Pooja Kholapurkar

Pooja is a medical graduate(M.B.B.S.) from Maharashtra University of Health Sciences, India and has worked as a GP in India for 2 years and gained extensive experience in the clinical side of the healthcare industry.

Pooja wanted to give a new direction to her passion for the healthcare industry she decided to pursue master’s in management at ESSEC Business School, Paris majoring in Innovation in Health. Here she got an opportunity to meet the industry people as well as was exposed to different business initiatives in the Life Science industry.

To implement her management education as well as her clinical experience and to learn more about the industry she did a brief stint with AstraZeneca, Paris where she worked as a Market Research Analyst with the Respiratory business unit. Here she got first-hand experience in Market research and competitive intelligence in the French market and got to learn about marketing channels, market access and overall working of pharmaceutical firm. After that she worked as a Strategy and Business Development Associate with a French Medical Device firm Biocorp, which specializes in connected devices. Here she got to learn about the digital therapeutics, digital health, tele-monitoring industry. 

Outside of work, Pooja is a food enthusiast, and she loves to travel and explore new places and cuisines/cultures. Recently she has discovered her passion for cooking and wants to explore it further. In her free time, she likes watching movies and grooving to Bollywood music.