• The Indo-American Press Club named Onkar N. Sharma and Kamlesh Mehta to its board of directors. Sharma is the managing attorney at Sharma Law Group, CHTD. He has also served as IAPC legal adviser since March 2017. Additionally, he has run the show "Washington Focus" for more than 15 years under the Darshan TV. Mehta is a Long Island-based Indian American media entrepreneur, senior Rotarian, community leader, businessman and philanthropist. Hailing from a prominent Jain family in Rajasthan, he started his diamond trading business in Bombay in 1985 before migrating to New York in 1986 to set up an expansive business of rare gemstones and diamonds. He delved into the media business in 2008, founding The South Asian Times. Ventures of his Forsythe Media group include The Asian Era, a lifestyle magazine.

• The Institute for Economic Studies in India has announced that Preetha Nair, president of Innovari India and Asia, has received an "International Leadership – Innovation Excellence" award for contributions to provide technology solutions to improve electric grid performance, operability, availability and reliability in India. Additionally, the IES presented Innovari with a "Gold Award" for its commitment to develop innovative technology for the electric industry.

AVEO Oncology announced the appointment of Nikhil Mehta as senior VP of regulatory and quality assurance. Most recently, Mehta served as executive VP and chief regulatory strategist at Tang Capital Management. Prior to Tang Capital, he served as global head of regulatory affairs at Baxalta. Mehta has also held positions of increasing responsibility within regulatory affairs at Shire HGT, ImClone Systems, Bristol-Myers Squibb and Hoffmann-La Roche. Mehta holds a doctorate in chemical and biochemical engineering from Rutgers University.

D.A. Davidson & Co. announced that Rishi Jaluria has joined the firm’s award-winning institutional equity research team to provide coverage and analysis of the software sector, with a focus on SaaS vertical solutions and application software. He joins D.A. Davidson after working with JMP Securities in San Francisco, where he also covered software for over three years. His previous experience includes work with Pacific Crest Securities and with J.P. Morgan Securities. He holds an M.B.A. from the University of Michigan and earned his bachelor’s degree from U.C. Berkeley.

GE announced that Raghu Krishnamoorthy, vice president of human resources at GE Healthcare, has been named chief human resources officer. Krishnamoorthy previously served in organizations like American Express and the Xerox joint venture in India. He received his M.B.A. from the Indian Institution of Management in Ahmedabad. In 1993, he also attended the University of Minnesota as a Humphrey Fellow under the Fulbright scholarship program.

TP Therapeutics Inc. announced the appointment of Dr. Sheila K. Gujrathi to the company’s board of directors and as a strategic adviser. Gujrathi most recently served as chief medical officer of Receptos. Previously, she was VP of the Global Clinical Development Group in Immunology at Bristol-Myers Squibb. Prior to BMS, she held roles in the immunology, tissue growth and repair clinical development groups at Genentech and served as the Avastin franchise team leader. She earned her B.S. and M.D. from Northwestern University.

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