Deloitte appoints a new leader of its life sciences industry practice: Homi Kapadia

Deloitte veteran is a board director of the company

Deloitte LLP (New York) has announced the appointment of Homi Kapadia, a 28-year veteran at the company, as leader of its life sciences industry practice, which employs nearly 4,000 professionals serving biopharma, med device and consumer health industries in the US. He takes over from Terry Hisey, principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP, who has transitioned to a top client-service position for the practice, according to a company statement.

Kapadia will guide the practice to deliver a "cross sector" viewpoint to clients in light of their growing interdependency on other sectors as the health system converges around population health and value-based incentives, says the statement. "We are moving to an era in which the growth and success of a life sciences company depends upon new relationships on the clinical delivery and payment sides, and upon having the right scale and level of capabilities globally," said Kapadia. "I look forward to working with our partners, principals and directors in drawing upon Deloitte's range of services and perspectives in giving executives at life sciences companies the confidence to chart a way forward in today's complex environment."

Kapadia, based in Philadelphia, has an MBA and an MS from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), and a BTech from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay.