Advisory Board

Padma Shri Dr. Shashank R. Joshi

Dr. Shashank Joshi is involved in evidence based research on Endocrinology with special emphasis on Diabetes, Obesity, Thyroid, Osteoporosis and Growth. His studies on the Asian Indian phenotype, co-morbidities in hypothyroidism and the impact of vitamin D deficiency on bone health in Asian Indians are notable. He has also worked as the principal investigator in many teams engaged in multinational clinical trials and has covered two epidemics of diabetes and hypertension in India and Adult Growth Hormone deficiency. Joshi is a prolific writer of articles on Diabetology and Endocrinology and has published 18 books and monograms and over 600 research publications on topics such as Diabetes, Obesity, Thyroid disorders, Osteoporosis, and Growth. He is also the Editor of Practical Medicine, a popular undergraduate Indian text book. He is also the Editor Emeritus of the Journal of the Association of Physicians of India and has been the Editor of three prominent Indian journals namely Indian Journal of Obesity, Indian Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism and Indian Journal of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics. Dr. Joshi founded the Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine and was its Executive Editor.Shashank R Joshi was honoured by the Government of India by awarding him the Padma Shri, in 2014, in recognition of his efforts to the cause of medicine. He is also a recipient of the International Clinician Award, received at the 21st American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) Annual Scientific and Clinical Congress, Philadelphia. This is an annual award given to practicing endocrinologists, outside the US. Pharma Leaders in the year 2013 conferred “Medical Expert of the Decade” at 6th Annual Pharmaceutical Leadership Summit founded by Satya Brahma. Indian Affairs India Leadership Conclave 2014 edition declared Dr. Shashank Joshi as “Healthcare Visionary of the Year”.

Mr. Shashank M Joshi

Shashank Joshi is the Founder and CEO of MBnk. He is also the Chairman of Sagacious Programming & Development Pvt. Ltd. Shashank Joshi brings his vast experience in building major fintech businesses in India, as well as his business network and strong relationships with POS providers, banks, cellphone companies, TV operators, and providers of other services in a single platform. Shashank Joshi is the founder and former CEO of Money on Mobile, is one of Mumbai’s most prestigious serial entrepreneurs. He brings to mBnk his vast experience in building fintech businesses as well as his strong relationships with physical merchant networks, banks, and strategic service providers in India. When Shashank resigned from Money on Mobile in 2016, the company achieved a subscriber base of 153 million and over 300,000 retail partners

Mr. Sameer Paigankar

Mr. Sameer Paigankar is a serial entrepreneur &  is a highly dedicated and versatile thinker with experience and knowledge in running upcoming businesses. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences and Masters in Management Studies from Mumbai University. His illustrious strategic planning coupled with sharp professional acumen has ensured the achievement of milestones within deadlines in every organization he has worked with. With a career spanning over 20 years in the pharmaceutical industry, he has progressed at a rapid pace, and successfully established different businesses of various organisations. His past assignments include, Johnson & Johnson, Morepen Labs, Glenmark Pharmaceuticals, Sai Life Sciences, Getz Pharma and Kinedex Healthcare. He played a key role in establishing the drug discovery infrastructure, API business and entire generic R&D backend support for Glenmark Pharmaceuticals. So be it handling large research team at Glenmark inorder todeliver scientific and organizational objectives or launching of branded generic business for Morepan Labs in India, he has done it all. Currently as the Chairman with Adroit, Sameer is involved in facilitating the business operations using his strategic thinking and tactical planning skills.