Chairman of the Board
Ravi has been a business leader and entrepreneur in the pharmaceutical industry for more than 40 years. The foundation of APC Group, which grew to encompass formulations, nutrients, consulting and services under his leadership, began in 1987 when Ravi moved to Hong Kong to pursue opportunities in the global trading of active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs). Ravi has a vast network of relationships and an unblemished reputation throughout the industry.
Gopal has more than 20 years’ experience in mergers and acquisitions, equity and debt financing, financial markets, and strategic advisory roles with international banks. He was Managing Director at ING and head of Asia Financial Institutions. He has since become an entrepreneur and an adviser on strategy and finance.
Tejus provides leadership and guidance to APCER in corporate strategy and marketing. He has experience in diverse markets, with a focus on healthcare in China, India, and Europe. Tejus began his career with the APC Group in Hong Kong, where he gained experience in the burgeoning Indian and Chinese markets. He has been a part of APCER Europe since its inception, working closely with the management and regulatory team in London.
Vineet Kacker, PhD
Managing Director and Global Technical Head
Vineet is a founder of APCER’s European business and has been a Qualified Person/Person Responsible for Pharmacovigilance for more than 14 years. He earned a Ph.D in Pharmacology from All India Institute of Medical Sciences in India and switched his career path from academia to private industry nearly 15 years ago. Vineet has managed the regulatory and pharmacovigilance functions at several generic companies. He serves as QPPV for a number of clients in his current function at APCER and has successfully managed their compliance through various inspections.
John has led the sales and service functions of the pharmaceutical products operations of APC Group since 2008. He has extensive experience in chemical and pharmaceutical operations and product development. Working in the industry for over 30 years, he has a broad and tested network for both sales and support. John earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from Tufts University.
Head of EU Business Unit
Mike leads the APCER European business from the London office. In this role, he is responsible for EU operations, client delivery, and business development. Mike holds a degree in Applied Statistics from Sheffield Hallam University and began as a programmer for the British Government before securing a role as a Statistician in a Phase I unit. Moving to a start-up CRO, he established the statistics, data management, and IT functions. Mike later joined Roche in the UK and held the positions of Global Head of Systems Validation and Global Head of Quality Assurance. Mike joined APCER Life Sciences as Head of Global Quality and Compliance in 2014 and built a strong program that continues to stand up to regulatory scrutiny.
Kunwar B. Kishore Arora
Global Chief Operating Officer and Managing Director, India
Kunwar joined APCER Life Sciences in 2016 to lead the company’s operations through the next phase of growth. He has three decades of experience, initially in consumer marketing in India and Nigeria with Voltas and Colgate Palmolive, and later in technology in North America and India with early stage as well as relatively more established companies, including UCA Services (later Mphasis, a Hewlett Packard company). Kunwar returned to India in 2008 to set up and lead Bharti Airtel’s data center business. He was later country head of NCR Services, and most recently was the global head of infrastructure management services at NIIT Tech.
Mark F. Faust, RPh
Director, Medical Information Services
Mark Faust is a Registered Pharmacist with extensive experience in directing the activities of global pharmaceutical contact centers. Mark has worked in the areas of global drug development, trade relations, and medical information for Bristol-Myers Squibb, Aventis Pharmaceuticals and Revlon Healthcare Group. He also has experience in labelling, post-marketing surveillance, promotional review, and clinical trials. With over 25 years in Medical Affairs, Mark has expertise supporting new-product launches, post-launch marketing campaigns, and direct-to-consumer/direct-to-physician programs. He has served as Medical Information Center lead for post-doctoral fellowships and diversity clerkships such as AAAG and Unidad Hispana.