Board of Directors
Chairman of the Board
John, the Chairman of the Board of NetworksMD, is the current Chief Executive Officer of Invida Group.
John brings more than 25 years of executive experience in biotech, pharmaceuticals, and healthcare consulting to his role as Chief Executive Officer at Invida. He has focused the company's business development and marketing efforts, while using his international experience to bring companies and products from around the world into the Asia Pacific arena.
John has held senior management positions in Europe, the United States, and Latin America. Prior to joining Invida, he was President of Paramount Corporate Development, a biotech venture firm in New York. Earlier he was a Principal at Ernst & Young, where he built the Life Sciences Advisory Practice around business analytics and marketing effectiveness. Prior to his role at Ernst & Young, he was Managing Director of Genzyme's operations in Germany and Switzerland, responsible for Genzyme's diversified business portfolio in those countries. John started his career with Aventis, where he spent 18 years in global commercial leadership positions including regional responsibilities in Latin America, Head of Global Diabetes, and VP of New Products.
John graduated from the Imperial College of Science and Technology in London with a BSc (Hons) in Biochemistry.
Tej is a Member of the Board at NetworksMD.
From August 2006 - April 2012, Tej was the Founder, CEO, and Chairman of the Board of Clearstate Pte. Ltd.
Clearstate is a market intelligence firm committed to the Healthcare and Life Science domains specifically within the Asia Pacific region. The firm offers strategic advisory and customized primary research solutions to help healthcare firms understand their current and potential markets, and implement pragmatic and innovative growth strategies within these opaque and challenging markets.
Clearstate was 100% acquired in March of 2012 by The Economist Group. The Economist Group is the leading source of analysis on international business and world affairs. The publications and services delivered under the Economist brand include The Economist magazine, The Economist online, Economist Intelligence Unit and others.
In 1995, Tej was a Founding angel investor and from 1996-2000 served as a Member of the Board of Directors in People.com Consultants Inc., a IT development and consulting firm with over 500 consultants serving many multinational firms. People.com was 100% acquired in 2000 by TMP Worldwide (a S&P 500 company currently rebranded Hudson Highland Group).
Tej founded and actively manages a blog site, Asia Healthspace (www.asiahealthspace.com) facilitating discussions on healthcare issues in Asia Pacific including global trends among industry observers, trade personnel and researchers.
Tej holds a Medical Degree (M.D.) from the University of Western Ontario (1990) and Honors MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School Of Business (2005).
Tej, a Canadian national, now calls Singapore his home. He has been living in Singapore with his wife and two children since 2001.
Jeff is a serial entrepreneur, investor and technologist.
Jeff founded Arizona Bay Technology Ventures LLC in 2008, where he is a general partner in, and is responsible for identifying, evaluating, and executing potential investment opportunities and managing relationships with many of ABTV's portfolio companies.
Jeff is also the founder and a partner at Arizona Bay LLC, a management consulting and technology services firm based in San Francisco, CA. Arizona Bay has funded the development of many businesses, including Jumpstart Digital Marketing which was acquired by Hachette Filipacchi Media for $120mm USD. Other Arizona Bay success stories include Phonetag.com, Patient Safety Technologies, Innovative Air Quality and Higgins Purchasing Group.
Prior to his activities with Arizona Bay, Jeff was a founding shareholder and Chief Information Officer of Neovia Financial PLC (formerly Neteller PLC), a leading independent, global provider of online payments. Started in 1998 with $100,000 in seed capital, Neovia Financial had a market capitalization of over $2.5bn USD when Jeff left the company at the end of 2005.
Jeff has been active in the healthcare space for many years, and is very interested in continuing to develop products and services which can enhance healthcare through the use of advanced technologies. In addition to personally building the first prototype for the Safety Sponge System (now owned by Patient Safety Technologies), he has a strong interest in providing low cost innovations to developing countries to help improve the quality of life of their citizens.
Sumeet is the current Chief Marketing Officer of Invida Group.
Sumeet brings over 18 years of global experience at leading pharmaceutical and biotech companies, including 10 years in the Asia Pacific Region. Most recently, he led the U.S. product management of the flagship biological at Talecris Biotherapeutics based in North Carolina.
Prior to that, he was at Pfizer, Inc. based in New York, where he led the pre-launch activities of a diabetes product in parts of Europe, Latin America, and Asia.
Sumeet began his career at Merck & Co., Inc. (MSD), where he spent 11 years in roles of increasing responsibility based in New Jersey and in Hong Kong. He was a part of the aggressive expansion of Merck's presence in the Asia Pacific Region and led several highly successful pharmaceutical and vaccine product launches.
Sumeet is a graduate of Duke University in the U.S. with a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry.
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