Management Team

Deepa Chitre, M.D.
Chair and Chief Executive Officer

Dr Chitre has over 20 years experience in clinical research, management and modern & integrative medicine. She has an M.B.,B.S. from University of Bombay, India and M.D. from New York Medical College, USA. On completing her residency at Univ. Calf. San Francisco, she was on the Faculty at Stanford Univ. and Lucille Packard Children’s Hosp, heading Out-Patient Pediatrics at one of the largest county hospitals in California. She has served and chaired several different committees involved in health care, scientific research, clinical research, hospital administration & medical teaching standards. Dr Chitre has developed the N/Rx® business model with successful validated products, worked with academia & industry in setting natural drug discovery standards, established regulatory approvals and dynamic marketing partnerships across 3 continents.

Deben Dey, Ph.D.
Chief Scientific Officer

Dr Dey has over 15 years experience, 40 US and Intl’ patents issued/applied, >60 publications in Drug Discovery and Research; and has received several national and international Awards for ‘Scientific Excellence.” He has a PhD in Biochemistry from Banaras Hindu Univ., India, and was on the Faculty at U C Davis. Subsequently Dr Dey has been Founder Scientist at Calyx Therapeutics and VP Research at Bexel Pharmaceuticals, Inc. in California. In both companies, Dr Dey has raised large venture funding in Series A, B and C rounds; set up and successfully run drug discovery research, and built scientific liaisons with multinational pharma companies, academic institutions and the NIH.

Prema Rao, Ph.D.
Vice President, Pre-Clinical Research

Dr Rao has a Masters in biochemistry from Rutgers University and a Ph.D. in Psychology, with a special interest in Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM). She has worked in research at FMC in NJ and at Collagen Corporation and CollOptics, Inc. in Palo Alto, CA. She is dedicated to Integrative Medicine and among other organizations, chairs the Healing Arts Committee at Good Samaritan Hospital, San Jose, CA; with a focus on CAM therapies for chronic disorders and cancer care. Dr Rao holds 6 US patents.

Sadanand Bajekal,
Senior Vice-President, BIO-VED India

Mr Bajekal has over 35 years of experience in the Indian and multi-national pharmaceutical industry. A pharmacist by training from University of Bombay, he has a strong product development and technical operations background with large multi-national pharma companies like Sandoz and Roche. He has set up and run operations for Aphali Pharmaceuticals and subsequently Ranbaxy in India and Nigeria. He has been associated with Bioved for more than 10 years in executive management.

Alfred Grigsby
Vice-President, Sales

Mr Grigsby is a graduate of University of California, Berkeley where he was a star basketball player. He played professionally in Japan & Europe. On returning from basketball, he joined a topical analgesic company, Flex Power in California as VP Business Development. He has been with Bioved for more than 4years and oversees the sales and marketing efforts of the company. He has been implemental in exponential sales growth through orthopedists, chiropractors, physical therapists, and distributors.

Ajit Chitre
Director, India Operations

Mr. Chitre has been a Director of the Indian subsidiary since its inception. A graduate from the University of Pune, he started his career in medical sales as a very early team member of Lupin Ltd., now one of the top 5 pharmaceutical companies in India. Subsequently he had a successful distribution company of specialty consumer goods with distribution and network all over the sub-continent. He manages the day to day operations of Bioved India.

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