A group of diverse professionals consulting in the healthcare space, public and private. Our experiences span the entire lifecycle from discovery / development, licensing, product launch, to government policy development.

Our Management Team

Cyrus A. Chowdhury

Managing Director & CEO

Monica Martin de Bustamante

Managing Director

Mark Chalmers, PhD

Principal, EU Lead

Sandeep Duttagupta, PhD

Principal, Emerging Markets

Andrew Gould

Principal, USA Pricing & Market Access

Maximilian Hunt

Principal

Tom Rutkowski

Principal

Our Practice Areas

Value, Access, and Pricing

A new economic era is dawning, and understanding how value can best support price and access will be essential to the success of future and current brands.
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We serve a variety of clients ranging from global pharmaceutical / biopharmaceutical companies to ministries of health in emerging markets.

We solve our clients' most challenging issues, including pricing, access, value, portfolio design, launch strategy, partnership strategy, and policy development.

Commercial Planning

From new modes of administration to new mechanisms of action, specialty therapeutic landscapes are crowding with new dimensions of competition. Understanding local market perceptions and behaviours are just the beginning to developing a sound commercial strategy with the expertise of CBPartners’ team.
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Portfolio Optimisation

As market and payer realities evolve, it will be essential to adapt to meet new stakeholder needs, as well as to understand the value of that adaptation.
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Government Policy Advisory

The world’s landscape is quickly evolving due to both innovation and government policy. Ensuring that these policies match political and commercial goals is possible through the expertise of CBPartners’ team.
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Our Methods & Philosophy

The pyramid is the most durable structure in physics, and represents the aggregation of the three tenets of our methodology – each one contributing to comprehensive, practical, and effective guidance.

Our principals work with engagement teams to develop hypotheses-driven approaches to key issue identification

Our analysts and associates are trained to unrelentingly pursue trends and truths.

Our network at GHAB, the Global Health Advisory Board, propels our engagement teams to validate or refute hypotheses and analytical findings through time-tested analytics.

We use a three-pronged approach utilising our experiences to customise hypothesis-driven methods to help solve your business issues. Our analysts follow-through with rigorous, bottom-up research and analysis. The result is practical, evidence-based guidance to meet your goals.


Our approach to engagement work and client service is defined by five core values: client-first, customisation, collaboration, candour, and confidentiality.

Client First

Your customers are our customers.
We develop our deliverables in anticipation of the day when you must communicate the same messages to your own colleagues.

You come first. No excuses.
Your timelines are our timelines.
Final meetings don’t mean we’re done – we will see you through your internal socialisation meetings to ensure the right message and evidence is delivered.

We are tireless.
Our consultants work around the globe and around the clock. We work, when you aren’t.

Customised

You, your situation, and our approach are unique.
Everything we create is from scratch. While we apply our experiences and leverage analogy, we never recycle.

Candid

We tell you the truth.
Sometimes the truth can hurt. We won’t pull punches – you need to know the realities of the market awaiting you, and we pledge to deliver that to you.

Integrity is sacred. 
We strive to maintain the highest degree of truth, fairness, and professionalism in all that we do.

Collaborative

We work with you.
Every engagement we execute begins with a working session to ensure everyone’s best thinking is incorporated.
We will challenge your ideas, and anticipate that you will do the same to us.

Confidential

Maintaining your confidence is our priority.
Through the course of our work, we encounter highly confidential information. This information is firewalled, protected, and applied only to your situation.

Our global network of authorities is exclusive.
Some members of our Global Health Advisory Board only work with us. Our currency is information.

Client First

Your customers are our customers.
We develop our deliverables in anticipation of the day when you must communicate the same messages to your own colleagues.

You come first. No excuses.
Your timelines are our timelines.
Final meetings don’t mean we’re done – we will see you through your internal socialisation meetings to ensure the right message and evidence is delivered.

We are tireless.
Our consultants work around the globe and around the clock. We work, when you aren’t.

Customised

You, your situation, and our approach are unique.
Everything we create is from scratch. While we apply our experiences and leverage analogy, we never recycle.

Candid

We tell you the truth.
Sometimes the truth can hurt. We won’t pull punches – you need to know the realities of the market awaiting you, and we pledge to deliver that to you.

Integrity is sacred. 
We strive to maintain the highest degree of truth, fairness, and professionalism in all that we do.

Collaborative

We work with you.
Every engagement we execute begins with a working session to ensure everyone’s best thinking is incorporated.
We will challenge your ideas, and anticipate that you will do the same to us.

Confidential

Maintaining your confidence is our priority.
Through the course of our work, we encounter highly confidential information. This information is firewalled, protected, and applied only to your situation.

Our global network of authorities is exclusive.
Some members of our Global Health Advisory Board only work with us. Our currency is information.

Our US operations run out of New York City and San Francisco. London, UK is our European regional hub, and our Asian engagements are anchored in Shanghai, China.

GHAB: Global Health Advisory Board

During the course of our lives, we have developed GHAB, the Global Health Advisory Board. Our proprietary consortium of thought leaders include:

  • Current pricing authorities
  • Current access / guideline authorities
  • Current guideline authors
  • Current HTA authorities
  • Former pricing / access authorities
  • Academic advisors to government authorities
  • Budget-holders
  • Hospital administrators / pharmacists
  • KOLs representing various therapeutic areas
  • KOLs on financing schemes
  • KOLs on policy development
  • Local consultants specialising in pharmaceutical pricing, access, commercial strategy experts on local dynamics

CBPartners’ relationships with GHAB members run deeply – they are personal and professional. We are more than a source of honouraria – we exchange ideas, promote their careers, and help them network. The result is a relationship built on trust.

To become a member of GHAB, contact us at info@cbpartners.com

View select GHAB member profiles below by hovering over a particular market.