Anandbir is the Chief Executive Officer of Excelra Knowledge Solutions. Prior to joining Excelra, Anandbir was one of the founding members of a renewable energy start-up "Bharat Light & Power" (BLP) . Before that he worked with GE Capital Energy Financial Services looking at investments in the growth markets.
His experience includes corporate finance, fund-raising and investment strategy. At BLP, he specialized in transaction structuring, deal execution and diligence with a focus on Mergers and Acquisitions.
Anandbir graduated from INSEAD, France in Master of Business Administration and has a Bachelor's degree in Arts from Tufts University, USA, majoring in Economics and International Relations.
Senior Vice President
Nandu heads the Pharma Analytics Group at Excelra. He has more than 25 years of experience in Computational Biology, Pharmacology and Drug discovery & development. Prior to joining Excelra, Nandu was associated with Schering Plough Pharmaceuticals, SmithKline Beecham, GlaxoSmithKline and Vimta Labs.
He has initiated and championed multiple innovative programs at Excelra including Drug Repurposing platform and Computational Biology.
Nandu has a Medical Degree in Ayurvedic Medicine, from Osmania University, India. He has an MS in Cardiovascular Pharmacology from University of Montana and PhD in Neuropharmacology from Medical College of Georgia, USA. Nandu has several scientific publications, 50 plus patents and has mentored more than 20 doctoral and postdoctoral fellows.
Sreeni heads the Business Development function and has been instrumental in driving the sales and strategy at Excelra. Prior to Excelra, Sreeni worked as a Senior Associate at McKinsey & Co and later led Business Development at Strand Life Sciences, Jubilant Biosys and Ingenuity Systems.
He holds a Ph.D from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and MS in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Tennessee Medical School, Memphis. His work on Aquaporins and Cystic Fibrosis contributed to his advisor Peter Agre's Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2005. Sreeni has over 35 publications and invited reviews to his credit.
Raveendra heads the Chemistry Data Services group. He has over 8 years of experience in design and discovery of novel compounds using computer aided drug design technology. Prior to joining Excelra, Raveendra Dayam worked with the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA.
Raveendra has worked extensively in chemical data content management with special emphasis in generating knowledge based solutions. He brings the combination of drug discovery and content extraction experience to create innovative content management solutions.
Raveendra holds a M.Sc. in Chemistry from Osmania University and Ph.D in Computational Chemistry and Molecular Modelling from Indian Institute of Chemical Technology, India. He completed his Postdoctoral research at the School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA in the area of anti-retroviral and anticancer compound discovery. He has a number of scientific publications and book chapters to his credit.
Raja Sekhar Thatavarti
Clinical Data Services
Raja Sekhar heads the Clinical Data Service group. He has experience in clinical data development and management, for over a decade. Raj is instrumental in design and development of Excelra's Clinical Trial Outcome Databases and services. His expertise and data management skills are proven useful to number of pharmaceutical companies.
Raja Sekhar holds a Master degree in Pharmacology and is pursuing Ph.D in Pharmacometrics.
Associate Vice President
Finance and Legal
Sujatha heads Finance, Legal and Process team at Excelra. She has over 15 years of experience in Information Technology & Publishing Industries. Prior to joining Excelra, she worked with Macmillan, IGATE and Tech Mahindra.
Sujatha's expertise include successful acquisitions, ERP implementation, Overseas funding, treasury management, risk profiling, IFC implementation, IGAAP, IFRS, US GAAP, Indian & international taxation, contract management, SOX and Indian company secretarial and statutory compliances.
She is a chartered Accountant, Cost Accountant and Company Secretary.