With an in-depth experience in research and clinical development of vaccines, in both private and non-private organizations, our executive management team evaluates potential opportunities, develops and implements strategies and guides our technical and scientific staff to achieve the mission and goals of Hilleman Laboratories.
Focused on promoting an innovative health solutions-led science culture and developing a robust pipeline of vaccine research projects, our executive management is responsible for implementing and overseeing the research programmes in an efficient and result oriented manner.
DR. RAMAN RAO
Chief Executive Officer
Dr. Raman Rao joined as the Chief Executive Officer at Hilleman Laboratories on 1st Feb 2020. Dr. Rao has more than 22 years of experience in research and development, manufacturing and commercialization of vaccines for infectious diseases in global pharma and biotech companies.
Prior to joining Hilleman Laboratories, Dr. Rao has served as Vice President of Global Product Operations with Takeda, Singapore where he enhanced the global product portfolio while successfully leading an international team across Japan, Singapore and United States. The teams worked in areas of Dengue, Norovirus, Zika, Polio and other vaccines and Biologics.
Dr. Rao started his career in 2002 with Shantha Biotechnics Limited, part of Sanofi Aventis Group in India in the area of Clinical Research and Scientific Affairs. He holds a MD in Microbiology and Infectious Disease from Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research & an MBA from XLRI, Jamshedpur.
In addition to his role as CEO at Hilleman Labs, Dr. Rao is also an active member of several strategic advisory committees and boards. He plans to carry forward Dr. Maurice Hilleman’s legacy for providing effective solutions for Global health especially those impacting Low and Middle income countries.
MS. SWATI YADAV
Vice President – Strategic HRM & Business Support
Swati is a Global Human Resource Leader with 18 years of work experience in Strategic HRM.
Swati has worked towards building effective Transformation, Change Management, Leadership and Succession Management. In addition, her work has included Learning & Development, advancing diversity and inclusion initiatives and developing innovative talent management strategies.
Prior to Hilleman Labs, Swati led HR function across Industries and sectors including Pharmaceuticals, Telecommunication, Manufacturing, Consulting and Social Sector in emerging and developed markets in multicultural environment.
Swati is a Post Graduate and Merit Holder in MBA from Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar. Swati holds graduate degrees in Law and Commerce. Swati is also a certified Career-Life Coach.
MR. SOURABH SOBTI
Vice President – Vaccine Strategy and Implementations
Sourabh Sobti is Vice President -Vaccine Strategy and Implementation at Hilleman Laboratories. Sourabh has over 12 years of experience in consulting, product development and commercialization of vaccines and pharmaceutical products.
Prior to joining Hilleman Labs, Sourabh worked as Senior Manager in Global Markets team at Clinton Health Access Initiative(CHAI) where he managed strategic market access projects at vaccine and pharmaceutical manufacturers in India and South-East Asia to ensure sustainable access to health commodities in low and middle-income countries. Sourabh led due diligence projects for key vaccines, malaria, and oncology products; negotiated pricing agreements to streamline supply and accelerate introduction of quality assured drugs and vaccines.
Prior to CHAI, Sourabh worked as a Management Consultant focusing on Life Sciences sector and was advising pharma and biotech companies on portfolio prioritization, market entry strategy, operating model re-design and business process management projects. Sourabh started his career working as a cell culture process development scientist at UCB and AveciaBiologics in UK.
Sourabh obtained his Masters in Science in Biochemical Engineering from University College London and Bachelors of Sciences (Honors) from Northumbria University at Newcastle UK.
MS. SAROJ AGARWAL
Vice President – Finance & Company Secretary
Saroj is a Finance Leader with over 18 years of professional experience across industries including 9 years of experience as CFO & CS/ Head Finance across Startups, Listed Company with multiple manufacturing setups.
Prior to Hilleman Labs, Saroj has led Finance function across Industries including Food & Beverage, Print Media, Information Technology and Consulting. She brings rich expertise in Strategic Partnering & Planning, Finance, Accounts, Treasury, Budgetary Planning & Controlling, Financial Reporting, Costing, Internal Audit, Taxation, Company Law, and SEBI Regulations & Corporate Governance. Saroj has been instrumental in setting up organizations and building the foundational pillars in terms structure, team, systems and processes to help organizations scale and sustain growth.
Saroj is a Chartered Accountant, Cost Accountant and Company Secretary and Rank – holder in CA and CS. She is an Associate Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and Institute of Company Secretaries of India.
Saroj holds a B.com (Hons.) Degree from University of Calcutta.