An Aspiring team

Sha Akhgar BSc (Hons), MSci


Owner & Managing Director

Sha has over 10 years experience in the Pharmaceutical industry, ranging from commercial roles to technical,  Quality Control, formulation, and manufacturing roles.

This isn't Sha's first business venture, he has previously built a successful contract laboratory and other ventures.

Desi Aleksieva BSc MChem (Hons), MRQA, MRSC


Quality Assurance Manager

Desi's background is broad-ranging; her areas of expertise include Quality Control, Technical and Quality Assurance. She has prior experience of setting up a contract laboratory, and is responsible for designing, implementing and managing Aspire's Quality Management System.

Jaydevkumar Patel


         Senior Microbiologist

Jaydev has a wealth of experience in both sterile and non sterile microbiology testing. He has also previously set up a microbiology lab so is looking forward to this new challenge.

Jaydev is very much customer focused and does this without compromising on quality!

Emma Cairns-Baker


Senior Quality Control Analyst

Emma joins us with a strong background QC background. Emma also has the unique experience of being heavily involved in setting up another contract analytical laboratory.  In Emma's previous role, she worked on batch release, method development and validation. Her experience will be key for the growth of Aspire Labs.

Hemanshu Patel

QC Analyst

QC Analyst

Hemanshu joins Aspire through our graduate scheme. His main experience comes from retail customer service, IT and business. 

Hemanshu had some work experience in analytical testing and is very enthusiastic and passionate about his new role. Aspire will be supporting Hemanshu's new career in pharmaceuticals.

Pablo Baldini


QC Analyst

With a wealth of experience in QA & QC in companies such as Novartis and Catalent Pharma Solution, Pablo  flew through our technical interviews. 

Pablo has a passion for fitness and regularly attends Muay Thai and kick boxing classes.