Dr. Bakre is a cell biology and cell signaling veteran with over 25 years of experience in
research and technology in India, US and Singapore. She founded OncoStem with the vision
of developing and delivering innovative, cost effective and reliable tests for personalized
cancer treatment planning. Previously, she worked in academia at Mt Sinai School of
Medicine, NYC and Moores Cancer Center, UCSD, followed by stints in industry. She has won
many entrepreneurship-related awards and has many publications and patents to her name.
A take-charge leader offering 24 years of diversified experience that reflects year-on-year
success in achieving business growth objectives by leveraging entrepreneurial drive and
diversified acumen. Operational expertise in strengthening operational efficiency,
performance enhancement and effective stakeholder management. History of excelling in
introducing new organizational changes, expanding markets and leveraging existing
knowledge base with internal resources to facilitate business excellence.
Dr. B. A. Savitha
Dr. Savitha has 14 years of vast and varied experience which includes 5 years as a
Laboratory Director at a busy standalone diagnostic laboratory in Mumbai. She has also
worked at senior positions in CMRI - Kolkata, CARE Hospitals - Hyderabad and Apollo
Hospitals - Chennai. Her repertoire encompasses histopathology, cytopathology and
hematopathology. She has been instrumental in end-to-end setting up of laboratories;
establishing andstandardizing testing
An experienced pharmaceutical industry professional, Praveen brings in more than
29 years of experience across functions like sales, marketing, strategy and business
operations. He feels inspired to be part of a team that shares the passion to make a
positive impact and improve the lives of patients.
Praveen is a graduate in Physics and began his career in sales in 1992 and holds
an MBA in General Management from the United Business School, Belgium. He has
been a part of organizations like Pharmacia & Upjohn, Ferring Pharmaceuticals,
Fresenius Kabi Oncology, Biocon & Sayre. He grew steadily in commercial roles
with these companies across Cardiology, Nephrology, Neurology and Oncology
In his prior assignments, he was part of Biocon for close to a decade heading their
Oncology and Immunology business units in India and South Asian countries.
Praveen was a founding member of Sayre Therapeutics heading commercial
operations and was also a director with the company.
Praveen is a fitness enthusiast and plays badminton. He loves spending time with
his family, pet dog and fine-tuning his singing skills.
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