Executive Officers

Chintu Patel, Co-Chief Executive Officer

Chintu Patel has served as Co-Chief Executive Officer and director of the Company since August 2019. Mr. Patel served as a Co-Chairman of the Board from May 2018 to August 2019, and previously served as Co-Chairman and Co-Chief Executive Officer of Amneal from 2002 until the combination with Impax Laboratories in 2018. With his brother, Chirag Patel, Mr. Patel also co-founded and invested in several independent biopharmaceutical companies including Asana Biosciences, Kashiv BioSciences and Prolong Pharmaceuticals, each of which specializes in innovative science and drug delivery technologies. Before founding Amneal, Mr. Patel was a pharmacist and senior-level manager with Eckerd Pharmacy from 1994 to 2002, where he won numerous awards. Mr. Patel has been a featured speaker at the Hauppauge Industrial Association in New York and serves on the boards of the Long Island Association, Long Island University, and the Make-a-Wish Foundation®, and is a recipient of the Ernst & Young National Entrepreneur of the Year® 2011 Life Sciences Award. Mr. Patel and his wife, Falguni Patel, run the Irada International Foundation, which focuses on health, education, and community outreach projects in India and the United States. Mr. Patel holds a bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy from Rutgers College of Pharmacy. He also holds an honorary Doctor of Science degree from Long Island University Pharmacy in recognition of his contributions toward quality, integrity and innovation in pharmaceuticals.

Chirag Patel, President, Co-Chief Executive Officer

Chirag Patel has served as Co-Chief Executive Officer, President and director of the Company since August 2019. Mr. Patel served as a Co-Chairman of the Board from May 2018 to August 2019, and previously was Co-Founder of Amneal and served as Co-Chairman and Co-Chief Executive Officer of Amneal from 2005 until the combination with Impax Laboratories in 2018. With his brother, Chintu Patel, Mr. Patel has also invested in several independent biopharmaceutical companies including Asana Biosciences, Kashiv Biosciences and Prolong Pharmaceuticals, each of which specializes in innovative science and drug delivery technologies. Earlier in his career, Mr. Patel co-founded technology companies NextGen Technologies and Veriprise Wireless. In 2022, Mr. Patel was named Chair of the Association for Accessible Medicines (AAM) Board of Directors as well as an inaugural member of the CEO Advisory Committee for the International Generic and Biosimilar Medicines Association (IGBA) – both leading industry trade associations. Mr. Patel also serves as a Managing Trustee for the Liberty Science Center of New Jersey, a Director for the New Jersey City University Foundation and a Trustee for the Foundation for Morristown Medical Center. He is a recipient of the Ernst & Young National Entrepreneur of the Year® 2011 Life Sciences Award. Mr. Patel supports various philanthropic causes and, together with his wife, Priti Patel, established the Niswarth International Foundation in 2013. The Foundation aims to bring fresh water, sanitation, nutrition and education to underprivileged children. Mr. Patel received his bachelor’s degrees in Commerce from H.A. College of Commerce, India, and in Business Administration from New Jersey City University. He also holds an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from New Jersey City University in recognition of his efforts to serve others.

Andrew S. Boyer, Executive Vice President, Chief Commercial Officer – Generics

Andy serves as Executive Vice President, Chief Commercial Officer – Generics, and is focused on accelerating the sales, marketing and distribution of our evolving generics portfolio, including focusing on our growing injectables business. Andy most recently served as President and CEO of North America Generics, Teva Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Prior to joining Teva, Andy was Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing for the U.S. Generics Division at Allergan plc (formerly, Actavis plc; formerly, Watson Pharmaceuticals, Inc.) since September 2006. He joined then Watson in 1998 as Associate Director of Marketing in Generics. Before joining Watson, Andy served as National Accounts Manager for Lederle/American Cyanamid as well as Marketing Manager for Barr Laboratories. He serves as a Director of the Association for Accessible Medicines. Andy received his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Management from State University of New York at Albany.

