Venkat Sethuraman, Ph.D MBA

Venkat Sethuraman is currently the Global Head of Biometrics and Data Sciences at Bristol Myers Squibb, where he is accountable for the biostatistics/quantitative support to R&D Global Development and Medical organization. In addition, Venkat leads the Innovation Pillar for the Global Drug Development.

Prior to BMS, Venkat was a partner at a management consulting firm, where he led the R&D clinical development and operations. While there, he worked closely with R&D leaders of top 10 pharma companies in driving data-driven clinical decision-making, leveraging advanced analytics and data science. Venkat has held various leadership roles at BMS, Novartis Oncology and GSK leading quantitative and biometrics organization. Venkat has diverse research interests and consulting experience in industry that includes clinical trials design, innovative trial models, data science, and most recently, digital efforts in clinical research.

Venkat received a PhD in statistics from Temple University and an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He currently serves on the Board of Association for Women in Science (AWIS) and has served on the board of the Biopharmaceutical Section of the American Statistical Association.