Our Resource persons have a collective experience of more than 150 years in leadership positions across key functions.

Core Team

Ranajit Sen (RS): CEO & Founder. RS is a well rounded professional with over three decades of industry experience having worked in renowned companies (Ciba-Geigy/Novartis), Natco Pharma and Shantha Biotechnics) in leadership positions across key functions - Strategic Planning, Business Development and Sales & Product Management. He spearheaded Natco’s foray into Oncology and executed a leading role in bringing Shantha’s recombinant Hep B vaccine to the domestic and international markets. RS has shared his insights on the Bio sector as a speaker and panelist at several conferences across the globe. He has served on the expert panel of The Wellcome Trust and is also as an external consultant to IKP as mentor to healthcare start-ups across India. RS oversees Client First, Business Development and Project execution.

Jakob Haroon, PhD: Jakob has an outstanding track record. A Post-Doctoral Fellowship (Harvard Medical School, Boston MA), PhD in Analytical Biochemistry (London University, Guy’s Hospital Medical School, London, UK), BSc (Hons) Biochemistry (University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, UK), he has 20 years’ experience in all aspects of pharmaceutical Quality Systems and regulatory processes. He has directed quality & regulatory organizations in the development and enhancement of quality systems in leading companies like Roche, Wyeth, Barr Pharmaceuticals and Actavis. He has extensive knowledge in the development of pharmaceutical products, method validation and the development of risk based Quality Systems. Jakob is highly proficient in cGMPs, FDA guidances, USP requirements and European standards and has conducted vendor GMP audits in Asia, UK and USA. He has experience in conducting pre-FDA inspection audits.

Shahjahan Mohammed (Shah): Co-founder & Chief Operating Officer. Shah is a commerce graduate from Andhra University. He started his career in the late 1970s with Parry & Co. Ltd., in various Divisions, viz., Shipping, Pharmaceuticals (distributors for Lederle Group), Engineering and FMCG distribution. He joined SmithKline Beecham Consumer Healthcare Ltd., heading the Logistics of both Pharma and consumer Products. He has successfully implemented fresh concepts in operations spanning Distribution, transportation and receivables and has an excellent track record in promoting new products. Shah is also responsible for the finance function.

Syed Naimullah (Shakeel), Adviser-Legal & Corporate Affairs: Shakeel has an exceptional academic background. He has a degree in Law from Osmania University, one of the oldest in India, a Diploma in IPR from Indian Law Institute, Delhi and a Masters degree in Human Resources Management from Pondicherry Central University. He has also closely worked with several corporate houses in areas spanning due diligence, dispute resolution, arbitration and reconciliation and devising appropriate people management strategies.


Ashim Roy, PhD: Ashim is an IT Expert with more than 28 years of global experience in R&D, product development and general management. He has worked at Global tier1 technology companies - Philips Microelectronics (Aust), Nortel (Canada), Hughes Networks (USA) and Technology startups - Integrated Telecom Technology (Acquired by PMC-Sierra), ComBasis Technologies, Comat and Stoke. Ashim has also deployed low cost identification management solutions for Food and Civil Supplies Dept in KA. - built the Stoke team in India from ground up. He is a BE/ M.Tech, Ph.D. Univ of Adelaide (RFID) and has 11 papers and 3 patents to his credit.