Leadership Team

Dr. Rupa Desai

Founder, President of Global Clinical Operations

Dr. Desai is responsible for the oversight and management of clinical research studies undertaken by KlinEra to ensure quality and compliance. Dr. Desai received her medical degree from the University of Mumbai, India. With over 16 years of experience in the clinical research industry, she has managed and implemented global clinical trials in various therapeutic areas such as cardiovascular, neurology, oncology and infectious diseases. During her career, she has successfully worked with companies such as Medtronic, Boston Scientific, Johnson and Johnson, Protein Design Labs and has played a crucial role in the management and success of their global clinical trials with specific a emphasis on India.

Dr. Rajiv. N. Jerajani

Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Jerajani oversees management of the medical affairs team with over 30 years of experience in both the clinical research and medical fields. Dr. Jerajani has attained diverse roles of leadership and headed many prestigious projects at various medical colleges and national professional organizations globally. Most recently he consulted for the World Bank on collection and analysis of health information and he is actively engaged as a Founding Faculty member of the Wockhardt Harvard AIDS Education & Research Foundation (WHARF). Dr. Jerajani has exhibited extraordinary success working with key Pharmaceutical, Biotech, Medical device and Healthcare partners, investors, and regulatory agencies. Dr. Jerajani received his M.D degree in Psychological Medicine from the University of Mumbai.

Joe McGarvy

Senior Project Manager

Senior Project Manager with 20+ years industry experience and 11 years’ experience managing global clinical trials specializing in oncology and infectious disease. Expertise in all phases of clinical research and oversight of departments (Clinical Operations, Data management, Biostatistics, Medical Writing), client communication and budget management.

Harmindar Flora

Chief Financial officer

Harmindar is in-charge of the Finance and Accounts for Klinera Group and has over 25 years of experience in Operations and Process Audits of Large Corporates and Foreign Banks. He was a Partner in mid- sized Chartered Accountant Firm and has a team strength of 30 staff under him across various audits. He has also carried out Financial Investigations and Monitoring Audits of Sick and Weak units on behalf of various Financial Institutions. At Klinera he is also engaged in Client Interaction Meetings and Client Development Meetings and ensuring timely and correct MIS for the clinical trials.

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