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Leadership Team

Ravi Venkataramanan
Ravi Venkataramanan
CEO

Ravi is the CEO of Aurigene Pharmaceutical Services. He brings 25+ years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry with a diverse exposure working across Manufacturing, R&D, Program Management, Business development and Strategic Planning and led multiple cross functional teams across the globe. As a senior industry veteran with deep industry connect across big, medium and small/virtual pharma companies, Ravi has built businesses through excellent client focused initiatives, market penetration, new business development etc. Ravi has previously worked with Dr.Reddy’s Laboratories Limited and Sai Life. During his previous role, Ravi was heading custom development and manufacturing business.

Ravi is a Chemical Engineering graduate from Anna University(India) and has a diploma in applied management from Warwick Business School (UK).

Dr. Jegadeesh Thampi
Dr. Jegadeesh Thampi
Head – Discovery Services

Dr. Jegadeesh Thampi heads the Discovery Services at Aurigene Pharmaceutical Services. Dr. Jegadeesh is a science driven business leader with ~19 years of experience in CDMO and specialty materials, managing diverse cross functional research teams for the discovery and development of small molecules and oligonucleotides across therapeutic areas including oncology. As a senior research professional, Dr.Jegadeesh worked on several projects with global innovator organizations to custom research and develop innovative solutions to meet the requirements. Prior to joining Aurigene, he was Head of Chemical Development at Syngene International Ltd and worked at General Electric Company as a Research Scientist.  

Jegadeesh holds a Ph.D in Chemical Technology from Institute of Chemical Technology (ICT-Mumbai, India), and pursued  Post-doctoral research at Institute National Polytechnic de Toulouse (INP-Toulouse, France) and management education at Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode (IIMK, India).

Dr. H Rama Mohan
Dr. H Rama Mohan
Head - Process Development and Analytical Research

Dr. H Rama Mohan heads the Process Development and Analytical research at Aurigene Pharmaceutical Services. He has experience of +20 years in the pharmaceutical industry and has led and managed R&D teams to develop safe, robust, scalable, innovative and cost effective R&D solutions for innovator pharma companies. A senior industry leader in CDMO R&D, Dr. Mohan brings excellent expertise and experience in customizing R&D solutions to meet client’s requirements across diverse chemistry challenges . Mohan has previously worked with Advinus Therapeutics, Laurus Labs and Dr.Reddy’s Laboratories.  During his previous roles, he was heading the R&D across process and analytical functions.

Dr. Mohan received doctorate from Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (IICT-India) and was Post-doctoral fellow at University of Tokyo with fellowship from Japan Society of Promotion of Science(JSPS-Japan) and at University of Mississippi, Oxford – with fellowship from National Institute of Health (NIH-USA). Dr. Mohan has over 25 research publications in reputed peer reviewed journals, in addition to 10+ patents and presentations in global conferences.

Ravinder Kodipyaka
Ravinder Kodipyaka
Head - Formulation Research Services

Ravinder Kodipyaka heads the Formulation Research services at Aurigene Pharmaceutical Services. Ravinder is a seasoned formulations research professional in the industry with extensive experience of over 25 years in formulation design and development including preclinical formulation development as part of lead optimization and candidate selection process; dosage form design, process selection, composition and process optimization of NCE and Peptide molecules in solid oral and Parenteral products for FIH, clinical phase I, II and III studies.  An expert in solubility and bioavailability enhancement of insoluble and low bioavailable molecules using solubility and stability enhancers, ASD (Amorphous Solid Dispersion) techniques and Lipid based drug delivery technologies.  He has proven track record in development and commercialization of drug products using delayed release and extended release technologies in the form of conventional tablets and MUPs based formulations with micro-tablets and coated pellets. Ravinder has previously worked with Gufic, Zydus Cadila, Suven and Dr.Reddy’s Laboratories.  During his previous roles, he was heading the formulations R&D.

Ravinder received Masters in Pharmacy from Kakatiya University(Hyderabad,India). Ravinder has 10+ patents filed in formulations research and development..

Ganesh Vaidyanathan
Ganesh Vaidyanathan
Head – Global Business Development

Ganesh Vaidyanathan heads the global business development at Aurigene Pharmaceutical Services. He has experience of +20 years in the pharmaceutical industry and has built, led and managed business teams across geographies covering various portfolios.

Ganesh has previously worked with Syngene International Limited, Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Limited and Sanmar Specialty Chemicals Limited.  During his previous role, he was heading sales for development portfolio wherein he was responsible for driving sales effectiveness through internal and external efforts, new business initiatives and key account management. As a seasoned commercial leader with significant experience in General Management, Strategy, P & L, negotiations and customer retention, his focus is to identify critical business drivers across global markets and in accordance with changing market dynamics.

Ganesh holds Masters in Business Administration and Bachelors in Chemical Engineering.

Balaji Abraham
Balaji Abraham
Head - Marketing and Strategy

Balaji heads the Marketing and Strategy at Aurigene Pharmaceutical Services. Balaji has diverse experience working across domains like Program Management, Marketing, Strategic Initiatives and Project Engineering in pharmaceutical industry. With over +17 years versatile experience, Balaji was instrumental in setting up seamless customer interface through various initiatives to enable business building efforts. Balaji has previously worked with Aurobindo Pharma, Piramal Healthcare and Matrix Laboratories. During his previous role, he was heading the Global Customer Service of PSAI business in Dr.Reddy’s.

Balaji did his integrated dual degree in chemical engineering and biological sciences from BITS-Pilani (India) and an MBA from Great Lakes Institute of Management(India). Balaji is also a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) from PMI-USA.