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Sarwar Islam

Partner & Managing Director

New York

Sarwar Islam the global topic leader for biopharma generics and biosimilars within The Boston Consulting Group's Health Care practice. He is also a core member of BCG's Corporate Development, Operations, and Marketing, Sales & Pricing practices.

Since joining BCG in 2001, Sarwar’s work has centered on helping clients in the biopharmaceutical and generics industries on a broad range of strategy and operations topics across the life sciences value chain.

Prior to joining BCG, Sarwar was a research scientist with Abbott Laboratories and a PhD candidate in molecular and cellular biology at Northwestern University.

Areas of Expertise

  • Global manufacturing strategy
  • Global plant network strategy
  • Postmerger integration (PMI)
  • Commercial strategy
  • In vitro diagnostics (IVD) and life services
  • Due diligence in the biopharma and device sectors


  • MBA, beta gamma sigma, Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University
  • MSc, bio-organic chemistry, University of Toledo
  • BSc, honors, chemistry, St. Xavier’s College, India

Honors and Awards

  • University of Toledo, Sigma Xi Outstanding Research Award
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