Dr. Vijay Paranjape has over 28 years of techno-commercial-regulatory experience in diverse areas of agricultural biotechnology. He serves as vice president for life science advisory at Sathguru Consultants. He has vast experience in international development projects in South Asia, including projects funded by USAID and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. He has provided leadership in the plant biotech product development pipeline, starting from gene discovery to product development, to enable the delivery of high-quality seeds to farmers.
He has a Ph. D in molecular biology from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, and post-doctoral research experience in plant molecular biology from Imperial College, London, UK, and Washington State University, Pullman, USA. He is a Visiting Fellow in the Department of Global Development at Cornell University.