As Founder & Chairman of Ecron Acunova CRO, Prasanna has shaped the vision to help clients bring affordable and high quality drugs, devices and therapies to market. He has worked in global CEO positions in healthcare business of GE-India and GE-Japan. He was Vice Chairman of Wipro, a leading Indian technology service company. He has served as an Independent Director on the Boards of Life Science companies like Shasun Pharma, Take Solutions, For Ways Healthcare PLC, etc. Served as Chairman of GE-BEL, Ecron Acunova GmbH, as Director on GE Yokogawa Japan, GE-Samsung Korea, Manipal Gp, Manipal Hospitals, Manipal University and is reputed for contributing to strategies & building new stakeholders. He has served as Chairman of Wipro Fluid Power in infrastructure industry. He served on Public Policy advocacy organizations like Center For Policy Research for over a decade.
Prasanna is a pioneer in creating markets for high-technology medical equipment, delivering clinical excellence at low per patient fees, through frugal innovation. This background enabled him to found a CRO, which became the India's leading clinical CRO. He laid the foundation for cell therapy research leading to an allogenic stem cell company. This passion led to EA specializing in cell therapy studies. He is an early stage investor in this space. He has mentored startups and portfolio companies of international funds. He is strategic Advisor to InnAccel, a leading med-tech accelerator.
He is Chairman of Association of CROs (ACRO India). He is member of: Vision Group on Biotechnology, Karnataka; Biotechnology National Council and Pharmaceutical National Council of CII (Confederation of Indian Industry). He is a Trustee on Shriram Ownership Trust, which shapes direction of Shriram group. He is considered a thought leader in pharma, biotech, Healthcare, Education and IT sectors. He has mentored CEO and woman with potential to serve on Board of Directors
He has run effectively as MD or CEO or Executive Chairman large companies in Wipro, GE, Manipal Group before becoming an entrepreneur.
He is an alumnus of IIM Ahmedabad & GE Business Leadership Program at Crotonville.
He is married to Rajani, an Art Historian and they live in Bangalore India.