Amneal was built by a diverse group of people who share a commitment to quality and integrity. The leadership team, guided by these values, is well positioned to lead the company into the future.
Chintu ‘s vision of building an innovative pharmaceutical company based upon quality and integrity has guided every chapter of the Amneal story. His passion for excellence in research and development and helping to develop superior and affordable medicines to benefit people around the world has been deeply rooted since his days as a student of pharmacy. Chintu has more than 20 years of distinguished experience within the industry, starting his career in Eckerd Pharmacy. He has been recognized by his peers on numerous occasions, including the 2011 Ernst & Young National Entrepreneur of the Year Life Sciences Award.
His commitment to business growth and philanthropy is evident in the many organizations he supports. Chintu has been a featured speaker at the Hauppauge Industrial Association of New York and serves on the boards of the Long Island Association and the Make-a-Wish Foundation. Chintu, along with his wife, Falguni, created the Irada Foundation, focusing on health and education issues.
Chintu holds a bachelor’s degree in pharmacy from Rutgers College of Pharmacy.
Chirag’s lifelong drive and constant desire to discover what’s next has carried Amneal from humble beginnings to an emerging global presence. As the founder of two technology companies, his clear vision, steady guidance and boundless enthusiasm served as catalysts for the steady and continued expansion of Amneal. As the company continues to experience unprecedented growth, Amneal’s focus on quality, superb service levels, and building strong relationships holds firm and stands as testament to the strength of its reputation.
Chirag is the recipient of several industry honors including the 2011 Ernst & Young National Entrepreneur of the Year Life Sciences Award® and supports various philanthropic and charitable causes both in the U.S. and abroad. Chirag and his wife, Priti Patel, established the Niswarth Children Foundation in 2013, with the goal of bringing fresh water, sanitation, sustenance and education to one million underprivileged children in India. Chirag serves on the boards of the Generic Pharmaceutical Association, Liberty Science Center, the Art of Living Foundation, New Jersey City University Foundation and the Family Reach Foundation.
Chirag received his bachelor’s degree in commerce from H.A. College of Commerce, India and his B.S. in business administration from New Jersey City University. He also received an honorary doctorate degree from New Jersey City University in recognition of his efforts to serve others and help them transform their lives.
Dr. Hariharan oversees Research & Development, Regulatory Affairs and Specialty Pharmaceutical Dosage Development. He has 30 years of experience in successfully leading branded and generic businesses and held leadership roles at International Development Research, Forest Labs and Par Pharmaceuticals. Prior to joining Amneal, he founded his own pharmaceutical R&D organization, DermAct, specializing in dermatology. Dr. Hariharan completed his bachelor’s degree in pharmacy at Banaras Hindu University in India and his doctorate in pharmacy at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts.
Jim has more than 30 years of leadership experience in sales and marketing, strategic planning and organizational development from Fortune 100 companies, such as Marriott International and Bergen Brunswig Drug Company/AmerisourceBergen. His unique approach to driving customer value and focusing on mutual value creation with accounts have contributed to Amneal’s outstanding growth. Jim holds a B.S. in hotel administration from University of Nevada-Las Vegas.
Charles leads Amneal Biosciences, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Amneal Pharmaceuticals, focused on high-barrier-to-entry generic medications and specialty pharmaceuticals. Prior to joining Amneal, he spent 37 years at Memorial Sloan Kettering, with the last 25 years as Director of Pharmacy. He is an author, internationally-known speaker and has participated on several pharmaceutical company advisory boards. Charles received his bachelor’s degree in pharmacy from St. John’s University College of Pharmacy in New York, and his master’s degree in institutional business administration from Arnold and Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy in New York.
Sheldon is responsible for all legal and compliance matters. He has more than 20 years of experience as a corporate lawyer. Most recently, Sheldon was the executive vice president and general counsel for Progenics Pharmaceuticals, overseeing all legal and compliance matters for the company. Previous to Progenics, he was senior vice president and assistant general counsel at Allergan where he worked on major acquisitions, licensing and development collaborations, and strategic investments, such as the acquisitions/integration of Actavis, Forest Laboratories, and Warner Chilcott. Sheldon also held various leadership positions at Barr Laboratories and Johnson & Johnson, and spent several years in private law practice. He was also an infantry officer in the United States Marine Corps. Sheldon received his bachelor’s degree from Columbia College in New York, and his master’s degree from Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs. He completed his juris doctor degree at Columbia Law School.
Nikita oversees human resources, information technology, corporate affairs and strategic organizational matters for Amneal. Prior to joining Amneal, she led the internal audit and human resources functions for Warner Chilcott, a global specialty pharmaceutical company. She also supported corporate M&As, process improvements and systems efficiencies across the organization. Prior to Warner Chilcott, Nikita assumed roles of increasing responsibilities at AT&T and Deloitte Consulting. Nikita received her bachelor’s degrees in accounting and auditing from Gujarat University, India. She is a certified public accountant.
