Board of Directors
Urvashi Bhagat | MBA, PGDip, Founder, Chief Executive Officer, and Chairwoman of the Board of Directors
Ms. Bhagat has had a multifaceted career in health care, biotechnology, and pharmaceutical development. She is a medical visionary devoted to achieving breakthroughs in the use of nutrition to prevent and treat disease. She has made groundbreaking discoveries in lipid metabolism and the role of lipids and other nutrients on the manifestation of infectious and chronic diseases and acute events. Since the foundation of Asha Nutrition Sciences in 2008, Ms. Bhagat has set the strategic direction and focus of the company on bringing these discoveries to consumers in the form of balanced and tailored nutrients, with a specific emphasis on lipids, antioxidants and phytochemicals. Prior to founding Asha Nutrition Sciences, Ms. Bhagat was the Founder and President of Health Care Solutions, a consulting firm that assisted companies with strategy and business development.
Under her leadership, the firm attracted clients such as Stanford University Hospital and School of Medicine, the University of California at San Francisco Medical Center, SangStat Medical Corporation, Chiron Corporation, and Kaiser Permanente. Ms. Bhagat was also the Founder and CEO of Anthera, a pharmaceuticals manufacturing and sourcing research company. She obtained a Bachelor of Science in Biology and Chemistry from Kurukshetra University in India, where she graduated at the top of her class and among the top students in the state-wide university system. She also earned a Post-Graduate Diploma in Public Relations from the Sardar Patel College of Communications and Management in India. She continued her education in the United States, earning an MBA and a spot on the dean’s list from the University of Baltimore’s Merrick School of Business.
Undurti Das | MD, FAMS, Chief Medical Officer and Chairman of the Scientific Advisory Board
Dr. Das has 30 years of clinical and research experience in the fields of Internal Medicine, Diabetology, Endocrinology, Rheumatology and Oncology and over 25 years of experience in lipid sciences. He was a Professor of Medicine for 10 years at Nizam’s Institute of Medical Sciences in India where he taught graduates and specialist candidates. He has extensive experience in patient care, management of diverse types of clinical conditions and clinical research and trials. Dr. Das also held positions as a Scientist at EFAMOL Research Institute in Canada, Research Professor of Nutrition and Physiology at Upstate Medical University in New York, and Senior Research Fellow at the Indian Council of Medical Research. His research focuses on essential fatty acids, eicosanoids, cytokines, free radicals, nitric oxide, melatonin and their roles in contributing to various clinical conditions, with a particular interest in angiogenesis and its role in cancer and other conditions.
Dr. Das has published 3 books including “The Molecular Basis of Health and Disease” and over 450 research papers in various journals. He is also the recipient of the Shakuntala Amirchand prize of ICMR (Indian Council of Medical Research) in Experimental Medicine and the Shanti Swaroop Bhatnagar prize in Medical Sciences. Dr. Das is currently Editor-in-Chief of Lipids in Health and Disease, which is published by BioMed Central, U.K; and Current Nutrition and Food Science by Bentham Publishers; and Reviews Editor of Nutrition published by Elsevier. He received his M.B.B.S. in Medicine (surgery and Obstetrics and Gynecology) from Andhra Medical College, MD from Osmania Medical College in Internal Medicine and his FAMS from the National Academy of Medical Sciences in India and is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC).