, Director of
operations, India & MEA, ClinTec International, Bangalore
Bindhya Cariappa has good experience
in many clinical development verticals including clinical operations,
regulatory affairs, quality assurance, medical writing and training
across India and Europe. She has been responsible for over 100 phase
I-IV clinical trials conducted in 28 countries worldwide.
Q What are the inspiring factors that
contribute to your success?
I believe the essential elements of
a successful business are motivated professionals, good understanding
of client requirements, operating with integrity, adaptability to
change, commitment to innovation and pride in delivering excellence.
Q What management principle do you follow
while heading operations of a company like ClinTec International?
ClinTec International is in an
aggressive growth phase, and heading its operations entails evaluating
and implementing strategies that enable sustainable growth within newer
functional verticals, while evaluating and strengthening the core
capabilities. As a result, my focus areas are staff, clients and
quality. We attract and engage the best talent in the company and
empower them to achieve. I believe in accountability, fairness,
transparency, equal opportunities, recognizing achievements of
employees and encouraging innovation and entrepreneurship. Our policies
and procedures reflect these principles.
Q What are the challenges you face ?
We face many challenges while
running a business, but I have not come across any that are as a result
of being a woman. Through experience, I say that the business area we
operate in is a level playing field with performance being the key
Q What are your plans for the future?
Being in charge of leadership and
operational roles across a wide geographic area, I do see myself moving
into a more strategic and global role in the near future.
Q Can you share your learning for the
benefit of women who aspire to become entrepreneurs?
In my experience and by interacting
with a large number of successful business women and entrepreneurs, I
could identify a few common traits — those include passion and
perseverance to succeed, with the flexibility to adapt and importantly,
perceptiveness in identifying and seizing emerging opportunities.