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Mukta Acharya

Executive Vice President
Head of the Life Sciences Business division

1984, US citizen,
Joined Tecan in 2022, Member from August, 2024

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Mukta Acharya, Executive Vice President, Head of the Life Sciences Business division

Mukta joined Tecan in July 2022 as President, Tecan Americas, where she was responsible for the successful financial and market performance of the Life Sciences Business division in the company’s largest sales region.

Mukta joined Tecan from Thermo Fisher Scientific, where she most recently served as Vice President and General Manager of the Single-use Flexible Solutions business. In this role, she drove the strategic growth of the global business, which spanned multiple manufacturing sites and thousands of employees worldwide.

Mukta also oversaw product management, marketing, engineering, and business development across the organization's various business units. From 2010 to 2018, Mukta held leadership positions at CVS Health, most recently as Director, Enterprise Product Innovation & Management.

Prior to that, she worked in management consulting. Mukta has a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Osmania University in Hyderabad, India and a master’s degree in Engineering Management from Dartmouth College in the United States.

Professional background (most recent positions)

From August, 2024

Executive Vice President, Head of Life Sciences Business, Tecan Group

2022 - 2024

President, Tecan Americas, Tecan Group Responsible for the financial and market performance of the Life Sciences Business division in the Americas

2018 - 2022

Most recent role of Vice President & General Manager for the single use flexible consumables business unit including direct oversight of Product Management, Design and Engineering, Field Applications, Manufacturing Operations Strategy, R&D Sustaining and Sales Support  at Thermo Fisher Scientific. Also, held multiple leadership roles with P&L responsibility to drive both top and bottom line growth with oversight of product development, marketing and business development across diverse markets and customer segments at Thermo Fisher Scientific.

2010 - 2018

Director, Enterprise Product Innovation & Management (from 2016) Various roles in healthcare driving growth across the Enterprise with oversight of product innovation and development, driving strategic growth initiatives such as implementation of improved business models, launching new products and leading M&A growth roadmaps to further fuel long term growth at CVS Health.

2008 - 2010

Senior Management Consultant driving strategy and revenue impact across pharma, health care, technology and consumer foods industries at Kaiser Associates.