NIKHIL LALWANI, President and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Lalwani is ANI's President and Chief Executive Officer and a member of ANI's Board. Prior to joining ANI in September 2020, Mr. Lalwani worked at Cipla Ltd (NSE: CIPLA), a global pharmaceutical company, from May 2012 to August 2020 where he held positions of increasing responsibility, including CEO of Cipla USA, CEO of InvaGen, Head of US Strategy, M&A & Integration, and Head of Cipla's Global Respiratory business. In these roles, Mr. Lalwani developed and executed multi-year strategic growth plans for key products and facilitated successful acquisitions as Cipla entered the specialty pharmaceutical space. Prior to Cipla, Mr. Lalwani was an Associate Partner with McKinsey & Company serving pharmaceutical and healthcare companies across the world, and an engineer with Medtronic. Mr. Lalwani holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology and an M.B.A. from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
STEPHEN P. CAREY, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Carey has been the Company’s Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer since May 2016. From June 2007 to October 2015, Mr. Carey held various executive financial positions at Par Pharmaceutical Companies, Inc., including Senior Vice President, Controller and Principal Accounting Officer. Prior to that, Mr. Carey held various financial and accounting positions at Schering-Plough Corporation. Mr. Carey has over 25 years of experience as a financial executive, 20 of which are in the pharmaceutical industry. Mr. Carey began his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers. Mr. Carey graduated from Montclair State University with a B.S. degree in Accounting.
JAMES G. MARKEN, Sr. Vice President, Operations and Product Development
Mr. Marken has been the Company’s Senior Vice President, Operations and Product Development since May 2016. He joined ANIP in March 2007 as General Manager of the Minnesota facilities and served as ANIP’s Vice President, Operations and Product Development from March 2009 until June 2013 when he became the Company’s Vice President, Operations. As Senior Vice President, Operations and Product Development, Mr. Marken has been principally responsible for the following areas: manufacturing, packaging, engineering/maintenance, purchasing, warehousing and product development. Mr. Marken brings over 30 years of pharmaceutical industry experience to the Company. Prior to joining ANIP in March 2007, he worked for Solvay Pharmaceuticals as plant manager and in various departments including quality control, validation, and manufacturing. Mr. Marken holds a B.S. degree in Chemistry from Bemidji State University.
ROBERT SCHREPFER, Sr. Vice President, Business Development and Specialty Sales
Mr. Schrepfer has been the Company’s Senior Vice President of New Business Development and Specialty Sales since May 2016. Prior to that, Mr. Schrepfer served as the Company’s Vice President of New Business Development and Contract Manufacturing since August 2013. From 2005 to 2013, Mr. Schrepfer served as Assistant Portfolio Manager at Healthcare Value Capital, LLC, an SEC-registered healthcare investment firm. Mr. Schrepfer co-managed the firm’s private equity portfolio and oversaw investments in healthcare services, devices and specialty pharmaceuticals. Between 2003 and 2005, Mr. Schrepfer was Managing Director at Bear Stearns & Co. Inc., providing sell side research coverage of the pharmaceuticals industry. Mr. Schrepfer served as Clinical Director and Director of Outcomes and Research at the Centers for Aquatic Rehabilitation from 1997 to 2001. Mr. Schrepfer received an M.B.A. in Finance and Health Sector Management from Duke University, an M.S. in Physical Therapy from the University of Indianapolis, and a B.A. degree from the University of Kansas. He is currently a member of the Alumni Council for the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University.