Dr. Usha Pillai is a specialist in strategy, critical thinking, change management, outsourcing, and project/program management with over 20 years of experience as a leader and scientific professional. She founded Aria Management Consulting and currently works with the Economic Development Corporation of New Haven fostering science entrepreneurship.
Previously, Pillai held various positions at Pfizer, where she led strategic planning and outsourcing, introduced change management, and partnered on organizational redesign and strategy. In 2010, she was selected by Pfizer as a Global Health Fellow, spending six months in Ghana working with the global nonprofit Family Health International (now FHI 360). While there, she oversaw the development and implementation of long-term sustainability plans, decreasing future dependence on donor funds.