Our Team

Richard Prins

Chairman: Mr. Prins has served as our Chairman and Audit Committee Chairman since 2012 and has been a Director of the company since 2007. Mr. Prins has more than 30 years of experience in private equity investing and investment banking. From March 1996 to 2008, he was the Director of Investment Banking at Ferris, Baker…

Ram Mukunda

Chief Executive Officer: Mr. Mukunda, has served as our Executive Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, and President since the company’s inception in 2005. He serves as an Emeritus member on the Board of Visitors at the University of Maryland, School of Engineering. From 2001 to 2003, he was a Council Member at Harvard’s Kennedy School of…

Sudhakar Shenoy

Director: Mr. Shenoy has been our Compensation Committee Chairman since 2012 and has served as a Director since 2005. Mr. Shenoy is the Chairman and CEO of Reston, Virginia based Alyx Technologies, Inc., a business solutions and technology provider with operations in the United States and India. Mr. Shenoy was inducted into the Alumni Hall…

Dr. Jagadeesh Rao

Dr. Jagadeesh Rao has been our Chief of Science since October 2017. He has extensive experience working at various Institutions of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) from 2003 to 2017, and at Johnson & Johnson. Dr. Rao was Scientific Review Officer at the National Institute of Drug Abuse. Dr. Rao received his Ph.D. in…

Claudia Grimaldi

Vice President: Ms. Grimaldi is our Vice President and Principal Financial Officer. Before assuming her current role, as General Manager in 2013, she spent three years managing the office of the CEO. Prior to IGC, Ms. Grimaldi worked in human resources and psychotherapy. Ms. Grimaldi graduated Summa Cum Laude from Javeriana University, with a Bachelor…

Dr. Craig Cheifetz

Dr. Craig Cheifetz is an advisor to the company broadly in the areas of clinical trials, biotechnology, neuroscience, immunology, and microbiology, among other areas. Dr. Craig Cheifetz has extensive experience in life sciences.  He is the Regional Dean of Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center Inova Fairfax Campus and the Medical Director of Inova VIP 360.…

Dr. Carolina Gutierrez de Piñeres

Dr. Gutierrez de Piñeres has been our Head of Research since 2019. Since 2015, Dr. Gutierrez de Piñeres has been a consultant in psychology and neurosciences for Lemaitre Consultants as well as a consultant for the Colombian Defense Research Unit (UID). Since 2011 she has been the Scientific Director and founder of GNAC (Group of…

Jack Lynch

Jack Lynch is responsible for all patent filings and the overall intellectual property strategy for the Company. Mr. Lynch has over 50 years experience in practice before the U.S. District and Appellate courts and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Mr. Lynch was the founding partner in a New York City law firm, which merged…

Dr. Chuanhai Cao

Dr. Chuanhai Cao is an advisor to the company. Dr. Cao is Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences, at the University of South Florida’s (USF) College of Pharmacy. He also has joint appointments as Associate Professor at USF’s department of Neurology at the College of Medicine, and the department of Cell Biology, Molecular Biology and Microbiology…

Rohit Goel

PAO: Mr. Rohit Goel has a B.Com (honors) in Accounting and Tax (Commerce) from Delhi University, India. As the Principal Accounting Officer he is responsible for all accounting matters relating to the Company. His previous experience includes leading USGAAP audit teams and leading or assisting in the statutory audit of limited and private companies in…

Dr. James A. Saunders

Dr. James A. Saunders is an advisor to the company on plant genomics, natural product plant biochemistry, gene transfer, extraction technologies, hybridization, DNA finger printing and other areas. Between 1977 and 2003 Dr. Saunders served as a Plant Biochemist with the United States Dept. of Agriculture in Beltsville Maryland, in the Tobacco Laboratory and Drug Crops…

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