Our Team Strives For Excellence

Our team has broad international experience; with in depth Middle East and Africa expertise 

Lavni Varyani

MSci - Founder and Principal Consultant​

Lavni is the Founder of Pharma BP with over 9 years of consulting and research experience, helping life science companies navigate the complexities of driving commercial success.

Lavni has a strong background in developing global pricing, reimbursement, and access strategies across the the Middle East and Africa alongside global market, and strives to create innovative and tailored strategies for product growth.

Prior to Pharma BP, Lavni worked with IMS Health and IMS Consulting Group (now known as IQVIA), where she specialised in market access, pricing and commercial effectiveness.

Lavni has lived in Barcelona, London and Dubai and loves to travel – she has travelled to 40 countries so far and hopes to continue to travel the world whilst growing Pharma BP.


Zoya Ali

MClinPharm, PharmD - Consultant

Zoya is a consultant with over 3 years of experience in supporting the development, implementation, and management of strategic consultancy projects.

Zoya has significant experience in access strategy, qualitative and quantitative research assignments across the Middle East and Asia.

Prior to this Zoya worked as an associate consultant at Axios International, where she specialized in developing consultancy plans to support clients’ projects and undertook various business development and sales planning efforts, including proposal and marketing material development. Zoya holds a Masters’s degree in Clinical Pharmacy and has completed  Doctor of pharmacy in her undergraduate, from UAE.

Outside of work, Zoya loves exploring new restaurants, practicing strength training and yoga.


Ahilya Mathew

MBiotech, MMgmnt - Consultant

Ahilya is a consultant with over 8 years of pharmaceutical industry experience, and 3 years on supporting market access communications and market access strategic projects.

Ahilya has significant experience in market access strategy and qualitative research assignments across the globe.

Prior to this, Ahilya worked at Novo Nordisk Global Business Services, where she specialized in market access and consistently worked on developing market access updates supporting global strategy. Ahilya holds a double Masters degree in Biotechnology and Business from the University of Queensland, Australia, and an Honours degree in Biotechnology from the University of Aberdeen, UK.

Outside of work, Ahilya loves travelling and exploring new places, people, cultures and nature. She has lived in 7 countries across the world and has travelled to 19.


Kashmira Mangavkar

MPharm - Consulting Analyst

Kashmira is a consultant with over 2 years of consulting and research experience.

Kashmira holds Masters degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences and has completed Diploma in Patent Law, from Mumbai.

Prior to this, Kashmira has worked with Thomson Reuters (now known as Clarivate), Mumbai as a Senior Associate in IPR, Life science where she specialised in Patent searches, Infringement analysis, Landscape analysis, Competitor watches etc.

Kashmira enjoys painting and loves to explore new paint mediums.


Nombuso Matenjwa

MResearch Psychology - Consulting Analyst

Nombuso has 5 years of experience within the research industry.

She is completing her Masters Degree in Research Psychology at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN)
Nombuso previously worked at HSRC as a Research Assistant, BIDVEST as a Supervisor, CAPRISA as a Research Intern/Fellowship, and MANCOSA as a Research Analyst for Quantitative and Qualitative research.

Nombuso’s long term goal is to obtain an MBA.
Nombuso is a film fanatic and likes sports cars.

Sahil Dudwadkar

MBA, BE - Executive Assistant

Sahil Dudwadkar is an Executive Assistant at Pharma BP and plays a key role in maintaining the office workflow.

Sahil holds a MBA degree in Administration and a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science. In the past, Sahil worked as an Executive Secretary to the Chairperson of JSW Foundation and other top corporate organizations with 6 combined years of experience in organizing, scheduling appointments and managing customer grievances.

When not working, he loves to go on long drives, explore different places and plan his next holiday.

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