Board of Directors

Asset 1

Raj Alva

Chairman of the Board

As our Chairman, Raj helps advise the leadership team on tactical matters and setting the Company’s strategic direction.  Raj has spent almost thirty years in the healthcare industry in private equity and investment banking.  Raj is currently the CEO and Chief Investment Office of Avtar Investments, a healthcare-focused single family office based in Palm Beach, Florida.  Prior to joining Avtar, he was a Managing Director at New Mountain Capital, a private equity firm with over $25 billion under management.  Raj continues to be involved with New Mountain as a Senior Advisor.  Raj has served as a Managing Director at Credit Suisse, where he was Head of Healthcare Mergers and Acquisitions.  He spent fifteen years at Lazard as a Partner leading various investment groups,   Raj has five young children and in his (rare) spare time he enjoys golf and working with his investments in several private companies.  

Raj has an undergraduate degree with High Distinction from the University of Michigan and an MBA from Harvard Business School.


Chirag Patel

Board Member

Chirag is the lead investor and serves as a board member for Aidéo Technologies.  He is the Co-Chief Executive Officer, Co-Chairman and Co-Founder of Amneal Pharmaceuticals.  Chirag’s lifelong drive and constant desire to discover “what’s next” helped grow Amneal from humble beginnings to a significant global presence. He has also co-founded and/or invested in several independent biopharmaceutical companies – Asana Biosciences, Kashiv Biosciences and Prolong Pharmaceuticals, each of which specializes in innovative science and drug delivery technologies. Earlier in his career, Chirag co-founded technology companies NextGen Technologies and Veriprise Wireless.

Chirag’s industry honors include the 2011 Ernst & Young National Entrepreneur of the Year Life Sciences Award®. He supports various philanthropic causes; and, together with his wife, Priti Patel, established the Niswarth International Foundation in 2013, which aims to bring fresh water, sanitation, nutrition and education to underprivileged children. Chirag serves on the Boards of the Liberty Science Center of New Jersey, New Jersey City University, Art of Living Foundation, Family Reach Foundation, and WIN Foundation.

Chirag received bachelor’s degrees in Commerce from H.A. College of Commerce, India, and in Business Administration from New Jersey City University. He also received an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from New Jersey City University in recognition of his efforts to serve others.