Dr. Shashidhar Rao

Regional Medical Affairs Lead, ISC

Shashi is an alumini from Olin School of Business – Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, USA. He is also a trained physician from Government Medical College, Patiala, Punjab and has done his MD (Anesthesiology) from PGIMER, Chandigarh. 

Shashi joined from Nestle where he was Head, Medical and Scientific Affairs for South Asia and led a team of medical professionals across South Asia on formulating and delivering medical affairs strategy for FMCG nutrition products including infant formula, baby foods, maternal and medical nutrition. 

He has over 20 years of experience in leading the clinical development and medical affairs vertical in companies such as Nestle, Novartis, Accenture and Pfizer across a wide range of roles and geographies.

Prior to Nestle, Shashi worked with Novartis as the Global Medical Affairs Director - respiratory/ asthma based out of Switzerland for the biologic anti-IgE molecule omalizumab worldwide for severe asthma.