Dr. Anurag Mairal is the Director, Global Exchange Programs, Stanford University, Stanford, CA. In this role, he is responsible for developing an extensive network of partners from the industry, academia, regulatory bodies, and investors in Asia and the U.S. to foster these Asia-focused programs. Further, he facilitates the Global Exchange Program that offers students, faculty and fellows at Stanford the opportunity to work on Global Needs.
Dr. Mairal is also actively involved in the industry. He is a Co-founder and Executive Vice President of Orbees Medical, a consulting firm serving medical device industry in the U.S., Europe, and Asia. He serves on the boards of several for-profit and non-profit organizations and is a Charter Member at EPPIC.
Prior to this, Dr. Mairal was a Product Director at Cordis and a Development Director, Business Development at Nitinol Devices and Components, both Johnson and Johnson companies. Before joining J&J, he was the Lead Partner for the life sciences practice of Market Potential, a consulting firm focused on early stage companies. Earlier, he was a Group Leader and a Process Development Manager at Membrane Technology and Research (MTR). At MTR, he was responsible for fundraising, business development, strategic alliances, and product development in the Bioseparations area. Dr. Mairal got a Bachelor of Engineering from NIT Raipur; a Master of Technology IIT Bombay; and a Ph.D. from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Dr. Mairal was also a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Twente, Netherlands and at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Dr. Mairal has an MBA from the Haas School of Business at University of California, Berkeley. At Haas, he was a founding co-Chairman of the South Asia Business Conference and Chair of the Biotech Panel for the Asia Business Conference. He is also a co-founder of South Asian MBA Association (SAMBAA), a global network of MBAs with interest in South Asia. Dr. Mairal has over 20 publications and 7 issued patents.