Jason B. Daly, Esq., Senior Vice President, Chief Legal Officer & Corporate Secretary

Jason leads Amneal’s global legal and corporate compliance strategies with a focus on delivering value as Amneal drives into more complex commercial categories. He brings substantial experience leading the legal and commercial strategies for global pharmaceutical & medical device companies, including Teva, where he most recently served as Senior Vice President, U.S. Market Access and previously as Vice President & Chief of Staff, North American Commercial as well as General Counsel – U.S. Generics & North American Commercial. In his seven-year tenure with Teva, Jason was responsible for driving the company’s multi-billion-dollar U.S. managed-care customer accounts, including go-to-market tactics for biosimilars and expanding formulary access for key branded products. He also served as a key executive, overseeing a team of commercial attorneys responsible for legal strategies related to patent settlements & authorized generics, pricing policies, REMS programs, the commercialization of the company’s brand and generic medicines, and government affairs. Prior to Teva, Jason served nearly a decade in various legal and commercial leadership roles with Straumann Group. He has worked for law firms HinckleyAllen LLP and WilmerHale LLP and was a law clerk to Judge Mary Lisi in the United States District Court in Providence, Rhode Island. Jason holds academic degrees from the University of Pennsylvania Law School as well as the University of Rhode Island. He holds professional certificates from The Wharton School of Business, The Kellogg School of Management and the Boston University School of Management. He is also a member of the Massachusetts and Rhode Island Bar Associations.

Anastasios (Tasos) G. Konidaris, Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer

Tasos is responsible for leading Amneal’s global finance strategies, including oversight for Finance and Accounting, Internal Audit, Investor Relations and Information Technology. He brings more than 30 years of corporate finance and leadership experience, including in the pharmaceutical and business analytics/data industries. Tasos most recently served as Alcresta Therapeutics, Inc.’s Chief Financial Officer from 2016 to 2020, where he led the company’s finance, corporate development, information technology and human resources functions, and was instrumental in supporting the commercialization of a novel therapy to help critically ill patients and expand the company’s R&D pipeline. Prior to that, he served as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Head of Corporate Development of Ikaria, Inc., from 2011 to 2015. In that role, he led finance and corporate development functions in delivering robust global organic growth as well as growth through licensing and acquisitions. Before joining Ikaria, Tasos served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Dun & Bradstreet Corporation for seven years, and previously held financial and general management roles of increasing responsibility at Schering-Plough Corporation, Pharmacia Corporation, Novartis Corporation and Bristol-Myers Squibb. He currently serves as a Director on the boards of Kadmon Holdings and Zep Inc. He holds a B.S. in Mathematics and Finance from Gwynedd Mercy University and an M.B.A. from Drexel University.

Gustavo Pesquin, Executive Vice President, Chief Commercial Officer - Specialty

Gustavo has top-level leadership responsibility for all aspects of our Specialty Commercial organization, including sales, marketing, market access and commercial operations. Gustavo brings world-class experience in building and leading the rapid and sustained growth of various therapeutic divisions for companies including Sanofi, Abbott and Pfizer. He joins Amneal from Sanofi, where he served leadership roles of increasing responsibility over his 11-year tenure, including most recently as Senior Vice President, General Medicines, U.S. In this role, Gustavo was responsible for leading the impressive commercial turnaround of the company’s Transplant, Diabetes and Cardiovascular franchises for the U.S. and Canada. While at Sanofi, he also previously served as Global Head of the Diabetes and Cardiovascular Franchise, General Manager of Sanofi Iberia, and Head of LATAM Zone - managing Specialty Care, Primary Care, Generics and Consumer Health businesses. Prior to joining Sanofi, Gustavo served Regional Head, General Manager, Sales Head and Strategy Head roles for Abbott and Pfizer, Brand Management roles at Procter & Gamble, and as a consultant with The Boston Consulting Group. Gustavo holds a M.B.A. in Management and Strategy, Finance and Accounting from Kellogg GSM at Northwestern University and a B.A. degree in Public and Business Administration from Universidad Nacional de Cuyo in Argentina.

Nikita Shah, Executive Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer and Strategic Planning Officer

Nikita serves as Executive Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer and Strategic Planning Officer. In this role, she is responsible for overseeing Amneal’s Human Resources, Internal Communications and Corporate Social Responsibility functions. She also partners with the Co-CEOs to lead the creation and execution of the company’s long-term Corporate Strategy. Nikita joined Amneal in January 2014 as Senior Vice President, Human Resources & Corporate Affairs, and has served roles of increasing responsibility as a member of the company’s executive leadership team. Prior to joining Amneal, Nikita led the internal audit and human resources functions for Warner Chilcott, then a global specialty pharmaceutical company. She also supported corporate M&A, process improvements and systems efficiencies across the organization. Prior to Warner Chilcott, Nikita held leadership roles at AT&T and Deloitte. She holds a master’s degree in accounting and auditing from Gujarat University, India and is a New Jersey certified public accountant.

