer Inc. in roles of increasing responsibility over the course of 23 years, spanning many functions including sales, marketing research, pricing and reimbursement, communications, patient advocacy, market access, partnership development, strategy and external medical affairs. Bob’s leadership helped Pfizer develop strong partnerships with organizations such as the World Medical Association and AARP. In addition, Bob served as Chief of Business Development for a disruptive startup, Applied DNA Sciences, where he helped bring in a large strategic partner to help grow the company’s business in life sciences. As a thought leader, Bob speaks to organizations globally on new and exciting technologies in healthcare, global change and embracing disruption.

Dr. Joseph Chalil

Prof. Joseph M. Chalil, MD, MBA, FACHE, is an expert in Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Clinical Development and Medical Affairs with over 17 years’ experience in the field. Dr. Chalil is a member of Healthcare Advisory Board and an Adjunct Professor at Nova Southeastern University in Florida. He is the current Chairman of the Global Clinical Trial Network of American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI), the second largest physician organization in the U.S., second only to AMA.

Formerly, a Physician Executive at Boehringer Ingelheim and a veteran of the U.S. Navy Medical Corps, Dr. Chalil is also board certified in healthcare management, and has been awarded Fellowship by the American College of Healthcare Executives, an international professional society of more than 40,000 healthcare executives who lead hospitals, healthcare systems and other healthcare organizations.

Dr. Makarand (Mak) Jawadekar

Dr. Mak Jawadekar’s professional career at Pfizer, Inc. spanned 28 consecutive years, most recently as a Director, Portfolio Management. During his career at Pfizer, he was responsible for the Drug Delivery Technology Assessment function involving external ‘Drug Delivery’ technologies and has extensive experience in creating and cultivating external partnerships and alliances in this area. He began his professional career at Pfizer Central Research in early 1982, after having completed his Ph.D. in Pharmaceutics at the University of Minnesota. Mak was honored with an honorary D.Sc. degree by DYP Mumbai University, recommended by the President of India in Feb 2011. His years of experience with Pfizer Global R&D includes Solids R&D, Drug Product Formulation/ Dosage Form/Drug Delivery development, Clinical Trials Supply Manufacturing, and Scale-up and Technology Transfer & Research Pharmacy functions. At Pfizer he was also a bench scientist, working on many challenging commercial formulations which became multibillion dollar products.

Dr. Ajit Shetty

Dr. Shetty spent his 40-plus year career at Janssen Pharmaceutica NV in Belgium (a Johnson & Johnson company) in which he drove the expansion of the Janssen Group of Companies through geographical expansion, new product introduction, and significant market share growth. In his prior capacity as President of Janssen Pharmaceutica USA, Dr. Shetty launched Janssen USA into the largest pharmaceutical market. Currently, Dr. Shetty is Chairman of the Belgium-based Flemish Institute of Biotechnology, one of the world’s top-ten research institutions. In 2008, he was awarded the title of Baron by the King of Belgium and in 2004 was elected Manager of the Year by Trends/Flemish Management Association. He is a member of the Board of Directors at Agile Therapeutics, Actinium Pharmaceuticals, and is a memeber of the Board of Trustees of Carnegie Mellon University.