Ajit D'Souza Ph.D.

Senior Director, Drug (combination) Product Development & Manufacturing at Kiniksa Pharmaceuticals

Ajit D'Souza, PhD, MBA has extensive work experience in the field of drug (combination) product development and manufacturing. Ajit started their career at BD in 2005 as a Staff Scientist in BD Technologies and later served as an R&D Manager in Technology Scouting and Development. From 2013 to 2021, they worked as an Associate Director in R&D - Combination Product Development (Drug-Device) at BD. In 2021, Ajit joined Kiniksa Pharmaceuticals as a Director in Drug (Combination) Product Development & Manufacturing. Currently, they hold the position of Senior Director in the same domain at Kiniksa Pharmaceuticals.

Ajit D'Souza, PhD, MBA has a strong educational background with a focus on pharmaceutical chemistry and business administration. Ajit 'seducational journey began at The University of Kansas, where they pursued a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Pharmaceutical Chemistry. The specific timeframe for their doctoral degree is not provided.

In 2021, Ajit pursued further education to enhance their skills and knowledge in the business field. Ajit enrolled in the Quantic School of Business and Technology and successfully completed an Executive MBA program, specializing in Business Administration and Management, General. This program spanned from 2021 to 2022.

Alongside their MBA studies, Ajit participated in several short-term courses offered by MIT xPRO in 2021. Ajit gained expertise in the architecture of complex systems through the "Architecture of Complex Systems" program. Additionally, they studied "Models in Engineering" and "Model-Based Systems Engineering: Documentation and Analysis" under MIT xPRO. Furthermore, they acquired skills in quantitative methods specific to systems engineering through the "Quantitative Methods in Systems Engineering" program.

In terms of additional certifications, Ajit obtained a certification in Computational Thinking for Problem Solving from the University of Pennsylvania on Coursera in January 2020. Ajit also holds a Certified ScrumMaster certification from the Scrum Alliance, obtained in January 2018.

Overall, Ajit D'Souza's educational history showcases their dedication to continuous learning and professional development across a range of disciplines, from pharmaceutical chemistry to business administration and systems engineering.



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  • Senior Director, Drug (combination) Product Development & Manufacturing

    January, 2023 - present

  • Director Drug Combination Product Development Manufacturing

    February, 2021

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