Dr Hermann Osterwald


Hermann is a co-founder of Naari. He is a pharmacist with more than 30 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry across production, development, sales, and restructuring. He has been a consultant to BfArM and a Board member of the International Association for Pharmaceutical Technology. Over the years he has held senior management roles like R&D Head, General Manager and MD at companies like Glaxo, Next Pharma, Jenapharm, Celesio, Allergan, Sanofi Aventis and AllphamedPharbil.

Prithi S Kochhar

Co-Founder and CEO

Prithi is a co-founder of Naari. He is a third-generation pharmaceutical entrepreneur with more than a decade of experience in the pharma industry that spans across R&D, manufacturing and marketing. He previously built two successful businesses in the technology and outsourcing space. He has a portfolio of patents for products in women’s health that are a core part of Naari’s innovative pipeline. He holds degrees in Economics and International Relations from the Maxwell School at Syracuse University and a Masters in Taxation from the University of Southern California.

Peter Van Hoogstraten

Director - API Sales

Peter heads API sales at Naari. He is the former Associate Director of Sales at Merck BV. Over the past 28 years, he has had a vast experience in selling hormones and steroid APIs through his positions at Aspen Oss BV, Schering Plough, Organon, and Diosynth.

Srinivas Davuluri

Vice President, Operations

Srinivas heads Operations at Naari. He has over 15+ years of experience in Supply Chain Management, Operational Excellence, R&D Project Management and Business Development in Pharma Industry, across different Geographies. Srinivas holds Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering and received Post Graduate Diploma in Management from S.P. Jain Institute of Management and Research, Mumbai.

Prof Dr. Michel Oettel

Advisory Board Member

Michel is a former Head of Research at the Institute of the Academy of Sciences in Germany, Head of R&D at Jenapharm and Head of the Scientific Marketing Female Health Care at Schering AG. He is also credited for being the Inventor of Dienogest and was a former member of WHO’s Human Reproduction Program.

Dr. Jose Velada

Scientific Advisory Board Member

PhD in Physical Chemistry, accomplished scientist with 10 years work in academia followed by 21 years R&D experience in industry as CSO at Synthon, VP R&D at the Nordic group and Head R&D at Leon Farma (Chemo Group).
Responsible for pharmaceutical development of women’s healthcare products since 2006; which include a full line of generic oral contraceptives for main markets, NDA ulipristal acetate, drospirenone POP as well as Exelgyn’s pipeline, i.e. mifepristone, first misoprostol 400 mcg for medical abortion and vaginal rings

Bhuvana Mathur

Vice President, Business Development

Bhuvana brings more than a decade's experience in the pharma sector and has held leadership positions across Corporate Strategy, Business Development, Mergers & Acquisitions, Sales & Marketing, New Product Pipeline Development, R&D Project Management across numerous therapeutic areas and geographies globally. She has bachelor’s degree in Engineering in Telecommunications, Post Graduate Diploma in Management from the S. P Jain Institute of Management and Research in Mumbai

Kannapiran Elavazhagan

Head Technical Ops

Kannapiran is a chemical engineer with 30+ years experience in leadership positions where he has been responsible for technical operations across pharma, food and agrochemical industries. In the last three decades he has build manufacturing facilities of significant scale and capacities. He is credited to having built, nurtured and led very large high performance teams delivering operational excellence with compliance to the highest regulatory standards like the USFDA, EU and achieving best in class environmental compliance. Coming to Naari with his experience across development, scale up, manufacturing and projects he is an integral part of Naari vision to build a world class vertically integrated hormone business

Venkiteswaran Tirur Krishnan

Head of Quality

Venkitesh has brought with him almost 30 years experience in leadership positions in quality and regulatory across the pharmaceutical, animal health, food and chemical industries. Previously he used to head the quality function at companies like Jubilant and Sequent where he led their teams and facilities through successful audits and approvals by key regulatory agencies like the USFDA, EDQM, TGA Australia, WHO Geneva etc. Armed with a graduate degree in Chemistry and a management degree from XLRI, Venkitesh has built team and compliance culture at Naari that enables us to deliver a best in class product with a large number of product filings and approvals that will be take us to our goal of being a leading global player in hormones and women’s health