Ajay Karkhanis is Director of YEN Healthcare Advisors with over 20 years of extensive and varied experience in project engineering, project financing and management consulting.
He has held senior positions at ICICI Limited where he was responsible for project assessment. Within the pharma sector, Mr. Karkhanis has been closely involved in design and engineering for bulk drugs and formulation plants in companies such as Glaxo and ICI. He has also been involved in developing overall strategy and process improvement with pharma R&D; for companies such as Nicholas Piramal and ICI.
In 1998, he co-founded Technology Network (India) Ltd (TechNet) along with Mr. N. Vaghul (Chairman of ICICI) and Dr. Ashok Ganguly (former Chairman of Hindustan Lever Limited). TechNet, a consulting firm, helps corporations develop sustainable competitive advantage and to “manage knowledge to create wealth.” He is currently the Managing Director of TechNet.
Mr. Karkhanis is a chemical engineer from BITS Pilani with a post-graduate degree in business management from Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Pune. He attended structured training programs conducted by Harvard Business School and Stern Business School and advanced management programs at leading Indian business schools.