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Sunil Shah

Chief Executive Officer

Sunil's Biography

Sunil Shah

Chief Executive Officer

A serial entrepreneur having begun a career in the Life Sciences team at PA Consulting group followed by co-founding two companies in the information technology and life sciences sector. The second of these companies, Oxygen Healthcare Ltd was acquired by Piramal Enterprises Ltd (BSE: PEL). Sunil co-founded o2h Ventures which involves discovery services / collaborations, seeding drug discovery, academic in-licensing and biotechnology incubation. Sunil has a degree in Biochemistry and an MBA from Cambridge University

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Prashant Shah

Director

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Prashant Shah

Director

A serial entrepreneur having begun a career with the Strategy group of at Accenture followed by co-founding two companies in the technology and life sciences sector. The second of these companies focused on drug discovery was acquired by a public company. Prashant co-founded o2h Ventures which is involved in seeding, incubating and investing in early stage life science and technology companies. Prashant has a BEng, MSc and an MPhil in Management.

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Andy Morley

Chief Scientific Officer

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Andy Morley

Chief Scientific Officer

Creative and innovative medicinal chemist with extensive knowledge and expertise. Twenty five years experience working in the pharmaceutical industry.

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Chris Heron

Chief Technology Officer

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Chris Heron

Chief Technology Officer

Chris is a tech entrepreneur with 20 years experience of working within the talent acquisition industry. He advises global
organisations on their talent attraction and retention strategies, more recently focussing on
social media employee advocacy. Chris has a degree in design from Nottingham Trent University.

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Nilesh Dagia

Chief Operating Officer

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Nilesh Dagia

Chief Operating Officer

Nilesh leads the global operations of o2h covering a wide range of innovation led investment, life-science and technology businesses. He is also overseeing the development and execution of the new o2h Shirish Research Centre in Ahmedabad, India. Prior to joining o2h, Nilesh worked with Piramal Group in various capacities including as an Alliance Manager for a risk-share oncology-based collaboration with a US Big Pharma and has also worked as the Head of Biology in Piramal Discovery solutions. Nilesh obtained his Ph.D. from Ohio University and completed a post-doc in Immunology, Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine at Harvard Medical School. He is the author and inventor of >30 life science patents and publications. He received the Young Scientist of India award from OPPI in 2010.

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Tejas Upadhyay

VP - BD & Proj. Mgmt

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Tejas Upadhyay

VP - BD & Proj. Mgmt

A chemist with a passion for drug discovery and programme management. >17 years of experience working with various contract research organisation like Alembic, Evotec, o2h and Piramal. Gained PhD from India and post-doctoral
experience from Glasgow University, UK.

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Hemal Soni

Head of Chemistry

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Hemal Soni

Head of Chemistry

Comprehensive experience in Leading & Guiding Multi-FTE “Synthetic Chemistry Research” Collaborations which are in support to fast paced Medicinal Chemistry Projects – for overseas collaborators.

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Sudipta Mukherjee

Head of Analytical

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Sudipta Mukherjee

Head of Analytical

10+ years experience in analytical chemistry. Leading a team of analytics department in o2h.

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Dr. Vishal Ranjan

Head of Biology

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Dr. Vishal Ranjan

Head of Biology

A profound biotechnologist having progressive 9+ years of drug-discovery and CRO experience in in-vitro and pharmacology. Vishal has worked in past with Piramal Life Sciences Pvt. Ltd. and other start-up biotech company. He has rich experience in designing/establishing and project management of various integrated drug-discovery international collaborations.

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Tim Sharman

Compliance Officer

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Tim Sharman

Compliance Officer

Tim is the Compliance Officer and Money Laundering Reporting Officer for o2h Ventures. He graduated from the University of Kent, Canterbury with an MA in the History and Philosophy of Science in 1986. He has over 27 years experience in the financial services industry, in compliance, operational and investment management roles. In the last 15 years, Tim has specialised in the alternative investments sector. He is a member of the Chartered Institute of Securities and Investment.

Shabu Thomas

Head of Operation

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Shabu Thomas

Head of Operation

Shabu Thomas has around 12 yrs. of successful experience as an HR Business Partner with Chemistry Research, Heavy Manufacturing Industry and Consultancy firms. He has effectively developed & Implemented various HR processes with smooth transition to ensure Good Employee satisfaction. He has completed his Master’s in Physics and Post Diploma in Human Resource Mgmt. He manages a team having responsibility of Recruitment, Training, Performance Management, Compliance, Administration and Employee Engagement.

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Bhargavi Jansari

Human Resource Manager

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Bhargavi Jansari

Human Resource Manager

A passionate HR professional with rich experience in the areas of Performance Management,Talent Hiring & Management,
Learning & Development, Payroll Management, Employee Engagement, Employee Relations, HR Process
Automation & HR operations.

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Tammy Ward

Head of Design

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Tammy Ward

Head of Design

Tammy is a senior digital creative having 14+ years of experience in designing. She has a passion for producing engaging and effective user experiences and bringing digital marketing campaigns to life.

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Archa Kandelwal

Project Co-ordinator

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Archa Kandelwal

Project Co-ordinator

Archa leads the o2h technology team. She began her career at Streebo INC where she was involved in the pre-sales function, focussing on business conversions and enhanced revenues. Archa has rich experience in designing, developing and project management of various technology product including o2h's flagship product - Visibly.

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Pragnesh Thakkar

Head of Finance

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Pragnesh Thakkar

Head of Finance

Mr. Pragnesh Thakkar serves as the Finance Manager of o2h Group for 8+ years. He also heads Accounting, Financials, Secretarial functions of the company as well as looks for Supply Chain. Well versed in Accounting, Finance and Taxation. He has a degree of Master in Commerce and Inter Chartered Accountant and has total 11 year of industrial work experience.

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