Chairman, President & Acting CEO
Dr. Diwan has been President and Chairman of the Board of the Company since its founding in 2005. He was recently appointed interim CEO. Dr. Diwan has been performing several of the CEO duties increasingly including leading the efforts for the Company's 2013 uplisting from the OTC Markets to NYSE-American. Further, Dr. Diwan has led several of the Company's financing efforts with the CEO, since 2010.
Dr. Diwan invented novel polymeric micelle-based nanomedicine technologies as early as 1991. Dr. Diwan is a prolific inventor and a serial entrepreneur. Prior to co-founding NanoViricides, Inc., he has founded TheraCour Pharma, Inc., a privately held company focused in nanomedicines and cell-targeted drug delivery, and AllExcel, Inc., a company with diverse portfolios including nanomedicines, small chemicals, device technologies, as well as informatics. He has won several NIH SBIR (small business innovation research) grant awards. Anil holds a Ph.D. from Rice University, TX, a B.Tech. from Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai (IIT-B), India, and has consistently held high scholastic ranks and honors. Dr. Diwan has over 25 years of Bio-Pharmaceutical R&D experience with over 20 years as an entrepreneur.
He has several patents issued internationally resulting from three fundamental international patent applications. Under Dr. Diwan's leadership, NanoViricides, Inc. has been able to keep both administrative and R&D costs at extremely low levels while robustly expanding the drug pipeline every year. Dr. Anil R. Diwan Recognized as "Researcher of the Year" by BusinessNewHaven, a Connecticut Area Business Journal, in 2014.
NanoViricides won the IAIR AWARD as "Company of the Year" for Innovative and Leadership Nanomedicine 2016, USA.
interim Chief Financial Officer
Ms. Vyas is known as a strong leader with board level experience and successful achievements as a Senior Executive in a broad range of entities including publicly listed corporations, non-revenue generating entities, and medium to large size companies. Meeta has over twenty-five years of experience in performance and process improvement of both publicly listed companies and non-revenue producing entities, in areas ranging from Finance and Operations to Strategy and Management. Meeta holds the distinction of being the first Indian woman to be named CEO of a publicly listed US corporation, Signature Brands, Inc., best known for "Mr. Coffee" and "Health-O-Meter" brand products. As CEO, acting COO and Vice Chairman of the Board of Signature Brands, Inc., she was responsible for the development and implementation of a turnaround plan, resulting in a return to profitability and growth within a short period of time. Later, as the CEO of the World-Wide Fund for Nature - India (WWF-India) and then as a Vice President of the National Audubon Society (USA), both non-revenue generating entities, Meeta successfully raised unrestricted funding that significantly exceeded annual requirements and also instituted financial processes to measure a variety of performance metrics. Earlier in her career, she was responsible for designing the strategy and initiating the implementation plan for the highly successful information technology outsourcing program at General Electric (GE). Also at GE, Ms. Vyas ran GE Appliances' Range Products business unit having revenues exceeding $1 Billion where her team doubled operating income in less than two years. Prior to that, as a management consultant with McKinsey and Company, she served publicly listed companies in chemicals, industrial, and technology markets, primarily focusing on growth strategies, valuations, post-merger integrations, and logistics operations. Meeta is married to NanoViricides, Inc. President and Chairman Anil R. Diwan.
Ms. Vyas holds a MBA in Finance from Columbia University's Graduate School of Business, and a BS in Chemical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
NanoViricides won the IAIR AWARD as Best North American Company for Leadership in the Nanomedicine Sector.
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