Pravin M. Khandare


Former Chief Procurement Officer

As the Chief Procurement Officer, Pravin was responsible for procurement of materials and services for Biogen. He led source-to-pay transformation, including process development and standardization, and restructured category management, procurement operations and Centers of Excellence to develop procurement capabilities and deliver superior value to the business. Additionally, he implemented purchasing compliance and controls, and drove a comprehensive raw materials risk-management program.

Prior to joining Biogen, Pravin was Vice President, Janssen Supply Chain procurement and Business Engagement Leader. In this position, he was responsible for procurement of pharmaceutical raw materials and category management of the construction, capital and facilities services category. Before being part of Janssen Supply Chain procurement, Pravin led Chemical Category management for all businesses of Johnson & Johnson (J&J). He was responsible for centralizing chemicals procurement and developing the global chemical category, including category strategies, supplier relationship management, risk management, and standardization of procurement practices.

Before joining J&J, Pravin worked as a management consultant at Kearney, where he led operational work, including operations integration, organizational design and restructuring, sourcing, and category management for global companies (Unilever, Rohm & Haas, Altria, Saint Gobain, J&J).

Pravin began his work career as a Research Scientist at Occidental Chemical Corporation (OxyChem), where he developed chemical processes for novel specialty chemical products and helped commercialize several key products at Oxy’s Niagara Falls chemical plant.

Throughout his career, Pravin led development and delivery of in-house training programs for members of the consulting teams and the client companies. He authored several papers/articles for technical journals and has presented at various conferences as well as at consulting forums and client companies. He holds three US patents and one worldwide patent for novel chemical products and processes.

He holds an M.S. and Ph.D. in chemical engineering from West Virginia University, and a B.S. in chemical engineering from the University of Bombay’s Department of Chemical Technology. He also holds an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business.