Dr. Laks is a Principal in Deloitte’s Life Sciences Product, Supply, Manufacturing and Quality Operations practice based in McLean VA. He has more than 15 years of consulting and technical operations experience in pharmaceutical, biologics and medical device sectors. At Deloitte, his experience includes smart / digital manufacturing and plant floor operations, plant engineering, facilities management, material sourcing, distribution, performance improvement, operational excellence and market entry operations strategy. He is the US practice leader for Life Sciences Product and Supply Operations practice leading end to end supply chain, manufacturing quality and technical operations consulting services. Lakshman has a PhD in Chemical Engineering Practice (Pharmaceutical Manufacturing) from MIT and an MBA from MIT Sloan School of Management. He has prior experience at Novartis, Alkermes and Amgen in various technical operations and operations strategy roles. He has published articles on Offshoring of Pharmaceutical Manufacturing on behalf of National Academy of Engineering.