Paras Sharma is a venture manager at Creative Destruction Lab – West. His background is a union of science and management consulting. He has led high-impact global projects creating valuable assets for various firms. In pharma, he worked in an open innovation program, where he forged partnership between industry and academia and engaged in drug discovery. In consulting, he focused on product innovation for big pharma apropos of developing nations. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and is currently pursuing his MBA at the Sauder School of Business, UBC.