Board of Senior Advisors
Prof. Armen Baibourtian, PhD
Prof Baibourtian served as the Armenian Deputy Foreign Minister (2004-2008), simultaneously being the Chief Negotiator with the European Union. Prior to that, Prof Baibouratian was the Armenian Ambassador in India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, and Indonesia (2000-2004). He worked later as Senior Adviser to the United Nations Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in Armenia (2008-2013). In this capacity, he coordinated the activities of twelve UN agencies on the country scale. Along with the U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary, Prof Baibourtian co-chaired the U.S.-Armenia Security Dialogue. He also co-chaired bilateral Intergovernmental Commissions on Trade, Economic, Technological, Cultural, and Educational Cooperation with India and China. He was the Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN in New York (1993-1995) dealing with international peace and security issues at the UN Headquarters and then served as the Consul General in Los Angeles (1995-1997).
Prof Baibourtian is currently a Professor of Practice of Political Science at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and is a consultant to various agencies in international affairs, diplomacy, and international development. He holds two PhDs – in International Studies and Modern World History and is the recipient of several awards, including the Fridtjof Nansen Humanitarian Service Medal.
Prof Sharmila Makhija, M.D., FACOG, MBA
Prof Makhija currently serves as Department Chair of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Women’s Health, Professor of Gynecologic Oncology, and “The Chella and Moise Safra Endowed Chair” at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center, NY. Previously, she has held faculty positions at the University of Pittsburgh, the University of Alabama, and Emory University. Dr. Makhija has published and lectured extensively across the globe, is a recipient of NIH funding, and has been the Investigator for multiple translational/clinical grants and protocols for the NIH, NCI and pharmaceutical companies.
Dr. Makhija established a NCI cooperative trial site at Tata Hospital in Mumbai, India to bring cervical cancer trials to patients and served as the Women’s Health Co-Chair for the Global Healthcare Summit in New Delhi, India in 2016. Dr. Makhija is presently on the editorial board for several scientific journals. Additionally, she has served as a board of director member of numerous local, state and national organizations including Women’s Voices for Change, the Foundation for Women’s Cancers and the Indo-American Cancer Association, “Every Mother Counts” that are working on women’s health across the globe including India.
Dr. Makhija earned her B.A. in Chemistry from Cornell University, medical degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, gynecology residency at the University of Louisville Hospital and a fellowship in gynecologic oncology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York. She received her executive MBA from Emory’s Goizueta Business School.
Mr. EdricEngert, MBA
Mr. Engert is currently the Managing Director of Abraxeolus Consulting where he assists clients in such areas as strategy, its operationalization, business development/in-licensing, private equity sourcing and advisory roles, portfolio strategy, selection, and management, operational improvement programs, turnarounds, corporate development, and M&A. Abraxeolus has advised a broad range of clients, from multi-billion dollar multinationals to family owned businesses in such industries as Biosimilars, Generics, Branded Pharmaceuticals, API, Healthcare Information Exchanges, medical supply companies, distributors, animal health companies, other consulting firms, and not-for-profit agencies.
He was recently the Senior Vice President and Head of Biosimilars for Teva Pharmaceuticals where he was responsible for the business unit. Other prior positions include Global Head of Portfolio Management & In-licensing at Teva; Global Head of Portfolio Management & In-licensing at Sandoz; VP of Strategic Planning, Portfolio, and API Sourcing at Geneva Pharmaceuticals; and consultant at McKinsey & Company’s health care practice. Edric holds an MBA from Wharton and a BS in Mathematics from MIT.
Dr. Umakanth Khatwa, MD
Dr. Khatwa is a pediatric pulmonologist and sleep specialist at Boston Children’s Hospital with faculty appointment at Harvard Medical School. He completed his pediatric residency at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi and Fellowship in Pediatric Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine at the Harvard. He severed as the Director of the Aerodigestive Center at Boston Children’s Hospital for 7 years and then became the Director of sleep laboratory at the Children’s Hospital. He was recently elected as the President of the Association of American Physicians of Indian Origin – Sleep (AAPIOS), the largest ethnic sleep physician organization in US. His research interests include pediatric sleep disordered breathing and aspiration/reflux related lung disease and has widely published in international journals. Dr. Katwa lectures regularly in national and international conference and is actively involved in training fellows, residents and medical students at Harvard Medical School. He also does educational seminars and teaching regularly in India to increase the awareness of sleep disorders.
Dr. Ashutosh Pathak, MD, PhD, MBA, FRCP (Edin)
Dr Ashutosh K Pathak is a physician scientist currently working as Global Medical Head of a Multinational Biotechnology company with operations in US, China, EU, and Australia. Dr. Pathak received his medical graduation from GSVM Medical College, Kanpur followed by residency and PhD in Oncology at All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi. Subsequently he completed Fellowship in Oncology from MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, and MBA from Columbia University, NY. He has published extensively in high impact international journals on Fundamental, Translational, Clinical, as well as Health Economics and Outcome research. He received Gold Medal in Oncology at AIIMS and has been a recipient of multiple international awards for his research. He was elected to the Fellowship of Royal College of Physicians (FRCP), UK in 2015 honoring his overall contributions to health care.
Dr Pathak has been actively involved in various global philanthropic activities. He is the founder of Princeton Foundation for Peace and Learning in US (www.PF plus.org) as well as Shanti Vidhya Foundation in India http://shantividya.com
Dr Pathaks live in USA with their family including sons Ameyavikram Pathak and Adityavikram Pathak. Both the sons are actively involved in Princeton foundation, Shanti Vidhya Foundation, and other philanthropic activities including the establishment of Young Ambassadors program of Princeton foundation for Peace & Learning.
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