Dr. S.D. Ravetkar is an Executive Director and member of Board with Serum Institute of India Ltd. Apart from his Doctorate he holds degrees in Management and Finance. He has authored various research articles in national and international journals. He is also on advisory board of various national and international organizations and journals. He has more than 44 years techno-commercial experience in biotech industry in various areas like QC, production, projects planning & research. At present his major responsibility is manufacturing of Bacterial combination vaccines mainly Pentavalent and Hexavalent vaccine. He has extensively worked on microbial and bioengineering aspects of vaccinology and also expertise on technology transfer. He is listed amongst 15 influential figures in the Asian Vaccine Industry. He is also listed amongst 10 most Influential Leaders in the vaccine Industry 2015.