BloqCube™ has been founded by Mr. Rama K. Rao and another industry veteran, with 55 years of combined experience in pharmaceutical industry at executive levels in Financial/IT/Commercial and scientific aspects. Additionally, Mr. Varun Gupta who is a legal expert has joined the company as the Chief Legal Counsel and Company Secretary.
Rama is a senior executive with 27 years of extensive experience in the pharmaceutical industry with Eli Lilly and Novartis. He worked in a multiplicity of senior executive roles including being the Global Head for Development Finance for Novartis Oncology, the Head of Development Finance for US and the CFO of Novartis Pharma in Canada/Russia. Furthermore, he led the implementation of SOX/SAP systems in Canada and Clinical Trial accounting modules in SAP in the US. He also led the project team that set up an innovative Global Collection center in Brussels for Eli Lilly that centralized FX accounting, tax, and transfer pricing.
He is also passionate about teaching and has taught at NYSU, Plattsburgh and Fairleigh Dickinson University, US and in the Novartis in-house college for R&D Finance. Currently, he is a blockchain enthusiast and his passion is to find innovative ways of decreasing costs of drug development’s operational processes for patients and leveraging blockchain driven solutions to drive efficiency. He has MBAs from INSEAD, France, the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta, India and a B.Tech. from Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, India.He speaks four languages, has lived and worked in eight countries
Mr. Gupta is a leading lawyer in the blockchain and cryptocurrency industry, having been the founding Chief Legal Officer of BitFury. He has over 20 years of corporate and regulatory legal experience and has been a Partner at major international law firms such as Latham & Watkins, Akin Gump, and Allen & Overy. In private practice, Mr. Gupta worked on numerous high-value, cross-border M&A and IPO transactions. Mr. Gupta graduated from Georgetown Law School, and after a prestigious federal clerkship, he began his legal career at a top Wall Street law firm. He resides in San Francisco.