Dr. Asutosh Yagnik has over 20 years of experience in industry and management consulting, gained with a range of companies from start-ups to blue chip companies in the UK and overseas. He is currently a senior partner at Aura Capital Partners, an independent, management-owned consulting and corporate advisory firm serving the owners, boards and senior management of organisations specializing in high technology and knowledge-led industry sectors. In his early consulting career Asutosh worked as a Senior Consultant with Gemini Consulting (now Cap Gemini), in their Strategy & Transformation practice. Prior to consulting he worked for a number of years in pharmaceutical R&D and in academic research, at the interfaces between drug/vaccine design, x-ray crystallography, virology and cell gene therapy.

Asutosh has worked extensively across a wide range of industries including Pharmaceutical, Healthcare, Manufacturing, Telecoms, Public Sector, Professional Services, Energy and Utilities. Some of his previous clients include Pfizer, Novartis, Vodafone, Barclays, Bank of Ireland, and the European Medicines Agency, a decentralised agency of the European Commission. His areas of expertise include strategy, operations and organisation transformation, and he has helped clients build new businesses, define strategies and implement practical solutions that deliver sustainable business benefits. As a certified executive coach, Asutosh also works closely with high-calibre professionals to maximise their leadership abilities and increase their value potential.

Asutosh holds undergraduate and postgraduate qualifications from Exeter University, UK, and is a published Chartered Chemist, Chartered Scientist, professional Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry, member of the Institute of Directors and a Fellow of the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce. He has presented at several international conferences, most recently as a panellist at the World Stem Cell Conference 2015. He is an ardent supporter of sustainable development and renewable energy, and feels strongly about giving back to society, which is reflected in his role as a non-executive director of a leading UK charity.