Welmedix is managed by a committed executive team with extensive experience in brand management, consumer marketing and healthcare. They are advised by a very distinguished Advisory Board of significant accomplishment and management pedigree.

Executive Team

Avaninder V. Kanubaddi

Founder, President, & Chief Executive Officer

Avani Kanubaddi is an accomplished executive with a proven track record in brand management, sales and new product development in the consumer and professional healthcare industries. He has worked on a variety of small and large brands including Centrum® Performance, Advil®, Robitussin®, ChapStick®, SUR-Fit® Natura®, and Aloe Vesta®. He has been trained at top tier companies such as Wyeth and Bristol-Myers Squibb’s ConvaTec division in General Management, Brand Management/Marketing and Sales functions. Mr. Kanubaddi holds an MBA from the Columbia Business School and a BS in Marketing from Miami (Ohio) University.

Aniruddha D. Bhat

Co-Founder, Vice President of Operations, & General Counsel

Ani Bhat is an executive, entrepreneur and attorney with extensive experience in strategy, operations and legal/regulatory issues related to brand management in the consumer products industry. At Welmedix, Mr. Bhat is responsible for managing the company’s operations, encompassing supply chain management, manufacturing & quality, regulatory compliance and human resources, along with his duties as general counsel and corporate secretary. Mr. Bhat was trained as a general corporate lawyer at Coolidge Wall, L.P.A. in Dayton, Ohio, where he advised startups, early-stage ventures and small businesses in diverse matters including corporate governance, intellectual property protection and licensing, as well as worked on mergers & acquisitions for several multinational entity clients. Mr. Bhat is a graduate of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and Case Western Reserve University School of Law.

Sai S. Manickam

Co-Founder, Vice President of Business Development & International

Sai Manickam is a well-qualified manager and unparalleled relationship builder with a strong background in enterprise supply chain systems, project management and international business gained at companies such as ABB, Accenture and Qualcomm. At Akshay Wellness, Mr. Manickam is responsible for new product development, international business development and investor and vendor relations. He holds an MBA and a MS from the Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning in Prasanthi Nilayam in India.