Ben Bandaru, PhD., MBA

Director of Mergers & Acquisitions, Genesis Biotechnology Group

Ben joined the Genesis Biotechnology Group (GBG) team in 2015. As the Director of Mergers and Acquisitions, he provides leadership for strategy development initiatives by working closely with the CEO and strategic business units to drive all acquisitive growth initiatives for GBG and member companies from initiating to closing and on-boarding the transaction. Through collaboration with private equity and investment banks, Ben develops and structures deals, organizes and manages the buy-side, sell-side, intellectual property out-licensing, and joint venture projects to originate new businesses and develop existing relationships.

Prior to GBG, Ben was the Vice President of US Operations, Strategic Programs, and Business Development at iMEDGlobal Corporation. Additionally, Ben held a number of positions in Pfizer Inc., where he served in and led teams in Healthcare Informatics, Acquisition Collaboration and Divestitures, Global R&D, and Global Manufacturing before becoming the Product Development Lead in the Integrated Health Business Unit. During his time with Pfizer, he was the proud recipient of the Pfizer Innovation Award.

Ben received his MBA with a concentration in Strategy from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He earned his Ph.D. in Biochemistry from Wayne State University. Ben also holds a certificate as a Project Management Professional (PMP) from the Project Management Institute.