Rav Kumar

Ph.D. | Assistant Professor (part-time) | Chemistry
Office Location:
3359 Mississauga Road
Mississauga , Ontario
L5L 1C6


Dr. Rav Kumar is Director of The Centre for Medicinal Chemistry at UTM and an Assistant Professor. He was previously Special Advisor to the President and Principal. He also provides strategic advice to various life sciences start-ups in Ontario.

Rav spent 25 years with GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) in the UK, France and Canada at vice-president level leading pharmaceutical R&D, Business Development and Commercial functions. He has been involved with development of numerous medicines and vaccines plus many successful business change initiatives.

Most recently, he was Managing Director of Apotex in India (Bangalore and Mumbai), leading over 2,000 professionals in Pharmaceutical R&D, Manufacturing, Quality, Regulatory Affairs & Commercial Services.

Rav is passionate about growing Canadian Life Sciences and has been involved with many industry-academic-government collaborations. He conceived the $150M spinout of GSK’s vaccines R&D to create the Neomed Vaccines and Biologics Centre of Excellence in Montreal. For these contributions and numerous leadership roles on boards, non-profits and industry association work, he was recognized with the 2014 Award for Leadership in in Canadian Pharmaceutical Sciences.

Rav has a Pharmacy Degree and completed a PhD in Novel Drug Delivery at University of Bath in the UK.

Courses Taught: