Management Team

Mr. Jayanagaraja Reddy, MANAGING DIRECTOR

MR. JAYANAGARAJA REDDY, a Pharmacy graduate from Bangalore university founded Pharmaceuticals business in the year 1997. The company has grown from retail medicals to research & commercial manufacturing and marketing of Pharmaceuticals since last 20 years. The company's current turnover is about $3.5 million. Nuwill has added manufacturing and marketing company called NUWILL BIOTECH PVT LTD in the year 2010. This division has about 80 products in Indian market at present. The product segment covers Critical care products like sterile antibiotics, Lyophilised products, Diabetic care, Cardiovascular products,Orthocare and Nutraceuticals like protein supplements.

NUWILL RESEARCH AND INNOVATIONS is a new venture of NUWILL which will initially focus on Formulation and Analytical development for India and International markets. Company will focus both on CRO and own product development and dossier preparation for all regulatory markets. NUWILL has state of the art development facility in Bangalore with world- class equipments and well trained and experienced scientists. all high end development equipments and well trained scientist.

Dr. Gurudatta G.G. (Gurudatta. G. Gayatri), PRESIDENT & EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Dr. Gurudatta G.G. has a manifold 29 years of experience spanning areas of pharmaceutical and CRO industry and has cleared 35 International regulatory audits for his clients.

He has a Bachelors of Science degree in Chemistry from Karnatak University, DIAC from Ruia College Mumbai, MBA in Quality Management from University of Grantchester USA and PhD in Quality Management from University of Grant Chester USA.

He is concentrating on GxP consulting business since February 2006 and has worked with many Indian Pharmaceutical companies and International Pharma companies. He has started working with a Korean based Pharma Company for their EU approval process. Apart from this, he engages in performing third party audits and Gap analysis for many clients in Europe & US.

Dr. Gurudatta apparently trained under WHO Geneva in Quality Management Systems, holds a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry, Diploma in Industrial and Analytical Chemistry from Ruia College Mumbai, Diploma in Pharmaceutical Quality Control and Quality Assurance Management with Post Graduation in Marketing Management and Diploma in Management from IGNOU, Delhi.

A perfect think tank, he has forayed into collaboration with a UK giant to institute a intrinsic, comprehensive platform for solutions including services on Data Integrity for Indian Pharma Companies and keen to establish competence of international standards on GMP guidelines.

Ashok Hegde, President & Executive Director

Mr.Hegde is a pharmacist with basic degree in pharmacy from Bangalore University. He has done M.S in Pharmaceutical Technology from Vinayaka Mission University Salem. He has got Master in Business Administaration from Manipal University (SMU) and completed Executive General Management Course (EGMP) from Indian Instititute of Management Bangalore (IIMB). Apart from this, he has got ISO Lead auditor certification from NIGEL BAUVER from UK.

Professionally, Mr.Hegde has handled series of responsibilities from Operation to Quality during his 19 years of tenure in top class pharma companies. He has started his professional journey as Production chemist and handled operations in the rank of General Manager, Vice president-Operations and Sr.Vice President-Technical which is comprising of Manufacturing, Engineering & projects, Technology Transfers, Quality control and Quality Assurance functions.

During his tenure, he has handled different pharma projects in Oral solids, Semi solids, Oral liquids and R&D successfully. Handled more than 100 process developments and technology transfer projects during his tenure for International markets. He is known as one of the best administrator, trouble shooter and team player in the industry.

As Operation and Quality head, he has handled almost all major regulatory audits several times, like USFDA, EMA, MHRA, TGA, ENVISA, MCA and others audits successfully.

Dr. Gundu H.R.Rao, CHIEF SCIENTIFIC OFFICER

Dr.Gundu H. R. Rao obtained his B.Sc degree from the University of Mysore and B.Sc (Hons) and M.Sc., degrees from the Poona University. He worked for an year with the Commonwealth Institute of Biological Control, Bangalore and five years at the Central Food Technological Research Institute, Mysore. He immigrated to the USA in 1965 and specialized in grain storage technology and obtained his Ph.D degree from the Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas. After working as a post-doctoral fellow at the Texas A& M University and University of Minnesota, he joined department of Pharmacology as an NIH fellow to get training in toxicology. He has been with the University of Minnesota Medical School for over 40 years. He is a naturalized US citizen and a tenured professor in the department of Laboratory Medicine & Pathology. He also has faculty appointments in Anesthesiology, Lillehei Heart Institute, and Biomedical Engineering Institute. He is an author or co-author of over 300 publications in the field of interest (thrombosis and stroke). In the past, he has consulted various medical device development companies in the Twin Cities including 3M, Medtronic Inc, St Jude Medical, Medical CV Inc, Vascular Solutions, APP Tech, Endocardial Solutions, PlaCor Inc., Medical Innovations Inc, Hypertension Diagnostics Inc. and Boston Scientific on problems related to biocompatibility, thrombosis and stroke.

Dr.Rao helps Nuwill with Novel drug delivery systems(NDDS), product development in cardiology and Diabetology segment, Phytocemical based drug development and development strategy for the company.

Dr. Arvind K. Mishra, CHIEF STRATEGY OFFICER

Dr. Arvind K Mishra, a global quality, regulatory and strategy expert, has more than 3 decades of rich experience in Global Pharma Industry.

He has obtained his Master’s degree in Analytical Chemistry and a Doctorate in Chemistry (Pharmaceutical Drug Analysis) from Banaras Hindu University.

He has worked in well-known Indian Pharma majors like Lupin, JK Drugs and Pharmaceuticals Limited (now Teva) Strides Arcolab( now Strides Sashun Ltd), Medreich (now Meiji, Japan), Claris Injectables Ltd. and Cadila Pharmaceuticals in various capacities in the areas of Quality Control, Quality Assurance, Corporate Quality Assurance, Global Regulatory Affairs, Research and Development, Clinical Research and Strategic Business Unit Head – Biologicals.

During this period, he was actively involved in all kinds of formulations and APIs including biotech and biological, hormones, onclogy (Anti cancer), high potent drugs , softgels, Penicillins and Cephalosporines etc.

Dr. Mishra has been a regular invited speakers and Panelist in many Indian and overseas conferences and seminars and thereby extensively travelled to almost all major countries and has thereby gained exposure to US FDA, EU, MHRA, TGA, ANVISA (Brazil), MCC (South Africa), GCC ( Gulf Cooperation Council countries) etc.

Dr. Raghupathi Kandarapu, CHIEF TECHNICAL MENTOR

Dr. Raghupathi Kandarapu is a Chief Technical Mentor of NUWILL and Alumni of National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER), Mohali (Punjab). After completing his PhD and MPharm programs from NIPER, Dr. Kandarapu spent about 13-years with major Indian pharmaceutical industries at different capacities, including Head – R&D and specialized in “Contract Pharmaceutical Development Services” business model. He mentored several cross-functional teams that involved the development of generic products for global markets.

Dr. Kandarapu holds certifications and/or trainings including advanced leadership program in business development from IIM-A, Project Management (PM-BOK) from PM-Soft®, Clinical Research (ICRI, New Delhi), Intellectual Property Rights, etc. He published more than dozen papers in international journals and presented research work in several conferences. He has more than 30-patent applications filed to his credit.

Dr. Kandarapu research focus includes identification and development of “proof of concept (POC)” of novel drug-delivery systems based on ‘unmet” medical need, life-cycle management (LCM) of formulations, and development of challenging modified release generic products with innovative concepts. The core area of his interest are Multi-Particulate Drug Delivery Systems (MUPS), Solid-State Characterization to identify novel salt and/or polymorphs for 505(b) (2) and/or exclusive marketing opportunities, and development of complex per-oral modified release products.

Joby George, DIRECTOR OF BUSINESS AND FOUNDER MEMBER

Joby George is the Director of Business and Founder Member at Nuwill. With over 19 years of work experience in the Clinical Research and Contract Research Industry.

Joby has wide marketing experience in India, US, LATAM and Europe markets. He also has wide International experience in companies like Clinigene (Biocon company), Xcelris (Div. of Claris Lifesciences) Semler Research and Aizant Drug Research. He spanned diverse roles in Corporate strategy, Marketing and Business Development.

Joby has a degree in Pharmacy from Bangalore University followed by a Post Graduate degree in Business Administration (International Business) from Adam Smith University, USA

Nuwill's development capabilities are mainly focussed on niche segments like NDDS platform formulations along with general formulations like modified release dosage forms
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