Dr. Afshan Naheed Hashmi born in India and educated both in India and USA now lives in Rockville, Maryland,USA. Dr. Hashmi is a Best-Selling author, award-winning entrepreneur,speaker, books, movies, make-up and beauty products Reviewer, as well as TV show Host, is a successful regulatory, business development and scientific professional with more than a decade of experience. She specializes in making innovative and value creation market entry strategies for companies looking to enter India. Also she lectures and delivers seminars on ''Doing Business in India,” including culture training. An award‐winning entrepreneur, Dr. Hashmi has coordinated meetings and accommodations for U.S. business delegations in India. She has facilitated the introduction of U.S. businesses to potential U.S. and international partners and vice‐versa. Dr. Hashmi maintains an extensive professional network that is required to launch initiatives especially in the U.S., India, Qatar, UAE and Bahrain . Currently every month she is delivering lecture on India's various aspects to a very large audience. Dr. Afshan Naheed Hashmi has an amazing diverse career with extensive media experience. She is very popular in India and many newspapers in India in English, Hindi and Urdu have written about her including "The Hindu", "Hindustan Times", "The Indian Express" to name a few(http://drafshanhashmi.com/id16.html ).She has also appeared on major television channels in India and on TV Asia in USA. Dr.Hashmi has total reach of over one billion people worldwide via print, TV, and online!!!. Dr. Hashmi is the author of two blogs:''India Business Innovations'' (http://indiabusinessinnovations.wordpress.com/) and ''Connecting with the Dignitaries''(http://connectingdignitaries.wordpress.com/). She has authored numerous scientific reports and has also written and presented various papers on the subject of biochemistry and molecular biology.
With years of experience as a business development, regulatory, and scientific professional, Dr. Hashmi’s wide experience base enables her to offer strategically sound advice in many business sectors. While working with clients on improving profitability, Dr. Hashmi was able to experience the powerful impact that the new business model revealed in The Modern Mughal Mentality firsthand. She has written articles and or comments for Huffington Post, Elle India, Elle, Glamour, Forbes India, Harvard Business Review, Elle UK, Harper's Bazaar, Vogue, The Chew show website, TNW Blog (http://drafshanhashmi.com/id15.html). Dr. Hashmi’s popular lectures range in topics and include everything from improving profitability in the international business to international cuisine and culture. She is passionate about sharing her knowledge with others.
Dr. Hashmi had founded the company Global Regulatory and Business Solutions, LLC, where she was the President and provided operations management, business development, market entry strategies for India and Qatar, and regulatory affairs expertise. Prior to opening her own business, she was the primary company liaison to companies located in Asia and U.S. as the CONSULTING LIAISON for ToxLogic LLC and supported company’s business development activities by communicating orally and in writing with potential clients, providing regulatory strategic planning and advice. Traveled internationally to support business development and gave oral presentations to diverse audiences.. She has been invited as a guest faculty by a very prestigious university in India to introduce and teach US Regulatory Affairs and its relation to business of Biotechnology via online classes. Dr. Hashmi is currently making curriculum for this online class. Dr. Hashmi successfully collaborated with a client to gather information to support filing of a Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) application, allowing client to file for a patent in multiple countries simultaneously. Reviewed scientific portion of application; used this information to then help client develop licensing agreement to distribute a new technology. She has provided entrepreneurship training.
Dr. Hashmi earned a PhD Biochemistry from Aligarh Muslim University in Aligarh(UP) India, 1991 , M.Phil Biochemistry, (a pre‐PhD requirement), 1988, M.Sc. Biochemistry,1985 and a B.S. (Honors) Chemistry,1983. She was also educated at Johns Hopkins University in Regulatory Affairs in the Zanvyl Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, Advanced Academic Programs, Department of Biotechnology. Course work: Regulatory Processes for Domestic and Global Biotechnology Products and University of Maryland (Baltimore), School of Medicine, Department of Medical and Research Technology Categorical Course in Clinical Chemistry, 1997. Dr.Hashmi earned a certification from American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) ‐ Technologist inChemistry. She is also Regulatory Affairs Certified (RAC) US and has extensive experience with scientific research and publication as well as an in‐depth knowledge of regulatory requirements of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Dr. Hashmi has evaluated outsourcing opportunities for clinical trials and manufacturing, conducted scientific literature reviews, and analyzed research data, and prepared press releases and other marketing materials. Dr.Hashmi worked also as Research Associate, at Human Genome Sciences, Inc., Rockville, Maryland;Medical Technologist in Rapid Response Laboratory at University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore, MD;Public Health Scientist at Maryland State Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Laboratories Administration, Baltimore, MD; Postdoctoral Fellow, Division of Physiology, Department of Environmental Health Sciences, School of Hygiene and Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD; and as Research Assistant, University of Maryland Cancer Center, Baltimore, MD . She is also member of The American Society for Clinical Pathology(ASCP); member of Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society( RAPS) and member of Maryland Writers' Association(MWA).
Dr. Hashmi is a recipient of the ‘Ibn Sina Public Health Award in recognition of her contributions in the field of Public Health Science and Entrepreneurship from the AIDS Cell of the Ibn Sînâ Academy of Medieval Medicine & Sciences, Aligarh, (UP),India. She also received an Award of Excellence by AMU Ladies Club, Aligarh, (UP), India. On April 14, 2008, her company, Global Regulatory and Business Solutions, LLC, was awarded Certificate of Appreciation by the County Executive, The Honorable Isiah Leggett of Montgomery County in recognition and appreciation for being one of Montgomery County’s outstanding companies chosen for visits during Business Appreciation Week. Also on April 14, 2008 another Certificate of Appreciation was presented to Dr. Afshan Naheed Hashmi’s company, Global Regulatory and Business Solutions, LLC, by the Mayor of the City of Rockville, The Honorable Susan Hoffmann and Executive Director of Rockville Economic Development, Inc., Sally Sternbach in recognition of company’s contributions to Rockville’s economy and participation in Rockville Business Appreciation Week, April 14‐18, 2008. She, was awarded a Certificate of Appreciation on March 10, 2008 by the County Executive of Montgomery County, Maryland, The Honorable Isiah Leggett, for serving as a member of Montgomery County’s November 2007 business mission to India. She was also awarded Junior and Senior Research Fellowships by the Indian Council of Medical Research, May1987 to November 1991. Dr. Hashmi was awarded an Aligarh Muslim University Medal for earning the “First Position” in the M.Sc. Biochemistry Program as well as “Science Merit Scholarship” as a result of a written competitive test for the academic session 1983‐1985. Scholarship was given for the pursuit of a two‐year M.Sc. biochemistry program.
Dr. Hashmi loves to promote authors and artists and through videoconferencing she interviews authors and artists and then shares these interviews on various social media platforms. She runs a book club on Goodreads and twitter called Afshan Hashmi's online Book Club which takes its members for an innovative, inspiring and intellectual journey. The book club is also called Afshan's Stylish and Glam Reading Corner and it was launched on 20 April 2014. In book club she reviews books also. She has also created Hashtag #drafshanglambookclub to have a very stimulating and interactive discussion in her book club. Dr. Hashmi reviews books, movies, beauty and make-up products and loads it on Amazon and Goodreads (only books reviews) websites. Also she reviews books, movies, beauty and make-up products via audio and video podcasts. She also loads these files on her you tube channel and also broadcast it on her internet radio and TV show. Hashtag created of the name of the book #The Modern Mughal Mentality to have interactive discussions about the The Modern Mughal Mentality book. Various other hashtags created to have stimulating discussion .These hashtags are #askdrafshan, #americaindiaexpertand # AMUtalk.
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