ZS Prize mentors

Abhishek is an Associate Principal at ZS and is the India lead for ZS's Commercial Model Design and Operations practice team and has helped clients in 30+ countries across industries (pharma, health plans, retail etc.) leverage advanced analytics to support their commercial strategy and operations. He is also passionate about developing products to enable commercial analytics workflows at scale and has developed ZS's ZAIDYN Marketing Mix applications powering omnichannel budgeting decisions across 20+ client.

Anush is an Associate Principal at ZS and is the India lead for "Healthcare Ecosystem" and "Value & Access" practice areas and is passionate about building AnalyTech capabilities. He is focused on developing innovative solutions to the issues related to Pharma payers and providers to enable healthcare for all! He enjoys leading innovations in the expertise centers, charting new frontiers and delivering value at scale across analytics, operations and tech. Anush is also leading AnalyTech space for one of the large US life sciences organization.

Apoorva Aggarwal is an Office Managing Principal at ZS and is the India lead for ZS's client engagement with a top-10 pharma client, and she works across commercial operations functional areas. Apoorva brings a programmatic mindset to large operations and analytics engagements leveraging her Six Sigma and process transformation experience. Apoorva has worked across insurance, re-insurance, risk and catastrophic modeling, and fraud waste and abuse analytics for a large healthcare payer. She was honored with the 2019 HBA Rising Star award, representing ZS among more than 2,000 industry leaders. Read more.

Arup is a Principal at ZS and focuses on leading Oncology associated disease areas for multiple ZS clients and bring in experience of over 10+ years to solve for most complex problems in Healthcare across different geographies. He has helped multiple clients develop effective strategies to engage with patients and help healthcare be accessible to a lot of patients. He is passionate about building solutions for Healthcare and Oncology associated problem areas. Read more.

Biswadeep is an Associate Principal at ZS and has over 16 years of experience in building, scaling and deploying multi-country analytical platforms collaborating with global teams of major pharma clients for ZS.

Gunjan is a Principal at ZS and has 17+ years of experience working with 50+ clients on various engagements pertaining to analytics. He has also been a key force in developing master data management expertise and utilizing it to solve field business questions. He brings expertise in automation, data solutions, data strategy, governance and commercial operations to ZS clients.

Harbinder is a Principal at ZS and is a leader in Health Plan and Provider industry practice. He has over 15 years of experience in the healthcare industry. Harbinder advises U.S. health plans across a range of issue areas including member acquisition and retention, customer experience improvement, care delivery quality improvement and population health management.

Kumail is an Associate Principal at ZS and has experience setting up efficient and effective Commercial/Enterprise reporting ecosystems. He also leads the Corporate Analytics and R&D Regulatory & Safety practices at ZS. He is passionate about data-driven analytical solutions and innovations impacting patients.


Manish is a Principal at ZS and focuses on helping clients strategise and implement their technology transformation journies. Manish has helped multiple clients to embark on their analytics transformation programs on various cloud solutions. Manish is a certified professional in TOGAF, AWS, Blockchain, Informatica, Oracle, Six Sigma, Prince2, PMP and ITIL.

Manu is a Principal at ZS and is the India lead for the Business Consulting capability group. As part of his role, he focuses on growing India BC capability and onboarding new solution offerings impacting patients and bringing efficiency to Healthcare Ecosystem.

Megha is an Associate Principal at ZS. Megha has led large technology-enabled transformation programs at scale for large healthcare companies. She has experience in Sales Operations Planning and Execution, Digital Customer Experience with Patient or Consumer as the key focus.

Narasimha is a Senior Director at ZS and has 24+ years of software/IT experience with a passion for architecture, technology, and continuous learning. He has vast experience focusing on serving life sciences clients in application architecture, cloud adoption, and cloud native areas (AWS). Started his career in enterprise applications and product development involving web and desktop systems, and recently he has been specializing in Cloud Native Architecture and Enterprise Architecture (EA).

Neelesh is a Principal at ZS, and currently, the Vice President -Β  Engineering, leading multiple product lines as part of ZAIDYN. In this role, he collaborates with practice areas and client teams to plan new and ongoing product releases and features and works closely with product management teams to deliver world-class solutions to ZS' clients. With deep expertise in building massively scalable, highly robust and secure enterprise platforms and products, Neelesh holds a specialisation in SaaS platforms including IoT, AI, ML and Big Data Solutions, among others. Neelesh is a NASSCOM product council member, he is a mentor at NASSCOM Deep Tech club and Founder Institute, advising start-ups on product development and technology.

Nikhil is a Principal at ZS and is currently the India Client Delivery Lead for a large pharmaceutical client. In this role, he is responsible for the overall delivery, growth and client relationships of ZS' analytics and technology work across Commercial, R&D, Supply Chain etc for this client. He has 20+ years of extensive experience in advisory, design and implementation of large digital transformation programs involving big data, cloud, analytics, and AIML for healthcare industry clients across the globe. He is certified in AWS, Informatica, PMP, SCM, Netezza, SAP Business Objects.

