Mandar Kelkar

Principal Safety Scientist

Mandar is an internationally experienced, Pharmacovigilance professional with significant experience in establishing full-scale Pharmacovigilance systems to cover global operations, providing tailor-made options to clients and delivering advice on compliance within global environments.

Mandar has worked in various types of business models like pharmaceutical companies, start-ups, Business Process Operations, Contract Research and Knowledge Processing Organisations. A licensed pharmacist by training with a post-graduate qualification in pharmacology, Mandar has worked for the last 12 years in India, Sweden and UK, where he is currently based.

Before joining Transcrip, he worked closely with AstraZeneca (within Tata Consultancy Services) in leading global safety surveillance delivery operations for AZ’s global post marketing portfolio. He was head of PV, while establishing de novo a complete pharmacovigilance operations for Alvogen at Norwich Clinical Services. He also worked with Sciformix, in establishing and leading quality assurance department for global PV projects.

Mandar is six sigma black belt trained and an ISO 9001:2006 certified auditor. In addition, Mandar was a visiting faculty lecturer teaching pharmacovigilance for a couple of institutions affiliated to University of Mumbai.