Shakthi M Nagappan

Ex-officio, Nominee, Dept. of Industries and Commerce, Govt. of Telangana.

Shakthi Nagappan serves as the Director (Life Sciences and Pharma) for the State Government of Telangana and is in-charge of the Hyderabad Pharma City initiative of the Government, which is one of the biggest Greenfield projects of its nature in Asia, being developed at an area of 15000 acres at international standards. He also serves as the Chief Executive Officer of BioAsia, the flagship international initiative of Telangana Government.

Prior to this role, he was working with the biotech division of International Crop Research Institute (ICRISAT), an organization established by the United Nations. His focus was on building strategic partnerships and stakeholder engagement, project management, regulatory compliance besides operations.

He is a recipient of Young Scientist Award, Award of Merit from His Excellency the Governor of Tamil Nadu, National Children Science Congress Award, and the All India Biotech Association Award for Excellence in Life Sciences Promotion.