Mr. Arunkanth Krishnakumar – Co-Founder and Director - Business Development & Strategies
A first-generation entrepreneur with a remarkable, multi-domain experience spanning over 18 years, Arun has virtually scripted business development strategies for Zeus since its inception.
Arun holds a master's degree in pharmacy and carries a rich industry experience associated with major Indian multinational companies like Cipla, Aurobindo Pharma, Dr.Reddys research Labs, and Zydus Cadila. Before embarking on his entrepreneurial journey, he was an integral part of Celltrion Inc. (a South Korean-based Global leader in Biosimilars) directing their pharma division R&D operations.
Since co-founding and starting operations in Zeus Hygia Lifesciences, Arun has focused on the core concept of developing unexplored Indian herbs/extracts with value addition supported by clinical efficacy. Zeus stands with this mission and has always emphasized on bringing sustainable innovation and technologies.
He has been a key force in driving the business development of Zeus and has been instrumental in global business expansion and growth
Mr. Shankarnarayanan Jeyakodi – Co-Founder and Director - Technical Operations
Shankar, as a first-generation entrepreneur, co-founded Zeus Hygia Lifesciences. He has been instrumental in adhering to the company mission of exploring unexplored Indian herbal extracts and bringing out scientifically proven therapeutic benefits to the public. Shankar has been a key force in guiding the Zeus team with product ideas, portfolio selection, and managing the technical operations.
Shankar, a pharma post-graduate comes with strong subject expertise and experience of 18 years in the nutraceutical research arena.
He has started the career with well-known Indian Pharma major Sun Pharma and was part of Cipla during the initial phase. His passion for nutraceuticals ignited during the long association with Omniactive health technologies, one of the global leaders in nutraceutical research. He has been a key contributor for various development projects with Omniactive during his career span.
He published more than dozen papers in peer-reviewed international journals as an author or co-author and presented research papers in several conferences. He has more than 10-patent applications filed to his credit.
Shankar and Zeus is continuously focused on strong innovative pipeline projects developing value-added nutraceutical ingredients with a difference eventually benefiting the people across the globe.
Dr (Prof). Dinesh Kumar Chellappan is heading the Department of Life Sciences, School of Pharmacy, International Medical University, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
He is keenly interested in the research areas of pharmacology and molecular biology. He has more than 15 years of experience in academic research and has more than 60 national and international publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals. He has presented 50 research papers at various international scientific events. Dr. Dinesh is associated with various professional scientific bodies including the Malaysian Diabetes Association (MDA), Malaysian Pharmaceutical Society (MPS), Malaysian Diabetes Educators Society (MDES), Association of Community Pharmacists of India (ACPI), and Pharmacy Council of India (PCI). Dr.Dinesh is a key contributor to the science-based nutraceutical product research programs of Zeus Hygia.