Anshul Thakral


Former CCO and EVP, PPD
Board Director for Saama, TriNetX

Anshul has over 20 years of experience in the pharmaceutical and biotech industries as a general manager, management consultant, commercial leader and entrepreneur. Most recently, he served as Chief Commercial Officer and EVP of Peri and Post-Approval Services at PPD. He started his career at PPD as Global Head of PPD Biotech and under his leadership PPD became a market leader for CRO services in the Biotech segment. Before PPD, Anshul ran the global life sciences business unit at Gerson Lehrman Group (GLG), where he created a customer business model to serve the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. Prior to GLG, he worked at McKinsey, where he was an associate principal in the health care practice. He currently serves on the boards of TriNetX, Saama Technologies, Orsini Specialty Pharmacy and Opthea Ltd. (observer).

Anshul earned his B.S and M.S.E in Biomedical Engineering from Johns Hopkins University and his MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.