Parikshit Sanghavi

Supply Chain & Manufacturing Leader for North America, Cognizant Life Science Manufacturing

Pari has been Cognizant’s Americas leader for Supply Chain & Manufacturing in Life Sciences since 2014 and is responsible for shaping and delivering digital solutions within the Operations function across Pharmaceutical and Medical Device manufacturers. He also serves as an Industry thought leader for Pharmaceutical Serialization and Digital Supply Chain speaking at various industry events and frequently publishing leading articles on evolving industry trends. Pari has over 23+ years of Consulting, Systems Integration, Program Management, and Leadership experience in 30+ Countries across the Pharmaceuticals, Medical Devices, & Consumer Products industries. He has well rounded expertise in all key functions of Supply Chain & Manufacturing. One of his current priorities at Cognizant is to integrate Zenith Technologies (a Cognizant Company) into Cognizant’s existing Manufacturing Industry Solutions Group in order to create a seamless end-to-end set of capabilities that include solutions for Industry 4.0, Site Managed Services, Cyber Security for Operation Technology, and Digital Supply Chain amongst others. Prior to joining Cognizant, Pari spent 17 years with Bristol-Myers Squibb, where he led their Global SAP implementation and had responsibility for various supply chain and manufacturing systems. Pari earned his Undergraduate Degree in Chemical Engineering from BITS Pilani in India and his Master’s Degree, also in Chemical Engineering, from Oklahoma State University. He is based out of Princeton, NJ.