Mr. Rajesh Pednekar is an award winning International Expert in Pharmaceutical Supply Chain and Keynote speaker at various Global Supply Chain and Cold Chain conferences in Europe, Asia Pacific and China with more than 20 years experience in Supply Chain, Logistics & Procurement with leading companies like Novartis, Pfizer, Nicholas Piramal (now Abbott), Goldshield Pharmaceuticals, Nutricia ( now Danone), ICI Paints (now Akzo Nobel) and Balsara (now Dabur) in Pharmaceuticals, Nutraceuticals, Food and Consumer Goods, across various geographies from Domestic & Sub-Continent Operations to Global Supply Chains.   For his tenure as Head Supply Chain for India for Pharmaceutical Division, Novartis – India achieved the Excellence in Supply Chain Award for Asia Pacific, Middle East, Africa and Greater China Region for two consecutive years of 2008 and 2009.   As Head – Distribution for All Entities of Pfizer Group in India and Lead for Operational Merger and Integration of Outbound Supply Chain for Pfizer and Wyeth, he achieved 70 % reduction in Pfizer’s Supply Chain costs, adjusted for inflation. He was awarded Rewards and Recognition Award in 2012.   He has been a regular speaker at LogiPharma-Singapore (2009,2010), Bio-Pharma Asia-Singapore (2010,2012), CPhI Conferences-SCM China (2011) , Pharma Procurement and Outsourcing Conference, Berlin, Germany (2013) , World Drug Manufacturing Conference, Dusseldorf, Germany ( 2013), Next Generation Supply Chain Conference, Pharma Supply Chain Forum ,SCM Pharma Confex , Mumbai ( 2014 ), Cool Chain Europe, Frankfurt, Germany ( 2015), Bio-Pharma Asia Singapore (2015) , Cold Chain Conference, Brussels (2015) and Serialisation, Track & Trace Conference , Berlin (2015). Adjudged among the top 50 Influencers in Logistics and Supply Chain in Asia Pacific by Terrapin, Singapore, he has a passion for Supply Chain and has conducted Workshops for International Delegates on Supply Chain / Cold Chain Design in Singapore for Asia Pacific Region. Academic Profile: He topped SSC Merit in Science of Maharashtra State. He is a B. Tech in Petro – Chemical Engineering and did research in Chemical Engineering at Indian Institute of Technology ( IIT), Bombay.  He has a MBA in Operations Management from National Institute of Industrial Engineering (NITIE), Mumbai.