Ajay Ahuja MD MBA
Dr. Ahuja is an accomplished executive with over 20 years of experience leading US and global business initiatives for biotechnology, pharmaceutical, and medical device firms, ranging from developmental-stage companies to Fortune 100 corporations.
Dr. Ahuja was the Global Head of Medical Affairs for Allergan plc until 2018, accountable for the Medical strategies and plans for all products in every country. Prior to that, at Takeda Pharmaceuticals, and Hospira Inc / Pfizer, Inc. as Global Medical Head, Head of Medical Affairs, and Vice President of Medical Affairs, Dr. Ahuja utilized medical leadership roles to drive for results in drug development trials and new product launches, while also enabling to transform the departments, including leading innovations for the coordinated development of commercial and R&D strategic plans and their execution.
Earlier in his career, Dr. Ahuja progressed through critical US and Global roles in Marketing, Strategy, Commercial Operations, and Business Development, with Novartis AG and Tepha, Inc. (a biotech start-up), achieving explosive success in the markets while developing productive internal and external relationships. Dr. Ahuja has also worked at the Boston Consulting Group, advising the biotech industry. Most recently, Dr. Ahuja served as CEO at The Nexus Embassy, an innovative high-tech company pioneering the most advanced blockchain technology to develop revolutionary applications across many industries, including Health Care and Biopharmaceuticals.
After earning a Bachelor of Science as well as a Certificate in Neuroscience from Duke University, Dr. Ahuja received his M.D. degree from Washington University St Louis, followed by residency training at Northwestern and a Cardiology fellowship at Harvard Medical School. He then earned an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Dr. Ahuja has dual citizenship in the U.S. and U.K., and he speaks four languages.