Dr. Uttara Pattanaik, Ph.D is an accomplished industry leader and a certified Executive Coach with over 18 years’ experience in various senior leadership positions at a national and international levels with leading companies in Life Sciences and Healthcare industries like Eli Lilly, Bristol Myers Squibb, All India Institute of Medical Sciences etc. She has worked extensively in setting up and leading several functions and global strategies for leading pharmaceutical companies in international markets [Asia Pacific, Emerging Markets, Latin America, EMEA regions], building and leading high performing teams, enhancing team & operational efficiency and accelerate organizational performance.
Uttara also comes with 20 years of first-hand experience in senior level hiring, mentoring, coaching (cumulative coaching experience of 1200 hrs), counselling, building capability and resolving conflicts of people with diverse culture, capability and mind-set across the globe, while responsible for delivering excellence.
During her tenure in the pharmaceutical industry, Uttara has successfully led several due diligence projects, healthcare strategies, primarily regulatory strategies for new chemical entities and biologics, organizational restructuring / start-up & process improvement initiatives as business leader and subject matter expert at local, regional and global levels across R & D functions. She also worked as a Global Partner at Alexander Hughes (an European Executive Search Firm) leading Life Science & Healthcare and Global Subject Matter Expert for Life Science – Sector of Excellence.
In the area of leadership development, she is best known for her work in:
- Leveraging the business, leadership and diversity experience to build leadership capabilities, drive excellence across all levels and inspiring people to set new boundaries for themselves.
- Executive Coaching /Leadership Coaching / Life Coaching
- Coaching for senior leaders, CXOs across regions
- for Women Leaders, Women Entrepreneurs, Women Achievers
- and mentoring of youth, parents, students and Junior Executive
- Competency based leadership Assessment
- Leadership trainings to achieve excellence and discover individual leadership capabilities
- Executive Search for Middle to Senior Level hiring through competency assessment
Apart from her role as a Leadership Consultant and Executive Coach, Uttara also works as a Strategic Advisor and Subject Matter Expert to many pharmaceutical companies, healthcare service providers and global Tier-I management consulting firms on the following areas and utilizes that knowledge to find best talents through functional and leadership competency assessment, and helps organizations develop talents through career counselling, mentoring and executive coaching.
Uttara is passionate about developing talents and helping people to maximize their full potential. She strongly believes that any organization is bound to be successful with effective strategies, good talents and timely coaching & mentoring. Her conviction to make this happen inspired her to quit her corporate job at the peak of her career and build the organization that gives her the opportunity to maximize the potential of organizations and its human capital and enable them to explore the world of possibilities and create new boundaries.
Uttara plays an active role in policy formulations at various industry forums at international level and has authored many research papers for leading publications. She earned her graduate and post graduate degrees in life science from one of India’s leading universities and later completed her doctorate in cardiovascular toxicology from University of Saskatchewan, Canada.
She is also trained as an Executive Coach from ICF Accredited Erickson Coaching International [www.erickson.edu], Vancouver , Canada.Uttara is an ICF Member and active contributor to ICF India Chapter. Besides, Uttara is trained and accredited in-house on several leadership training modules with special focus on coaching, mentoring, diversity and inclusion, as part of Global Senior Leadership Team during the corporate tenure.