Dr. Goutam Das did his Ph.D. in molecular biology at the Univ of Calcutta and post-doctoral studies at Univ of Rochester, NY, USA. Dr. Das joined as a senior scientist at Astra Research Centre India, Bangalore (later known as Astra Zeneca R&D Bangalore) in 1988. Dr. Das left ARCI in 1994 to set up Syngene Intl Pvt Ltd, Asia’s first CRO/CDMO at the invitation of Dr. Kiran Mazumdar Shaw, the founder of Biocon group. During his tenure of seventeen years from 1994 till 2010 end, Syngene remained India’s premiere CRO/CMDO. Dr. Das was the COO of Syngene reporting to KMS and the board. Dr. Das was also one of the six members of the Biocon Senior Management team. Later Dr. Das joined the board of Premas Biotech Limited, Gurugram, Haryana, India and he is still with Premas in that capacity. Dr. Das has served many other companies like MMV, Switzerland and TojoVikas Pvt Ltd, Bangaloreas senior advisor and currently associated with Biomoneta, Bangalore as an advisor. Dr. Das has been associated with TCGLS since 2011.