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Discovery Solutions

Simon Haydar

SVP & Head, Integrated Drug Discovery Solutions

Simon Haydar comes with more than two decades of rich experience in leading integrated drug discovery projects. Over the years, he has spearheaded various...

Shanavas Alikunju, PhD

SVP & Head, Discovery Biology Solutions

Shanavas comes with over two decades of cross functional experience and has led several NCE drug discovery & differentiated formulation projects in...

Malavika Ghosh, PhD

SVP, Head, Global Preclinical Research Services

Malavika Ghosh heads the Preclinical Research Services Division at Aragen US.  She has been with Aragen US since its inception in 2006, responsible for...

Pratima Srivastava, PhD

VP, Discovery Biology Solutions

Pratima Srivastava has over 21 years of research experience in the fields of molecular biology, drug metabolism, pharmacokinetics, pharmacogenomics and...

Somesh Sharma, PhD

EVP & Head, Discovery Services

Somesh Sharma has over two decades of experience in medicinal chemistry and chemistry solutions, with several patents and scientific publications to his...

Krishna S Ethiraj, PhD

SVP, Discovery Chemistry Solutions

With over three decades of academic and industrial research experience, Krishna Ethiraj has several scientific publications in journals of international...

Development and Manufacturing Solutions

Dr. Vikas Shirsath

SVP & Head – Chemical Development Solutions

Vikas brings on board over 24 years’ experience scaling businesses and driving CRDMO growth strategy. He has built a reputation for his scientific innovations,...

Mahavir Prashad, PhD

SVP & Chief Scientist, Chemical Development Solutions

Mahavir Prashad comes with over 37 years of experience in chemical and analytical development with an emphasis on quality and cGMP compliances. His expertise...

Sreehari Babu Putchakayala

SVP & Head, Formulation Development Solutions

Sreehari Putchakayala has over 18 years of experience in pharmaceutical development, with 12 years in leadership roles covering early phase, drug discovery...

D Vijaya Bharathi, PhD

Vice President & Head, Analytical Solutions

Vijaya Bharathi comes with 23+ years of functional experience in chemical, formulation and bioanalytical research. Over the course of her career, she has...

Naveen Kumar Annam

VP & Head, Custom Manufacturing Solutions

Naveen Kumar comes with an experience of 28 years across pharma, chemicals and building materials industries. During his professional career, he has steered...

Biologics Solutions

Lakshman E Rajagopalan, PhD

SVP, Head, Biologics

Lakshman Rajagopalan has over 20 years of post-PhD experience in academia, large pharma, pharma start-ups and contract research organizations. Prior to...

Vikas Katial

SVP and Head, Biologics Cell Culture Unit

Vikas comes with over three decades of experience in the biopharma, vaccine, and pharmaceutical industries. His expertise is in establishing highly efficient...

Business Enabling Functions

Swapnil Wadhwa

Chief Digital Officer

Swapnil Wadhwa is responsible for digital transformation and overall technology portfolio viz. digital, analytics, applications, infrastructure and cyber-security....

Ramesh Gambhir

SVP & Head, Corporate Services

Ramesh Gambhir has been with Aragen since its inception in 2001, and is responsible for the management and development of the infrastructure, facilities,...

Nageshwar Rao KV, PhD

VP & Head, Project Management and Operational Excellence

Nageshwar Rao comes with 18 years of experience in R&D, Project Management in CRO and CRAMS business models, Pre-sales, Business development and Business...

Suveer Shrivastava

VP & Head, Corporate QA & Regulatory Affairs

Suveer Shrivastava is responsible for driving the quality, compliance and regulatory functions at Aragen. With over three decades of experience in the...

Shivaji Dashrath Jadhav

VP & Head, EHS & Sustainability

Shivaji Jadhav is responsible for driving EHS and sustainability functions across Hyderabad, Visakhapatnam and Bangalore, at Aragen. He has 25+ years of...

Chandan P Shirbhayye

VP & Head, Supply Chain

Chandan Shirbhayye has 21+ years of diversified experience across multiple industries, in the areas of supply chain management encompassing planning, procurement,...

Business Development

Amar Karandikar

SVP, Business Development, North America

Amar is responsible for leading Business Development for Discovery Chemistry and Development Services for the North American region. He brings with him...

Srinivas Reddy Mamidi

SVP – Business Development
Global Head - Key Accounts & Head - Europe

As an outsourcing partner for Large Pharma companies, Srinivas supports these companies to identify and create opportunities, develop business strategies...

Chassidy Hall

VP, Business Development, Discovery Biology and Safety Assessment Services, North America

Chassidy Hall brings over 23 years of invaluable experience in the life sciences industry, with a robust background spanning cellular biology, biotechnology,...

Keshav Vasanthavada

Global Head of Business Development, Biologics Services

Keshav is responsible for global business development of Aragen's biologics business. He brings with him over 16 years of experience in life sciences industry....

Takahiro Kuno

Director & Head, Business Development, JAPAC

Takahiro Kuno leads the sales and business development activities for JAPAC. He has over twenty years of experience in the pharmaceuticals and life sciences...