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Dr. Raje has technical and executive management expertise spanning contract chemistry, contract analytical testing, and GMP manufacturing of small and large molecules. He has deep understanding of contract pharma industry dynamics and growth opportunities to drive strategic growth plans.
Prior to joining LGM Pharma, Dr. Raje was President & CEO at Nanotherapeutics as company was going through a transformation from product development to a biologics-based CDMO. Prior to that, Dr. Raje spent two years as the Head of the Life Sciences Division of EAG Laboratories, a global CRO specializing in analytical and toxicology services. Dr. Raje created the Life Sciences Division, overseeing four global sites and approximately 700+ employees, helping to drive top-line growth, substantially through organic and acquisition.
Before that, from 2012 to 2014, Dr. Raje was Site Head for Cambridge Major Laboratories, a private, equity-backed CRO and CDMO. From 2009 to 2012, Dr. Raje served in various positions of increasing responsibility, including President as well as Chief Operating Officer and Managing Director for Smithers Pharma Services, part of The Smithers Group – a CRO with expertise in analytical services, pharmaceutical research and development and agrochemicals.
Dr. Raje spent the prior seven years, from 2002 to 2009, at Albany Molecular Research (AMRI), a global provider of CRO/CMO scientific services and products for the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and healthcare industries. Most recently, from 2007 to 2009, Dr. Raje was located in Mumbai, where, as President and Managing Director of AMRI India PVT. LTD, he was responsible for establishing and managing the company’s India headquarters, including six manufacturing plants, as well as the company’s research and development activities and operations. Prior to his move to India, Dr. Raje also served as Site Director, Chemical Development and Section Head, Chemical Development, at the company’s facilities in the United States.
Earlier in his career, from 1997 to 2001, Dr. Raje was a Senior Research Scientist at Abbott Labs.
Dr. Raje holds both a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and a Master of Science in Industrial Chemistry from Gujarat University, Gujarat, India, and earned his Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from Auburn University in Auburn, Alabama.