BD Leadership

Brian is responsible for the Sales function in North America, which supports client needs involving GVK BIO’s complete service offering (discovery chemistry and biology; formulation and chemical development; and small molecule manufacturing). Brian has worked in the CRO/CMO space for 15+ years in leadership positions with companies like Johnson Matthey, Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories and Piramal Healthcare. He holds a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering degree from Villanova University, Pennsylvania. Brian is an active member of the DCAT organization (past advisory council member) and is on the board of the Century Global Scholarship Gold Outing.

Srinivas is global head for key accounts’ business development at GVK BIO. He provides solutions to big-pharma needs involving GVK BIO’s end to end solutions (RaPID Platform) for small molecules discovery and development (discovery chemistry and biology; formulation, chemical development, manufacturing and analytical). He also heads biologics business development in Europe region for Aragen Bioscience. He is based in Netherlands and has 20+ years of experience in CRO and life sciences/ pharma industry. Srinivas has been with GVK BIO since inception and is a founding member of GVK BIO’s first business unit ‘Informatics’ (now called Excelra), where he was instrumental in achieving various milestones like securing the first project for Informatics unit, making the beta release of GOSTAR database and seed BioIT functional team. Srinivas is a pharmaceutical sciences and bioinformatics graduate. Prior to GVK BIO, he was associated with Cadila Pharma and Glaxo Wellcome in sales roles.

Sivaram is responsible for Business Development of our Contract Manufacturing, Formulation and Analytical Solutions. Sivaram has 33+ years professional experience in R&D, Manufacturing and Business development functions across pharma, agchem and life sciences industries. He has held senior BD leadership positions with leading Indian CROs – Advinus, Syngene and Eurofins Advinus since 2005. He holds a Master Degree in Chemical Engineering from IISc and also completed Advance Management Program from IIM Bangalore /ESADE Business School Barcelona.

Ian is the Vice President for Sales and Marketing in the Europe. He holds a degree in chemical engineering from the University of Sheffield and an MBA from the University of Bradford. Ian is also a Chartered Engineer.

Ian has worked in the pharmaceutical industry for over 30 years, spending 20 years with ICI/Zeneca/Avecia, where he moved from Process Engineering, into operations and finally into Sales and Marketing. Post Avecia, Ian has undertaken a number of senior commercial and business related assigments at Piramal Healthcare, Granules India Ltd, Ajinomoto Omnichem (now AjiBio) and Teraview Ltd. Ian has also been involved in founding a number of pharma related start-up companies, including two companies : the Anti-Microbial Research Centre and Apex Molecular.