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Jay Stella joins Sai Life Sciences as Chief Business Officer

Jay Stella

Sai Life Sciences, one of India’s fastest growing Contract Development & Manufacturing Organizations (CDMOs), today announced the appointment of Jay Stella as Chief Business Officer, to lead the overall business development and program management for the company. Jay will be based out of Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States and report to the CEO & Managing Director, Krishna Kanumuri.

Jay Stella brings over 25 years of leadership in the pharmaceutical and medical devices industries with extensive experience across R&D, Manufacturing, Business Development, Finance, and Post-M&A Integrations. He held positions of increasing responsibility at Millennium Pharmaceuticals and Takeda Pharmaceuticals for 15 years, across strategy & operations, business development, and integrations & divestitures, while also gaining significant experience in the Japanese cultural and business environment. Earlier, he worked for medium sized biotech companies, Biogen and Genetics Institute, where he held various financial and operational roles. Prior to the pharmaceutical industry, Jay worked in technical operations, manufacturing, planning, and strategic sourcing roles in the medical device industry. Jay received his MBA from Boston University and his Baccalaureate degree from the University of Vermont in Spanish with minors in Chemistry and Biology.

Making the announcement, Krishna Kanumuri said, “Inducting top-notch global leadership and scientific talent is a key priority as part of our transformative effort, Sai Nxt. We are delighted to have Jay on board in this exciting phase.”

Sai Nxt is an organization-wide initiative aimed at transforming the company into a new generation CDMO. With investments of over US $ 150 million between 2019 and 2023, the transformation focus is on three key areas – People & culture, Processes & automation, Infrastructure & scientific capabilities.

Commenting on his appointment, Jay Stella said, “I am very excited to join Sai Life Sciences at this pivotal point in the company’s journey. Sai’s vision to support global innovators bring 25 new medicines to life by 2025 is an inspiring one, and I look forward to playing a part in achieving it.”



Ensuring manufacturing continuity during the pandemic

Ensuring manufacturing continuity during the pandemic. Together.

‘Make it better together’ is a guiding tenet for how we operate each day. Yet, as it often does during a crisis, a truly collaborative effort during the present pandemic involving all our supply partners, airline & shipping companies, freight forwarders, transporters and our own cross-functional teams, has emphatically reinforced this belief. It has allowed […]
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Sai Life Sciences joins the global ‘COVID Moonshot’ project

Sai Life Sciences, today announced its collaboration with the COVID Moonshot project that aims to deliver an antiviral drug candidate effective against COVID-19. With an in-kind contribution of a team of Medicinal Chemists and supporting infrastructure, Sai Life Sciences will help synthesize and profile analogues for NCEs and other previously known compounds tested for other […]
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AAALAC full accreditation

AAALAC International renews full accreditation to Sai Life Sciences for its laboratory animal care and use program

As a validation of our commitment to maintaining the highest standards in animal care and compliance with industry and regulatory guidelines, the Sai Life Sciences discovery facility in Pune recently received a renewed accreditation for its laboratory animal care and use program from AAALAC (Association for the Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care) International. […]
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Sai Life Sciences becomes first India-headquartered company to join Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Initiative (PSCI)

Sai Life Sciences becomes first India-headquartered company to join Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Initiative (PSCI)

Sai Life Sciences, today announced its induction into the Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Initiative (PSCI) membership as an ‘Associate Member’. Welcoming Sai Life Sciences into its fold, a PSCI spokesperson said, “PSCI and its members are delighted to welcome Sai Life Sciences into membership, PSCI’s first member with its main headquarters in India. We are pleased […]
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Making sanitizers available during COVID-19 outbreak

Making sanitizers available during COVID-19 outbreak

Over the past few weeks since the outbreak of COVID-19, there’s been a sudden rise in sanitization efforts by various public and private organizations to help arrest the spread of the disease. This, along with efforts of individuals in their own spaces, has created a huge demand for effective alcohol-based sanitizers to aid the sanitization […]
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