When we launched RS Associates, we had a clear vision of what we wanted to do: build a leading pharmaceutical consulting group providing evidence-based decisions to help our clients’ brands succeed. Since 1999, we have worked with the top 10 pharmaceutical companies to help inform and support product marketing initiatives. We specialize in four core areas:

What we do:

Our staff / associates have varying specializations:

Our management team consists of:

Suresh Iyer

Chief Executive Officer

As the founder of RS Associates, Suresh has led the company’s growth since 1999. Suresh started his career at IMRB International and has 17 years of work experience in the healthcare market research sector.Suresh remains actively involved in the client engagements and provides strategic support in brand decision making. Suresh can be contacted at:


Subash C. Sethi

Senior Consultant

Mr. Sethi is a senior advisor and consultant at RS Associates. He has a rich and varied experience in the pharmaceutical industry. With over 25 years of pharmaceutical experience, Mr. Sethi has held marketing, sales, and brand management positions. Prior to joining RS Associates, Mr. Sethi was the Senior Vice President at Sanofi Aventis.

Dr. Mahesh B. Abhyankar, MBBS, DHA, PGDCR, PGDBA (Marketing)

Clinical Advisor

Dr. Abhyankar is clinical consultant at RS Associates and provides clinical guidance on large scale projects. Dr. Abhyankar received his clinical education from KEM Hospital, Mumbai, and has worked at managerial levels at various pharmaceutical companies: Cipla, Universal Medicare, and currently at IPCA Labs. He has also served as a part of the faculty at MBA Schools within Mumbai, and has served as a keynote speaker in over 100 symposia across India on the following topics: hypertension, malaria, pain management, antibiotics, psychiatry, and nutraceuticals.

Dr. Priya Iyer, BDS (Mumbai)

Medical Advisor

Dr. Priya is a Medical Advisor at RS Associates and provides clinical expertise on projects. Dr. Priya received her clinical education from Dr. D.Y.Patil College, Mumbai, and has worked as product manager in the pharmaceutical / medical devices industry. Dr. Priya has more than 8 years of experience in the healthcare sector.

Ms. Ami Gandhi (Iyer), (Mumbai)


Ms. Ami is a full time qualitative moderator at RS Associates and a qualified pharmacist (B. Pharmacy). Prior to joining RS Associates, Ms. Ami held roles in pharmaceutical sales, product management, and sales training. She more than 10 years of experience in the healthcare sector.