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Meet Our Team

  • Ashish Charles


  • Pooja Shinde

    Vice President

  • Nishanth Nalan


  • Jagannatha.P S


  • Rashmi Jain

    Events Committee Head

  • Sucharita Pilli

    Admin Committee Head

  • Surendra Yajamanam

    Ex- Président

  • Ashish Charles is currently working as Director - Statistical Programming, Clinical Data Operations, at Novartis Healthcare Pvt. Ltd. Hyderabad. He has over 17 years’ experience in the Pharma industry, leading and managing large teams across the globe, and leading analysis and reporting of clinical trials across various therapeutic/disease areas. He holds a master’s degree in Computer Applications from Bangalore University. Ashish has been associated with IASCT in various roles since a decade, and has been instrumental in leading and organizing IASCT events across various locations within India. Until recently, Ashish served as the Secretary of IASCT. Ashish currently serves as the President of IASCT. He is very passionate about the clinical industry and latest developments in medical science. On a personal front, Ashish loves to read and is fond of music.

  • Pooja Shinde (Senior Manager Global Biometric Account Lead) currently works for Global Biometrics Oversight group in Parexel and responsible for strategically leading and managing client partnership(s) within Global Data Operations (GDO) to ensure Parexel delivers quality projects to its clients and achieves agreed operational targets. Also, she is the Vice President of the Indian Association for Statistics in Clinical Trials (IASCT). She completed PGDBM from NMIMS, MSc in Clinical Research from SMU and holds a Graduate certificate in Neurorehabilitation from Brunel University. She has been an active participant at many industrial events like IASCT, ConSPIC, SCDM, PhUSE SDE, etc. She is a member of Indian Association of Physiotherapist (IAP) and likes travelling and sports.

  • Nishanth Nalan is a Director/Practice Head (Life Sciences) at ACL Digital, oversees Life Sciences Services and Operations in India. He also serves as Secretary of the Indian Association for Statistics in Clinical Trials (IASCT). He imparts his extensive knowledge as a visiting faculty at the Department of Biotechnology, Bharathiar University, engaging with the next generation of talent. Also, he is a member of the Board of Studies, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore. Additionally, he extends his expertise to the Department of Data Science and Business Systems at SRM Institute of Science & Technology, Chennai. He holds a Master’s in Computer Applications (MCA) and a Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Development (PGDHRD) from PSG CAS, Coimbatore. Also, he attended the Executive Education Programme at the Indian Institute of Management (IIM), in Bangalore. His diverse expertise encompasses translating visionary concepts into actionable strategies, executing strategic plans, constructing resilient business infrastructures, fostering team development, leadership cultivation, and driving operational excellence.

  • PS Jagannatha is currently Part-time Statistics Consultant, in Eurofins-Optimed Clinical Research.He holds a Master's degree in Statistics from Bangalore University, India. He has 30+ years of experience as a Statistician with Technical Knowledge. Prior to joining Eurofins, he was with Glaxo Smithkline Pharmaceuticals Ltd for the period of 17 years. He was with the National Tuberculosis Institute, Min. of H&FW, Government of India for a period of 18yrs before Joining GSK. He has co-authored several publications in the reputed journal during his career, was involved in conducting biostatistics workshops for industry colleagues and students and presented at various professional conferences. He is a founder member of IASCT and has been actively involved with all IASCT activities for over 15 years. He started off as the event committee chair for 2 years and for 10 years has held the position of Treasurer. He is passionate about IASCT and likes to interact with colleagues across the Industry.ConSPIC means to me: Invigorating, both intellectually and emotionally and it provides a wealth of practical strategies/methods. A good platform to meet Industry friends and upcoming young statisticians and Programmers

  • Rashmi G Jain is a Statistician and has more than 13 years of experience in the field of Biostatistics. Currently, she is a Statistical Specialist for Biostatistics team in Novo Nordisk Bangalore. She has been driving various non-interventional study activities, clinical trials, and exploratory analysis of data across different disease areas. Rashmi post-graduated with a Statistics degree in 2010 from Pune University. Actively involved in external outreach programs. Presented in Phuse, CDISC, IASCT, ConSPIC and ISCR conferences. She is eager to indorse strategic innovation and experimentation among statisticians. She has a pharma experience by working with GSK vaccines and Novo Nordisk. She likes travelling and cooking.

  • Sucharita is a Senior Statistical Programmer at Novo Nordisk.She have 9 plus years of experience in clinical domain and responsible for data analysis, system development, expert and learner in building applications by open-source technologies and Power-applications and passionate in digitalization. She is a Volunteer in PHUSE, India and working as a member in PHUSE working group “Best Practices for Interactive Analysis for Decision Making Submissions”. She writes poems and active in social activities.

  • Surendra Yajamanam is currently Director, Programming in the Department of Biostatistics (India) in GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals Ltd. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Sri Krishnadevaraya University, India. Surendra is associated with clinical programming for 20+ years with a broad range of experience across various therapeutic areas and is SME in clinical domain. He is passionate about innovation and played significant role in various efficiency improvement initiatives in GSK. He is associated with IASCT over a decade and is currently serving IASCT as President. Surendra is highly committed about clinical research growth in India and actively involved in various professional activities as chair of conferences and presented in various professional forums. ConSPIC means to me: A learning feast with lots of fun, vibrant ambience, and fabulous occasion to meet friends