Pushpa Vijayaraghavan, Director – Healthcare & Lifesciences advisory, Sathguru Management Consultants
Pushpa leads the healthcare and lifesciences practice of Sathguru, a 30 year old consulting firm known for its expertise across strategy, innovation advisory and investment banking. Sathguru has offices in Hyderabad and Boston and has a team of around 200 professionals across service offerings. Pushpa is a sector expert and advises companies on emerging market growth strategies, M&A opportunities, portfolio optimization, innovation access and strategic partnerships. Engagements Pushpa has led in the medtech segment include segment strategy for India for a leading multinational, successful exit/strategic partnership for an innovative critical care product with one of the largest multinational companies in the segment, public health scale-up roadmap and funding for a neonatal care product, growth capital funding for a diagnostics company and segment investment strategy for a VC fund with more than $1.5billion in AUM. Pushpa converges sector depth and network with knowledge and experience across commercial considerations, regulatory requirements, IP landscape to steer market entry and accelerate growth. Pushpa has also been part of critical policy advisory efforts at the national and international level including in areas such as innovation funding, capacity creation in medtech and biopharmaceuticals, skill development et al. Pushpa’s prior experience of about fifteen years spans PwC, E&Y and the University of Michigan Technology Transfer Office. She has a bachelor’s degree from Osmania University (India), MBA from the Ross School of Business at University of Michigan and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. Pushpa serves as an alumni advisor to the India Business Conference at the University of Michigan, is a mentor to ventures on the MassConnect (Massachusetts, USA) program and is the primary grantee of a Grand Challenges Canada program to develop a vaccine carrier suitable for the Indian context.