Making clinical research crystal clear

You can be confident that
you will achieve
your business goals

The Krystelis team has decades of experience in successfully delivering services to global pharmaceutical companies. Working with Krystelis you can be confident that you will achieve high-quality outcomes that provide value for money. Our customers value our collaborative and proactive approach that helps them keep pace with rapidly changing regulatory requirements.





Mission statement

To help our customers improve the lives of patients by providing services that are recognised for quality, value, and collaboration




Growing Together




Leadership team

Krystelis was founded in 2022 by Dr Pooja Phogat and Dr Stuart Donald, two pharmaceutical industry executives with a combined 45 years of pharmaceutical industry experience, almost 30 years of this within service delivery organisations.

Their vision is for Krystelis to become a world-leading provider of high-quality, cost-effective services to the global life sciences industry. They are equally enthusiastic about exceeding the expectations of their customers and employees. As such, Pooja and Stuart are striving to make Krystelis not only great to work with, but also a great place to work.


Dr. Pooja Phogat


Pooja has a First Class BSc and MSc in Microbiology and a PhD in Microbiology. Her experience spans industrial research and global operational, management, and business development positions in organisations delivering services to the global pharmaceutical industry, including leadership to board level. She is a globally recognised subject matter expert in the field of clinical trial transparency.

Pooja is driven professionally to build services that exceed customers’ expectations and to deliver these services through a high level of customer focus and collaboration.

Pooja lives in Delhi, India. She loves to travel and experience diverse cultures and experiments with cooking dishes from different global cuisines. She likes to keep fit through walking and regular yoga practice.

Pooja is responsible for Krystelis' growth strategy.

Dr. Stuart Donald


Stuart has a First-Class Honours degree in Pharmacology and a PhD focused on Cardiovascular Pharmacology. His experience gained in the UK and USA includes academic research, pharmaceutical project and portfolio management, management consultancy, and leadership positions in contract research organisations to board level.

Stuart’s professional passion is to provide an environment in which individuals and teams can flourish and reach their full potential.

Stuart lives near Reading, UK. In his spare time, he enjoys keeping fit by walking and participating in ParkRuns. He is a volunteer and trustee of Ridgeline, a local charity that offers the benefits of social and therapeutic horticulture to people experiencing poor mental or physical health and other special needs

Stuart provides leadership to Krystelis’ business operations.

Shalini Dwivedi


Shalini has a First-Class Master's degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences, with a specialisation in Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry. Shalini has expertise in regulatory, disclosure, and publication writing and training clinical research professionals in various aspects of clinical research.

Shalini is passionate about clinical research data integrity and ethics. She is recognised within the industry as a subject matter expert for the redaction and anonymisation of clinical trial documents.

Shalini lives in Gurugram, India. She is a classical music enthusiast and a vocalist in MPGM Music Academy projects ( Shalini writes poetry in Hindi. Many of her poems have been composed as classical songs.

At Krystelis, Shalini is focused on operational delivery, resourcing and people management.

Vidhi Vashisht

Head of Plain Language Services

Vidhi has a Master’s degree in Science, Pharmacy (gold medallist), with a specialisation in Medicinal Chemistry. Vidhi has spent more than a decade working in clinical research and has expertise in clinical trial transparency and plain language writing. She has a deep understanding of clinical trial regulations. Vidhi’s strengths include ensuring excellence in project delivery and people management.

Vidhi is passionate about patient communication and patient engagement and creating a positive and thriving environment for Krystelis teams. She is a recognized subject matter expert on plain language communications and regularly speaks and publishes on global platforms.

Vidhi lives in Gurugram, India. When not at work, she is engaged in reading, writing, and gardening. She is also a Kathak and music (vocal) enthusiast.

At Krystelis, Vidhi leads plain language writing services. 

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