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Our Directors

All our directors bring diverse, multicultural and versatile strengths to our company. We surround ourselves with smart, experienced people who can help us grow our business and improve our processes. We seek to build and maintain a Board of Directors with a wide range of experiences, competencies and perspectives. And we look for people who are passionate about our current strategies, and can help us adapt them to our ever-changing markets.

Ashish Pradhan

Ashish Pradhan, the visionary founder of AGD, is the epitome of what our company represents and strives to achieve in the ‘Make in India’ movement.

Emerging from modest beginnings, Ashish embarked on a journey that saw him single-handedly import and personally distribute our first machine across the nation.

Today, under his guidance, AGD stands as a leading player in Indian diagnostics and a dominant force in the international market, championing the ‘Make in India’ ethos. Ashish serves as our team leader and driving force, infusing AGD with energy and passion as we relentlessly pursue the dreams, we’ve set out to achieve.

Nitin Deshmukh

Nitin Deshmukh is a career Venture Capital/ Private Equity professional with over 33 years of investment experience who has seen the growth of the VC/ PE space from being a mere nomenclature to being one of the most preferred financing vehicles in the country. He has lead and managed investments in over 70 companies, a number of which have grown at a scorching pace attaining leadership position in pharmaceuticals, consumer and retails sectors. Of these, the largest number have been in Life Sciences many of them are today’s global players and was a member of the Board of Directors of most of these companies. Nitin is actively associated with DBT and DST’s start-up funding initiatives in Life Sciences as a member of their Investment/ Advisory Committees as well as their mentoring activities. He serves as a member of the Board of Governors of Institute of Chemical Technology (ICT) (formerly UDCT) and is also an independent Board member of AGD Biomedicals Pvt. Ltd.

Ashim Purohit

Ashim Purohit is an Engineering Graduate with Diploma in Management & Marketing, with an immense and fantastic experience of over three decades in customer service, sales, product management, marketing & general management.

Having spent over one decade with Siemens Medical India, followed by nearly two decades as Founding President & CEO of Getinge’s Medical Systems (MAQUET), in India, Ashim’s vision, strategies, and corporate advice brings invaluable support to AGD.

Sejal Shah

Sejal Shah is an award winning journalist and filmmaker. She has been a director at AGD since it’s inception She started her career as a journalist with The Week, and also briefly did a stint at Sunday. Times London. She was also awarded the British Chevening Award for her exceptional contribution to journalism. She has also directed two documentaries, which have won several international awards. As a director with AGD she has played a pivotal role in steering corporate communications, and branding of the company. Sejal has continually worked towards strengthening our communications not only when we speak to our customers but also within our own company.

Vivek Taskar

Vivek Taskar has Master’s degree in Advanced Accountancy and Financial Management. He is been with AGD since the beginning. He has Over 36 years experience in carrying out assignments with respect to operations, projects, process improvements, risk analysis, forensics. Having almost three decades of experience Vivek brings great expertise in systems and operations.