Maneesha Altekar is a Principal Statistician at AstraZeneca, supporting AZ Operations in the Americas Region. Before that, she worked in R&D, supporting the Neuroscience Division and Safety Assessment. She is currently involved in the PV and CPV activities at AZ. Prior to working for AstraZeneca, Maneesha spent 18 years working in the Chemical industry, providing support to R&D, manufacturing and other functions, mainly in the areas of Design of Experiments, SPC and 6-Sigma. She has presented at various conferences including the Joint Statistical Meetings, ASQ, Lab Automation Conference and Society for Biomolecular Screening, and published several papers. She holds a Ph. D. in Statistics from the University of Delaware.