board of directors
Board of Directors
ChairmanPranav Amin

Pranav Amin currently serves as Chairman of Board of Directors of Rhizen. Pranav is richly experienced in pharmaceutical business, marketing and strategy management. Apart from guiding the business strategy of Rhizen, Pranav serves as the Chief Business Development Officer at Alembic Limited and one of the Directors of the Company. Alembic was established in 1907 and is an integrated pharmaceutical company based in India, which was started with a mission to give access to the best healthcare products at an affordable price; its aim is to become a knowledge driven global pharmaceutical company with the highest level of operational excellence in all spheres.

Pranav did a double major in economics and industrial management from Carnegie Mellon University. He also completed his MBA from Thunderbird, the international graduate school of management.


ChairmanSwaroop V , PhD

Swaroop Vakkalanka is a renowned pharma R&D professional with rich and rewarding experience in research and strategy management. His past experience includes serving as core research member and research head in the areas of Oncology, Inflammation, Pain and Metabolic Disorders.

He led diversified scientific teams successfully from drug design to clinical development. He played a pivotal role in bringing 18 NCEs into clinical development right from concept. He served in R&D divisions of leading Indian pharmaceutical companies before finding Rhizen Pharmaceuticals SA. To his credit he led the R&D teams for several out-licensing deals in the areas of Oncology & Inflammation, Pain and Metabolic disorders with cumulative deal value of > $ 1500 Million. Swaroop obtained his Ph.D in Pharmaceutical Sciences from Andhra University, India