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Expert in Analytical Chemistry, Chemical R&D, Biotech & Chemical Industry Analysis , Due Diligence

Expert ID: 726767 Malaysia

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Expert has her PhD in Bio-inorganic chemistry and post-doctoral experience in Biophysics. She has worked in industrial chemical/pharma R&D departments as scientist for 10 years which involved heading Analytical departments of R&D. Later she moved to business analysis, market research for chemical, pharma, biotech industries. She is currently an independent consultant and is involved in market research, technical consulting for R&D, due diligence, etc. She is also actively involved as a consultant for the Government of a Southeast Asian country.

Expert was the key analyst for Frost & Sullivan when it undertook a project for an investment company that was responsible for making business decisions on the Global purchase of Uniqema by Croda in 2006. This work involved analysing all the activities of Uniqema globally, assessing its position in the global market.Currently involved in identifying effective strategies to attract a key industrial enzyme manufacturer to a planned Science Park in Malaysia as their Platinum Tenant. The scope involves working with this potential tenant on their needs and concerns and facilitating an effective atmosphere for them to choose in favour of Malaysia to be their future production centre.Conducted a due diligence study for a client, who was interested in purchasing an oleochemical company in Malaysia. Oleochemical market trends in future, comparison of the technology and plant design of the company for purchase with other potential companies available for purchase, raw material and product logistics, were analysed in detail, and provided SWOT analysis and recommendations for the client.A company with a new sludge treatment technology for oil industries wanted to see the market potentials for it in Asia Pacific regionBiodiesel companies - business models and market entry projects

Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1997 Degree: Post Doctoral Fellow Subject: Biophysics Institution: Bose Institute, Calcutta, India
Year: 1995 Degree: PhD Subject: Chemistry, Bioinorganic Institution: Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India
Year: 1987 Degree: MSc Subject: Applied Chemistry Institution: Cochin University of Science & TEchnology, Kerala, India
Year: 1985 Degree: BSc Subject: Chemistry Institution: Calicut University, Kerala, India

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2006 to 2009 Employer: Undisclosed Title: Consultant Department: Undisclosed Responsibilities: Conducted a technology foresight study with recommendations to the government on key areas to foucs and technology acquisitions; Currently involved in Human Capital development programme desigining. Also advice on the science park business models, interacting with tenants on their needs and desiging effective methods to meet them in order to attract and maintain tenants in the science park
Years: 2004 to 2006 Employer: Undisclosed Title: Senior Research Analyst Department: Undisclosed Responsibilities: Started Oleochemical field within their Chemical Industry Practice. Also managed several projects on oleochemicals, biofuels, due diligence of purchasing new plants, technology evaluations, strategic consulting on market entry to South East Asia etc
Years: 2002 to 2004 Employer: Undisclosed University Title: Project Manager Department: Undisclosed Responsibilities: Headed surfactant Process development R&D; Guided PhD and Masters students
Years: 2000 to 2001 Employer: Undisclosed Title: Head, Measurement Science Department: Undisclosed Responsibilities: Management of Analytical R&D, Customer support, custom-made product development for key customers, etc
Years: 1998 to 2000 Employer: Undisclosed Title: Research Scientist Department: Undisclosed Responsibilities: R&D, Actively involved in the establishment of this start-up CRO
Years: 1997 to 1998 Employer: Undisclosed Title: Research Scientist Department: Undisclosed Responsibilities: Natural products, neutraceuticals- R&D

Government Experience

Years Agency Role Description
Years: 2006 to 2009 Agency: Malaysian Biotechnology Corporation Role: Consultant Description: Expert is actively involved in the biotechnology development efforts of Malaysia. This organization is in charge of facilitating the growth of the industry in the country. Expert contributes in the areas of Strategy & Planning - including technology foresight and acquisition analysis, human capital development programmes - designing and implementing. She is also actively involved in the set-up of a Science Park in the country

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 2002 to 2009 Country / Region: Malaysia Summary: Currently staying in Malaysia and is involved in various activities.

Additional Experience

Training / Seminars
Conducted training programmes for graduates in Malaysia to attract them to Biotechnology field, as part of the government's efforts to improve human capital in the country in this field
Vendor Selection
Involved actively in these activities in India, and in Malaysia - both for universities and industries
Marketing Experience
Published industry insight articles extensively in reputed business publications; published market research reports in oleochemical, pharmaceutical, and biotechnology related markets. Her market research reports are published by Frost & Sullivan and BCC, Inc.
Other Relevant Experience
Involved in trainings, student counselling, due diligence studies for specific clients, etc

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
English
Hindi
Bahasa Melayu
Malayalam

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