Dr Shirshendu Mukherjee

Mission Director of Grand Challenges India

Dr Shirshendu Mukherjee trained as a Medical Microbiologist and brings with him more than 25 years of experience in academic institutes, pharmaceutical companies and a decade of experience in national, international philanthropic and government funding agencies. He has been instrumental in supporting the innovation ecosystem in India and beyond.

Dr Mukherjee is currently the Mission Director of Grand Challenges India, the flagship programme of the partnership between the Department of Biotechnology, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Wellcome Trust. This platform supports initiatives that could dramatically change the health and development landscape in India.

Dr Mukherjee holds PhD in Microbiology, is a law graduate and carried out a leadership course form Said Business School at the University of Oxford and the Global Health Leadership course from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.