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ArisGlobal Leaders – Bringing the Future to Life

Sankesh Abbhi

Sankesh Abbhi

President and CEO

Ashok Katti

Ashok Katti

COO & President, APAC

Mark Hirschhorn

Mark Hirschhorn

Chief Financial Officer

Wim Cypers

Wim Cypers

Senior Vice President, Regulatory

Aman Wasan

Aman Wasan

Vice President, Global Pharmacovigilance & Global Client Partners Group

Simon Sparkes

Simon Sparkes

Executive Vice President, Medical Affairs

Sharad Prakash

Sharad Prakash

Vice President, Safety Analytics & Risk Management

Vitthal Gouri

Vitthal Gouri

Head, Clinical SPU

Katsuhiko Niga

Katsuhiko Niga

Regional Director, ArisGlobal Japan

Praveen Hebballi

Praveen Hebballi

Vice President, Finance and Legal

Sai Balakrishnan

Sai Balakrishnan

Vice President, Engineering and Global Safety Customer Support

Sam Stein

Sam Stein

Vice President, Global Marketing

David Ingraham

David Ingraham

Vice President, Global Professional Services and Support

Sankesh Abbhi

Sankesh Abbhi

President and CEO

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Sankesh Abbhi is the President and CEO of ArisGlobal. In this role, he is focused on expanding ArisGlobal’s business by building a strong and unique product platform and launching important new products for the benefit of customers, patients, employees and shareholders. Sankesh began his career as the founder of Synowledge, a knowledge processing company that was eventually acquired by BioClinica. In that role, he gained a unique perspective of ArisGlobal as a customer, including invaluable functional experience in safety, regulatory, medical affairs and clinical. Sankesh is a seasoned businessman, graduating with a BA in Economics from Columbia University in 2008.

Ashok Katti

Ashok Katti

COO & President, APAC

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Ashok Katti heads Global Delivery and Operations for APAC and has over 25 years of experience in life sciences. Based out of India, Ashok is responsible for execution of strategies set by the organization. He is also responsible for Product Development, Services, Cloud Technology and APAC operations. Ashok started his career with ArisGlobal and held key positions including heading Global Professional Services before moving to sister company Synowledge heading Global Delivery & operations. He joined ArisGlobal in 2016 and has been instrumental in bringing operational efficiencies and transformations in global delivery model. Ashok Completed his Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Science from Karnataka University and Executive MBA from UCONN.

Mark Hirschhorn

Mark Hirschhorn

Chief Financial Officer

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Mark is a seasoned financial leader who most recently served as chief operating officer and chief financial officer of NYSE listed Teladoc Health. Mark has approximately 30 years of executive financial management experience with numerous entrepreneurial ventures. Mark previously served as CFO of RCS and Media Monitors, an international software technology company, and as CFO of BT Radianz, the world’s largest global financial extranet directing the company’s 20 domestic and foreign subsidiaries. His experience also includes leadership roles at RSL Communications, Deltathree. Mark started his career in 1987 at Deloitte in New York.

Wim Cypers

Wim Cypers

Senior Vice President, Regulatory

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Wim Cypers has been with ArisGlobal for nearly 25 years. In this capacity, he heads all Regulatory business unit operations, including overall product vision, strategy, implementation, and success of ArisGlobal’s Regulatory solution suite. Before focusing exclusively on ArisGlobal’s Regulatory business unit, Wim managed the company’s strategy and product management function for both the safety and regulatory solutions. Before joining ArisGlobal, Wim worked at Janssen Research Foundation in Belgium. He graduated as an industrial pharmacist at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven. With a passion for spaceflight he works out of Belgium where he lives with his family.

Aman Wasan

Aman Wasan

Vice President, Global Pharmacovigilance & Global Client Partners Group

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Aman heads Global Pharmacovigilance and Global Client Partners organization at ArisGlobal. In his role as Head of Global Pharmacovigilance, Aman is responsible for product strategy planning and execution for ArisGlobal’s Safety Business Unit. He also oversees ArisGlobal’s cognitive automation strategy. In his career, Aman has managed end-end Pharmacovigilance operations and business strategy for various global organizations. Prior to joining ArisGlobal, he managed a large global Pharmacovigilance operations group for case management (~1 million ICSRs/year), aggregate reporting and signaling services. He has also worked at Novartis, thereby bringing both pharmaceutical as well as services perspective into the product strategy.

Aman also manages the Global Client Partner Organization, and is responsible for commercial as well as account management strategy for ArisGlobal’s existing customers globally. His responsibilities, uniquely positions Aman to bring customer/commercial insights to the areas of product management, roadmap planning, and release management.

Simon Sparkes

Simon Sparkes

Executive Vice President, Medical Affairs and Quality

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After joining ArisGlobal in 1992, Simon Sparkes has held a number of key roles within the organization. Currently, Simon leads the Medical Affairs business unit developing the LifeSphere Medical Affairs compliance platform. Initially joining ArisGlobal in sales, Simon lead the global sales and marketing function before taking responsibility for European operations where he managed the sales, services and customer support functions. After a company reorganization, Simon took the role of head of product strategy, helping the company formulate and deliver its safety, clinical and medical information product lines. Before joining ArisGlobal, Simon studied Computers and Communication Systems initially starting his career in computer systems operations and networking.

