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Chief Executive Officer
Vivek leads Astraa (Saama brand) with a vision to improve lives through intelligent solutions. His expertise in pharma services, data analytics and artificial intelligence (AI), combined with over 25 years of life science and financial industry operational experience, have resulted in a business philosophy that aligns investor, customer and employee interests while creating significant business value.
Prior to joining Saama, Vivek served as CEO at Decision Resources Group (DRG), Piramal Pharma Solutions, and Piramal Critical Care, as well as Managing Director at Thomas H Lee Partners. At DRG, Vivek implemented a highly successful, growth-focused strategy with data analyses, AI, pharma insights, market access and strong customer focus to fulfill the company’s mission and allow pharma customers to gain invaluable information and data access prior to leading the sale process for DRG to Clarivate.
Vivek leads with inspiration and has been recognized as “Global CEO of the Year” by CPhI Pharma Awards. Vivek earned an Executive Master of Business Administration (MBA) in International Management from the Thunderbird School of Global Management. He is also a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).
Vivek has a passion for philanthropy and has been actively involved in supporting various nonprofit missions with a focus on women empowerment, social and educational advocacy and environment.