Dr Kiran Mazumdar Shaw, Executive Chairperson, Biocon is an Anchor Donor for Ignite Life Science Foundation
Shrikumar Suryanarayanan, Chairman and co-founder of Sea6 Energy Pvt. Ltd. joins Ignite as Donor.
Ignite Life Science Foundation is pleased to announce that Shrikumar Suryanarayanan has joined Ignite Life Science Foundation as a Donor. Shrikumar is the Chairman and co-founder of Sea6 Energy Pvt. Ltd.(since 2010). Most recently, served as President of the Association of Biotechnology Led Enterprises of India(ABLE) from 2018-2021 and was formerly the President of Research and Development and Chief Scientific Advisor at Biocon Limited for 25 years(1984-2009). He also served as the Chief Executive officer for the Translational Health Sciences Institute at the National Capital Region Biosciences Cluster, Government of India between 2009 and 2010. Shrikumar has a Bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras and a Master's degree in Biochemical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi.
Shrikumar Suryanarayanan had this to say about his involvement with the Mission of Ignite - "Ignite's mission is bold and timely. Given the challenges we face currently in the areas of Human health, Food security, and Climate change, there has never been a more important moment for new transformational science to benefit society. It is a pleasure to be associated with a set of motivated people who have come together to contribute their time, effort and resources to accelerate the pace at which this happens."
Dr Swami Subramaniam, welcomed Shrikumar as a Donor and said - "Shri’s endorsement of Ignite is extremely valuable, since he is very well-connected and highly respected in the life science sector for his achievements, most recently as a leader and an entrepreneur. We look forward to benefiting from his guidance in fulfilling our mission".
Mr. Dasaradhi Venkata Palak is the seed donor for Ignite Life Science Foundation. We are very grateful for the contribution.