Management Team


Management team at Laxai consists of business and technical leaders with decades of global experience in providing R&D services to Pharma and Biotech companies across the globe.

Vamsi Maddipatla

Chairman & Managing Director

A visionary & an entrepreneur with 17 years of experience in technology and bio-pharma industries. Founder and ex-CEO of LAXAI Pharma Ltd – a clinical data services company based in NJ, USA. He provides a unique blend of operational and financial experience – along with a strong and expansive network of key influencers, industry experts and financial partners.

Raghava Reddy Kethiri, PhD

Chief Scientific Officer

A German national of Indian origin with over 20 years of experience as a scientific innovator working in Academia and Pharmaceutical industry. His career started as Alexander von Humboldt (AvH) fellow at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany after completing PhD in Organic Chemistry from North Eastern Hill University (NEHU) Shillong, India in 1994.

Dr. Krishna Ibrahimpatnam

Director & Head – API

leader with over 36 years of rich Global experience in various Pharmaceutical industry APIs, Intermediates, formulations, Nutraceuticals, fermentation, injectable manufacturing expertise with Innovative-process technologies. He has worked on various therapeutic categories of API development & commercialization projects in his career.

Theodore Iliopoulos

Head of API & Generic

A global industry pioneer with over 40 years of experience in pharmaceutical operations. He joined Bristol Myers Squibb (BMS) in 1986 and rapidly got promoted to site-management roles, multi-site responsibilities and finally to VP, Manufacturing and held the responsibility to overlook BMS’s manufacturing plants across the Americas.

Jay Ezhuthachan

Global Head-Business development & Strategic Alliance

A business leader with around 20 plus years extensive experience in small molecule drug discovery, technology licensing, scouting, due-diligence, alliance management, out-sourcing and business development, He holds a Ph.D from NCL, Pune (Organic Chemistry) and post-doctoral research fellow at Harvard University (Prof. Stuart Schreiber’s Lab), and at NIDDK/NIH ( Bio-Organic and Medicinal Chemistry).