Meet the TEAM
Managing Director (Chairman)
A double graduate, Piyush first completed his Bachelors in Mathematics from Mumbai University and then in Finance from Michigan Tech University, USA. Subsequently he completed his MBA from SCMHRD and joined Advanced Enzymes in April 2005. Initially his biggest challenge was to break old mindsets and usher in modern best practices. A complete overhaul of the corporate brand and implementation of SAP across the organisation were amongst the key projects that he initiated & completed in the first two years as head of business development.
In 2007, Piyush took over as head of the Pharma business, the traditional stronghold of the company. He was highly successful at improving margins, cash flows & overall reach to the end users.
In 2010, he took charge of the food processing business and its application development labs. Since then the company has acquired significant strength in application development and its business has grown several fold.
In 2016, Piyush played a key role in the Company’s IPO, and leads the Investor Relations function today. As Chief Business Officer, he has driven strategic acquisitions such as JC Biotech and Evoxx Technologies, as well as setup the company’s Malaysian subsidiary. These initiatives have helped the company expand its geographical reach as well as bring key products and technologies into its fold.
His key responsibilities today include the development of the company’s business & research activities in Europe & Asia, and he continues to play a significant role as an adviser to the Board on all strategic matters
Dr. Thorsten Eggert
DR. THORSTEN EGGERT
Managing Director / Head Of Sales
Thorsten Eggert is Managing Director (Head of Sales) of evoxx technologies. Hewas co-founder and Managing Director (CEO) of the evocatal GmbH and evoxx technologies GmbH until the company was acquired by Advanced Enzymes Technologies Ltd. He studied biology at the Ruhr-University in Bochum and received his PhD degree in microbiology with special emphasis on enzyme-optimization through molecular engineering. After completing his PhD degree he was head of the group “Directed Evolution” at the Institute of Molecular Enzyme Technology of Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf and successfully expanded it into a key group of the institute as well as at the Centre for Microbial Biotechnology (CMB) at the Research Centre Jülich. In May 2007 he finished his post-doctoral lecture qualification (Habilitation) in molecular microbiology. The topic was “Novel biocatalysts for technical applications by evolution and design”. He is board member in the biotech cluster CLIB2021 located in Düsseldorf.
Managing Director /Head Of Business Development
Martina Doering is Managing Director (Head of Business Development) of evoxx technologies GmbH. She was co-founder of aevotis GmbH which she managed as CEO jointly with Dr.Volker Landschütze until the company was acquired by evocatal GmbH in 2013. Ms. Doering studied agricultural sciences at the University of Göttingen and has been employed for 25+ years in various positions in the agrochemical industry (Schering, AgrEvo, Aventis, Bayer CropScience). She has extensive experience in product and portfolio management and business development. She represented AgrEvo in the founding of PlantTec Biotechnologie GmbH and built up and was managing director of Solavista GmbH & Co KG, a joint company of Bayer CropScience and AVEBE. Since 2015 she took over responsibility as Managing Director (CSO) of evocatal GmbH and evoxx technologies GmbH.
Business Head for Foods & Technical Enzymes portfolio
Vikas Toshniwal is Business Head for Foods & Technical Enzymes portfolio at Advanced Enzymes Technologies Ltd. (since March 2013), India HQ. He has a Bachelors degree in Engineering and post-graduation MBA (2001) in Marketing & Sales from reputed institutes in India. For past 17 years, he has gained rich experience in B2B business (Domestic & Exports) with challenging & progressive roles in Industrial Sales, Marketing & Business Development, Product Management, Strategy, General Management, and exposure to working with stakeholders/clients in APac & EMEA regions in global multi-cultural environments.
With over a decade of ‘hands-on’ leadership roles (in matrix organization structures), he has been passionately leading from the front in setting up of new industrial businesses relatively from scratch or nascent stages. At AETL, he started with heading the Technical (non-food) enzymes business mainly focusing upon South Asia & SEA regions; w.e.f. Jan 2015 he took over the additional responsibility of heading both – Foods & Technical enzymes business in APac & EMEA region, and since then he has been playing a key role in establishing European business for the organization.
Jr. Sales Manager
Finished his studies in Molecular Biotechnology with a Master degree from University of Bonn, Germany. Worked as a Research Scientist for 4 years at University hospital, Cologne, Germany before joining Evoxx.
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Research & Development
Dr. Anil Gupta
Dr. Anil Gupta
Vice President – Research & Development
Dr. Anil Gupta is a Ph.D. in Microbiology with over 18 years of experience in Industrial Biotechnology. He has published over 18 research papers in journals of national and international repute. Prior to his joining Advanced Enzymes, he also received the coveted Young Scientist Award Project from Department of Science & Technology, Govt. Of India and has worked as Principal Investigator in several research projects.
In 1996, Dr. Gupta joined Advanced Enzymes a junior research associate in the Process Microbiology Lab. Initial projects involved improvement of yields for existing enzymes and scale up of certain newly developed enzymes. Paucity of financial and human resources added to the challenges that Dr. Gupta thrived upon and finally overcame. Since then, he is largely attributed with the successful development of several enzymes from microbial-scale to commercial-scale production levels.
Today, as Vice President – Research & Development, General Manager Research & Development, Dr. Gupta heads the process development, proteomics & the applied microbiology labs and leads the research effort in developing several new commercially-viable enzymes every year. He and his teams efforts lend the much needed strength & depth to Advanced Enzymes marketing team as it expands into newer industries & newer geographies.
Dr. Michael Puls
DR. MICHAEL PULS
Head Of Research and Development
Dr. Michael Puls is Head of Research and Development of the company. He holds a PhD in enzyme engineering from University of Duesseldorf. He was Managing Director of evocatal GmbH and member of the initial team of the company after its foundation in 2006.
Michael successfully worked on building the company brand and expanding the customer base. He supervised the development of several key enzymes and key business fields. After the formation of evoxx technologies GmbH Michael continued as VP business development until the company was acquired by Advanced Enzyme Technologies. In 2018 Michael took over responsibility for all Research and Development activities at evoxx.