Member of the Executive Committee – Rising Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Mr. Kavuru has been Member of the Executive Committee of the Company’s subsidiary, Rising Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (“Rising), since December 2016. Since 2013, Mr. Kavuru has been the CEO of Cedar Pharma LLC (formerly known as Citron Pharma LLC) and Aster Pharma LLC (formerly known as Lucid Pharma LLC), from which Rising acquired certain generic products and related assets in December 2016. Cedar and Aster provide certain transition services to Rising. In 2008, Mr. Kavuru founded and served as CEO until 2013 of Gen-Source RX, a generic pharmaceutical distributor that was sold to Cardinal Health in 2014. Since 2007, Mr. Kavuru has served as a director of Celon Labs Ltd., an Indian specialty pharmaceutical company focused on the oncology and critical care segments. Additionally, he has served as a director of Cronus Pharma LLC, an animal health pharmaceutical company, since 2016, is the founder of Casper Pharma LLC, an emerging specialty brand and injectable pharmaceutical company, and is a co-founder of Grace Therapeutics, a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on treating rare and orphan diseases. Mr. Kavuru graduated with a B.S. in Pharmacy from the College of Pharmacy, Gulbarga, India and is a registered Pharmacist in the State of New York.