Board of directors

Ramachandran Radhakrishnan (Ram) Ramachandran Radhakrishnan (Ram) has nearly three decades of experience in the Pharmaceuticals and Chemicals space. He has held a variety of senior positions with progressively increasing responsibilities in the Pharmaceutical industry in India, USA and Europe. He was until 2005, the Executive Director and a member of the Board of Directors at Strides Arcolab Limited - a listed healthcare company.

Ram has been an entrepreneur since 1983, and has been keenly involved in turning around sick and problematic companies.

His last assignment of over 10 years was as part of a three member senior management team at Strides Arcolab Limited (SAL). He was actively involved in and was instrumental in the growth of the company. He was in charge of the 'Steriles Division' of the company initially and later was Head of Operations of the Contract Research and Manufacturing (CRAM) business at SAL, in which he was involved right from its acquisition. He was instrumental in the acquisition of the US business and was in charge of its operations till 2005.

Akash Mathur

Akash Mathur, Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director Akash has more than 2 decades of experience start-up and turning around Pharma businesses, including a microarray based startup in the USA and a discovery pharma company in Canada. He has held senior positions at various organisations including TATA and Dr. Reddys. His last assignment was as CEO of Bal Pharma, a listed company.

He holds a PhD in Human Pathology from St Louis University and an MBA in Marketing from Olin Business School, Washington University and brings strong sales, marketing and profitability approaches to businesses.

Anuradha Ramachandran, Director As the Founder and Director of Avigna Learning Academy, Anuradha is focused towards finding suitable placements for skilled youth in India and abroad.

She is actively involved and keen in training candidates for interviews and provides expert guidance to students to succeed in English standardized tests such as IELTS,TOEFL,OET and PTE to facilitate them to explore opportunities abroad. She also heads the Avigna Clinical Research Institute (ACRI), which is also part of Avigna Learning Academy offers training for Life Science and Health Science graduates to achieve placements in companies of repute.

Anuradha Ramachandran