Sharad Prakash

Sharad Prakash

Vice President, Safety Analytics & Risk Management

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Sharad Prakash heads the LifeSphere Safety Analytics & Risk Management business unit at ArisGlobal, managing the company’s Signal Detection and Risk Management offerings. Previously, Sharad was the Founder/CEO at Medsight Solutions (later acquired by ArisGlobal), where he created Medsight Sapphire, a signaling and decision analytics platform for pharmacovigilance risk management. With more than 16 years of experience, Sharad has worked closely with numerous Pharmaceutical organizations and Regulatory agencies in key leadership roles, formulating strategic direction for life sciences solutions. Sharad holds a BE from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur and an MBA from Stern School of Business, New York University.

Vitthal Gouri

Vitthal Gouri

Head, Clinical SPU

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Vitthal heads ArisGlobal’s clinical business unit. In that capacity, he is responsible for the unit’s strategy, vision, product management and overall success. Vitthal has more than 18 years of experience in the information technology industry, with a primary focus on life sciences. Prior to joining ArisGlobal, Vitthal has worked with leading software companies, where he was responsible for product architecture, product management, development and successful implementation of many large scale projects with hands-on experience with cutting-edge technologies. Vitthal holds bachelor degree in computers and mathematics including several certifications.

Katsuhiko Niga

Katsuhiko Niga

Regional Director, ArisGlobal Japan

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Katsuhiko is the Regional Director for ArisGlobal’s Japanese office, where he manage clients from Japan, China and Korea. Previous to ArisGlobal, Katsuhiko was Japanese President of WorldOne K.K., a medical market research company. Katsuhiko also worked for Phase Forward Japan K.K. in 2000 as Sales Director, and promoted to Japanese President in 2006. Katsuhiko started his career as MR for Boehringer Ingelheim Japan, Inc., Marketing for GlaxoSmithKline K.K., and was the founder of Luminary Medical K.K. Katsuhiko graduated from the faculty of law at Doshisha Univ. in Kyoto.

Praveen Hebballi

Praveen Hebballi

Vice President, Finance

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Praveen joined ArisGlobal in October 2017 as VP, Finance and Legal. In this capacity, Praveen is responsible for controllership, financial planning and analysis, taxation, treasury, procurement and assurance. He is also responsible for Legal and Commercial Operations. Prior to joining ArisGlobal, Praveen was the Director of Finance at Bioclinica. Praveen was also with Wipro Technologies for 15 years in various roles within the finance function, including business finance and controllership. Praveen holds a degree in cost and management accounting and a CPA from American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Sai Balakrishnan

Sai Balakrishnan

Vice President, Engineering and Global Safety Customer Support

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Sai is responsible for overseeing all engineering and global safety customer support practices for ArisGlobal. In this capacity, he works closely with internal product management and process organization teams to design innovative, highly scalable and high performing Cloud-ready  applications. Prior to ArisGlobal, Sai worked for Aptean (formerly Consona Inc.) as VP of Engineering. During his tenure, Sai also managed all of Aptean’s India Operations. Holding Leadership responsibilities for more than 15 years in Software Engineering, Sai completed the Engineering prior to many Certifications with Post Graduation Diploma from Annamalai University, India in 1985.
Sam Stein

Sam Stein

Vice President, Global Marketing

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Sam is responsible for all aspects of ArisGlobal’s marketing strategy and execution, bringing a wealth of experience defining go-to-market strategies in the enterprise software space. Prior to ArisGlobal, Sam led the life sciences and insurance business units at Exela Technologies, a publicly traded portfolio company of HGM and Apollo Global Management focused on digital transformation and automation. At Exela, Sam was responsible for defining and executing go-to-market strategy, overseeing sales and client partners, and marketing strategy. Prior to Exela, Sam worked in marketing and business development at various technology firms including Google, Crowdtap and Grey Advertising, and served on the early stage team at Synowledge. Sam holds an MBA from UCLA’s Anderson School of Management and a BA from Vanderbilt University.

David Ingraham

David Ingraham

Vice President, Global Professional Services and Support

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Prior to ArisGlobal, David was a Director at Synowledge for over 7 years and played an integral role in Synowledge’s growth leading up to their acquisition by Bioclinica in 2015. He held various key positions across Delivery, Client Relations and Operations to ensure all projects were delivered successfully and met Regulatory, Quality and Client requirements. David has managed teams across the US, South America, EU and India and established processes across departments as the company grew from less than 10 employees to over 1,000 employees globally. Following Bioclinica’s acquisition of Synowledge, David became the Director, US Client Services where he managed all US based BPO and IT projects for the Drug Safety and Regulatory Solutions Group based in the US.