Neelesh Varde

Saint Charles, IL

Conducts data visualization for several global food brands and pharmaceutical products.

Neelesh Varde is a senior product manager at Roquette America and an adjunct instructor for the WVU DMC program. He is the developer and current instructor of the DMC Data Visualization course. In his current position at Roquette America, Neelesh is involved in management  for several global brands of food and pharmaceutical products, and heavily involved in data visualization through pricing and sales management.

He has also spent the last four years serving as an instructor and course developer for Roquette University®, which offers a series of educational courses designed for professionals in the Human Nutrition, Animal Nutrition, Nutraceutical, and Pharmaceutical industries. Previously while at the University of Michigan, Neelesh worked in developing the infrastructure for one of the first distance learning classes offered in the School of Engineering, Chemical Reaction Engineering (ChE 344), and served as the course teaching assistant.

His background includes a B.S. from the University of Michigan (summa cum laude) and an M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business with concentrations in Marketing Management and Econometrics & Statistics. He is a member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT), and the Data Science Association.