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Dr. Ashutosh Agarwal

Dr. Ashutosh Agarwal

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  • Contributed to the business strategy for over 18 years that transformed Jubilant from a Chemicals company to an established Life Sciences organization
  • Demonstrated technical depth and experience in diversified synthetic organic chemistries applied to pharmaceuticals, agrochemicals, dyestuffs, nutrition, electronic chemicals etc.
  • Over 30 years of international exposure in business development, customer interaction, vendor selection, trade, acquisition and evaluation of joint ventures. I have additionally led collaborative research efforts across international teams for over 25 years
  • Filed over 169 patents (71 granted) worldwide, including in USA, India, China, Japan and Europe
  • Published 27 research papers and review articles in reputed national and international journals and conferences
  • Awarded for strong technical leadership at Jubilant Life Sciences – Sir Acharya P.C.Ray Award (2004, 2008), DSIR Award (2004), Golden Peacock Award (2010), CSIR Diamond Jubilee Technology Award (2015)
  • Gold Medalist in M.Sc, Organic Chemistry at University of Allahabad, India (1977)
  • D.Phil. from N.I.T., University of Allahabad ( 1980)
  • Fellow of Indian Pharmaceutical Association (IPA), Member of Catalysis Society of India, Associate Member of Institution of Chemists, India, Member of American Chemical Society
  • Professionally trained on ISO-9000, Total Quality Management (TQM), Team Work, Time Management, Performance Appraisal, Feedback, being a corporate team member for HR activities, Quality Function Deployment (QFD), Behavior Science and on Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) in Japan. Familiar with McKinsey’s studies for Strategic Business Planning, Review and TOP/AVA exercise, Inventory Management and Six Sigma concept. Trained in structured business management modelled for senior executives over a period of six weeks
  • Participated in online learning on “ Foundation of exponential Thinking”, by Singularity University, CA, USA ( 2018)

  • Uniquely see the big picture, successfully cross-pollinate ideas and skills across independent business verticals, resulting in highly commercial inventions, highly efficient strategic execution and significantly tighter integration under constrained resources across complex organizations
  • Invent new technologies, scale them from pilot to production in a cost effective manner and successfully commercialize them
  • Possess a solid understanding of the market forces that shape large organizations, identifying potential customers and keenly understanding their needs, selecting strategic vendors and building key partnerships via mergers or acquisitions
  • Analyze large, complex, and seemingly unstructured data to derive meaningful insights; coupled with strong techno-commercial business acumen, I can quickly and dynamically connect the dots to solve complex, challenging, technical/business problems and turnaround failing, high stakes businesses
  • Build winning teams from scratch, comprised of people who are creative, empowered, passionate and confident
  • Current on latest technologies, allowing me to intelligently interact with and engage a diversified audience with full confidence and authority. I have spoken at numerous invited talks at the national level

Superannuated from Jubilant Life Sciences Limited as President/ Chief Scientific Officer , Noida , U.P.,India ( 20 years) Worked for Shri Ram Institute for Industrial Research, Delhi; Atul Products Limited, Valsad, Gujarat; Chemiequip Ltd, Maharashtra; Magatul Industries, Vapi, Gujarat and Ballarpur Industries Ltd., Karwar, Karnataka