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Ramani Varanasi

Chief Business Officer
Business and Management
United States of America


Ramani is an accomplished business executive with over 19 years of biopharmaceutical industry experience and a distinguished track record in structuring, negotiating and executing successful strategic alliances, licensing agreements and M&A transactions as well as providing business development, management and strategic leadership to organizations. Her broad experience in the areas of early stage company formation and financing, including dilutive and non-diluting funding initiatives, has enabled her to execute deals with total value in excess of several billion dollars. Ramani is responsible for Checkmate’s corporate strategy and business development activities. She currently runs her own strategy and business development consulting practice – and over her career, has held research and senior level positions in Business & Corporate Development including at Merck, Millennium (Takeda), Momenta Pharmaceuticals, Archemix and RXi Pharmaceuticals. She holds a B.Sc. and a M.Sc. from McGill University in Microbiology & Immunology and Biochemistry, respectfully, and an MBA in General Strategy from Northeastern University. 

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