Shrikumar Suryanarayan of Sea6Energy takes over as ABLE President

A new team of elected Executive Council, led by Mr Shrikumar Suryanarayan, chairman of Sea6Energy, as President has taken charge at the Association of Biotechnology Led Enterprises (ABLE) on April 1, 2018

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(L-R) The new president of ABLE, Shrikumar Suryanarayan shakes hands with his predecessor, P M Murali.

Bengaluru: The Association of Biotechnology Led Enterprises (ABLE) new Executive Council led by Shrikumar Suryanarayan that was elected in November 2017, became operational from 1st April onwards. The team will hold office for the next three years, up to March 31, 2021.

Biocon and ABLE’s Founder, Dr Kiran Mazumdar Shaw will continue to play the role of Non-executive Chairperson of ABLE.

The new Executive Council of ABLE comprises of :

1. President: Mr Shrikumar Suryanarayan ( Sea6Energy)
2. Vice President: Mr G S Krishnan ( Novozymes South Asia)
3. General Secretary: Dr Goutam Das ( Goutam Das Consultancy)
4. Treasurer: Dr Anand Anandkumar ( Bugworks Research)

The Other EC members are :

5. Dr K K Narayanan, ( ex-President, ABLE)
6. Dr P M Murali, ( Evolva Biotech & ex-president, ABLE)
7. Dr Vijay Chandru ( Strand Life Sciences & ex-President ABLE)
8. Dr Raja Mugasimangalam ( Genotypic Technologies)
9. Mr Sujay Shetty ( PWC)
10. Mr Ravi Bhola ( KNS Partners)
11. Dr Shriram Ragavan ( Evolva Biotech)
12. Dr Jayashree Aiyar ( Syngene International)

The new team starts off with the first meeting of the Executive Council on April 5 at the Bangalore Bioinnovation Centre.

“Biotechnology touches many important sectors of our economy and has a major role to play in improving the prosperity and health of the people of our country. ABLE will continue its role to facilitate the development of this sector and to work with the government to ensure that India can become a world leader in this important sector,” said the new ABLE President, Mr Suryanarayan.

Prior to this role, Mr Suryanarayan was the vice president of the organization for the past three years and has been associated with ABLE for a long time, starting as Honorary Director-General, nearly 10 years ago. A former R&D head of Biocon, Mr Suryanarayan is currently the chairman of startup, Sea6Energy, a prominent company in the field of Biostimulants and biofuels, based in Bangalore and operations in Indonesia.