executive-committee

MANNI KANTIPUDI

Chief Executive Officer

Manni is the Chief Executive Officer of GVK BIO. He joined GVK BIO in 2007 as President and has steered the company’s direction and growth to be one of Asia’s leading life sciences services organizations.

He is on the Board of Inogent Laboratories (a fully owned subsidiary of GVK BIO, based in Hyderabad, focused on the Development and Manufacturing business of GVK BIO). Manni is also a Director and Chairperson on the Board of Aragen Bioscience, a fully owned subsidiary of GVK BIO, based in the USA. Aragen Bio is focused on large molecule R&D and is the Biologics business of GVK BIO.

Before joining GVK BIO, Manni was in the IT industry, where he spent 16 years with Intel, holding various leadership positions in the USA and Asia. At Intel Manni held Senior leadership roles.  He served as the head of Intel India, the CIO of Intel for Asia and was responsible for the software in Intel’s Wi-Fi product line Centrino.

Manni holds a Master of Science Degree in Computer Science from Arizona State University and a BE in Computer Engineering from Bombay University.  He completed all his Ph.D. requirements and joined Intel prior to completing his dissertation.

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Dr. J. B. GUPTA

Chief Scientific Officer

Dr. Gupta is the Chief Scientific Officer at GVK BIO.  He joined GVK BIO in 2006 as Senior Vice President- Biology and Collaborative Research, bringing more than 23 years of scientific and industrial experience to the company.

Dr. Gupta is responsible for developing a flexible model of Collaborative Research in Drug Discovery, capable of delivering efficient and cost effective IND candidates.

He is also on the Board of Aragen Bioscience. Prior to GVK BIO, Dr. Gupta was the Vice President, Urology Research at Bayer Healthcare, responsible for research and new target identification for Urology and coronary artery diseases. He was leading the Bayer-Millennium collaboration of gene mining for new targets in Urology. He held the position of Director Pharmacology at Ranbaxy where he was involved in discovery and out-licensing of Benign Hyperplasia clinical candidate to Schwarz Pharma, Germany. Dr. Gupta has 18 PCT/US patents, seven IND candidates and more than 30 research articles in peer reviewed journals to his credit.

Dr. Gupta holds a Ph.D. in Pharmacology form the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi and a Postdoctoral Fellowship from College of Medicine, University of Saskatchewan, Canada.

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Dr. SUDHIR KUMAR SINGH

President, Discovery and Development Services

Sudhir is the President, Discovery and Development services at GVK BIO.  He is responsible for the overall strategy, operations and growth in the Discovery and Development business.

He joined GVK BIO in 2013 as Senior Vice President and brings 25 years of Drug Discovery and research knowledge to GVK BIO.

Prior to GVK BIO, Sudhir was the Chief Operating Officer, Jubilant Chemsys Limited and held Senior Management positions at Aurigene Discovery Technologies and Ranbaxy Laboratories.

Sudhir holds a Ph.D. in Medicinal Chemistry from Central Drug Research Institute, Lucknow and Postdoctoral Research work from SUNY College – (Buffalo) New York, University of Alabama at Birmingham and Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia. He was also a part of the research and teaching teams at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, School of Pharmacy. He has several patents and scientific publications to his credit.

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SEETARAJU GEMBALI

Senior Vice President, Formulations R&D Services

Seetaraju is the Senior Vice President, Formulations business at GVK BIO. He joined GVK BIO in 2013 and was instrumental in setting up the Formulation R&D services for GVK BIO. Seetaraju brings in 27 years of pharmaceutical industry experience in product development, technology transfer, regulatory affairs and quality assurance.

Prior to GVK BIO Seetaraju was the head of the Formulation R&D facilities at Hikma Pharmaceuticals PLC, Jordan.  In addition, he held leadership positions at Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories, Zydus Cadila and Ranbaxy Laboratories. In his tenure Seetaraju has to his credit more than 100 Generic dossiers in various geographies.

Seetaraju holds a Master’s Degree in Pharmaceutics from Manipal University, Post Graduate Diploma in Marketing Management from Mumbai University and a Post Graduate Diploma in Pharmaceutical Production Management from the University of Pune.

