Saira Ramasastry

Managing Partner, Life Sciences Advisory LLC


Saira Ramasastry, managing partner of Life Sciences Advisory, is a seasoned life sciences industry insider with 20+ years experience successfully building companies as an advisor, board member and operational executive. Prior to LSA, Saira helped found and establish the leading life sciences franchise on Wall Street at Merrill Lynch where she was responsible for emerging biotech coverage for over a decade. Prior to Merrill Lynch, Saira worked in M&A at Wasserstein Perella.

Ms. Ramasastry currently serves on the industry advisory board of the Michael J Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research, as head of business and sustainability for the European Prevention of Alzheimer's Dementia (EPAD) consortium and as a special advisor for the G8 health initiatives. She also serves on the board of directors of several public and private companies.

Ms. Ramasastry holds a B.A. in Economics with Honors and Distinction from Stanford University where she graduated Phi Beta Kappa and has advanced degrees in Management Science & Engineering from Stanford University and Management Studies from the University of Cambridge as an ESU Churchill Scholar. She is a lecturer for the Bioscience Enterprise Program and serves on the advisory council of the Cambridge Judge Business School and Cambridge in America. Saira is a Health Innovator Fellow of the Aspen Institute and was recently named a top global life sciences advisor by Worldwide Financial Advisor and CorporateLiveWire.