Dr Sandhya Tewari


General Manager, International and Government

MTPconnect, Australia

Dr Sandhya Tewari led Victoria’s investment attraction, trade and business development activities in biotechnology from 2009 to 2016, as the Senior Manager of Medtech & Pharma at the Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources, the Victorian Government’s lead agency for the promotion and facilitation of the state’s economic development. She has more than 17 years of international experience in trade development and investment attraction, including in India where she worked as Director - Biotechnology at Confederation of Indian Industry for nine years.

Before joining the Victorian Government, Dr Tewari worked at the Donor Tissue Bank of Victoria managing their portfolio of biotechnology projects. She holds a PhD in Molecular Biology from University of Manitoba, Canada. She is also the President of Business Talk Toastmasters Australia.