Our Mentors

Prof. P. V. Subba Rao

President Research and Development

Prof. Subba Rao was awarded the doctor of philosophy from the prestigious IISc, Bangalore. After completing a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of British Columbia, he was designated as Professor of Biochemistry at his alma-mater. He later went on to head the department of biochemistry at IISc before taking over as the Scientific Director and the CEO of the Vittal Mallya Scientific Research Foundation and the president of research at the United Breweries group of companies. He has received numerous awards including the National VASVIK award for biological sciences and technology in 1999. Prof Subba Rao brings his experience and vision to Bigtec labs to help chart the path forward and ensure that Bigtec labs remains at the fore front of the biotech industry.

Dr. B. K. Iyer

Medical Director

Dr. B. K. Iyer is a practicing physician at Mumbai, India and the medical director at bigtec labs. He has also been closely associated with the healthcare industry for the past 25 years. As a medico marketing specialist, he links the strategic needs of the pharmaceutical companies and the medical community and also supports coordination with the regulatory authorities. A regular speaker at CMEs and conferences in India and across the globe; he has a string of publications to his credit, spanning various clinical specialties. He is a key member of the think tank at bigtec labs, guiding the team on emerging diagnostic applications and newer disease areas / segments. His role in integrating bigtec lab scientists to the diverse perspectives / demands of the clinicians forms a critical element of the innovative health care approach at bigtec labs.

N. D. Prabhu

Non-Executive Chairman

Mr. Prabhu brings a rich experience in Banking and Finance. He served the Banking industry for 38 years before retiring as the Chairman and Managing Director of Canara Bank. He has achieved several milestones in his career as a banker and also served as Chairman of many other institutions like Canbank Venture Capital Fund, Canbank Factors Limited, and Canfin Homes Limited. Mr. Prabhu held the position of Director in various prestigious Institutions, including IBRD Limited & Indo-Suez Himalayan Fund NV, Amsterdam and also served as Deputy Chairman of the Indian Banks’ Association. He serves as an independent director on the board of a few select companies and is the Chairman of Bigtec Private Limited.

Satish Anantharaman

Regional Director

Satish Anantharaman is a Regional Director at Stanley Engineered Fastening, the industrial division of Stanley Black and Decker. He has over 18 years leadership experience in the use of advanced assembly technologies for plastics and composites, with applications in Aerospace, Medical, E-mobility , Automotive, Electronics, Industrial, Packaging and other niche segments. He started his career in the US after completion of his master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from The Ohio State University, working on advanced plastics assembly technologies for use in E-Mobility and holds multiple patents and publications in this area. After an extended stint in the US interspersed with work assignments in Japan and Germany as part of the Robert Bosch Battery Systems Group, he moved to China in a leadership role for a Li-Ion battery joint venture. Here, he led battery pack assembly for Stationary and Mobility energy storage applications. After relocating to India, he established the Indian entity for Dukane, a Chicago headquartered, Global technology leader in the manufacture of advanced plastics assembly machinery. As the Managing Director, he was responsible for introducing several innovative solutions using ultrasonic, infra-red, heat and friction to solve technical challenges with bonding of advanced plastics and composites. In addition to his engineering qualifications, he also has a master’s degree in Business Administration from Rutgers University, USA.
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