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Uthra Sundaram

2021 Speaker

UTHRA SUNDARAM is head of global product & launch strategy at Takeda. She leads the organization’s focus on realizing the promise of our pipeline, driving global brand growth, and becoming a center of excellence for both asset strategy and launch success. Sundaram brings a passion for building connections between commercial and R&D, as well as a broad global background in the U.S., Europe, and Asia. Sundaram joined Takeda as our global commercial leader for gastroenterology (GI) and moved into the USBU to build and lead our GI business unit. Her leadership principle is to inspire people with a clear and compelling vision while supporting them by elevating their cross functional skills. She believes in candid feedback, team empowerment, crisp decision-making, and being a role model of the values she advocates. Sundaram holds a degree in electronics and communication engineering, a post-graduate diploma in management, and an MBA from Yale School of Management. @takedapharma