Founder & CEO
Founder & Chief Executive Officer of GOVIN Capital, a Singapore-based company with interests in Investment, Education & Social entrepreneurship. Anand has 17 years of active investment management experience and is a veteran healthcare investor.
Prior to GOVIN, Anand served as the Senior Vice President & Head of the Investment, Spin-Off Management Division at ETPL, A*STAR, Government of Singapore for 3 years. At ETPL, he with his team actively managed a portfolio of 40 companies that are in the fields of Infocomm, Engineering, Aerospace, Medtech & Biotech. In additon, he actively organized Technopreneurship & Investor workshops for researcher and scientific community at A*STAR.
Prior to joining ETPL, Anand was at Temasek Holdings, Singapore for 8 years. At Temasek, Anand was active across the value-chain of investments in the healthcare arena - from deal sourcing, to conducting on-site due-diligence, negotiating term-sheets, serving on the boards of companies for strategic development and planning exit strategies. Some of the investments that he executed include - Merlion Pharma (Singapore), Biosensors International (Singapore), TauRx (Singapore), Quintiles (USA), Aptuit (USA), IdunPharma (USA; acquired by Pfizer), Agilix (USA; acquired by Perkin), Vical (USA), Intercell (Austria), Arpida (Basel), Elbion (Germany), BioVex (UK), Renovo (Manchester), Dr Reddy Labs (India), Medreich (India), etc.
Anand served as an Innovation Advisory Panel member of the Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research & Technology (SMART) from 2010-2015; Invitee Judge for Lee Kuan Yew Global Business Plan Competition organized by Singapore Management University, Start-Up Singapore organized by The National University of Singapore & Start-Up Chile. He is a regular panel speaker in various investor conferences globally.
Anand is a Charter Member of TiE Chennai, Member of Singapore Business Federation & SICCI, Singapore.
Anand has earned a Master's degree in Business Administration from California State University, East Bay, USA; Master of Science degree from National University of Singapore, Singapore and Master of Science degree in Molecular Biology & Biotechnology from G B Pant University, India.