Mr. Itkar is a graduate pharmacist and a postgraduate with distinction, in management studies, M.Phil degree in Intellectual Property Management & MSc in Healthcare & Hospital Administration. He has undergone executive development programmes in leadership & strategic planning in India & abroad in renowned business schools.
In a short spanning industrial career, he has many accolades and achievements to his credit. Apart from being successful in corporate sector he is also actively involved in social, education activities and is working on advisory boards, governing councils of quiet a few institutes from these sectors. He actively writes articles on social and education issues and concerns.
He works closely with Strategic Foresight Group (SFG), is a think - tank engaged in crafting new policy concepts that enable decision makers to prepare for a future in uncertain times. Founded in 2002 to create new forms of intellectual capital, SFG work today encompasses over 50 countries, across four continents.. He is actively engaged in research on subjects like IPR, developmental economics and inclusive growth. He was instrumental in organizing first Indo – US Education Conclave in Pune, India in December 2011 wherein 25 state legislators from United States, 28 US Universities & over 300 Indian Universities/Institutes participated. This was jointly organized by AUSIB (Alliance for US India Business), SLLF (State Legislative Leaders Foundation) & Dr D Y Patil University, Pune. He was the convener of this grand event.
He played a key role in organising 89th Akhil Bhartiya Marathi Sahitya Sammelan held between 15th to 18th January 2016 at Pimpri Chinchwad. This literature event fetched over 5 lac people from all over the Maharashtra. This event is considered as the best event in the history of Literature events organised in India. Mr Itkar was chief coordinator for this event.
He has delivered presentations & was a key note speaker in various forums represented by industry, regulatory, university departments & educational institutes on topics related to WTO (World Trade Organization), IPR (Intellectual Property Rights), Drug regulations, Clinical Trials Management and Issues & Concerns of Pharmaceutical Industry at national & international conferences/symposia.
He is a recipient of the 'Young Achievers Award' for the year 2006 instituted by University of Pune (Management Department), special appreciation award 'Maharashtra – 50' in youth category for contribution in socio-education activities & prestigious National brotherhood Award for the year 2010.
He has authored four books, on 'Forensic Pharmacy' on 'Pharmaceutical Management' on 'Drug Regulatory Affairs' and on 'Essentials of Clinical Research' which have received wide acclaim from the industry & academia.
He holds five patents to his credit in the area of Pharmaceutical Technology. He works on the advisory boards of companies like Brio Technologies, Seed Infotech, Climator Sweden, BVG Group, Palash Healthcare, Dalmia Sugars etc to name a few.