Rathna Iyer, M.S., PMP

Rathna Iyer, M.S., PMP

Rathna Iyer, M.S., PMP

Senior Director, Regulatory & Access

Rathna is an experienced pharmaceutical professional with a track record in global cross-functional program management, client relationship building and strategic leadership. Rathna has over 20 years of experience in drug development including managing regulatory and clinical global programs, discovery and design of proof of concept studies for neuroscience therapeutics, and as a pre-clinical laboratory manager. In her current role, she has directed large and small cross-functional teams to deliver high-quality on-time regulatory submissions, define strategy for clinical development and FDA meeting preparation, and achieve approvals for marketing authorization license transfers. 

Rathna achieves excellent results through her breadth of experience, expertise in utilizing principles of project management, and ability to maintain effective stakeholder relationships. She has exceptional communication and interpersonal skills, which helps foster client relationship, and enables development of overall strategy and operational execution in alignment with the organizational objectives.

Work Experience

Prior to joining Parexel, Rathna held positions as a Consultant for pharmaceutical companies with a focus on program management, and in large Pharma as a Research Project Leader and in-vitro Pharmacologist. Her extensive research work in Neuroscience discovery led to over 25 publications in peer-reviewed journals and presentation at major conferences such as annual Society of Neuroscience meetings and Alzheimer’s association international conference.


Rathna holds a Master’s degree in Biological Sciences from Oakland University, Michigan, has earned her PMP certification through the Project Management Institute, and a certification in clinical research administration. 

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