Mr. Sumit Aggarwal joined Eloxx as our President and Chief Executive Officer on April 1, 2021, and previously served as President and Chief Executive Officer and a director of Zikani since 2019. Mr. Aggarwal joined Zikani in 2018 as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Business Officer, and led the transformation of Zikani from an early stage technology company to a rare disease and oncology-focused organization. Prior to joining Zikani, from 2015 to 2018, Mr. Aggarwal served as acting President and Chief Financial Officer of Progenity, Inc., a private genetic services company offering pre-natal genetic testing to OB/GYN practices. From 2016 to 2018, Mr. Aggarwal served as a member of the board of directors of NEOSEQ, a privately-held genetic sequencing based diagnostic company. Mr. Aggarwal has also held leadership roles in healthcare and biotechnology at Adage Capital and as an Associate Partner at McKinsey & Company in its healthcare practice.
Mr. Aggarwal has more than 20 years of experience in pharmaceutical and biotechnology commercial operations, investment management, management consulting, and has been successful in transforming companies by reinvigorating innovation, growth and profitability, and raising capital for promising technology companies. Mr. Aggarwal holds an M.B.A. with distinction from the Johnson School, Cornell University, and a Bachelor of Technology with Honors in Chemical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur.