Manisha Bais

Senior Associate


"You’re braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think."

Winnie the Pooh

Manisha is “Wonder Mom” to her two kids, a wife, and a passionate individual driven to help those around her thrive in challenging, ever-changing landscapes. She loves all things Disney, has three decades of dance experience, is an expert wedding planner, and travels the world – in fact, she has visited six of the seven continents. As a well-rounded individual, Manisha has developed into a diverse thinker with a successful track record of assessing opportunities, facilitating strategic decisions, and driving successful outcomes. Her advisory experience, coupled with her expert leadership and creativity allows her to address her clients’ most pressing business transformation challenges and achieve sustainable results.

Manisha is an accomplished management consulting professional with a versatile background and over a decade of experience. Her passion for solving problems and transforming organizational performance extends across multiple industries, including life sciences, consumer products, healthcare, and government. She has supported a range of clients, from startups to Fortune 500 companies, by implementing innovative technologies that enhance customer value and outcomes, building R&D capabilities needed to develop a successful portfolio and asset strategies, maximizing commercial value during product launches, and improving operations to enhance performance and drive growth. 

Prior to joining Acquis, Manisha was a Senior Consultant at IPM, a leading project management consultancy focused on the life sciences, healthcare, consumer products, and industrial sectors. In this capacity, Manisha led cross-functional teams to execute complex, strategic initiatives in the areas of operational excellence, organizational change management, program and project management, business process optimization, and project portfolio management.

Manisha holds a Master of Science in Biotechnology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She lives in Chicago and loves the city’s vibrant, multicultural neighborhoods, world-class culture, and award-winning food scene, especially the deep-dish pizza. 

Industry Experience

  • Life Sciences
  • Consumer Products
  • Healthcare
  • Government