The power of humans being collaborative


The power of humans being collaborative

RaghavRaghav Chari, PhD


Raghav believes the mission of Promius Pharma comes to life through shared creative thinking and a collegial approach to collaboration.

At Promius Pharma, Raghav is responsible for developing a viable portfolio of products across the New Chemical Entities and Differentiated Formulations businesses. Raghav joined Dr. Reddy’s in 2006 as Vice President — Corporate Development for the NCE and Specialty business, and has helped shape the company’s Proprietary Products strategy while developing strong alliance platforms.

Raghav graduated from Cal Tech, and received his PhD from Princeton. From being a physicist to working in management consulting, Raghav’s career has taken him through different disciplines, shaping his perspective on effective problem solving. Dr Chari’s approach is inspired by a wide range of areas, including the natural sciences, mathematics, technology, music, and creative fiction, particularly science fiction and fantasy.


Anil Namboodiripad, PhD

Senior Vice President, Head of Product Development & Chief Commercial Officer

Health is an important component to life, and Anil feels privileged to play a small role in that. Because good health can’t wait, Anil is passionate about taking on the difficult challenges across the spectrum of product development and commercialization to enable a better life for people with pressing medical needs.

Anil leads strategy and execution of Promius Pharma’s clinical development stage pipeline as well as commercial operations for marketed products.

Anil received his Ph.D. in Physiology and Molecular Biophysics from the University of Texas. He started his career as a management consultant with Booz & Co where he served clients on several high level business critical issues within financial services and healthcare. Prior to Promius Pharma, he spent a number of years at Abbott Laboratories (AbbVie) and Bristol-Myers Squibb in various roles of increasing responsibility, including strategic planning and marketing.


KentKent Allenby, MD, FACP

Vice President, Chief Medical Officer

Kent is a people person. The majority of his adult life has been spent working tirelessly to help improve the lives of others. Prior to joining the industry, Kent practiced medicine for 10 years, providing one-on-one care to hundreds of patients in his practice. These days, Kent is still making a difference in people’s lives, but on a much broader scale by working to identify unmet global medical needs and developing products that not only benefit patients, but also the physicians who treat them.

Kent leads the nonclinical and clinical development groups for Proprietary Products at Promius Pharma. He joined Promius Pharma in 2008 and has helped develop the current neurology and dermatology pipeline while growing the capabilities of the development function.

Kent graduated from Dartmouth College, and earned his medical degree at George Washington University. Kent trained in Internal Medicine at Georgetown University and the Washington Hospital Center. He is board certified in Internal Medicine and Geriatrics. After practicing medicine for 10 years, Kent joined the pharmaceutical industry in 1989 and has held positions of increasing responsibility with Bayer, Baxter Healthcare, Kyowa Hakko, and now at Promius Pharma.


DushyanthDushyanth Surakanti, MBA

Vice President, Head of Sales & Marketing and Corporate Development

Healthcare is in Dushyanth’s blood. Growing up in a family of physicians, he has been inspired by healers and caregivers his entire life. At Promius Pharma, Dushyanth is grateful to have the opportunity to give back to those who’ve helped mold him into the person he is today—providing physicians with innovative solutions that help them improve the lives of others.

Dushyanth serves as our Sales and Marketing Head. Prior to his current role, Dushyanth served as Corporate Development Head for the Proprietary Products Group of Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories. He also was the Acute Care Portfolio Head for Proprietary Products.

Dushyanth holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA in Religion from Wabash College. Prior to joining Dr. Reddy’s, Dushyanth held various corporate finance and strategic marketing roles at Eli Lilly and Company and Medtronic, Inc.


StephenStephen Prentiss, JD, MBA

Vice President, Chief People Officer

Stephen’s people-first, customer-focused attitude comes from his early days waiting tables. His career has taken him all over the world, but at Promius Pharma he feels right at home with a company that truly values putting people first.

Stephen is responsible for not just finding potential team members with the “special sauce,” but also informing and shaping executive strategy concerning leadership, organizational change, talent development, and effectively managing people. He also plays a key role in shaping the “uncorporate” culture of Promius Pharma.

After graduating from Drew University, Stephen received his Masters degree from Rutgers University, and his Doctorate of Law from Whittier College. In addition to decades of HR and legal experience, Stephen has twice received the American Jurisprudence Award for Legal Research and Writing and is the author of several labor and employment articles. He is a former adjunct faculty member of Cornell University, School of Industrial and Labor Relations and continues to lecture to various organizations on labor, employment law, and human resources.


RameshRamesh Murthy

Director & Head of Finance

When he’s not working, Ramesh stays active to ensure a sound mind and a sound body. When he is at work, Ramesh feels fortunate and right at home as part of a company that also places so much value on the mental and physical well-being of all people.

At Promius Pharma, Ramesh leads the finance functions, and has been instrumental in providing finance leadership support to research and development and commercial operations for the company. Ramesh plays a key role in ensuring that the company reaches its short- and long-term financial goals.

Ramesh is qualified Chartered Accountant, he has also studied Advanced Management Program from Indian Institute of Management in Bangalore. In addition to his time at Promius, Ramesh has over 20 years of experience and mostly in the life sciences and Pharma industry, having spent time at Aurigene Discovery Technologies Ltd, ReaMetrix Pvt Ltd, and Ansell Healthcare. He has a unique blend of managing finance functions for life sciences startups and established corporates.