Poonam has led Resource Mobilization & Partnerships as well as Market Development over the past four years at Safe Water Network, to assist in the expansion of iJal Safe Water Stations by creating and disseminating knowledge products like Sector Reviews, 360-degree rural experiential marketing, Field Insights, mobile-based application tools and development of Technical Assistance Modules. She also convenes the ‘Beyond the Pipe’ forum series, while engaging with government officials, industry, multilateral organizations, and civil society.
Poonam is a health professional with more than 25 years of experience in education, consulting, training, and communication. This experience includes consultation for the pharmaceutical industry on medico marketing and drug registration, as well as the United Nations Asia Pacific Center for Technology Transfer concerning tools to promote women entrepreneurship. A recipient of the Indian Drug Manufacturer Award and credited with more than 70 publications on the subject of marketing and the scientific domain, Poonam has been affiliated with several pharmaceutical associations, and is currently a member of the Bureau of Indian Standards committee and serves as a guest speaker at international forums.
Poonam holds a Master’s degree in Pharmacy from the Nagpur University, and was recognized as a Gold Medalist in Pharmacy during her graduation.