Ravi Chana, Head of Business Development at Roche Diagnostics UK & Ireland
After completing a degree in Pharmacology, Ravi gained employment in non-health and health
related sectors, undertaking Sales, Marketing, Market Access, Business Development and Health
Economics roles. Prior to re-joining Roche Diagnostics Ravi undertook projects for the UK
Department of Health and also for the UK Department for International Trade. A major area of focus
within these roles was to assist HealthTech innovators (SMEs and Large organisations) gain access to
the most appropriate experts in UK Universities and the NHS. He has also been part of various
working groups within the National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE), National
Institute for Health Research (NIHR), the British In-Vitro Diagnostics Association (BIVDA) and
Association of British Healthtech Industries (ABHI).
Ravi’s role as Head of Business Development focuses on assessing innovative technologies and
companies, which could fit the Roche Diagnostics portfolio or be potential partners for the UK
affiliate to work with across patient care pathways. Areas of particular focus are Cardiac Disease,
Oncology, Women’s Health, Alzheimer’s and Infectious Diseases, with Digital Health as a cross
cutting theme of interest. The role also allows Ravi to work closely with the Roche Global Business
Development team to bring any potential technologies to the Roche global organisation to assess.
Ravi is currently Vice Chair of the ABHI Digital Health Group, where he works with likeminded
industry colleagues to assess the healthcare landscape for the evaluation and uptake of digital
health technologies into the healthcare system.
Outside of work Ravi is a keen Field Hockey Player and Coach, focusing on developing young talented
individuals who want to progress in their chosen sport and provide guidance where needed.