Elected: 2021
Discipline: Professional, Educational and Public Sector Leadership
Dr Poonam Malik

Head of Investments

Dr Poonam Malik is an entrepreneurial academic business strategy leader and an investor in Innovation. She has extensive experience of working in research, innovation, enterprise, governance, health and business sectors globally. A GlobalScot, a Climate Champion for Scottish Enterprise Board and Skills Development Scotland Board Member – Dr Malik has held leadership roles across public, private, higher education and social enterprise sectors. She has recently been appointed as Head of Investments at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow- to lead on University’s enhanced Investment function from entrepreneurial and commercialisation activities focused on startups, spinouts and spin in companies.
Poonam brings expertise in Life Sciences, Biotech, Health digital & Medical Technology businesses. Poonam is passionate about Diversity, Equality, Inclusive values & climate change. She is a Syndicate Investor with Investing Women Angels and Board-level Advisor, Chair & Consultant for Technology Startups. Poonam has held Academic positions at the Universities of Edinburgh, Glasgow and Cumbria/Lancaster and in India. She is an elected Fellow with the Royal Society of Edinburgh (FRSE) and Royal Society of Biology (FRSB). Poonam holds an MBA (with Distinction) in 'Strategy and Leadership' from University of Edinburgh Business School, a PhD in Biomedical Sciences/Virology from University of Glasgow, UK, a Masters (MSc) degree in Biotechnology & a Bachelors (BSc) in Chemistry & Zoology from India.
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