Our Leadership Team

Ramanan Bathala
Founder and CEO, Agati Systems, Agati Clinical Informatics
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Ramanan Bathala is the CEO and Founder of Agati. He has 26 years of industry experience in HealthCare and Clinical Research. Prior to establishing Agati, Ramanan co-founded two entities from ground zero – one in New Jersey, USA and another in Chennai, India. His technical skills & vivid understanding of clinical research domain aids him in driving his passion of creating products and solutions which can simplify and accelerate the drug report submissions to agencies. His proven track record includes establishing business processes, competency development and building high performance teams. 

Sathiya Vivegan
Director, Business Development 
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Sathiya Vivegan is our Director in Business Development and he brings to us more than 15 years of health care and IT industry experience. His successful leadership in sales division has fetched us many clients thereby widening the scope of our business development and marketing. Sathiya has a proven track record in new business development and in building long-term strategic partnerships globally, across the pharmaceutical, medical device and biologics sectors. He holds a Master’s degree in Computer Applications.

Nishanth Nalan Director, Clinical Data S
Nishanth Nalachandrasekaran
Director, Clinical Data Services
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Nishanth Nalachandrasekaran is our Director in Clinical Data Services unit and he has around 15 years of experience in the Clinical Research industry. In his current role, he leads a group of data analysts and programmers. Prior to joining us, Nishanth was leading the Biometrics business unit at Quartesian Clinical Research. Throughout his career, he has played various roles in different organizations and gained good exposure & understanding of cultural differences across different countries. He is also an active participant in industrial events in India like PhUSE SDE and ConSPIC. He holds a Master’s degree in Computer Applications and a Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resources Development. 

Rajagopalan Varadarajan 
Director, Software Engineering
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Rajagopalan Varadarajan is our Director in IT, who has overall 27+ years of IT experience. He had donned various roles as of Technical lead, Architect, Technologist, Engineering Director while working with various MNCs such as HCL, ArisGlobal, Thomson Reuters, United Health Group, Flatirons. His key contributions are towards technology, implementing best engineering practices, delivery and automation while working majorly on Java/JEE technical stack, SOA, SAAS, Cloud, UI frameworks, Web Application Security. He holds a Master’s degree in Computer 

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Malini Lakshman
Chief Human Resources Officer

She heads the HR function & is responsible for aligning the people strategy with business goals. She has 20+ years of experience in handling HR in various roles in the IT, CRO & Life Sciences Industry. With a successful track record of working as a HR catalyst for national & multi-national organizations in their transformational journey, she has had an impactful stint through her people initiatives & governance mechanisms focused on aligning human capital strategy with the business strategy. She has designed & led high-impact engagement initiatives for organizations which has had far-reaching positive impacts on employee morale & engagement. Her earlier engagements have been with Syngene International Ltd., IQVIA & HealthAsyst Pvt Ltd. She holds a PG Diploma in Personnel Management & Industrial Relations. 

Tony Mathew
Senior Manager,Project Management
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Tony Mathew is our Senior Project Manager,  with around 15 years of experience. He have huge experience in managing multiple FSP accounts successfully with leading pharmaceutical companies. His key contributions were on the project management front streamlining processes and projects by heading the process improvement initiatives, having the Risk Management plan in place, and driving the efficiency & quality of deliverables while ensuring in tandem that teams also deliver within the timelines mutually agreed with the clients. He holds a Master’s degree in Statistics.

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Feroz Ahmad
Senior Manager, Statistical Programming
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Feroz Ahmad is Senior Manager with us in Statistical Programming department, with 11 plus years of sturdy experience in Statistical Programming field spread across Pharma/CRO space on FSP and full-service engagements. He has proven track record of leading and managing Programming deliverables through project milestones from study start-up to regulatory submission and approval. He has been instrumental in coaching and mentoring young and early talents in CDISC standards and Programming. His Therapeutic work experience is consolidated in Oncology, Cardiovascular Metabolism, Dermatology, Neurology, Respiratory etc. He holds a Master's degree in Biotechnology.

Saranya Jeganathan
Senior Manager,Data Standards
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Saranya Jeganathan is working with us, as a Senior  Manager for Clinical Data Services, who has 12 years of systematic growth experience in Life Science and Healthcare domains with strong understanding of CDISC Standards and clinical Data Analysis. Coming to educational background, Saranya was trained to be a computer engineer. Here with us, Saranya is shouldering the management responsibilities of Data standardization and Data conversion activities. She’s playing here a pivotal role in team building activities both as a trainer and as a manager to groom and shape the young talents for the company culture of providing clients consistently high-quality deliverables.

Palka Kishore - Head of Quality Assuranc
Palka Kishore
Manager, Quality Assurance 
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Palka Kishore is working with us, as the Manager for Quality Assurance and she brings to us more than 10 years of versatile experience in handling Quality and Document Management Systems pertaining to Clinical Research, Food, & Pharma Industry. Throughout her career journey, she is known for being instrumental in developing standard processes that are tailored to the individual organizations per industry standards to drive quality initiatives. She is experienced in setting up quality management systems & driving QMS implementations, training management, & document management processes into electronic software solutions She holds an M.Sc. from Bangalore University, and she is Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certified.

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Sugunesh Sivalingam
Senior Manager, Statistical Programming
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Sugunesh Sivalingam is working with us, as a Senior Manager for Statistical Programming and Data Services. He is associated with Statistical Programming in Clinical Trials for more than 13 years. He has good experience in multiple therapeutic areas, among which Oncology happens to be his prime area of interest and focus. He has led complex projects from statistical programming perspective. Sugunesh also served as subject matter expert in Complex Exposure, Laboratory and Multiple data analysis. He holds a Master’s degree in Computer Applications.

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Hari Prasad Samanthi
Manager, Data Standards

Hari Prasad Samanthi is a Manager with us in Statistical Programming department. He has around 11 years of experience in Statistical Programming and he has been involved in various processes aiding conversion of the Sponsor legacy standards to the CDISC standards and in their tabulation, analysis & reporting. Previously, Hari has worked in different roles as of a Senior Clinical Data Analyst, Team Lead & Associate Manager in organizations such as TAKE Solutions, Ephicacy Life Sciences and Quartesian Clinical Research. His therapeutic work experience is consolidated in Respiratory, CNS, Immunology, Infectious Diseases, Haematology, Gastroenterology, Oncology and Dermatology. He holds a Master’s degree in Statistics.