Nermeen Varawalla*

INSEAD, The Business School for the World

Received Sylff Fellowship in 1999.
Academic achievements, social engagement initiatives:
MD, DPhil (Oxon), MBA
Current affiliation: Head of Clinical Development, BTG International

As Senior Vice President and Head of Clinical Development, BTG International a listed global medical technology business focussed on interventional therapies, Nermeen leads a team of 55 staff with responsibility for the clinical development of the product portfolio encompassing the specialty pharmaceutical and interventional oncology, vascular & pulmonology business units.

Dr Varawalla completed her undergraduate and specialist medical training at the University of Mumbai, before receiving a Rhodes Fellowship to the University Oxford where she obtained her doctorate from the Institute of Molecular Medicine. She is a Fellow of the Indian College of Physicians & Surgeons, a Member of the Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology and holds a Royal College of Radiology Diploma in Advanced Obstetric Ultrasound.

After her career in academic medicine Nermeen completed an MBA at INSEAD. Following which she worked at Accenture’s UK Life Science & Healthcare Strategy Consulting. She then established two successful clinical trial ventures. One was acquired by a global player PRA International where Nermeen then held numerous leadership roles. More latterly she raised private equity financing to found ECCRO, a differentiated India specialist clinical trials business. Nermeen then joined one of ECCRO’s clients as Executive Vice President, Global Clinical Development within the Intas Group, a high growth specialty pharmaceutical business.

Nermeen serves as a Trustee of the Malaria Consortium, a UK headquartered, non-profit organisation that delivers global health solutions focussed on the control of malaria and other neglected tropical diseases. 

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