Dr. Makarand Jawadekar was formerly a Director, Portfolio Management & Analytics, Pfizer, Inc. at Groton-New London, CT. In the recent past, he was responsible for Benchmarking R & D Portfolio for Pfizer, working with Benchmarking Forums (CMR/KMR), Drug Delivery Technology Assessment function involving external 'Drug Delivery' technologies. He has extensive experience in creating and cultivating external partnerships and alliances for drug delivery technologies for Pfizer Global R & D. He began his professional career at Pfizer Central Research in early 1982, after having completed his Ph.D. in Pharmaceutics at the University of Minnesota.
He has continuous twenty-eight plus years of experience with Pfizer Inc. (Includes R & D and Worldwide Pharmaceutical organization). R & D areas include heading Solids R & D, Drug Product formulation/ Dosage Form/ Drug Delivery research & development, Clinical Trials Supply Manufacturing and Packaging, Scale-up and Technology Transfer as well as Pharmacy (CMC) areas. He managed several functions/groups within Pharmaceutical R & D for many years. In the recent past, he had been also been engaged in creating new alliances, JVs, partnerships and M & A of companies with Pharmaceutical manufacturing, R & D activities with external partners/service providers. He was presented with the "M.L. Khorana Memorial Lecture of the Year Award" at the Indian Pharmaceutical Congress held in New Delhi, India, in December 2001 for his Presentation on 'Advances in Drug Development and Delivery Systems with a Focus on Protection of Intellectual Property Rights'. He has presented at many professional meetings and has participated in various Panel Discussions/ Round Tables. He was one of the invited guests for a 'Leadership Summit' held by the President of India, Dr. Abdul Kalam during 2003. He was also one of the invitees to join President George W. Bush's trade delegation to India in March 2006. During December 2007, Mak accompanied Dr. John LaMattina (former Pfizer President) to India on his official trip to India, where President of India, Mrs. PratibhaPatil invited both of them to the President’s Palace (RashtrapatiBhavan) in New Delhi. He also recently accompanied Pfizer R & D President Dr. Martin Mackay during Feb 2009 to India for participating in Bio Asia 2009.He served as a Vice president of Asia CRG at Pfizer Inc. He recently (Feb 2011) received an honorary Doctorate from DYP Mumbai University.
He also serves on the prestigious global "Judging Panel"/ Executive Review Board instituted by IBC/ InformaPharma Group for their Annual Pharmaceutical Annual Achievement Awards, as well as European Outsourcing Awards by Via-Media Ltd.
He currently serves as a member on the Editorial boards for ‘Bio/Pharmaceutical Outsourcing Report’ as well as for "Contract Pharma" a monthly publication. He also is on the Editorial Advisory Board for monthly publication namely, “Pharmaceutical Technology Europe".