Uma Rao Ganduri

Uma is a seasoned human resources professional with more than thirty years of expertise gained from diverse roles in global and domestic multinational corporations in India. In her capacity as a strategic HR leader, Uma has successfully implemented and overseen various business initiatives, demonstrating her proficiency in managing robust HR processes both within domestic and international contexts. Among her noteworthy accomplishments are spearheading the transformation agenda as an HR Business Partner, securing Great Place To Work certifications, successfully negotiating long-term settlements with unions, and establishing effective leadership pipelines.

Uma holds a postgraduate degree in HR from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences and has completed the Global Advanced Management Program from the ISB-Kellogg School of Management. She is a certified coach and is currently pursuing her doctorate in management.


Ashwin Trinidad

Ashwin has over 25 years of experience in various Global, Multinational and Domestic Pharmaceutical and Chemical corporations working in the fields of Finance, Accounting, Treasury, Controlling, MIS, Internal Audit, Taxation and Commercial operations.
In his previous roles, he has been the CFO and Head of Legal & IT at Samara Capital-owned Oaknet Healthcare Pvt. Ltd. Prior to Oaknet, he has been the India Group CFO & Sr. Director, Finance for India & China regions for Teva Pharmaceuticals. He has also been the General Manager, Finance & Controlling at Merck Limited, a Company listed on the Indian Stock Exchange. He has been on the Board of Directors of Merck Specialities Pvt. Ltd. as well as on the Board of multiple Companies within the Teva Pharmaceutical group in India.
He has a strong track record in Business reviews, Strategy simulations, Due diligence, M&A, Capital Project Evaluation, Risk Management, Financial controls & ERP alignment.
Ashwin has a Masters’ degree in Financial Management from Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai University, is a Cost and Management Accountant (ACMA), a Company Secretary (ACS) and has a Graduate degree in Commerce, specializing in Financial Accounting from Mumbai University.


Baskaran Pagadala

Baskaran Pagadala has 3 decades of experience in Operations including manufacturing, EHS, Projects and Operational Excellence. Prior to joining Sekhmet Pharmaventures he served various roles in Lupin, Hetero, Granules, Cipla and JK Pharma. Most recently he headed API – Operations role at Lupin.
Baskaran holds Masters in Chemical Engineering from JNTU


Anil Khubchandani

Anil has over 30 years of diverse experience across technical, commercial and managerial roles in the Life Science Industry. Before joining Sekhmet Pharmaventures, Anil was the Co- CEO & Whole-time Director at Jubilant Ingrevia Limited and has served as a strategic business leader, developed high-performing teams, and oversaw solutions and offerings of the company to the global customers. He also spearheaded several Global CDMO assignments and new business initiatives for Pharmaceutical Innovator companies.

Anil has an exemplary academic track record and is an alumnus of premium institutes like the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Indian Institute of Management (IIM), & Kellogg School of Management. He holds a B.Tec degree in Chemical Engineering from IIT, Varanasi , and holds Management certifications from IIM-Calcutta & Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, Illinois, USA.