Our Leadership

Manish Gupta

Manish Gupta

Cofounder & CEO

Manish oversees the entire business of the Indegene group of companies. As one of the cofounders and the CEO of Indegene, he is responsible for the company’s strategy, its global operations, investments in new businesses and technology, M&A activities, and investor relations. He has an enviable track record in multinational organizational development and is acknowledged as a thought leader in conceptualizing solutions to address current and future challenges for the global healthcare industry. Prior to cofounding Indegene, Manish was associated with Infosys Technologies. He is a BTech graduate from IIT-BHU, India and holds a master’s degree in Business Administration from IIM Ahmedabad (1998), India. He is the recipient of the Young Alumni Award for Entrepreneurship from IIM Ahmedabad, India.

Dr Rajesh Nair

Dr Rajesh Nair

Cofounder & President

Dr Rajesh is one of the cofounders of the company, and as the President, he is responsible for new strategic initiatives, especially as they relate to the company’s solutions in RWD-driven R&D for the life sciences. He is also responsible for identifying and evaluating M&A opportunities for the company. Prior to cofounding Indegene, Dr Rajesh headed the Biotech division of the Sarabhai Group. He is a physician by training, having earned the MBBS degree from GMC Trivandrum, India. He then pursued MBA from IIM Ahmedabad (1997), India.

Dr Sanjay Parikh

Dr Sanjay Parikh

Cofounder & Executive Vice President

Dr Sanjay, one of the cofounders of Indegene, is responsible for global business development, strategic account management, and other long-term strategic initiatives within the organization. He has more than 25 years of experience in strategy, business development, and operations in the pharmaceutical, medical devices, and healthcare industries across the most developed and developing markets. Prior to joining Indegene, Dr Sanjay was a healthcare venture partner at a large British venture capital firm. He is a BTech graduate in Electrical Engineering from IIT Bombay, India, an MS graduate in Clinical Engineering from the Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, and a PhD holder in Biomedical Engineering from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD.

Gaurav Kapoor

Gaurav Kapoor

Cofounder & Executive Vice President

Gaurav is one of the cofounders of Indegene and heads the company’s co-commercialization business while also driving new business development. Over the last 20 years, Gaurav has led Indegene’s sales and business development efforts in the APAC region, including China, in European and North American regions. He is the architect of Indegene’s co-commercialization capabilities and is responsible for partnering with senior commercial leaders of pharma, biotech, and medical devices companies to help drive revenue growth for their products across their life cycle. Prior to joining Indegene, Gaurav held various marketing positions in the Indian pharma industry. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy from St John’s College, Bangalore, India, and an MBA degree from ENPC, Paris.

Anand Kiran

Anand Kiran

Cofounder & Executive Vice President – Global Operations

Anand is one of the cofounders and heads the global delivery operations of Indegene including processes, quality, and people development. In particular, he is responsible for the R&D, Clinical and Medical capabilities, and leads cross-functional teams that bring strategy, subject expertise, and technologies together to create IP in this space and craft solutions for life sciences clients worldwide. With over 27 years of experience in clinical research, pharma sales, and marketing, he has been successful in managing products from development to commercialization. Prior to joining Indegene, Anand managed the neuropsychiatry product portfolio of Micro Labs Ltd. He holds a master’s degree in Pharmacy from Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra and an MBA degree from B.K. School of Business Management, Ahmedabad, India.

Sanjay Virmani

Sanjay Virmani

Executive Vice President

Sanjay leads strategic initiatives at Indegene and is responsible for new businesses in technology, customer engagement, and analytics. He has over 20 years of experience in the pharmaceutical/biotech industry, with 11 years at Indegene, both on the commercial side and in operations. Previously, he was the CEO of a leading medical education provider for physicians and other healthcare practitioners in the United States. He has been working extensively in several therapeutic areas and disease states and collaborating closely with many leading medical schools. His leisure pursuits include studying geopolitics, collecting ancient board games, and playing golf and fencing.