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Dec 2012Present

Global Team Manager - CLS Project Management

Covance (Asia) Pte Ltd

Key accountabilities

Resource and People Management 

Responsible for the day-to-day activities and guidance of team members ensuring high-quality project deliverables. Setting targets, implementing guidelines, and resolving operational issues the employees may have. Recruitment, Interviewing, hiring, training, development, and assimilation of staff to meet the business forecast. Ensuring the development of a competent workforce to meet growth plans. Ensuring the seamless integration of project team services. Ensuring appropriate resource allocation to projects and managing the workload balance. Fostering a cohesive, creative, and comfortable working environment, mediating any interpersonal issues within the team. Providing leadership and direction where necessary. Developing team strategies, working with remote teams, implementing team goals or objectives, supervising and training team members.

Currently handling a team of 13 direct reports including Portfolio Managers, Senior Project Managers, Project Coordinators, and Client Coordinator Specialist

Client Portfolio Management

Monitor, track, manage and ensure resolution of all client complaints, issues, and concerns; Ensure all service failures are identified, tracked, and resolved in a timely manner; Accountable for effective management of certain key clients assigned to my portfolio. Key point of contact for client escalations and issue resolution comprising understanding of the client needs, working styles, and adapting organizational methods to suit client requirements. Extensive experience working with Japanese clientele

 Performance and Compensation Management

Providing Objective feedback in conjunction with 360 degree feedback to accommodate the "Bell Curve" performance assessment style for PMDs; coordinate and monitor progress  to ensure achievement of Project Management goals; Complete, thorough, timely, and well documented performance evaluations and interim progress reviews; Establish and monitor performance objectives for direct reports and take corrective action when appropriate; ensure appropriate succession planning for each role within the department; Handling compensation management to accommodate promotions and annual hikes.

Key accomplishments 

  • Leading the APAC resource and workload meetings
  • APAC PM rep for headcount updates, new hire onboarding and recruitment
  • Interdepartmental collaboration initiatives (Laboratory)
  • Leading the Employee Engagement initiative for APAC and Global project management
  • Process improvements: Updates to Japanese lab manual/writing effective CAPA letters/Training on Information disclosures
  • Leading the APAC Client Coordinator team across China, Japan and Singapore
  • APAC Management representative for 2 strategic client accounts
  • APAC Council Lead – pan Covance diversity committee.
  • Development of performance management trackers and templates
  • APAC Quarterly newsletter development “CoVoice”
  • APAC Lead for biannual Ratings and Rankings
  • APAC representative for Global employee talent assessments
Oct 2011Oct 2012

Manager, Imaging Research

PAREXEL International

Key accountabilities

Resource and People Management

Maintaining team roster seamlessly to ensure project deliverables are met on day-to-day basis. Monitoring timely and appropriate billing for individual’s accountability for revenue generation; Recruitment, Interviewing, hiring, training, development, and assimilation of staff to meet the business forecast. Maintaining project-specific access controls to applications and corporate system

Handled a team of 22 direct reports including Team Leads, Senior Imaging Research Associates, Imaging Research Associates, and Imaging Assistants

Performance and Compensation Management

“Bell Curve” performance assessment style for PMDs; Providing Objective feedback using score card methodology in conjunction with 360 degree feedback; handling compensation management to accommodate promotions and annual hikes

Compliance and Trainings

Exposure and participation in Internal as well as Sponsor audits; Ensuring that the team adheres to quality on their deliverables to attain client satisfaction. Training new hires on departmental trainings to ensure quality and compliance; Adherence and good understanding of ICH-GCP, Schedule Y and other applicable regulatory guidelines.

Resource Planning and budgeting

Acquire timely business reports with forecast and pipeline updates to accommodate the new business and make decisions in consensus with senior management to acquire new resources by creating business case. Acting as an interface between project managers and resources to accomplish the project tasks/functional group to meet the SLAs

Product Development

Active participation in development of portal metrics to capture the reports of daily tasks performed by IA/IRAs by seamless integration with our databases; Currently working with the product owners to enhance existing auto generated reports with TIME integration that could measure the efficiency of the IRA/IAs

Dec 2010Jul 2011

Sr. Project Manager

imaeon Core Labs - unit of genae associates

Key accountablities

Project Management

To perform client servicing; develop and present clinical laboratory presentations at Investigator meetings;develop Imaging Charter, Independent Review Charter, Masked Read Manual, and Site Procedure Manual; design project specific logs, documents, and guidelines as per sponsor requirements;ensure smooth working and completion of all core lab activities throughout the Project Life Cycle

Line Management and Core Lab Administration

To conduct routine training of Core Lab Staff on all imaging modalities; Manage a team of 3 Imaging Analysts, and 3 Associate Project Managers oversee their working; conduct routine project meetings with the Belgian team, protocol/site trainings, conduct 1:1 meeting to provide feedback to project team; Coordinate with PMs as well as Data Managers at the Belgium facility to facilitate smooth project execution and completion; To complete routine administrative tasks in a timely manner (e.g., timesheets, invoices, metrics)

Site Management

To perform site evaluation, validation, and approval based on dummy image analysis; site training on Image acquisition & transfer protocol, protocol requirements, and Core Lab guidelines;assist the site by providing technical support for queries related to specific user manuals, image acquisition, & transfers.

Data Management

To perform all imaging data monitoring and imaging data QC activities; review DTFs & imaging data in-house; generate data queries in the form of Core Lab Quality Reports and resolve them; identify and report imaging analysis criteria violations; create the final database and data transfer according to sponsor guidelines and requirements.

Quality Assurance

To perform Quality Control/Quality Assurance of image and document data;ensure compliance of all core lab imaging softwares according to 21 CFR Part 11;ensure that the Imaging server isbacked up daily;complete all documentation and logs towards ISO requirements of a Project Life Cycle.

Imaging Modalities: CT, MRI, ECHO, QCA, QVA

Jun 2008May 2010

Project Manager – Central Reference Laboratory

Medpace Clinical Research India Pvt Ltd

Key accountabilities

Project Management

To supervise all aspects of designated clinical projects; create and maintain laboratory manuals; develop and present clinical laboratory presentations at Investigator meetings; design specifications and monitor the production of specimen collection kits.

Site Management

To evaluate and select sites as per MRL guidelines;train sites for sample collection, packaging, and ordering of supplies; review lab data and facilitate timely query resolution.

Shipping, Logistics, and Central Lab Administration

To serve as a primary contact and co-ordinate with vendors to facilitate constant supply of clinical trial materials to trial sites;ensure accountability and reconciliation of laboratory clinical trial material; facilitate to-and-fro shipments of laboratory QA/QC test samples and laboratory material between Medpace India, US, and Belgium Labs. To maintain good working relationships with internal and external vendors/customers; responsible for overall administration of Central Lab processes & activities.

Clinical Research Associate - Clinical Operations

Key accountabilities

Feasibility assessment and Monitoring

Active involvement in all study phases ranging from study start-up, pre-study visits, site initiation, monitoring, and close-outs; Preparation of required regulatory submissions; Assist clinical sites with IRB/IEC submissions and ensure essential document collection; Prepare all practical arrangements (e.g. budgets, supplies, etc.) for approval by line management; Site training on protocol and central lab procedures; Develop any necessary aids to allow studies to proceed expeditiously (e.g. newsletter, investigator flow charts); Conduct source data verification; Undertake project related tasks as appropriate e.g. planning of investigator meetings, etc. and non-project related tasks.


Customer Service Executive

Hutchinson 3G UK Ltd

Inbound Call Handling and Case ManagementAttending customer queries related to bill payment, account summary, collections, new products and services; supervising the team in the absence of the Team Lead




University of Mumbai


Sophia College, University of Mumbai

Relevant trainings

Attended a 1-week training on "Leadership Essentials" in Singapore in Jul 2013

Attended six-sigma white belt training conducted by the Process Excellence team in Aug 2013

Attended a 1-week CRA Training Program at Medpace Singapore in Jul 2008

Successfully completed the NIH Clinical Research Training Course in Jun 2008

Attended a 4-week Project Management Training at Medpace Reference Laboratories-Cincinnati, OH, USA in Jan 2010

Successfully completed the OSHA Safety Training Course in Jan 2010

Successfully completed a training course in Shipping, Packaging, and Handling of Human Biological Specimens in Jan 2010

Successfully completed a 4-week Cath Lab training program at Care Institute of Medical Sciences, Ahmadabad in Dec 2010

Successfully completed a 2-week internal training program on ECG and imaging ECHO softwares at imaeon Core Labs in Feb 2011

Trained on the use and functionality of Central Lab Management softwares i.e., ClinTrak and ClinTrakLab, Tracking

Trained on the use and functionality of imaging softwares i.e., ALICE, Kraken, DIGIVIEW, TOMOVISION

Attended a workshop on “Conflict Management” conducted by the American Management Association

Attended a workshop on “Managerial Excellence” conducted by the American Management Association

Successful completion of Leadership Essentials Training

Leading an Empowered Organization (LEO) training session for Management

Participated in Covance Leadership Development workshop (Training on Oz principle of Accountability)

Leadership strengths

One amongst the top 20 Indian students who represented India in the prestigious “Leaders of Tomorrow” program organized by the Government of Switzerland in Sep 2004

I lead by setting an example. I have a participative approach towards leadership.

I not only guide from the front but also push from behind. I tend to lead and follow my team at the same time.

I take ownership and responsibility for my work.

I believe in sharing knowledge and best practices and work towards making it possible.

I know my people and engage them in a way that is in alignment to the vision and mission of the organization.

I am an active listener and open to new or alternate ideas

I am mostly assertive and transparent in my communications

I lead with a sense of integrity and honesty.

Key Skills

A strong scientific background with adequate laboratory and clinical operations experience

Efficient and well versed with lead high quality teams/virtual teams in the region

Skilled and experienced at managing Japanese clientele

Ability to actively participate in an effective and efficient team decision-making process

Optimal exposure to working across cultures

Excellent oral and written communication skills

Ability to create a shared vision and productively manage conflict between team members with diverse interpersonal styles.

Broad understanding of clinical research enterprise.

An Intense desire to do better everyday while enjoying the camaraderie and companionship of my colleagues.

Constant objective self-evaluation and working on weaknesses when identified.

Good sense of humor

Leadership and Academic Achievements

One amongst the top 20 Indian students who represented India in the prestigious “Leaders of Tomorrow” program organized by the Government of Switzerland in Sep 2004. The 10 day Leadership summit witnessed participation from several prominent diplomats and involved visits to and meetings at the UBS Bank in Zurich, Research laboratories in Balgrist, ABB Company, The Parliament, The Red Cross, Swiss Federal School of Technology and Research Centre (EPFL), UNO headquarters in Geneva, and the University of St. Gallen.

Headed the Security and Logistics team for a Global Leadership Summit called The World Social Forum. (Jan 2004).

Nominated for the Dr. Shankar Dayal Sharma (Presidents award) Gold Medal Award. Mumbai University (2007).

Short listed for the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship to Oxford-England.

Recipient of the following awards and Scholarships and awards at University: Ramidevi Murlidhar Jalan-Rotary Scholarship- Best student award;Birth Centenary Scholarship-Highest marks in the university examination along with a consistently good academic record together with excellence in sports and extra-curricular activities; Dr. Livi Rodrigues Scholarship for securing highest marks in the university exams; Delia Albuquerque Scholarship for excellence in sports; State and National level performer in athletics.

Important Highlights

Well versed with managing a strong portfolio of key clients and tailoring business to cater to their requirements

Extensive experience working with Japanese clientele

Strong experience hosting client visits, face to face meetings, presenting CLS general capabilities and participating in sponsor audits

Involved in conceptualization and initiatives related to process improvements and service enhancements at CLS

Coordinated with County Head and Lab Director and was instrumental in setting up Medpace Reference Lab (MRL) in India

Extensive budgeting and negotiation with vendors in order to co-ordinate and streamline the entire logistics supply chain

Participated in CAP accreditation and NGSP I, CDC III certifications for MRL

Conducted extensive study feasibilities to identify several new investigators Spearheaded identification, training, and development of new clinical trial sites

Training of site personnel on Central and Core lab Procedures and developing good working relationship

and rapport with Clinical Investigators

Participated in planning & conducting Investigator Meetings.

Well versed with import regulations of equipment and human biologicals into India

Active involvement in internal standardization of Lab Samples between MRL India, China and Belgium


Expert in managing feasibility studies for projects in various therapeutic areas

Actively involvement in training the core lab team on various processes and imaging modalities

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A dynamic clinical research professional with 7+ years of experience in multinational and start-up organizations. Innovative and skilled at managing people, processes, and clients



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