Prof. Ganesh is a renowned scientist in the field of Nucleic Acid Chemistry and Biology with extensive research contributions on therapeutic and diagnostic applications of DNA analogues, structural biology of collagen peptides and the emerging area of DNA nanotechnology as well as design of Peptide Nucleic Acid (PNA) analogues for effective cell permeation. He has more than 170 publications in reputed international journals, 2 international patents and guided 45 students for their doctoral degrees.
Dr. Ganesh is the Founder and first Director of two Indian Institutes of Science Education Research (IISER) Pune (June 2006-October 2017) and Tirupati (November 2017- Current). He provided great leadership to establish IISERs as new brand of science Institutes, now attaining global recognition. He has served as a member of Nanoscience Advisory Group of DST Nanoscience mission; Past Chairman, DBT Taskforce on Nanobiotechnology; Past Chairman, Finance Committee, India Alliance – Welcome trust under BBT. Dr. Ganesh has received innumerable professional awards including Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar award of Chemical sciences (CSIR) and The World Academy of Science (TWAS) Prize for Chemical Sciences and has served as a member of the Editorial Advisory Boards of various journals including Chemistry, An Asian Journal (Wiley), J Organic Chemistry (ACS), Beilsten J Organic Chemistry and Oligonucleotides. He is one of the founding Editor in-Chief of ACS Omega, an open access journal from ACS since 2016, whose impact factor now has reached 3.51. Prior to his IISER role, he held several leadership position at various academic institutions including Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB) & National chemical Laboratory (NCL) in India. He served as an Independent Director of Reserve Bank Note Mudranalaya (Bengaluru) and currently Director on Board of NCL Venture Center, Pune
Dr. Ganesh is Phd in Chemistry from Delhi University, India (1976) and University of Cambridge, UK (1980).
Dr. Hardik Joshipura
Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer
Dr. Hardik Joshipura is the MD & CEO of the company. Prior to joining Innovassynth, he held several leadership roles of increasing responsibilities with Sigma Aldrich & later with Merck KGaA including manufacturing, Sales and Global Strategic Marketing. He started his career with Zydus Cadila where he led Contract Research R&D for its Fine Chemical business. He is PhD in Organic Chemistry and Alumnus of Harvard Business School (HBS), Boston, MA, USA where he pursued his alternative to an Executive MBA program.
Mr. Viren Raheja
Non Executive director
Mr. Viren Raheja is a non-executive Promoter Director of Innovassynth. He is a Director of several companies : Asianet Satellite Communications Pvt Ltd, Sonata Software & Hathway Cable & Datacom Ltd, etc.
He holds Bachelor’s degree in commerce from Mumbai University. He has passed all 3 levels leading to the CFA charter and has an MBA degree from London Business School.
Mr. Bharat Bhogilal Chovatia
Mr. Bharat Bhogilal Chovatia has in-depth knowledge of accounting and practicing indirect Taxation, International Taxation and Auditing & Assurance, with special interest in Financial Investments and diagnosis of Corporate Business. He is also director of Resins & Plastics Ltd and GTPL Hathway Ltd. He holds bachelor’s degree in commerce (B.com) and Law (LLB), and is a fellow member of Institute of Chartered Accountant of India.