Mahesh holds a Ph.D. in Medicinal Chemistry from the University of Utah, the USA, and a bachelor's degree in Pharmacy from the University of Mumbai. He has 30 years of experience in the biopharmaceutical, vaccine and pharma industries. Mahesh has worked and led different facets of R&D, analytical development, manufacturing and operations, technology transfer, regulatory sciences, quality and capital projects. During a 20-year US stint, he worked with Amgen, Monsanto, Celera Genomics and Molecular Probes (now Thermo Fisher). After moving to India, Mahesh was part of the team that brought WHO prequalification approvals for four vaccines in Biological E. Just before joining Syngene, he was the Chief Operating Officer at Shantha Biotechnics, a Sanofi company, where his responsibilities included operations, quality, supply chain, long-term strategic planning, manufacturing science and technology and human resources. Mahesh is a member of the CII National Committee on Technology, R&D and Innovation. At Syngene, Mahesh is the Chief Operating Officer and a member of the Executive Committee.