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 Stations (safe water kiosks) by creating and disseminating knowledge products like Sector Review, 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, multilaterals and civil society.
She is a health professional with over 25 years of experience in education, consulting, training and communication, and having consulted pharmaceutical industry on medico marketing and drug registration, and to the United Nations Asia Pacific Center for Technology Transfer on tools to promote women entrepreneurship. A recipient of Indian Drug Manufacturer Award and with over 70 publications to her credit in marketing and scientific domain, Poonam has been affiliated with several pharmaceutical associations, and is currently a Member of Bureau of Indian Standards committee and a Guest Speaker at international forums.
Poonam holds a Master’s degree in Pharmacy from the Nagpur University and a Gold Medalist in Pharmacy in her graduation.