Shala Kailash is Dr. Henry Hess

Henry is looking back at just shy of 25 years of pharmaceutical research & development and cross-cultural experience through tenures at Biogen (Cambridge, MA, USA), Pfizer (Paris, France), Roche (Milan, Italy), and since 2008 at Merck KGaA (Darmstadt, Germany).


Henry’s expertise is spanning the entire pharmaceutical industry value chain ranging from R&D, to business development and marketing/commercial.

In 2015, Henry founded corporate innovation project ExoGold.

He is founder of Kali Durga Yoga (founded in 2016), headquartered in Idar-Oberstein at Shala Kailash. Following several industry and academic senior leadership positions, in 2013, Henry has embarked on a transformative journey, gradually weaning off from corporate engagements and cultivating spiritual, metaphysical and metapsychological concepts. His intense educational adventure studying Indian philosophy and Yoga in particular, has culminated in the most recent completion of the Shala Kailash project under the auspice of Maa Durga Yoga, an international team of yoga teachers.


Henry is a graduate from the university of Mainz, Germany. He holds a Ph.D. in immunology and 1500+ hours of yoga teacher training. He teaches at various institutions in the Frankfurt area and at Shala Kailash in Idar-Oberstein, Germany.


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