Directors

Paul Meister, Chairman of the Board

Paul Meister is a partner in Novalis LifeSciences – a life science focused venture firm and is co-founder, and CEO of Liberty Lane Partners, LLC, a private investment company with investment holdings in healthcare, technology, and distribution-related industries. From 2014 to 2018, Mr. Meister was President of MacAndrews & Forbes Incorporated, a private company that owns or controls a diverse set of businesses. During 2018, Mr. Meister also served, on an interim basis, as Executive Vice Chairman of Revlon, Inc. a leading beauty products company, and acted as Revlon’s principal executive officer. From 2010 to 2014, Mr. Meister served as Chairman and CEO of inVentiv Health (now Syneos Health), a leading provider of commercial, consulting, and clinical research services to the pharmaceutical and biotech industries. Mr. Meister was Chairman of Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc., a scientific instruments equipment and supplies company from November 2006 to April 2007. He was previously an executive officer of Fisher Scientific International, Inc., a predecessor of Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc., from 1991 to 2006. Mr. Meister holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Michigan and a Master of Business Administration from Northwestern University. He currently serves as a director on the boards of Aptiv PLC, Quanterix Corporation, Oaktree Acquisition Corp II. He previously served as director of vTv Therapeutics and LKQ Corporation until 2018 and as a director of Revlon until 2019, and Scientific Games Corporation until 2020.

Chintu Patel, Co-Chief Executive Officer

Chintu Patel has served as Co-Chief Executive Officer and director of the Company since August 2019. Mr. Patel served as a Co-Chairman of the Board from May 2018 to August 2019, and previously served as Co-Chairman and Co-Chief Executive Officer of Amneal from 2002 until the combination with Impax Laboratories in 2018. With his brother, Chirag Patel, Mr. Patel also co-founded and invested in several independent biopharmaceutical companies including Asana Biosciences, Kashiv BioSciences and Prolong Pharmaceuticals, each of which specializes in innovative science and drug delivery technologies. Before founding Amneal, Mr. Patel was a pharmacist and senior-level manager with Eckerd Pharmacy from 1994 to 2002, where he won numerous awards. Mr. Patel has been a featured speaker at the Hauppauge Industrial Association in New York and serves on the boards of the Long Island Association, Long Island University, and the Make-a-Wish Foundation®, and is a recipient of the Ernst & Young National Entrepreneur of the Year® 2011 Life Sciences Award. Mr. Patel and his wife, Falguni Patel, run the Irada International Foundation, which focuses on health, education, and community outreach projects in India and the United States. Mr. Patel holds a bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy from Rutgers College of Pharmacy. He also holds an honorary Doctor of Science degree from Long Island University Pharmacy in recognition of his contributions toward quality, integrity and innovation in pharmaceuticals.

Chirag Patel, President, Co-Chief Executive Officer

Chirag Patel has served as Co-Chief Executive Officer, President and director of the Company since August 2019. Mr. Patel served as a Co-Chairman of the Board from May 2018 to August 2019, and previously was Co-Founder of Amneal and served as Co-Chairman and Co-Chief Executive Officer of Amneal from 2005 until the combination with Impax Laboratories in 2018. With his brother, Chintu Patel, Mr. Patel has also invested in several independent biopharmaceutical companies including Asana Biosciences, Kashiv Biosciences and Prolong Pharmaceuticals, each of which specializes in innovative science and drug delivery technologies. Earlier in his career, Mr. Patel co-founded technology companies NextGen Technologies and Veriprise Wireless. In 2022, Mr. Patel was named Chair of the Association for Accessible Medicines (AAM) Board of Directors as well as an inaugural member of the CEO Advisory Committee for the International Generic and Biosimilar Medicines Association (IGBA) – both leading industry trade associations. Mr. Patel also serves as a Managing Trustee for the Liberty Science Center of New Jersey, a Director for the New Jersey City University Foundation and a Trustee for the Foundation for Morristown Medical Center. He is a recipient of the Ernst & Young National Entrepreneur of the Year® 2011 Life Sciences Award. Mr. Patel supports various philanthropic causes and, together with his wife, Priti Patel, established the Niswarth International Foundation in 2013. The Foundation aims to bring fresh water, sanitation, nutrition and education to underprivileged children. Mr. Patel received his bachelor’s degrees in Commerce from H.A. College of Commerce, India, and in Business Administration from New Jersey City University. He also holds an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from New Jersey City University in recognition of his efforts to serve others.

