Mahendra G. Shah founded NextWave Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Semnur Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Currently, he is Managing Director at Vivo Capital LLC, Executive Chairman & Managing Director at Semnur Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Chairman at Essentialis, Inc. Mahendra G. Shah is also Member of The Indus Entrepreneurs and Director & Charter Member at EPPIC Global Network and on the board of 7 other companies.
In the past he held the position of Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer at Shionogi Pharma, Inc., Chairman & Chief Executive Officer for NextWave Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Vice President for EJ Financial Enterprises, Inc., Principal at Schering-Plough Research Institute, Senior Director-New Business Development at Fujisawa USA, Inc. and Principal at Bristol-Myers Squibb (China) Pharmaceuticals Co., Ltd.
He received a doctorate from St. John's University and a graduate degree and an undergraduate degree from L.M. College of Pharmacy.