Dr. Shekhar Mitra Joins YourEncore

Legendary innovator, former P&G Executive, to advise companies on breakthrough innovation and product pipeline strategies

INDIANAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- YourEncore, the leading expert solutions provider to the consumer product, food and life sciences industries, today announced that Dr. Shekhar Mitra has joined YourEncore as a Consulting Partner to lead the company’s new Innovation Solutions practice and advise clients on making holistic innovation a central driver to their business.

“Shekhar’s disruptive approach to innovation has led to breakthrough products and multi-billion dollar global brands,” said Brad Lawson, YourEncore CEO. “We are honored to have him join our team and help our clients gain fresh thinking and develop game-changing new products.”

With nearly 30 years of experience, Dr. Mitra joins YourEncore from Procter & Gamble, where he most recently served as Senior Vice President, Research & Development, Global Prestige, Beauty and Corporate Fragrances & Flavors. His strategies for disruptive innovation at P&G led to breakthrough products such as Crest Whitestrips, Crest ProHealth, Aleve Analgesic, Prilosec, Olay Regenerist Skin Care, Hugo Boss and Gucci Fragrances, Gillette and Old Spice Clinical Strength and cholesterol-lowering Metamucil.

Mitra received his undergraduate degree in biophysical chemistry from the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology and his MS and Ph.D. degrees in life sciences from Columbia University. He was a Jane Coffin Research Fellow at Yale University, and holds more than 50 patents.

“Enterprises that continuously build strong innovation processes, capabilities and pipelines of products and ideas gain and keep a competitive advantage,” said Dr. Mitra. “I am proud to join YourEncore to help clients inject new stimuli into innovation programs and create bold products that lead categories and define new ones.”

For nearly a decade, YourEncore has helped leading life sciences, food and consumer product companies accelerate innovation and growth. The company’s 7,500 experts have on average more than 25 years experience developing new products and technologies that have changed lives, moved markets and built global brands. They draw on this experience – coupled with their objective, external perspectives – to help YourEncore clients tackle high stakes business challenges and reinvigorate product pipelines.

Mitra joins YourEncore’s elite Innovation Solutions practice to provide exclusive guidance on breakthrough innovation approaches to corporate C-Suite leadership. To commercialize innovations, YourEncore offers ready teams of experts with experience spanning all aspects of the product life cycle.

“Shekhar’s track record of success speaks for itself,” said Lawson. “His approach to game-changing innovation, customer-inspired product design, and creative organizational culture have led to products and services that touch the lives of consumers around the world every day. We look forward to unleashing his brand of disruptive innovation for our clients.”

About YourEncore

Indianapolis-based YourEncore accelerates innovation and growth for companies in the life sciences, food and consumer product industries. The company’s 7,500+ veteran-level experts include top-flight professionals, with an average of 25 years of industry experience. By providing perfectly-matched expertise and flexible solutions, YourEncore helps research, develop and commercialize products for Procter & Gamble, Lilly, Boeing, General Mills and nearly 70 other global Fortune 500 leaders. For more information, visit www.yourencore.com and follow www.facebook.com/yourencore.

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Source: YourEncore