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 founded by Mr. Tiwari , USV Pvt. Ltd., is on small-molecule active pharmaceutical ingredients, Bio-similars along with custom research services for drug development.

Mr. Prashant Tiwari & Mrs. Leena Gandhi Tiwari instituted USV Chair at IIT Kanpur which is open to all the departments of science & engineering for a period of three years.