Mr. Prashant Tiwari


Mr. Prashant Tiwari is the Managing Director of USV Pvt. Ltd. , an Indian multinational pharmaceutical & biotechnology company based in Mumbai, Maharashtra. It is a leading pharmaceutical company in diabetes and cardiovascular fields in India. The Company was founded by Vithal Balkrishna Gandhi, grandfather of Mrs. Leena Gandhi Tiwari, who is the Chairperson of the Company.


Mr. Tiwari did his B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering from IIT Kanpur in 1969. He went on to do his M.S. Mechanical Engineering from Cornell University, USA. He has worked as a Systems Engineer - Singer Link, USA(1981 - 1986). He has designed, developed and installed power plant simulators for power utilities like AKU - Sweden; NTPC - Korba. The R&D focus of the company, USV Pvt. Ltd., is on small-molecule active pharmaceutical ingredients, Bio-similars along with custom research services for drug development.

Contributions to IITK

  • USV Chair