Management Team

Management Team

Dr. S. N. Vinaya Babu

CEO & Managing Director

Dr. S. N. Vinaya Babu the Promoter and Managing Director of the company conceptualized the core business, growth strategies and attracted the right talent to build the organization. A successful serial entrepreneur Dr. S. N. Vinaya Babu has received various National awards.

He has been instrumental in terms of both strategic leadership and operational management in underpinning Bioneeds’ growth and evolution over past several years.

He completed his Veterinary graduation in the year 1998 and has over 17 years of experience in various segments of preclinical development. He has also published several research papers in national and international journals.

Dr. Raghunath Reddy

Chief Operating Officer - Preclinical

Dr. Raghunath Reddy heads all technical operation at Bioneeds. He played a pivotal role in setting up Pre-clinical operations and has been with the Company for about 10 years. He has in depth knowledge and understanding of Global Regulatory requirements and has standardized many new toxicity studies to meet the regulatory requirements.

He was an active member of several Toxicology associations and scientific societies like STOX and AOT. He is also a member of Academy of Sciences for Animal Welfare.

Dr. Raghunath Reddy obtained his PhD from the Kuvempu University and has several acclaimed National & International publications. Prior to joining Bioneeds he has held technical leadership positions with Ranbaxy and Advinus Therapeutics.

Dr. Nitin M Shetty

Chief Technical Officer - Preclinical

Dr. Nithin Shetty obtained PhD from R. Ruia College , Mumbai. He has over 30 years of experience in Pharma, Biotech and CRO Organization with respect to Drug discovery, early screenings, safety assessment, toxicology and national and global regulatory requirement. His previous assignments include Ranbaxy Laboratories, New Delhi, Wockhardt Limited, Aurangabad and Vimta Labs, Hyderabad.

Mr. Venu Madhava

Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Venu Madhava has extensive experience in various aspects of Finance, Accounting, Tax and Compliance matters over his working of 22 years with various Corporates. He has handled functions ranging from Exports, Corporate Treasury, Accounting, Audit, Investment Banking and Business Advisory. He has also handled Risk Management (Treasury, Forex), Credit Rating Exercise and Investor Relations.

He is a Fellow member of Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and Graduate member of ICWAI; has completed his graduation from Bangalore University. Prior to joining Bioneeds he has been associated with RSM & Co. (Presently part of PwC), ITC Limited, Britannia Industries, Praxair India and Makven Capital.

Ms. Sapna Y R

Chief Business Officer

Ms. Sapna comes with a rich wide spectrum experience of over 20 years driving business development, strategy & marketing in the Drug Discovery and Development contract services space and Product Management.

With an excellent Business Development stint with Dr Reddy’s group – Aurigene Discovery Technologies, CPS and Molecular Connections, Jubilant Biosys and TATA group Advinus Therapeutics she has initiated and lead several collaborations& strategic relationships in global markets including large pharma. As Group Product Manager for Natural Remedies she has successfully launched several products which are Brand leaders in their segments.MsSapna holds to her credit General Management from IIM Bangalore, Diploma in Computer Programming, Degrees in Science and Education.

Dr. Susobhan Das

Chief Scientific Officer – Bio-pharma

Dr. Susobhan Das is the CSO and Head of Biopharma Division at Bioneeds. He has over 20 years of experience in advanced biotechnology research (Protein-protein interaction and signal transduction in cancer) and Biopharmaceuticals development (Biologics drugs) and spearheaded several early stage Biosimilar product development starting from cell line creation complete with non-clinical studies using a CQA based approach at Intas Pharmaceuticals.

He has also led product development programs using novel therapeutic approaches such as gene / cell therapy for rare genetic disorders. Prior to joining Bioneeds, he was associated as a member of USP Biologics and Biotechnology Expert Panel, worked as a Director at USP-India. He has also served as a member of Expert committee on Biologicals and rDNA Products: IPC; Govt. of India. He has several research papers published in national and international peer-reviewed journals to his credit.

Dr. Susobhan Das holds M.Tech & PhD in Biotechnology from IIT, Kharagpur, a Postdoctoral from Nebraska Medical Centre, Omaha, Nebraska and postdoctoral and faculty positions from University of North Texas Health Science Centre, TX, USA.

Dr. Vadiraj S Gopinath

Chief Operations Officer – Chemistry

Dr Vadiraj. S. Gopinath, COO - Chemistry operations. He brings more than 23 years of knowledge and understanding of drug discovery, development, process chemistry and technology transfer for commercialization.

He obtained his PhD from the Mysore University and has several acclaimed National & International publications and patents. He did Post-doctoral work on drug discovery of cystic fibrosis correctors at University of California, San Francisco, USA. Prior to joining Bioneeds he has held technical leadership positions with GlaxoSmithKline, and Aurigene discovery labs (Dr Reddys Labs), Advinus Therapeutics Ltd (A TATA enterprise) and Rallis India Limited, A TATA Enterprise.

He was part of many global discovery and development programs. For discovery of novel lead compounds to develop treatment for Visceral Leishmaniasis, a Neglected diseases program, Won the prestigious JRD TATA global innovation award. This project was funded by Melinda Gates Foundation.

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