Vimal Kavuru

Director, Aceto Corporation

Mr. Vimal Kavuru is Director of Aceto Corporation and also a member of Executive Committee of Aceto’s subsidiary, Rising Pharmaceuticals. Previously, Mr. Kavuru was CEO and Founder of Citron Pharma and Lucid Pharma since inception in 2013 and later was sold to Aceto Corporation in 2016.

Mr. Kavuru has a successful track record of creating and leading several successful healthcare companies. Mr. Kavuru brings in his vision and management, a broad based understanding of the global pharmaceutical industry with expertise in strategic planning, product and business development, and tactical operations.

Mr. Kavuru was an accomplished senior leader and clinical pharmacist in the field of home infusion pharmacy from 1991-1999 with significant expertise in strategic business growth. As Pharmacy Manager and Director of Pharmacy Operations, Mr. Kavuru provided leadership mentoring as well as guidance to clinical supervisors in all aspects of daily operations for the delivery of care and services to patients of multiple home infusion companies including Homedco (Apria), Chartwell Home Care and Fresenius Medical Care.

Thereafter in 1999, Mr. Kavuru founded Rubin Chemists, an independent retail pharmacy business through an acquisition from Thirftway Pharmacy Group, which he then grew to fourteen pharmacies in and around New York City.

An entrepreneur at heart, in 2007, Mr. Kavuru co-founded Celon Labs Ltd. in India, a Sequoia Capital funded specialty pharmaceutical company. Celon focuses on Oncology and Critical Care segments in India and over 20 semi-regulated markets providing over 80 branded generic life-saving pharmaceuticals. Mr. Kavuru was responsible for fundraising, portfolio management, strategic and corporate development and currently serves as a Director.

Mr. Kavuru, a Pharmacist by profession with a strong interest in the pharmaceutical distribution industry founded Gen-Source RX in 2008, a leading national distributor of generic pharmaceuticals to independent and Long Term Care pharmacies through the acquisition of Cedardale Distributors. Under Mr. Kavuru’s leadership, Gen-Source RX significantly grew revenues and its customer base in six years when it was successfully divested to Cardinal Health in 2014.

Additionally, Mr. Kavuru is Founder of Casper Pharma LLC, an emerging specialty brand and injectable pharmaceutical company. He also serves as a Director of Cronus Pharma LLC, an animal health pharmaceutical company and Co-Founder of Grace Therapeutics focusing on treating rare and orphan diseases.

Mr. Kavuru is a registered Pharmacist in New York State, received a B.S. in Pharmacy from HKE College of Pharmacy, Gulbarga, India in 1989 and also studied Pharmaceutics with a specialization in Industrial Pharmacy at Long Island University Brooklyn. Mr. Kavuru is a SmartCEO’s 2016 New Jersey Future 50 Winner. Mr. Kavuru is married for over 25 years, has three children and lives in New Jersey.