Chief Medical Officer
Dr Bhuwnesh Agrawal is an industry veteran with a career in academic and corporate positions spanning over 38 years.
As CMO, Dr Agrawal oversees all matters of clinical relevance for Vela Diagnostics. In addition, he is responsible for fostering partnerships with pharmaceutical and biotechnological companies for companion diagnostics.
Dr Agrawal spent 15 years at the Free University of Berlin in research, teaching and patient management at the start of his career. Subsequently, he worked in the pharmaceuticals and diagnostics divisions of Boehringer Mannheim/Roche in a variety of roles from clinical research, strategy and business development, to marketing and sales, for more than 20 years.
He has also held various local, regional, global and corporate responsibilities in Germany, Switzerland and India, from where he headed the South Asia business for Roche Diagnostics from 2007-2012 before joining Vela Diagnostics.
Dr Agrawal is a medical doctor by training with specializations in Internal Medicine, Clinical Pharmacology, and Pharmacology and Toxicology from Germany. He also received his MBA from the Open University, UK and his PhD from the Free University of Berlin.