Mahesh Sawant is a postgraduate in Pharmaceutical Sciences and has done his MMS in marketing. He has more than 15 years of experience in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry and has adorned various roles in Sales & Marketing, Portfolio Management, Corporate Strategy, Business Development and Licensing as well as Pharmaceutical consulting. Presently he is working with Cipla Ltd. As Head Portfolio Strategy for emerging markets and Europe. He has been quoted extensively in leading business dailies like Financial Express, Economic Times, Hindustan Times, Times of India as well as business publications like Pharmabioworld, Pharmabiz, Express pharma pulse, Chemical Weekly etc. He has written more than 30 articles for publications like Pharmabioworld, Pharmabiz, Express Pharma pulse as well as online publications like Red Herring, Outsourcing Pharma.com, Bionity.com etc. He has participated and spoken at various Indian and international conferences.