Ramandeep Singh Jaj, MBA
Founder & Co-CEO
Ramandeep Singh Jaj is the Founder & Co-CEO of DifGen Pharmaceuticals. A pharmaceutical professional with 21 years of experience in the Pharmaceutical and Healthcare sector, Ramandeep has held senior positions in large generic companies such as Shasun, Orchid, Nicholas Piramal, Chemo handling geographies across India, Europe and the US. Prior to founding DifGen, Ramandeep was instrumental in setting up B2B business for APIs and FDFs as well as B2C business in the US. He is an accomplished BD/sales professional with a proven track record of establishing business in North America, Europe, South East Asia, and South/Latin America markets for API’s and FDF’s. Ramandeep specializes in managing P & L accountability, corporate strategy, Margins/Sales Analysis, International Business negotiations, financial planning and forecasting, alliance management, product pricing & commercial strategy. Ramandeep is a Bachelor of Commerce and MBA degree holder from the University of Madras.
Santhanakrishnan Srinivasan, Ph.D., MBA Founder & Co-CEO
Dr. Santhanakrishnan Srinivasan is a healthcare professional with over 15 years of experience in formulation development, manufacturing operations, regulatory affairs, and clinical research. He is one of the founders and Co-CEO of DifGen Pharmaceuticals. He has held positions of increasing responsibility in pharmaceutical product development, R&D operations, project management and alliance management at Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories, Amneal Pharmaceuticals and Xiromed. He was responsible for leading the development and commercialization of several generic products including numerous First-to-Market and CGT designated complex sterile and ophthalmic suspensions as well as technical due-diligence of technologies/ products in-licensed from partners across all dosage forms with a special emphasis on complex whitespace generics and drug-device combination products. Dr. Srinivasan obtained his B. Tech in Chemical Engineering from Bharathidasan University, Thanjavur – India in 2003 and Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from University of Missouri – Rolla in 2007. He received his MBA (With Distinction) with focus on Supply Chain and Finance from Cornell University, NY in 2020. Dr. Srinivasan is an active member of numerous pharmaceutical associations and is also a member of the International and Scientific Advisory Board of Society for Pharmaceutical Dissolution Sciences – India
Srinivasan Vedantham, MS, Ph.D.
President & Executive Director
Dr. Srinivasan Vedantham is a healthcare professional with over 15 years of experience in both Industry and academia with core focus on clinical research, medical devices and diagnostics. Dr. Vedantham is responsible for managing the operations of DifGen Pharmaceuticals Pvt. Ltd – India. Dr. Vedantham has several years of experience in setting up processes for seamless laboratory operations. He has been performing both clinical /population based biochemical studies and basic mechanistic studies in cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, and its complications. Dr. Vedantham has several mid to high impact publications and a patent to his credit and has performed various clinical studies through National and International grants. He is a reviewer for several peer-reviewed journals and member of several academic associations. Dr. Vedantham completed his MS in Medical laboratory technology from BITS, Pilani and PhD from Madras Diabetes Research Foundation affiliated to University of Madras. He obtained his postdoctoral training from Columbia University, New York University. In his most recent assignment, Dr Vedantham was heading the front-end operations ranging from customer relations, scientific affairs, technical support, business support functions of a prominent healthcare diagnostics company.
Krishna Chandrasekaran, B.Tech, PGPM
Vice President-Finance, HR, and Administration
Krishna is a seasoned professional with around 17 years of experience in General Business Administration. Krishna heads Finance, Human Resource and Administration functions at DifGen and is responsible for P&L Management, FP&A, Information Technology and overall facility administration. He has worked in different facets of business functions including strategic planning, operations, projects, business development, and after sales support. He was instrumental in setting up and running the overall operations of an Oil and Gas start-up company in UAE. In his most recent role prior to DifGen, he established and successfully managed after sales support team of a software solution provider for Fortune 500 clients in Asia Pacific and Japan region He is adept at Financial Planning and Analysis, Operations and General administration. Krishna obtained his B.Tech in Chemical Engineering from Bharathidasan University, Thanjavur – India in 2003 and Post Graduate Program in Management from Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai in 2008.
Pratheep Johnson, M.Pharm
Vice President-Research and Development
Pratheep Johnson is an industry veteran with over two decades of experience in pharmaceutical process research and development, Project Management, strategic sourcing and regulatory affairs for global pharmaceutical markets. He has held positions of increasing responsibility in reputed Indian pharmaceutical companies such as Sun Pharma Advanced Research Centre, Torrent Pharmaceuticals, Intas Pharmaceuticals, Amneal Pharmaceuticals, Cadila Pharmaceuticals and Concord Biotech, successfully leading R&D teams in the development and commercialization of numerous First-to-File and First-to-Market generic products. Pratheep is the Vice President and Head of R&D at DifGen Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd and is responsible for R&D operations, Quality Affairs, Compliance and Regulatory strategy. He did his Master of Pharmacy with specialization in Pharmaceutics from Dr.M.G.R Medical university, Chennai.