A Padma Bhushan awardee, Mr. R Thyagarajan, is the founder Chairman of Shriram Group. By inculcating the philosophy of "putting people first", he has transformed Shriram Group into India's Premier Networked Financial Services Supermarket Chain. The group has emerged as one of the largest financial super markets in the country offering a range of products and services. It has turned a darling of PEs and foreign and Indian investors. Long before Indian businessmen came to know about venture capital funds, Mr. Thyagarajan had played an "angel investor" in his own way. At LifeCell he plays the role of a mentor and contributes to driving the company as a leader in its space.
S Abhaya Kumar, Vice Chairman
Mr. S. Abhaya Kumar has been a thought leader in this space. He heralded the revolution of stem cell banking in India by incorporating LifeCell in the year 2004. He is the Managing Director of Shasun Chemicals. He is a chemical engineer and as such has been instrumental in honing the technical aspects of Shasun offering. His leadership has ensured that our facilities and products meet the technical challenge of the global market place. His drive for technical excellence and quality manufacturing has taken Shasun to international heights. Well respected within the national bodies of the Indian Chemical Industry Abhaya has extensive experience of marketing in the USA and is a member of the Indo American Chamber of Commerce.
Mayur Abhaya Srisrimal, CEO & Managing Director
Mayur is the CEO & Managing Director of LifeCell and has transformed the organization to a multi-service stem cell solutions provider. He was instrumental in the launch of many new services at the organization such as BabyCord Duo - umbilical cord tissue banking, LifeCell Femme - menstrual blood stem cell banking, cord tissue stem cell expansion and the launch of BabyShield, the world’s most advanced newborn screening service.
He introduced pioneering programs within the company and the industry through several exclusive value-added innovations such as personalized shipment of the sample, disaster relief program, LifeCell Cares program, quality guarantee program and dual storage. Mayur’s persistent efforts and commitment towards quality ensured LifeCell received prestigious international accreditations.
Leading a dedicated team of professionals, Mayur expanded LifeCell’s operations to GCC countries and abroad. He steered the organizations growth by expanding the company’s network to over 100 centers across the country. LifeCell has acquired significant market share and has continued to strengthen its leadership position. In 2013, under Mayur’s able leadership, LifeCell secured an investment of Rs.35 crore from Helion Venture Partners, an India focused venture fund. Today, the company has over 85,000 customers who have banked with LifeCell, a first in the industry.
Mayur comes with the experience of working at Shasun Chemicals and has held key responsibilities such as intellectual property & licensing, generics, acquisitions and implementation of various IT systems.
Kanwaljit Singh, Board Member
Mr. Kanwaljit Singh is a co-founder of Helion and has over 23 years of experience in the areas of venture investing, marketing and business development across multiple sectors in India. In addition to his role at Helion, he serves on the boards of many private limited companies.
Prior to Helion, Kanwal spent four years as a director and co-head of The Carlyle Group's India venture operations. He has also held senior roles in various functions such as marketing, sales and product innovation for companies such as Intel and Hindustan Unilever
Gautam Sharma, Director
Gautam Sharma is the Managing Director of Indo Nissin Foods, a subsidiary of Japan based Nissin Foods. Prior to this role, he had been the Managing Director of Wrigley India. He has also held various roles in the consumer goods industry in companies such as GlaxoSmithKline, Perfetti van Melle and Gillete.
At LifeCell, Gautam takes on the role of Additional Director.