Sanjay Dhebar

Sanjay has a diverse background that includes various commercial management roles for both start-ups and established pharmaceutical companies. Over the past 5 years he has been an instructor at Ryerson and York University, focused on sales and marketing. He takes a high energy approach to teaching by sharing everyday examples of Fortune 500 companies’ successes and failures.

Sanjay presently works for Biovail Pharmaceuticals as a National Product Manager in the Central Nervous System (CNS) division. His product profile includes CNS, Diabetes and Legacy. This compliments his work previously in CNS in sales management for 2 start-up companies: Oryx Pharmaceuticals and Prestwick Pharmaceuticals. Both Oryx and Prestwick evolved when acquired within 5 years of inception.

During Sanjay’s tenure at these start-up companies he participated in sales/marketing launches of 2 niche CNS products, a therapeutic area he has worked in for 8 years. Prior to that, he worked at GlaxoSmithKline and was part of a blockbuster respiratory drug launch. During his time at GSK he also completed his MBA in marketing with a focus on Entrepreneurship.

Recently Sanjay completed his term on the Ryerson University Senate as an alumni representative in which he was part of reviewing and approving the acquisition of Maple Leaf Gardens and the Sam the Record Man buildings as Ryerson grows its campus. Presently he is an active member of the Emerging Leaders Network (ELN) and initiative of the Greater Toronto Civic Action Alliance. Sanjay also actively speaks on leadership to undergraduate business students at Ryerson and York University.


Incubator, Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management