Ravi, a Swiss resident, has been the Company's Chief Medical Officer since 2005. He received his university education in New Delhi, India, and his medical training in the specialties of psychiatry and neurology in the US. For over 20 years, Ravi has worked in international drug development and registration departments of major pharmaceutical companies, including F. Hoffmann-La Roche (Switzerland), Sandoz/Novartis (US) and Organon (Netherlands). From 1993 to 1997, he was the Medical Director of CNS, Clinical Research at Sandoz Research Institute. From 1997 to 2001, he served as the international Head of CNS Medical Affairs at Novartis. From 2001 to 2003, he served as the global Head of CNS Clinical Research at Organon. Since 2003, Ravi has been acting as a consultant for Newron and other clients. During his tenure in the pharmaceutical industry, he has worked in all phases (I through III) of drug development as well as in medical commercialization (Phase IV). Overall, he has been responsible for the conduct of clinical trials in over 30 countries and been involved in over 30 investigational new drug applications, and over 7 international new drug applications. He has published extensively, including over 50 papers and 200 abstracts, posters and presentations.