Madhavan Balachandran, MS, MBAGaurav Munj
Chief Operating Officer, Nutcracker Therapeutics
Madhavan Balachandran has a distinguished track record in the biopharmaceutical industry and currently serves as chief operating officer at Nutcracker Therapeutics. Previously, Madhu held various positions of increased responsibility during his 20 year career at Amgen, most recently serving as executive vice president. He joined Amgen in 1997 as associate director, engineering, before being promoted to director, engineering, in 1998, and later, senior director, engineering and operations. He later assumed the role of vice president, information systems, at Amgen from 2001 to 2002 and was also vice president, Puerto Rico operations, from 2002 to 2007. Madhu also held the position of senior vice president, manufacturing, from 2007-2012. Prior to his tenure at Amgen, he held leadership positions at Copley Pharmaceuticals, now a part of Teva Pharmaceuticals Industries Ltd., and Burroughs Welcome Company, a predecessor through mergers of GlaxoSmithKline plc.