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Veeda was established by experienced senior professionals with a vision to set-up a Premium Clinical Research Service Organization known for its Independence, Knowledge and Quality. These Goals were achieved by Veeda CR Founders because of their sole-focus on “High Value system”, “No-compromise on Ethics” and an aptitude for “Continuous Learning for Advancement of Science” in order to improve the quality of Human Life.

Veeda CR boasts of an excellent team of 650 scientists who have a vast experience in various fields of Clinical Research. They are led by a senior management team which has a combined experience of over 100 man working years with diverse experience in both Pharmaceutical Industry and CROs.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

MR. APURVA SHAH Managing Director of Group

MR. APURVA SHAH

Group Managing Director

Mr. Apurva Shah has a MBA in International Finance & Entrepreneurship from Babson College in Boston USA. With his strong entrepreneurial and organizational skills he has been able to grow Veeda to become one of the premier CROs in the country. As a Board member he gives strategic and financial direction to all Group Companies. Mr. Shah strongly believes in giving back to the society and hence as a Managing Committee member of the NGO Each One Teach One (www.eotoindia.org) he helps in furthering the cause of education and development of under privileged children in cities and tribal areas. During his tenure as the Chairman of Association of CROs in India (www.acroindia.org) from 2010-2014, he was able to grow the association membership 5 fold, increase the awareness of the industry and work with the Regulatory Agencies to facilitate the growth of the industry. He believes that if done in an ethical manner, clinical research is a very attractive socio economic opportunity for India. He is on the Governing Council of the Life Science Skill Development Council set up by the Government of India. He has also been a member of the Pharma committee of CII for the past 3 years. Mr Apurva Shah was awarded the prestigious Entrepreneur of the year in 2009 by the BioSpectrum magazine as a recognition of his contribution to the industry and was awarded the SME Entrepreneur of the year by Business Today and Yes Bank in 2010.

MR. Binoy Gardi Group Managing Director

MR. Binoy Gardi

Group Managing Director

Mr. Binoy Gardi is a founder and Group Managing Director of Veeda Clinical Research. Mr. Gardi is responsible for strategic planning, developing and implementing new services and establishing relationships with the firm’s growing client base. His entrepreneurial vision has led the Company to become one of the fastest growing CROs in India. Mr. Gardi also spends part of his time pursuing his philanthropic ventures. He is responsible for setting up and running two 500 bed hospitals in India. Both hospitals offer free healthcare and medicines. Mr Gardi has a BSc in Business Management from Kings College London and is also a qualified lawyer from the UK. He has also received a diploma from London Business School in Investment Management.

SENIOR MANAGEMENT

Dr. E. Venu Madhav Chief Operating Officer

Dr. E. Venu Madhav

Chief Operating Officer

Dr. E. Venu Madhav has a Ph.D in Pharmacy with a MBA in Finance and has 25+ years of rich experience in CROs and Pharmaceutical companies like Ranbaxy & Sun Pharma. He has an expertise in executing Biostudies from Pilot to Pivotal stage for different formulations like Injectables, Nasal sprays and Topical preparations besides Conventional dosage forms. He has handled special population studies including patient population studies for oncology products. He has hands on experience in designing Protocols for IND/NDA/ANDA projects. He has been responsible for developing Complex Bioanalytical methods for Hormonal, Steroidal and Peptide products. He also has an expertise in Pharmacokinetics, Statistical evaluation of data and providing technical write ups to Regulatory Authorities. During his tenure, he used to handle Regulatory queries of US, Europe, Australia, Canada, Brazil, Japan and other Regulatory Authorities on study designs, GLP/GCP Compliance and Regulatory compliance. He has so far handled 50+ Regulatory Inspections from across the Globe successfully. He also has a thorough knowledge in Biostudies Project Management.

MR. NIRMAL BHATIA Chief Financial Officer

MR. NIRMAL BHATIA

Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Nirmal Bhatia is a Chartered Accountant, Company Secretary, LLB and PGDBA in Finance handling all the national and international operations in Veeda. Mr. Bhatia has 25 Years of experience in handling Finance, Accounts, Treasury, Internal Controls (SOX), Business Planning, Taxation (Domestic and International), Company Secretarial and Allied Laws, Costing, Management Information Systems, Inventory management and Mergers and Acquisitions. He has worked with many multinational organizations like Suzlon, Pepsico and Deloitte at various senior positions in the past.

KEY PEOPLE

DR. PRANJAL BORDOLOIAVP- Medical Affair & Pharmacovigilance

DR. PRANJAL BORDOLOI

AVP- Medical Affair & Pharmacovigilance

Dr. Bordoloi is a medical graduate with a MD in Clinical Pharmacology and a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management. He has over 16 years of rich experience of working with Hospitals, Pharma – Biotech companies and CROs of global repute, where he had played key roles in Clinical Trial Management, Medical & Regulatory Affairs and Pharmacovigilance.

Dr. Bordoloi has successfully lead designing, strategizing and execution of various projects in drug development domain starting from preclinical studies to post marketing safety monitoring, this also includes over fifteen Biosimilars molecules. He has successfully handled several regulatory inspections including USFDA and MHRA.

Prior to joining Veeda CR, he has worked for Cipla, Ethypharm LL Pvt. Ltd, Intas, Jubilant Clinsys and Lambda Therapeutic Reasearch Ltd. In his last assignment, as a Senior General Manager at Lambda Therapeutic Research Ltd.., he was heading the Pharmacovigilance business unit and was responsible for strategy, global operations and business development for the unit.

MR. CHAKRAPANI MAJUMDARHead – Quality Assurance

MR. CHAKRAPANI MAJUMDAR Head – Quality Assurance

Mr. Chakrapani Majumdar completed his Masters in Pharmaceutical Sciences with specialization in Pharmacology, Pharmaceutical Analysis and Biostatistics. He has about 16 years of collective experience in Clinical Operations and Quality Assurance with various pharmaceutical companies and Clinical Research Organizations (CROs). He spent initial years of his career in project coordination and quality control activities in Generic / Pharmacokinetic studies (Bioavailability / Bioequivalence studies) followed by an experience in late phase clinical trials as a CRA and then became a Clinical Quality Assurance Auditor. In his accomplished Quality Assurance career, he conducted and managed both internal and external audit programs as well as successfully executed QMS set-up and Harmonization assignments. In 2006, he joined Veeda Clinical Research and thereafter worked towards the QMS set-up of various Global establishments of Veeda CR in India, Belgium, France, USA and UK. He facilitated various regulatory inspections and their queries like USFDA, ANVISA, MHRA, ANSM, WHO, AGES, MCC and DCGI.

DR. ASHOKA SINGHHead – Clinical Operations

DR. ASHOKA SINGH

Head – Clinical Operations

Dr. Ashoka kumar Singh has joined Veeda Clinical Research as Head–Clinical Operations. By qualification, he is an MBBS, CCRA and has joined Veeda with 23 years of illustrious work experience which includes 15 years of Industrial Clinical Research experience preceded by 5 years of Clinical practice. He started his career in 1995 as a Medical practitioner in prestigious Hospitals of India viz., Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, Safdarjung Hospital and ESI Hospitals in various departments including Anaesthesia, General surgery, Radiotherapy and Cardiac Care Unit.

Dr. Singh later started his stint with CRO Industry as an Assistant Manager – Clinical Research with Neeman Medical International Asia Ltd., New Delhi, followed by CRA with Reliance Clinical Research Services, Manager-Clinical Operations with Neeman Medical International Asia, responsible for PI Database Build-up and maintenance, Feasibility analysis, Devising enrolment strategies, Selection of Central Lab, Translation agencies, Data management agencies and was accountable for overall management of projects.

Dr. Singh has vast experience of working with other organizations like CliniRx Clinical Research Ltd, Clinsys Clinical Research Ltd, in diverse roles of Project Management and Monitoring in Clinical trials. Prior to joining Veeda CR, Dr. Singh worked as an Asst. General Manager – Clinical Trial Management for Lambda Therapeutic Research Ltd. wherein he upheld the responsibilities of managing the Clinical Trial Department while conducting Phase II-IV Clinical trials and Patient based PK Clinical Trials. He has rich experience and expertise in ensuring Compliance with the applicable Global Regulatory standards and ICH-GCP in all the Clinical Trials he managed.

MRS. SWATI GUTTIKAR Head – Bioanalytical Research

MRS. SWATI GUTTIKAR

Head – Bioanalytical Research

Mrs. Swati Guttikar has a Masters in Pharmacy and has more than 22 years of experience working in different Pharma companies like B.V. Patel PERD Centre, Lupin Laboratories, Mercury labs and Cyanamid India. She has hands on experience of different molecules using LCMSMS. She has been responsible for developing complex Bioanalytical methods for Hormonal, Steroidal products etc. She has been instrumental in developing methods on kits and ICPOES keeping in consideration all regulatory requirement for BA/BE studies. During her tenure, she handled Regulatory queries from US, Europe and Brazil for Bioanalytical projects. She has published about 20 papers in different international journals. She is responsible for all the Bioanalytical work carried out in the lab, Project allocation and management, co-ordination with clients, laboratory supervision and implementation of good laboratory practices within the department.

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