Niladri is a Principal at ZS and leads the Analytics spaces from India for a couple of large pharma clients of ZS. Niladri's expertise lies in embedding analytics into commercial decision-making to enable business impact and in building analytech capabilities for ZS and clients. He has deep expertise in the areas of Commercial Analytics, Data Science enabled capabilities and Digital customer experience solutions. During his ~14 years at ZS, Niladri has led several client engagements across the spectrum of Commercial Analytics including data science embedded tech solutions.

Nirupam is a Senior Director for the Zaidyn Platform Development team at ZS, Nirupam leads the Quality Assurance, Test Engineering, Application Security and Support functions at ZS. Nirupam leverages significant past experience across the World's top IT product organizations.

Nitin is a Principal at ZS and is the global lead for ZS' knowledge capability. He is responsible for partnering with practice area leads, subject matter experts, project teams and client principals to develop and manage the firm's KM capability encompassing internal and external knowledge and enabling processes and systems. His focus has been on building and leading India-based teams to deliver high-quality value-added business research and knowledge services to global clients.Β Read more.

Pankaj is a Principal at ZS and leads ZS's Customer Experience and SFDC practice area. He has 15+ years of experience in helping healthcare clients transform omnichannel customer experience using data, analytics, experience design, and platforms such as force.com. His work spans areas incl. brand and customer journeys incl. sales & service, commerce, digital marketing, and connected patient and consumer health. In his practice role, Pankaj is also responsible for developing global capability, and build teams and assets including problem-solving frameworks, technology packages, and delivery artifacts. Read more.

Pavan is an Associate Principal at ZS and is the India lead for ZS's client engagement with a top-15 pharma client and is also a Technology leader leading capability development and delivery for the Europe region. Pavan has led many global technology and analytics transformation programs. Another key focus area for Pavan has been to sustain and grow business for a couple of clients.

Pavithra is an Associate Principal at ZS and has led large teams solving marketing issues for pharma clients across the EU and US. Currently, Pavithra focuses on health plans and provider space by helping health plans drive growth and improve healthcare delivery efficiencies. Within the health plan space, Pavithra's focus is to grow business for a couple of national and regional health plans.

Pradipta is an Associate Principal at ZS and has 16+ years of experience in the design & delivery of large-scale Data & Analytics solutions for US & EU clients. Pradipta is the India lead for a top-10 pharma client's global commercial technology business. Pradipta primarily focuses on cloud and big data projects with a specific focus on solving pharma industry-specific business problems through tech innovation.

Prakash is a Principal at ZS and has 17+ years of research and industrial experience in designing and implementing advanced data science and AI techniques across multiple verticals including healthcare, hospitality, retail and manufacturing to develop solutions and products.

Pranav is an Associate Principal at ZS and has led large technology-enabled transformation programs for the global top 10 pharma companies, taking ZS solutions and technology products to 40+ countries. He has 16+ years of broad technology experience in the sales planning solutions, business intelligence and analytics platforms space.

Rajat is a Principal at ZS and leads the commercial analytics and operations work for clients across a spectrum of sales and marketing issues in healthcare and hi-tech industries. Rajat's areas of expertise include sales compensation and large-scale operations. Rajat has created a shared service to support commercial analytics and operations work for over 100 clients.Β Read more.

Ravi is an Associate Principal at ZS and has led large global scaling technology programs transforming and optimizing commercial operations for large pharma companies. He has 12+ years of experience in Digital customer Experience and leading Next Best Action type of work across various geography - US, LATAM, APAC, China, Japan, Europe and Africa. Ravi also leads the technology innovation and capability development for the content supply chain, helping Pharma companies to improve their overall marketing content strategy.

Reema is an Associate Principal at ZS and has led technology programs for US, LATAM and EU pharma clients, especially within the oncology and specialty domain. Reema has 15+ years of industry experience in Datawarehousing, Business intelligence, incentive compensation design and administration and has helped clients set capabilities pre and post-launch.

Richa is an Associate Principal at ZS and currently leads Operations and Technology-driven solutions for a global major pharma company. Richa has experience in leading and deploying operational solutions driving efficiency in reporting solutions and scalability to achieve faster decision-making.

Ritu is an Associate Principal at ZS and an analytics expert with deep experience in Pharma and Financial industries. She is skilled in creating analytics solutions and selling solutions to clients. She uses her skills to strengthen analytics capabilities and create new revenue streams at organizations through a better understanding of their customer's buying behaviour.

Rohan is an Associate Principal at ZS and has 13 years of experience in commercial sales ops and go-to-market areas. He has led large transformational global programs with a significant presence in ex-US markets such as Europe, APAC and Latin America. Rohan also leads the delivery of a variety of consulting and ops engagements for our Emerging Pharma and other small to mid-sized pharma clients.

Roopali is an Associate Principal at ZS and leads the Supply Chain & Manufacturing portfolio for one of the largest pharmaceutical clients and has supported 6+ clients across diverse functional areas like Commercial, IC, Supply Chain & Manufacturing Operations, Engineering, etc. She comes with overall ~13+ years of Industry experience with broad technology experience in Business Intelligence, Salesforce, Custom Implementations, etc.

Sheetal is an Associate Principal at ZS and leads the HEOR function in India. She is a Life Sciences leader with 17 years of experience demonstrating innovation, financial acumen, and general management competencies with a highly successful track record in health economics and outcomes research (HEOR) and pharmacovigilance regulation domains. Her current areas of focus include HEOR capability development, business generation and using AI/digitization of HEOR to support our clients with new-age technology focused solutions.

Shiv is a Principal at ZS and an experienced technology consulting professional with 14 years of experience in business development, practice building, architecting and delivering innovative solutions for complex business problems. He has actively engaged in refining and endorsing the project design and approach for delivering multiple large-scale enterprise big data platforms, and specializes in rapidly building high-performance teams focused on cutting-edge technologies and high-quality delivery.

Sudhir is a Principal at ZS and brings 17+ years of experience in helping clients with large-scale technology and analytics transformation programs. Sudhir is an experienced campaigner with scalable technology solutions implementation for multiple clients across the Lifesciences, retail, telecom, media & entertainment industry.


Currently, Sudhir leads the Real World Data & Insights venture in ZS focused on learning Health in-vitae and developing path-breaking solutions which blend analytics, technology, domain and data expertise to transform Pharma's decision-making and action to drive better health outcomes for patients.

Sukesh is a Principal at ZS and leads the analytics work for clients across a spectrum of sales and marketing issues. He has helped several life sciences organizations with their sales strategies, brand analytics, and data & analytics strategies. Sukesh is passionate about advancing the analytics maturity of organizations by focusing on all critical aspects and helping drive better data-driven decisions.

Sunil is an Associate Principal at ZS and is a leader in the Digital Products and Solutions (DPS) Practice at ZS. He focuses on leading & developing key growth vectors of R&D within DPS along with leading key technology service lines of Custom Applications, Product Engineering and Rapid Prototyping alongside helping and advising clients adopt innovative solutions for their business problems with intelligent application of digital technology and user experience right from pre-sales to delivery. Sunil has an overall experience of 20+ years and is a strategic leader and a technology enthusiast with a knack of helping organisations drive increased growth, improve collaboration, innovate and deliver value from investments in technology, products, Digital Transformation and AI.Β Β Read more.

Suresh is a Principal at ZS and has been in the Technology & Consulting services industry since 1992. He has worked across multiple industry domains such as life sciences, banking, retail and airlines. Suresh champions new BT innovations around Big Data and mobility, introducing delivery capability across new technology spaces that align with the ZS 2030 vision and growth plans. Suresh's previous stint included heading Analytics & Information Management Practice specifically for Global Life Sciences Clients, with Delivery and P&L responsibilities.

Tanuj is a Principal at ZS and leads client delivery for one of ZS's global clients. Tanuj also leads ZS's Process Excellence & Transformation and Intelligent Automation CoE. He works closely with clients across the globe to solve their sales, marketing and commercial operations problems to build healthier, sustainable, flexible and more profitable organizations. Tanuj has rich experience setting up and running large complex programs across multiple locations for clients, driving large-scale transformation projects, establishing automation (including RPA and IPA) and process excellence capabilities, and driving operations excellence programs for clients.Β Β Read more.

Vickye is a Principal at ZS and specializes in building large-scale enterprise data management & analytics solutions for Lifesciences companies. His current focus is bio-pharma R&D where ZS is bringing disruptive innovation led by technology & AI to accelerate drug discovery and development. Vickye is very passionate about new technologies and the way they can transform the way Lifesciences companies serve patients. He has helped several companies harness the power of the cloud and big data to build cutting-edge analytics solutions across various enterprise functions.Β Read more.

Vishal is a Principal at ZS and leads Business and IT teams to help organisations transform their business processes and build reporting and analytics solutions. Vishal has worked with large to small healthcare companies with brands across therapeutic areas and has led multiple projects in Pharmaceutical/Healthcare industries in multiple countries across different issues areas - R&D, Sales and Marketing. Vishal is passionate about building next-generation capabilities for clients to drive efficiencies and business outcomes.

Zalak is an Associate Principal at ZS and focuses exclusively on market access, pricing, contracting strategy, operations and analytics. Zalak has 10+ years of broad consulting experience in the pharmaceutical/biotech space in the U.S. The first half of her career was dedicated to sales strategy, customer segmentation, targeting, valuation. She was also involved in building ZS's internal suite of analytical products and played a pivotal role in developing its commercialization approach.