Vignesh Ramesh joins PA's health and life sciences practice

11 June 2021 2 min. read
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Digital health expert Vignesh Ramesh has joined the health and life sciences practice of PA Consulting, a global innovation and transformation consultancy.

As a partner based in San Francisco, Ramesh will help health and life sciences firms design, launch, and commercialize patient-focused digital health solutions while leveraging PA’s capabilities in AI, natural language processing, and robotic process automation.

He brings more than 15 years of consulting and industry experience in health and life sciences sector product development, commercial transformation, and operational improvement.

Ramesh joins PA from IQVIA, a leading provider of advanced analytics, technology, and clinical research services to life sciences clients. He spent two years at IQVIA as a partner overseeing global digital health programs.Vignesh Ramesh, Partner, PA ConsultingBefore that, Ramesh spent three years at Deloitte US, where he was an associate principal in the life sciences practice focusing on engagements in strategy, product development, and manufacturing operations. He also spent five years in PwC US’ life sciences practice, working on client engagements in strategy and operations.

Earlier in his career, Ramesh was an associate at PRTM Management Consultants and a senior associate in Amgen’s oncology clinical team.

He holds a master’s degree in medical devices and diagnostic engineering from the University of Southern California and a bachelor’s degree in biomedical engineering from the University of Mumbai.

“We are very excited to welcome Vignesh to the team. His unique background will be immensely beneficial for our US clients,” said George Botsakos, global lead for health and life sciences at PA Consulting.

Headquartered in London, PA Consulting advises clients across industries on strategy and operations, digital transformation, and product design and engineering, among other areas. The firm has 3,300 professionals across Europe and the US.

“I am excited to join PA and help expand its footprint within the US healthcare and pharma industries,” Ramesh said. “The Covid-19 pandemic has accelerated the need for health and life sciences companies to leverage digital offerings, transform core operations, and deploy patient and provider-centric solutions.”

The health and life sciences practice’s recent notable engagements include helping the American Academy of Pediatrics build a national data registry; supporting Healthfirst’s delivery of health insurance enrolment information during the pandemic; and supporting the UK government’s efforts to source and manufacture ventilators.