Emily Peterson Alva, Director

Emily Peterson Alva is a financial, strategic and business advisor to senior executives, founders and corporate boards of directors, and has focused on private company advisory projects and family office investing since 2013. Prior to this time, Ms. Alva spent more than 15 years at Lazard as a senior Mergers & Acquisitions investment banker advising industry leading companies. Ms. Alva’s extensive advisory and transaction work covers multiple industries with a primary sector focus and expertise in Healthcare. While at Lazard, Ms. Alva held leadership roles, both with clients and internally. She advised some of Lazard’s most important clients over many years, and was one of the youngest bankers promoted to Managing Director at the firm. During her Lazard tenure, Ms. Alva was selected for the Council on Foreign Relations’ Corporate Leaders Program, which recognizes accomplished professionals on a senior management track and links business leaders with decision makers in government and academia. Prior to joining Lazard, Ms. Alva worked at a development stage company focused on engineering-based solutions to improve industrial waste processing systems. More recently, Ms. Alva has served as a Board Member and Treasurer for the Alumnae Board of Directors of Barnard College. Ms. Alva received a B.A. in Economics from Barnard College, Columbia University.

Deb Autor, Director

Deb Autor is CEO of Autor Strategies LLC, a strategic health care consulting firm; a Board Director for Pardes Biosciences, Inc. (PRDS); and Chair of the Board of the FDA Alumni Association.  Ms. Autor has also served as a Scientific Advisory Council Member of the Centre for Innovation in Regulatory Science and as a Board Member of the Antimicrobial Resistance Industry Alliance, the United States Pharmacopoeia Quality Institute, and the Parenteral Drug Association.


From 2019-2021, Ms. Autor was Global Head of Regulatory Excellence at AstraZeneca, where she led regulatory operations, policy and intelligence for AstraZeneca submissions globally.  Before joining AstraZeneca, Ms. Autor served at Mylan N.V. from 2013-2019, where she was Head of Strategic Global Quality and Regulatory Policy and Head of Global Quality.


Ms. Autor was a senior leader at FDA from 2001-2013, most recently as Deputy Commissioner for Global Regulatory Operations and Policy where she oversaw all FDA inspections, criminal investigations and international operations for human and veterinary drugs, biologics, medical devices, tobacco and food.  Before that, Ms. Autor served as Director of the Office of Compliance of the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, leading enforcement and policy making for compliance with all drug requirements, including drug approval; current good manufacturing practices (GMP); human subject protection and bioresearch monitoring (GCP); import and export; and recalls.  Before joining FDA, Ms. Autor was a Trial Attorney in the Office of Consumer Litigation of the U.S. Department of Justice, where she litigated civil and criminal cases on behalf of FDA.


Ms. Autor received a Juris Doctor, Magna Cum Laude, from Boston University School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Columbia University, Barnard College.

J. Kevin Buchi , Director

Kevin Buchi served as Impax’s Interim President and Chief Executive Officer from December 2016 until March 27, 2017 and as a member of the Impax board of directors from 2016 until the Closing. From August 2013 to December 2016, Mr. Buchi served as President and Chief Executive Officer and member of the board of directors of TetraLogic Pharmaceuticals Corporation (formerly NASDAQ: TLOG), a biopharmaceutical company (“TetraLogic Pharmaceuticals”), whose assets were subsequently acquired by Medivir AB in December 2016. Prior to TetraLogic Pharmaceuticals, Mr. Buchi served as Corporate Vice President, Global Branded Products of Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (NYSE: TEVA), from October 2011 to May 2012. Prior to Teva, Mr. Buchi served as Chief Executive Officer of Cephalon, Inc. (formerly NASDAQ: CEPH), which was subsequently acquired by Teva, from December 2010 to October 2011, and held various positions at Cephalon including Chief Operating Officer from January 2010 to December 2010 and Chief Financial Officer from 1996 to 2009. Since April 2013, Mr. Buchi has served as a director and member of the remuneration and nominating committee, and audit committee of the board of Benitec Biopharma Ltd. (NASDAQ: BNTC), a biotechnology company headquartered in Australia. Mr. Buchi received his B.A. degree from Cornell University and a Masters of Management from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.

