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Feb 27, 2020
Hitha Palepu is the CEO of Rhoshan Pharmaceuticals, an early-stage life sciences company focused on providing early treatment to the acute leading causes of death. She is the Founder of Hitha On The Go and the author of How To Pack: Travel Smart for Any Trip. Hitha is a sought-after speaker on topics related to lifestyle, philanthropy, and healthcare and is an active angel investor and advisor. Currently, Hitha also serves on the Board of Directors at Sundara, a non-profit organization focused on sustainable hygiene and empowering women in India.
Hitha joins me today to share her humble beginnings of watching her father build a pharmaceutical development company and how it inspired her entrepreneurial spirit. She shares the lessons she learned about business and product development while working as the VP of Business Development of her father’s organization and what it’s like to work with her father as a father-daughter co-founder team. We discuss how her father’s company pivoted from SciDose to Rhoshan Pharmaceuticals and the importance of conducting market research before developing products. Hitha also shares how she balances her time between working as the CEO of Rhoshan Pharmaceuticals while spending time with her husband and young children.
“It’s about having the flexibility to adapt. It’s about having the grit to keep pitching with the same energy and enthusiasm the hundredth time as you did the first time.” - Hitha Palepu
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