Pushpa Vijayaraghavan

Director & Practice Lead, Healthcare & Life sciences Advisory
Sathguru Management Consultants Private Limited

Pushpa leads the healthcare and lifesciences practice of Sathguru, a 35 year old consulting firm known for its expertise across strategy, corporate finance and innovation advisory.  Sathguru enjoys market leading presence across all segments of lifesciences and is known for its unique techno-commercial approach and industry depth. Sathguru has offices in Hyderabad and Boston and has a team of around 250 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 pharma and biotech segment include segment strategies for leading pharma companies for biosimilars and peptides segments, segment investment strategy for marque PE fund with more than $1.5billion AUM in India, human vaccines segment strategy for a biotech company, policy advisory on preparedness for adoption of identified public health priorities and licensing transactions for phase III monoclonal antibodies for US market, microsphere drug delivery platform for peptide formulation and several 505(b)(2) assets.  Pushpa converges sector depth and network with knowledge and experience across commercial considerations, regulatory requirements and IP implications 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 has been an active member of the CII National Committee on Biotech and Pharmaceuticals, and was recognized as one of the twenty ‘Women Leaders in Healthcare’ in India in 2018 by Medgate Today.

In addition to close to a decade at Sathguru, Pushpa’s experience includes prior roles at PwC, E&Y and the University of Michigan Technology Transfer Office.   She has a bachelor’s degree from Osmania University (India), an 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.