Jeff George, Director

Jeff George is the Managing Partner of Maytal Capital, a healthcare-focused private equity investment and advisory firm he founded, and an Operating Partner at Revival Healthcare Capital, a medical device-focused private equity firm. Between 2008 and 2016, he served on the Executive Committee of Novartis Group AG, one of the largest global pharmaceutical companies, first as Division Head & CEO of Sandoz, Novartis’ $10 billion generic pharmaceuticals and biosimilars subsidiary, and then as Division Head & CEO of Alcon, Novartis’ then $10 billion branded eye care subsidiary. In both roles, he was responsible for leading over 25,000 associates globally across more than 160 countries. More recently, he served as CEO and board member of Performance Health, the largest global manufacturer and distributor of products to the physical therapy and rehabilitation markets. Mr. George previously headed Emerging Markets for the Middle East, Africa, Southeast Asia and CIS at Novartis Pharmaceuticals and served as Vice President and Head of Western & Eastern Europe for Novartis Vaccines. Prior to this, he held leadership roles at Gap Inc. and McKinsey & Co. Mr. George serves on the board of Silicon Valley-based healthcare software firm Roam Analytics as well as several non-profit organizations including Education Opens Doors and the North Texas Food Bank. He holds an MBA from Harvard Business School, an M.A. from Johns Hopkins University, and a B.A. from Carleton College.

John Kiely , Director

John Kiely has more than 35 years of financial leadership and advisory experience serving public companies, including multi-national corporations. Until June 2019 he served as Senior Assurance Partner at Pricewaterhouse Coopers, where he focused on the pharmaceutical, manufacturing chemical and medical device sectors. Since 1980, he has held various roles of increasing responsibility at Pricewaterhouse Coopers, including as U.S. Pharmaceutical Leader, Global Pharmaceutical Assurance Leader, Private Equity Assurance Leader and Assurance Chief Quality Officer. Mr. Kiely currently serves on the board at Zovio, Inc.

Ted Nark, Director

Ted Nark has served as Managing Director of KRG Capital Partners, a Denver-based private equity fund currently investing a $2 billion fund, since 2007. In that role, Mr. Nark has led the identification, negotiation and due diligence of new acquisitions and has worked with portfolio companies and maintained relationships with limited partners. While at KRG, Mr. Nark has led the acquisition and successful monetization of companies including Convergint Technologies, Diversified Food Services and Petrochoice. From 2006 to 2007, Mr. Nark was a Partner at Leonard Green & Partners and from 2002 to 2006, he served as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of White Cap Construction Supply, a Leonard Green-owned distributor of construction hardware, tools and materials to professional contractors in the United States. Previously, Mr. Nark served as Chief Executive Officer of Corporate Express Australia and Group President at Corporate Express Inc. Mr. Nark currently serves on the Board of Directors of Convergint Technologies, Western Windows, Trafficware, and The Maroon Group. Mr. Nark has previously served on the Boards of Corporate Express Australia, Fort Dearborn, White Cap Construction Supply, FTD, Leslies Pools, Gaiam, Real Goods Solar and Claim Jumper. Mr. Nark received a B.S. from Washington State University.

Gautam Patel, Director

Gautam Patel has served as Managing Director of Tarsadia Investments, a private investment firm based in Newport Beach, California, since 2012. In that role, Mr. Patel has led a team of investment professionals to identify, evaluate and execute principal control equity investments across sectors including life sciences, financial services and technology. Prior to joining Tarsadia, Mr. Patel served as Managing Director at Lazard from 2008 to 2012, where he led financial and strategic advisory efforts in sectors including transportation and logistics, private equity, and healthcare. Prior to that, Mr. Patel served in a variety of advisory roles at Lazard from 1999 to 2008, including restructuring, bankruptcy and corporate reorganization assignments in 2001 and 2008. From 1994 to 1997, Mr. Patel was an Analyst at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette, where he worked on mergers and acquisitions as well as high-yield and equity financings. Mr. Patel is currently a Board Member of several private companies including Adello Biologics, Asana Biosciences, LERETA, Envisics and AIONX Antimicrobial Technologies. Mr. Patel also serves on the boards of Tarsadia Foundation and Casita Maria Center for Arts & Education, a New York based non-profit organization which aims to empower children through arts based education. Mr. Patel received a B.A. from Claremont McKenna College, a B.S. from Harvey Mudd College, an MSc from the London School of Economics and an MBA from the University of Chicago.

Shlomo Yanai, Director

Shlomo Yanai has more than 15 years of corporate leadership experience, primarily in the pharmaceutical industry. He most recently served as President and CEO at Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd., from 2007 to 2012, where he increased revenues from $8.4 billion in 2006 to $18.3 billion in 2011, and net profit from $1.9 billion to $4.4 billion over the same time period. Mr. Yanai also serves as an advisor to CVC Capital Partners, a leading private equity firm with $80.5 billion in assets under management. In addition, he currently serves on the boards of PDL BioPharma Inc. and WR Grace & Co. Mr. Yanai previously served on the boards of Cambrex Corp., Lumenis Ltd., Perrigo Company and Sageant Pharmaceuticals, among others, and held various leadership positions in the Israel Defense Forces.