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Sonali Kakar

Research Consulting Director

Sonali co-leads the Specialty Practice out of Putnam’s India office. She works with Putnam’s leading clients on a broad range of strategic engagements. Since joining Putnam in 2015, she has worked with global clients and has led multiple projects to support portfolio and disease area strategy, BD&L decisions, and commercial opportunity assessments. Her therapeutic area experience covers autoimmune and inflammatory diseases and cardiovascular and metabolic diseases.

Prior to Putnam, Sonali was a part of New Drug Discovery and Research at a leading Indian pharma company, Sun Pharma, where she was involved in lead candidate optimization and clinical trial management. With over 20 years of consulting and industry experience Sonali has a master’s degree in pharmacy and did MBA in finance and marketing.