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Vikash Salig, M.D.

Vikash Salig, M.D.


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Vikash Salig headshots. Toronto, Ontario, Canada. May 9, 2014 (photo: Vito Amati)

Vikash Salig, M.D.


Vikash is an M.D. with an extensive background in the life sciences industry. In addition to his many accomplishments in executive search and consulting.

Vikash also has a global professional network, grounded in his specialized healthcare expertise in emerging markets as well as Europe and North America.

Professional Focus

  • 25 years’ experience in clinical medicine and life sciences, as well as executive search, organizational, business and leadership development, consulting
  • C-suite and senior executive searches: CEO, Executive Vice President, Senior Vice President, and Country Head, various functional leadership roles
  • Vast life sciences expertise spanning healthcare services & outsourcing; facility-based healthcare delivery; medical devices, products and diagnostics; pharmaceuticals; biotechnology; healthcare IT; health & wellness, nutrition, and fitness; and R&D
  • Professional experience in over 50 countries; M.D. and MBA with training in executive coaching; motivational leader and coach; presenter at numerous high-profile industry conferences
  • The broad network of entrepreneurs, startups and well-established health-tech companies

Business Expertise

  • Managing Partner and Head of the Life Sciences Practice with another leading global executive search firm; provided search services for 3 of the top 10 global generic pharmaceutical companies
  • Senior Consultant to the CEO and Senior Director, Business Development at Dr. Reddy’s (North America), a Top 10, NYSE-listed global generic pharmaceutical manufacturer and distributor; established Canadian subsidiary
  • CEO and Founding Director of Dr. Reddy’s South Africa, which grew to become South Africa’s 7th largest generic pharmaceutical firm
  • Co-Founder of Venturepharm (Pty) Ltd., a pharmaceutical firm in South Africa; entered into joint venture with Dr. Reddy’s Inc., India’s leading pharmaceutical company, to establish operations in South Africa and Southern African region
  • Founder and CEO, Dr. Vikash Salig Consulting, a consulting firm specializing in business development within the pharmaceutical industry; spearheaded African operational startup of Hetero Drugs Ltd., established distribution operations in 14 countries in Africa and Southeast Asia
  • Director, New Business Development at Aspen Pharmacare, South Africa’s leading pharmaceutical company
  • A 10-year career as a practicing medical doctor with a special interest in psychiatry; co-founded two multidisciplinary medical centers

Practice Membership

Global Industry Practices

  • Healthcare & Life Sciences

Additional Expertise

  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Biotechnology
  • Healthcare Providers
  • Healthcare and Medical Technology
  • Consulting

Education & Certifications

  • MBA from University of Cape Town, South Africa
  • Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MB ChB) from University of KwaZulu-Natal Nelson R. Mandela School of Medicine, South Africa (M.D. equivalent)
  • Registered Medical Practitioner, South Africa
  • Advanced Management Program in Health, Manchester School of Business, U.K.
  • Certification in Neuroscience-Based Executive Coaching, Harvard Business School
  • Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) Certification

Affiliations & Awards

  • Volunteer, Ernie Els Center of Excellence for Autism
  • Inductee, African American Golfers Hall of Fame, 2015


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