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Directors & Advisors

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Anil Gulati

Founder & Director, Chairman & CEO

Dr. Gulati is leading clinical development and the commercialization of first-in-class drug products in critical care medicine. He led the discovery, development and launch of Lyfaquin for hypovolemic shock. He has 54 issued patents. He is Professor Emeritus at Midwestern University and is recipient of Paul R Dawson Biotechnology Award 2014 and Littlejohn Award 2014. Dr. Gulati is a United States Fulbright Scholar 2008-2009 and winner of International Ranbaxy Research Award 2007. Dr. Gulati was the Scientific Reviewer, United States Defense Medical Research and Development Program, Combat Casualty Care Research Program 2016 and 2017.

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Ajit Chand Srimal

Co-founder & Director

Mr. Srimal has been involved in pharmaceutical industry for more than four decades and for the past 20 years he has been working as a corporate executive. He has the experience in development of products, sales, licensing, mergers, and acquisitions. He has been instrumental in driving revenues and profits, maintaining healthy balance sheets, raising funds, and taking companies public. Mr. Srimal has the experience of working in many countries including India, United Kingdom, European Union, Africa, Middle East, South East Asia, and South America.

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James Ford McDonnell

Director

Dr. McDonnell received his undergraduate degree from Georgetown University and his MD in 1985 from Northwestern University Medical School. Dr. McDonnell has also received postgraduate training in Emergency and Internal Medicine at Northwestern University. He has made significant contributions to the growth of Pharmazz. He is currently Vice Chair, Professor, Department of Ophthalmology at Loyola University and Director of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Adult Strabismus at Loyola University Medical Center and Director, Retinopathy of Prematurity of Neonatal Intensive Care. Dr. McDonnell is the Past President of the Chicago Ophthalmological Society, and currently serves on the board of directors of the Illinois Association of Eye Physicians and Surgeons (ISEPS)

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Dan Stauder

Member of Advisory Board

Mr. Stauder has more than 35 years of experience in the healthcare capital markets and investment banking industry. He has assisted biotechnology and life science companies in raising more than $20 billion in over 500 transaction during that time. He most recently was Co-Head of Healthcare Investment Banking and Head of Healthcare Capital Markets for JMP Securities over his 10-year career at JMP. (He also held Managing Director and Director positions in Healthcare Equity Capital Markets roles at Vector Securities, Prudential Securities, RW Baird & Co., and EHS Securities.) He received his MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a BBA from the University of Notre Dame

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Sunil Gulati

Director & COO (Pharmazz India)

Mr. Gulati has more than 38 years of experience and knowledge in starting and running medium sized organizations. He is the founding member of Pharmazz India Private Limited and is managing and operating the company since its inception. He was instrumental in initiating and developing a team to conduct all the clinical trials in-house and is extensively involved in selection of sites, the budgetary aspects and legal contracts. Mr. Gulati has provided his expertise to be in full compliance with all related regulatory affairs pertaining to drug development, customs, licensing, FEMA and others. Mr. Gulati has an exceptional ability to create healthy environment for employees.

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Lov Verma

Director (Pharmazz India)

Formerly, Union Health Secretary, Government of India. Mr. Verma is a very senior administrator with deep experience in the health sector. He was instrumental in formulating and implementing many policies related to the drug development process in India. He also has remarkable interest in literary work.

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Birinder S. Marwah

Member of Advisory Board

Dr. Marwah is the Chief of Geriatrics at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center in Chicago. He serves as the administrative medical director of Seasons Hospice and Palliative Care in Des Plaines, IL. He is board certified in geriatrics and internal medicine and is a past president to the Indian Medical Associates and prior Chairman of the Indian American Associates Charitable Foundation. He has also served as Convention Chair to the American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin.

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Anthony Davenport

Member of Advisory Board

Dr. Davenport is Professor of Cardiovascular Pharmacology and fellow of St. Catharine’s College. He is Director of the human receptor research group, department of Experimental Medicine and Immunotherapeutic in University of Cambridge. He has more than 400 peer reviewed publications.

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Shridhar Andurkar

Member of Advisory Board

Dr. Andurkar is professor and Chair of Pharmaceutical science at the Midwestern University Chicago college of Pharmacy. He has pursued a program of research involving the design, synthesis, biology evaluation and metabolism of bioactive molecules for the past 17 years. He has been awarded various Distinctions & Honors like Golden Apple Award Teacher of the year, Midwestern University Chicago College of Pharmacy, for many years. He has to his honor one issued patent.

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R. C. Srimal

Member of Advisory Board

Dr. Srimal has more than 50 years of leadership, testing and research experience in the pharmaceutical Institutions. He has been the Director of Indian Institute of Toxicology Research, Lucknow. He is member of National Academy of Medical science and has been a Commonwealth Medical Fellow. He has been Consultant to UNIDO, Commonwealth Secretariat and The University of Illinois at Chicago, USA