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PARESH GUPTA

Chief Financial Officer

Paresh is GVK BIO’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO).  Prior to joining us, Paresh served as the CFO for Jubilant DraxImage Inc, Canada.  At GVK BIO, he is responsible for corporate finance, business finance, accounting, mergers and acquisitions, risk management, treasury, taxation, legal and statutory compliances.

Paresh has previously held key positions at Thermo Fisher, Lufthansa Technik and Kraft foods. He has worked in business systems and process improvement areas and has strong general management skills, business acumen and flair towards crafting and improving best practices.

Paresh holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Calcutta University and is CA certified from Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.  He is a certified Company Secretary.

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SURESH ANUBOLU

Chief Human Resources Officer

Suresh is the Chief Human Resource Officer at GVK BIO, bringing more than 20 years of experience to the company. He is responsible for envisioning and driving the human resources strategy in support of the business plan and strategic direction of the organization.

Prior to GVK BIO, Suresh was the Director, HR at CA (India) Technologies Ltd., and played a crucial role in transforming the HR function to measurable, forward looking and value added function. He introduced new consultative and coaching approaches in building stronger business partnerships, PCMM frame work to improve processes, HRO & RPO partnerships to enhance functional efficiency, M & A framework for seamless integration of acquired companies &  HR analytics back office to predict peoples behaviors and to take appropriate actions . Prior to CA (India) Technologies, Suresh worked at Symantec (India) Software Limited at their Pune location.

Suresh holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resources Management.

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ANAND KAMAT

Senior Vice President, Supply Chain

Anand is the Senior Vice President, Supply Chain at GVK BIO. He joined GVK BIO in 2014 and he is responsible to align the supply chain planning and management with the Business Strategy and drive supply chain excellence initiatives.

A supply chain industry veteran with 25 years of experience in diverse industries, Anand’s expertise spans across Strategic Sourcing, Contract Management, Operational Improvement, Third Party Management and Supplier Diversity Programs.

Prior to GVK BIO, Anand was the Vice President, Planning and Procurement at Jubilant Life Sciences Ltd. and has spent over a decade with Shell Lubricants in various leadership roles.

Anand holds a Master’s Degree in Chemical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai and a Master’s Degree in Financial Management from Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai. 

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RAMESH GAMBHIR

Vice President, Corporate Services

Ramesh has been with GVK BIO since its inception in 2001. He is responsible for the management and development of the Infrastructure, Facilities, Administration, Security, and Sustainability at GVK BIO.  

Ramesh is the man behind the development of the state-of-the-art laboratories at GVK BIO, spread across 55 acres of land encompassing chemistry labs, AAALAC accredited animal house, analytical labs, kilo labs, pilot plants and manufacturing facilities.

Prior to GVK BIO Ramesh served at GVK Industries and Satyam Computer Services Ltd (Tech Mahindra).

Ramesh is a Civil Engineer with specialization in Structural & Environmental Engineering and Facilities Planning & Management from Bengaluru University.

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AMIT KUMAR RUSTAGI

Vice President, IT

Amit heads the Information Technology function at GVK BIO. He joined GVK BIO in 2014 and serves on its Executive Committee. He brings over 21 years of experience in Information technology across various platforms in consulting, solutions and infrastructure management.

In his previous assignments Amit has handled large global IT infrastructure projects in Drug Discovery, Manufacturing and Development. He was influential is developing and managing life sciences products, work flow based R&D applications and LIMS & ELN implementation. He has worked on developing IT enabled solutions for Medicinal chemistry, Computational chemistry, Biology, Screening, Structure biology, Bio & Chem Informatics, Analytical labs and Clinical products.

Prior to GVK BIO Amit headed the IT for all the  drug discovery group companies of Jubilant Biosys and was also associated with CMC Limited.

Amit holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Science from Gulbarga University, Karnataka.

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BANGARUBABU RONGALI

Associate Vice President, Manufacturing Services

Bangarubabu holds a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering. He has over 22 years of professional experience in Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (API) and chemical industry with expertise in the field of process development, technology transfer, manufacturing, project execution, business development, new product selection and product management.

Prior to joining GVK BIO, Bangarubabu was associated with Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories in Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (API) development, technology transfer of new products and was instrumental in master filings for over 20 drugs.
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