About Us

Who We Are

Association of Biotechnology Led Enterprises - ABLE is a not-for-profit pan-India forum that represents the Indian Biotechnology Sector. It was launched in April 2003, after industry leaders felt a need to form an exclusive forum to represent the Indian Biotechnology Sector.

ABLE has over 400 members from all across India representing all verticals of the sector like Agribiotech, Bio-pharma, Industrial biotech, Bioinformatics, Investment banks and Venture Capital firms, leading Research and Academic Institutes and Law Firms and Equipment Suppliers.

The primary focus of ABLE is to accelerate the pace of growth of the Biotechnology sector in India, through partnering with the Government in their biotechnology initiatives to deliver optimal policies and create a positive regulatory environment, encouraging entrepreneurship and investment in the sector, providing a platform for domestic and overseas companies to explore collaboration and partnerships, forging stronger links between academia and industry and showcasing the strengths of the Indian biotech sector.

ABLE Council of Presidents, that comprises of all past presidents of the organization, has been set up to provide impetus to the growth of the Biotech business ecosystem to leverage their multi-sectoral expertise.

ABLE thus catalyses a symbiotic interface between the industry, the government, academic and research institutes and domestic and international investors.

Governing Body

Dr Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw

Hon. Non-Executive Chairperson, ABLE

Mr G S Krishnan

Hon. President, ABLE

Dr Anand Anandkumar

Hon. Vice President & Treasurer, ABLE

Mr Ravi Bhola

Hon. General Secretary

Dr Kavitha Iyer Rodrigues

GB Member

Dr Shama Bhat

GB Member

Dr Shriram Ragavan

GB Member

Mr Venkat Kamalakar Bundla

GB Member

Dr Ezhil Subbian

GB Member

Council of Presidents

Dr Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw

Hon. Non-Executive Chairperson, ABLE

Dr KK Narayanan


Dr Vijay Chandru


Dr PM Murali

President, Council of Presidents

Mr Shrikumar Suryanarayan



Mr Narayanan Suresh

Chief Operating Officer

Dr. Balasubramanya S

General Manager

Srinivas Rao Chandan

Senior Consultant

Ms Pavana Praveen

Manager - Business Development and Operations

Ms Indrila Sengupta

Asst. Manager - Business Development and Operations