Arun Balakrishnan

Chief Innovation Officer at OmniActive


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With a rich academic, research and business background, Arun heads up OmniActive’s R&D efforts. He is primarily responsible for establishing processes for quick turnaround of projects driven by customer needs, developing delivery platforms and improving existing products.

Arun has held positions as a Professor/Researcher at the Centre for Biotechnology, Anna University, Chennai, and as Senior VP for Screening and External Liaison of the natural products division at Piramal Lifesciences.

Arun holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Chemistry and a Master’s and PhD in Biochemistry from the University of Madras.


  • Chief Innovation Officer

    Current role

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