Celegence Leadership Team

Sonia Veluchamy - CEO Celegence
Sonia Veluchamy

Sonia Veluchamy is the CEO and co-founder of Celegence. With nearly 15 years of industry experience, Sonia envisioned an opportunity to support life sciences companies in bridging the gap between regulatory intelligence and the operational activities associated with compliance.

Prior to co-founding Celegence, Sonia Veluchamy was the Managing Director for ArisGlobal, a company that provides technology solutions for close to 200 life science companies worldwide, including top 10 pharmaceutical companies, with the objective of accelerating drug development and ensuring global compliance for its customers. At ArisGlobal, Sonia led the operations for the company and expanded its customer base to 30 of the top 50 global pharmaceutical companies.

Sonia received her BA in Economics from the University of Chicago and her MBA in Finance & Entrepreneurship from Columbia Business School.

Punya Abbhi - COO Celegence
Punya Abbhi

Punya Abbhi is the Chief Operating Officer and Co-Founder of Celegence. At Celegence, Punya is focused on realizing our vision for increasing efficiency through technology.

Her key responsibility is overseeing the development of our MDR/IVDR compliance platform, CAPTIS™, as well as our Dossplorer/Dosscriber solutions which unlock efficiencies in management of data & documents for the pharmaceutical industry.

Goundalkar - VP of Regulatory Services Celegence
Lakshmeenarayana G Goundalkar
Chief Delivery Officer

Lakshmeenarayana (LGG) is the Vice President of Regulatory Services at Celegence. He is part of Celegence leadership team focused on providing high quality solutions and services for Regulatory Affairs.

He has 18+ years in software product design, development, project management, implementation and SME consulting for global projects related to life sciences. LGG has successfully managed the global delivery teams for Regulatory services and support for 30+ pharmaceutical, medical devices and biologics companies.
Trudy Amiot - Associate General Manager
Trudy Amiot
Associate General Manager

Trudy is our Senior Regulatory Affairs Scientist at Celegence and has over 25 years of experience in R&D, Quality Assurance, Regulatory Affairs, global production and supply chain of medicine and food.

She also has significant CMC experience in cross-functional consulting with various stakeholders in Supply Chain, Procurement and Quality Assessment Management.

In addition, as a previous QA/RA Manager she has gained hands-on experience with internal audits and audits by third parties. Companies include Amgen, Banner Pharmacaps (now Thermo Fisher), Organon and MSD.

Praveen Hebballi - Head of Finance Celegence
Praveen Hebballi
Head of Finance

Praveen is responsible for Controllership, Financial Planning and Analysis, Business Finance, taxation, treasury, and assurance, globally.

Prior to joining Celegence, Praveen was associated with ArisGlobal, BioClinica and Wipro Technologies. He brings more than 25 years of industry experience in IT services and SaaS services industry. Praveen holds a Professional degree in Cost and Management Accounting (CMA) from the Indian Institute of Cost and Management Accountants and a CPA from American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Hans van Burggen - CSO Qdossier - Celegence
Hans van Bruggen
Chief Scientific Officer

Hans van Bruggen is the founder of Qdossier, which Celegence acquired in 2022. Hans has 40 years of practical experience in various positions in the pharmaceutical industry.

His vision, drive and enthusiasm led to the successful submission and validation of the first eCTD worldwide for an initial Marketing Authorization Application for a new chemical entity in 2003. Since then he has developed efficient ways for transparent and reliable data, document and dossier management. Today this expertise and enthusiasm is embedded in the culture of Celegence and propagated by team members.
Joseph Larbi - Medical Device Regulatory Consultant
Joseph Larbi
Medical Device Regulatory Consultant

Joseph has 20 years experience in medical device life cycle management and quality management systems (certified to ISO 13485, ISO 9001 & ISO/IEC17025).

Key experience includes preparation and maintenance of technical files, product safety and vigilance reporting, clinical evaluations, risk assessment, regulatory audits, CE and notified body opinion submissions. Joseph has worked on diabetes management devices, nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) devices and pressurised metered dose inhalers (pMDI); Joseph has worked for small, medium and large Biotech companies such as Roche, OBG Pharmaceuticals and Kind Consumer Ltd.
Matt Tyler - Director of Business Development
Matt Tyler
VP – Business Development & Partnerships

Matt is an MBA-qualified Commercial Professional, with over 17 years of experience working in the pharmaceutical and medical device space on technical operations, sales, and business management.

He understands the unique set of challenges clients face when it comes to commercial viability, product status, technical requirements, regulatory position, and growth potential. He strives to generate sales aligned to company growth through the development of strong, long-term relationships with new and existing customers.
Dimitri Stoyanov - Director of Engineering
Dimitar Stoyanov
Director of Engineering

Dimitar is our Director of Engineering with more than 20 years of experience in the software industry. He is a result focused individual with great track record of success stories in his past.

He has been instrumental in the successful delivery of software solutions for wide array of industries like automotive, advertising, education, and others. His experience in various positions and stages of the software delivery process combined with his non-compromising attitude toward the quality of the software product helps him provide valuable client solutions.
Rachel Hollos - Marketing Director
Rachel Hollos
Marketing Director

Rachel is a dynamic Marketing Director with over 12 years of experience in building successful brand strategies and high performing global teams in highly regulated markets.

She has deep marketing expertise coupled with broad experience in the Fintech and compliance space and takes pride in creating and driving a strong company brand and culture, through communication, passion, and a can-do attitude.
Marloes van der Geer - Head Regulatory Affairs - Celegence
Marloes van der Geer
Head of Regulatory Affairs

Marloes van der Geer is our Head of Regulatory Affairs. She enjoys working on simplification, and above all harmonization of regulatory procedures across the globe to positively impact timely patient access to medicines everywhere.

Marloes studied Drug Innovation, with a focus on medical biotechnology. She applied that knowledge in her previous career at Hoffmann-la Roche where she, among other things, worked in Regulatory Policy & Intelligence and the Biologics Strategy Team. In 2019, she joined Qdossier and now Celegence as a Regulatory Affairs Scientist, where she supports both small and large innovative and generic pharma companies in regulatory affairs procedural and strategic work.

Maikel Bouman - Associate Director Regulatory Operations Publishing - Celegence
Maikel Bouman
Associate Director of Regulatory Operations and Publishing

Maikel Bouman is our Associate Director of Regulatory Operations and Publishing, with 8 years of industry experience.

He has broad subject matter expertise on the quality control of data, document publishing, planning/coordination, management, preparation/creation, and dispatch of different types of electronic submission formats to various regulatory authorities across the Americas, Europe and Australia.
Ramesh Annayappa - Director of Medical Device Services - Celegence
Ramesh Annayappa
Director of Medical Device Services

Ramesh has significant experience in Medical Device and Invitro Diagnostic Devices, with more than 22 years’ experience in the Life Science Industry – specifically in NPD, PMS, QMS, and Regulatory Affairs.

Joy Greidanus - Director SME Medical Device - Celegence
Joy Greidanus
Director SME Medical Device

Joy has more than 30 years of experience working in the medical device manufacturing industry as a Regulatory Affairs Professional.

She has strong experience and expertise that includes US submissions, collaborative interaction with FDA, strategies for medical device, pre-market notifications, IDE applications, clinical trial notifications, research ethics committee submissions, developing / maintaining technical files and design dossiers, international marketing authorizations, risk management, design control, and regulatory compliance.

Joy has worked with Cardinal Health, Teleflex Medical, Hospira, CareFusion, Fresenius Kabi USA, and TIDI Products LLC before Celegence.

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