Jim oversees the global financial operations of the organization, including strategic planning, budgeting and forecasting, investment decisions, external financing, debt compliance, financial analysis and tax planning. Jim has more than 18 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry, including thirteen years in generics and specialty sectors. Prior to joining Amneal, Jim was chief financial officer at Sandoz NA, Eagle Pharmaceuticals and Corepharma, and vice president/controller for Mylan’s generic business. He also spent five years at Wyeth leading their External Reporting team. Jim holds a bachelor’s degree in accountancy from Bentley University and is a certified public accountant.
Joe is responsible for global corporate development activities, M&A, in-licensing, as well as oversight of international operations. He has more than 13 years of generic and specialty pharmaceuticals experience, which includes a senior leadership role overseeing North American commercial strategy and business development at Ranbaxy Pharmaceuticals and various roles in business development, sales and R&D at Par Pharmaceuticals. Prior to his roles in the pharmaceutical industry, Joe worked in investment banking for Oppenheimer & Co. and in financial services for Marsh & McLennan Companies. Joe holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Georgetown University in Washington D.C. and an M.B.A. from Fordham Graduate School of Business in New York.
Joe is responsible for leading quality management globally. He has more than 27 years of quality and regulatory experience and has held various positions of increasing responsibility at G&W Labs, Perrigo, KVD Pharma, Pliva, Barr Laboratories, and Novartis Pharmaceuticals. He holds bachelor’s degrees in chemistry and biology from Washington & Jefferson College in Washington, Pennsylvania, and a master’s degree in regulatory affairs and quality assurance at Temple University School of Pharmacy in Pennsylvania. Joe is an active member of various industry organizations, including the American Chemical Society, Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society and the American Society for Quality.
A Mechanical Engineer, Sanjiv has managed Business Development, Engineering, R&D, Manufacturing and Customer Service departments throughout his career. He brings to Amneal extensive expertise in team building and cGMP process management with specialization in cryogenics/HVAC.
Ken oversees all intellectual property matters for Amneal. Both a registered pharmacist and licensed attorney, Ken brings over 25 years of expertise in pharmaceutical law, drug development and pharmaceutical chemistry. Prior to Amneal, he was general counsel for Interpharm Inc. and senior counsel at Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories. Ken completed his law degree at Seton Hall University – School of Law in New Jersey and received his bachelor’s degree in pharmacy from Rutgers University, New Jersey.
Jiten is one of the co-founders of Amneal Pharmaceuticals. He brings extensive experience as a retail pharmacy manager with Rite Aid and Express Scripts where he worked in the clinical and formulary pharmacy departments. Jiten also held pharmacy positions at Omnicare and Jersey City Medical Center. He earned a bachelor’s degree in pharmacy from Rutgers University and serves as an economic development commissioner for the Bloomingdale Township, New Jersey.
Janos oversees European commercial operations, which include UK, Germany, Spain and the Nordic region. Prior to joining Amneal, Janos held various management roles in the Alliance Boots/Alliance Healthcare organization, primarily responsible for the generics category and the Almus and Alvita private labels. Previous to this, he held management and commercial leadership roles at ratiopharm. Janos received his degree in 1991 from Szent-Gyorgyi Albert Medical University in Hungary, where he graduated summa cum laude, and a degree in economics from the Budapest Business School, Faculty of International Management and Business, in Hungary.
Kanu has more than fifty years extensive experience in quality management. He spent nine years as an investigator in the Indian Food and Drug Administration. Prior to starting Amneal Pharmaceuticals, he founded two healthcare-related companies in India and worked for Sidmak Labs in the U.S. Kanu holds a bachelor’s degree in pharmacy from L.M. College of Pharmacy in India and is a New York-registered pharmacist.
Dr. Patel heads up our Amneal India R&D & Manufacturing operations. He has more than 15 years of exceptional experience in clinical research under both Indian and U.S. guidelines. He completed his bachelor’s degree in medicine & surgery at M.S. University, India and his master’s degree in M.D. pharmacology from B.J. Medical College, India. Dr. Patel is a member of the American College of Clinical Pharmacology.
Dr. Rawal oversees Amneal’s international operations , quality oversight and manufacturing of complex injectables, oncology, ophthalmic and inhalation products. He has 15 years of experience, of which eight years was spent in healthcare and seven years in the pharmaceutical industry, in operations, project management, and team building. Dr. Rawal completed his medical degree at Saurastra University in India and his master’s degree in health administration at Central Michigan University in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan.