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Kaushik Desai is a trained pharmacist and has more than 25 years experience in key management positions with multinational and domestic firms. Before joining DIA, Kaushik served as CEO and Director of Global Pharmatech in Bangalore, where he was responsible for operations, business planning and development, and global quality compliance.

Kaushik brings to DIA numerous accomplishments and achievements. He currently serves as Chairman of the Industrial Pharmacy Division and Hon. Vice President of the Indian Pharmaceutical Association (IPA). He has been with IPA as Editor for Pharma Times, the IPA’s monthly magazine, Hon. Treasurer, IPA and for APA Forum, the quarterly publication of the Association of Pharmaceutical Analysts. He is a Fellow of the IPA. Kaushik has also served as Hon. Joint Secretary of the Annual Indian Pharmaceutical Congress, and as an executive member of the Governing Body of the Bombay College of Pharmacy. He has been a member of the Technical & Quality Assurance Sub-committee of the Indian Drug Manufacturers’ Association (IDMA).

Kaushik received the “Excellence in Pharma Profession Award” from the Indian Express publications group at the Pharmaceutical Leadership summit 2009. He earned his Masters in Pharmacy from Mumbai University, where he also serves as External Examiner for Post Graduate studies in pharmaceutical technology, and has Post graduate diploma in Industrial Management from the Dahanukar Institute of Management, Mumbai.