Global Head, Global Head, Business Development & Licensing NIBR
Novartis Institute of Biomedical Research, Cambridge (US)
Prakash Raman is Vice President and Global Head of Business Development and Licensing (BD&L) for the Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research (NIBR) based in Cambridge, MA. Prakash has had a very diverse and successful career in R&D at several different companies including Novartis, AstraZeneca and Millennium. In his current role, Prakash leads BD&L activities for NIBR across all therapeutic areas of interest and is focused on partnering innovative products and technologies that align with the broader Novartis strategy. Prior to this role, Prakash was Global Head of Novartis Oncology focused on BD&L activities for late stage clinical and marketed assets in Oncology. Prakash moved to the Novartis Oncology team from the NIBR BD&L where he led numerous deals focused on building the Novartis Immuno-Oncology portfolio. Prior to his time in the NIBR BD team, Prakash was Head of Project Management for the Infectious Disease iMED unit at AstraZeneca where he managed a portfolio of early to clinical stage programs. Prior to his role at AstraZeneca, Prakash was a Project Leader and Project Manager in the Infectious Disease therapeutic area at Novartis and as a research scientist at Millennium Pharmaceuticals. Prakash has a PhD in Organic Chemistry from the University of Wisconsin-Madison followed by a post-doctoral position at The Scripps Research Institute.