Meet the core team

Expertise, experience, and commitment helping Life Science companies to achieve excellence all over the world: meet the people behind Xcellen and the Xpower suite


Nikhil Gupta

Nikhil Gupta

Partner, Head of Global Key Accounts

Nikhil manages global key accounts and ensures that Xpower meets the client needs.

Nikhil brings 15 years of work experience in the pharmaceutical industry with significant expertise in creating sales force and key account management strategies all over the world. His understanding of complex business issues and the ability to turn complicated subjects into easy-to-understand topics played a major role in the development of Xpower.

Nikhil is an entrepreneur coming from the industry side with a huge background in consulting. He worked for several strategy and consulting companies in Asia and Europe such as IQVIA in Singapore and Malaysia.

Siddharth Malhotra

Siddharth Malhotra

Partner, Tech Lead & Future Development

Siddharth develops new products and artificial intelligence features based on the needs of life science companies.

He saw the need for an affordable tool to improve performance in the SFE-field within pharma and life science companies. With over 10+ years of business and technology management experience, he recognized the potential of combining technology and the comprehensive global SFE knowledge from all Xcellen partners.

Sid has extensive experience as a management consultant working on SFE projects in Asia and Europe. Prior to Xcellen, Sid was a Senior consultant at IQVIA based in Singapore and Germany.

Core Team

Akshay Upadhyay

Akshay Upadhyay

Senior Tech Project Manager

Akshay leads the professional developer and tester team. He manages the development of ingenious technology and apps.

He has delivered software and services since Xpower started to help clients improve sales force effectiveness and commercial excellence

and, ultimately reap the benefits of Xpower technologies. Therefore, his team uses and combines state of the art technologies.

Prior to joining Xcellen, he worked in the research and data analysis team for a semi-government company based in Delhi.

Martina Schoen

Martina Schoen

Business Development Lead EMEA

Martina initiates and closes deals in the EMEA region.

Martina brings more than nine years of experience in market development, client service and sales consulting and delivered many successful sales and marketing projects to the pharmaceutical industry. Her strength is building mutually profitable customer relationships and a mindset for building up projects together to exactly meet the client’s needs and wishes.

Prior to business development, she worked in the fields of sales analytics and management consulting for global companies such as Cegedim and IQVIA as well as a regional based life science service provider.

Lisa Wolfsteiner

Lisa Wolfsteiner

Head of Innovation

Lisa takes care of Xpower PST development and creates value adding improvements.

Lisa brings more than 10 years of experience in the service sector for pharma and life science companies.

She is an expert in finding effective ways, methods and tools to use big data. She is someone who readily challenges the status quo, demonstrates incredible innovation and creativity for new ways to deliver customer centric approaches and solutions.

She started her career in Consulting at Malik and IQVIA and led a large group of departments at Schütz Medical Services including Technical Development.