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Nilesh Wadhwa

Director, New Ventures & Transactions, Singapore, India and Southeast Asia

Nilesh Wadhwa is Director of New Ventures and Transactions (Singapore, India & South-East Asia) at Johnson & Johnson Innovation, Asia Pacific.  In this role, he is responsible for establishing networks within local biotech ecosystems and forging collaborations with scientists, innovators and entrepreneurs for delivery of innovative solutions covering Pharmaceuticals, Consumer Healthcare and Medical Device sectors. 

Nilesh has over 20 years of experience in the life sciences sector. Prior to joining Johnson & Johnson, Nilesh has worked with Solvay (India), Banner Pharmacaps, Sanofi (APac) and Takeda (APac) in roles spanning sales & marketing, international business expansion, and strategy & business development. He has been actively involved in forging a series of alliances and has led and closed several licensing and merger and acquisition projects.

Nilesh received a Bachelors in Pharmacy followed by a Masters in Business Administration from Pune University, India.