1983 - MSc - Chemistry Vice President, Chemical & Pharmaceutical Dev. @ Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, NY
Dr. Parimal R Desai is the Vice President, Chemical and Pharmaceutical Development at Wyeth Research, New York, USA. In an illustrious career, he has been the prime mover of several drug discovery and development initiatives in his company. He has provided technical and strategic leadership in successful development, registration and launch of several new pharmaceutical products, including well known anti-cancer drugs and therapies.
He received the M.Sc. (Chemistry) degree from IIT Madras in 1983 and PhD in Biochemistry from Pennsylvania State University in 1987.
In recognition of his technical and strategic leadership in the chemical and pharmaceutical industry he has been bestowed several prestigious awards, including the “Heroes of Chemistry” award of the American Chemical Society in 2004 and the “Exceptional Achievement Award” of Wyeth in 1999.
Dr. Desai has championed the cause of mutlicultural teams and workforce through the organization of a company wide diversity forum. He is a member of the Research and Development Diversity Council, implementing diversity strategies with other R&D executives.
In recognition of his significant contributions to the field of biochemistry and pharmaceuticals, and his technical and strategic leadership, IIT Madras and its alumni are proud to present him this award.