Syamala Ariyanchira, Ph.D.
Founder and CEO
Dr.Syamala brings over 20 years of experience in the Pharmaceutical, Biotech and Chemical industries. After graduating from the Indian Institute of Science with a Ph.D. in Chemistry, Dr.Syamala has worked for many reputed companies including ICI, Frost and Sullivan, and Chembiotek Research International (now under TCG Life Sciences) during its founding years. She regularly publishes industry insights in various business journals including GEN, Pharmaphorum, and Biospectrum Asia. In Malaysia, Dr. Syamala has been responsible for several projects at the Malaysian Biotechnology Corporation.
C. W. Leong, Ph.D.
Principal Associate, Clinical Research
Dr.Leong has over 20 years of experience in the life sciences and pharmaceutical industries. She completed her Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Industry from the University of London and has extensive experience in the clinical trial space. Dr.Leong has worked as a global clinical trial coordinator for Astellas Pharma at their European headquarters. She has been responsible for up to six global trials simultaneously and has coordinated trials with over 50 sites in 24 different countries. In Malaysia, Dr. Leong conducts various Life Science and clinical trial training programs such as the Biotechnology Industry Development Program (BIDP) designed and coordinated by her on behalf of TalentCorp Malaysia.
Dr. Sailaja is a medical doctor who graduated from Mahatma Gandhi University, India and obtained a postgraduate specialization in Pediatrics (DCH) from Bangalore University. She has been a practicing consultant in Pediatrics with extensive experience in the Neonatal Department and in Pediatric emergency medicine. More recently, Dr. Sailaja has worked in the clinical research industry. She has worked as the Deputy Manager of Clinical Research in Stempeutics Research Malaysia and currently works as the Medical Affairs Support Manager in the Regulatory and Pharmacovigilance Department at CCM Pharmaceuticals.
Vimal Kumar is an electronics engineer with 24 years of experience in Electronic manufacturing (Biomedical), project management of biomedical electronics, automated testing (Aircraft engines and turbine) and techno commercial aspects of business development ( engineering design services). He has a post-graduate diploma in International business and a diploma in French. He is a medical device consultant and holds a patent for the smallest 3 lead ECG machine. He is also the author of the books Israel’s perseverance: a study on innovation perspective and Observations on Cross-Cultural Design and Management Perspectives.
Vimal Kumar has 17 years of experience in medical device end-to-end development and he leads projects related to regulatory compliance, Computer system validation (CSV) and GAMP 5 at AcuBiz.