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 Expert  726767

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

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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.

biotechnology management


biotechnology market research


business management


chemical industry


chemical industry market research


chemical research and development


due diligence


market assessment


market potential


market research


market trend




research and development

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise

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

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2006 to 2009


Malaysian Biotechnology Corporation, Malaysia


Strategy & Planning




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

2004 to 2006


Frost & Sullivan, Malaysia



Senior Research Analyst


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

2002 to 2004


University Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia



Project Manager


Headed surfactant Process development R&D; Guided PhD and Masters students

2000 to 2001


Uniqema (ICI R&T Centre), Mumbai, India



Head, Measurement Science


Management of Analytical R&D, Customer support, custom-made product development for key customers, etc

1998 to 2000


Chembiotek Research International, Calcutta, India



Research Scientist


R&D, Actively involved in the establishment of this start-up CRO

1997 to 1998


Sami Chemicals, Bangalore, India



Research Scientist


Natural products, neutraceuticals- R&D

Publications and Patents Summary

8 publications in reputed chemistry research journals, several business articles in various business publications, several Global Market research reports in pharma/ biotech and energy fields, presented papers in international conferences, etc

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - BCC, Inc  
 - Submitted to Malaysian Biotechnology Corporation  
 - Genetic Engineering News  

Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Role   Description
2006 to 2009   Malaysian Biotechnology Corporation   Consultant   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

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • 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 region
  • Biodiesel companies - business models and market entry projects
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Expert Witness:
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International Experience:
Years   Country / Region   Summary
2002 to 2009   Malaysia   Currently staying in Malaysia and is involved in various activities.

Language Skills:
Foreign Language  
Bahasa Melayu  

Market Research:
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.

Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your marketing research, industry research, and company research needs.  For research needs involving multiple experts or secondary research, a Research Director can be assigned to coordinate the work into a custom report for you as a potentially quicker and more cost effective alternative to doing this work yourself or hiring a boutique consultancy.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Additional Skills and Services:

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

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

Involved actively in these activities in India, and in Malaysia - both for universities and industries

Other Skills and Services

Involved in trainings, student counselling, due diligence studies for specific clients, etc


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