Nilesh leads the global operations of o2h covering a wide range of innovation led investment, life-science and technology businesses. He is also overseeing the development and execution of the new o2h Shirish Research Centre in Ahmedabad, India. Prior to joining o2h, Nilesh worked with Piramal Group in various capacities including as an Alliance Manager for a risk-share oncology-based collaboration with a US Big Pharma and has also worked as the Head of Biology in Piramal Discovery solutions. Nilesh obtained his Ph.D. from Ohio University and completed a post-doc in Immunology, Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine at Harvard Medical School. He is the author and inventor of >30 life science patents and publications. He received the Young Scientist of India award from OPPI in 2010.