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Board of Directors

Dr. Purnendu Chatterjee

Director and The Chairman

Dr. Chatterjee is the Founder and Chairman of ‘The Chatterjee Group’, a multi-billion dollar global investment conglomerate head-quartered in New York and the sponsor of ‘TCG Lifesciences Private Limited’. He founded the TCG Lifesciences in 1998. He is responsible for providing strategic direction and guidance for the growth of our company. He has over 35 years of industry experience. He is also a founder member of ‘Indian School of Business’, Hyderabad and a member of the governing council of ‘Public Health Foundation of India’. Prior to forming the TCG Group, Dr Chatterjee was advisor to the Soros Fund Management and responsible for over USD 3 Billion in global investments. He holds a B. Tech. from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur. He also holds a M.S. and PhD in operations research from the University of California, Berkley.

Mr. Swapan Bhattacharya

Managing Director

Swapan Bhattacharya is the Managing Director of our company. Mr. Bhattacharya is responsible for the executive leadership and overall management of the company. He has been associated with the TCG group since 1995 and has spear headed the group’s investments in India and its foray into life sciences from 1998. He has over 30 years of experience in national and international organizations. Prior to joining us, he has held positions with Paine Webber Inc. as Senior Vice President; and with the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission. In January 2009 has been awarded ‘Udyog Rattan’ Award by Institute of Economic Studies, India for his outstanding contribution in India’s industrial development. He is also the Co-Chairman of the biotechnology committee of Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry ("FICCI"). He holds a bachelor’s degree in technology from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, a master of sciences from the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, U.S.A and a degree in Master of Business Administration from Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, U.S.A.

Mr. Vikramaditya Ugra

Nominee Director

Mr. Vikramaditya Ugra is the Chief Compliance Officer of the Bank. He joined the Bank in 1996, and has served across various functions ranging from Project Exports, Export Credit, Lines of Credit and Corporate Banking, to Strategy, Risk Management, Compliance, Research & Analysis and Marketing Advisory Services. Mr. Ugra has held prior positions of Regional Head at the Bank's regional offices at Mumbai and Pune, and Chief Executive of the London Branch. He was part of Exim Bank's teams which set up the first branch of the Bank in London, and undertook consultancy studies on capacity building for export credit for financial institutions in South Africa and Ghana. He is a qualified assessor for the Confederation of Indian Industry - Exim Bank Award for Business Excellence, a Total Quality Management award based on the TQM model of the European Foundation for Quality Management. He has been a Director on the Boards of Indian companies and has lectured at Bank training colleges and industry bodies in India on various aspects of export financing. After graduating in Economics from the University of Mumbai, Mr. Ugra secured a Master's degree in Management Studies from Mumbai's Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies. He also holds an Advanced Certificate in Compliance (UK) from the University of Manchester Business School.

Dr. Goutam Das

Additional Director

Dr. Goutam Das did his Ph.D. in molecular biology at the Univ of Calcutta and post-doctoral studies at Univ of Rochester, NY, USA. Dr. Das joined as a senior scientist at Astra Research Centre India, Bangalore (later known as Astra Zeneca R&D Bangalore) in 1988. Dr. Das left ARCI in 1994 to set up Syngene Intl Pvt Ltd, Asia’s first CRO/CDMO at the invitation of Dr. Kiran Mazumdar Shaw, the founder of Biocon group. During his tenure of seventeen years from 1994 till 2010 end, Syngene remained India’s premiere CRO/CMDO. Dr. Das was the COO of Syngene reporting to KMS and the board. Dr. Das was also one of the six members of the Biocon Senior Management team. Later Dr. Das joined the board of Premas Biotech Limited, Gurugram, Haryana, India and he is still with Premas in that capacity. Dr. Das has served many other companies like MMV, Switzerland and TojoVikas Pvt Ltd, Bangaloreas senior advisor and currently associated with Biomoneta, Bangalore as an advisor. Dr. Das has been associated with TCGLS since 2011.