FOUNDER & MANAGING PARTNER
Alex is the Founder and Managing Partner of Melitas Ventures, which he launched in November 2017. Alex has extensive experience partnering with early stage food and beverage companies and was a senior member of the investment team at Indus Capital (seeded by Soros) and Tyrian Investments (seeded by Julian Robertson). Alex co-Founded Philox, European networking website, in 2006, and began his career in Morgan Stanley’s New York and London offices. Alex received his MBA from Wharton (major in Finance) and BA in Political Science (Honors & Distinction) from Stanford University.
Former Global CEO of Burger King & Smirnoff
Dr. ROSHINI RAJ
Board Certified Gastroenterologist at NYU Langone
Dr. Roshini Raj is a board certified gastroenterologist and internist. She is an attending physician at NYU Medical Center/Tisch Hospital and an Associate Professor of Medicine at the NYU School of Medicine. Dr. Raj has a special interest in women’s health and cancer screening and has published several research articles on colon cancer screening. Dr. Raj a Good Day NY Medical Correspondent (Fox5), a Today contributor and the Medical Editor of Health Magazine. She also contributes regularly to Dr.Oz, CNN, FNC, Inside Edition and several other national shows/networks. In August 2010, she released her first book, What the Yuck?! The Freaky & Fabulous Truth About Your Body. Dr. Raj has discussed a wide variety of health topics on a range of network and cable shows, including NBC’s Today Show; ABC’s The View, Good Morning America and World News Tonight; CNN’s American Morning, Nancy Grace, and Larry King Live; The Discovery Health Channel; The Tyra Banks Show; The Dr.Oz Show and The Doctors, among others. She has medical degree from New York University School of Medicine and an undergraduate degree from Harvard College.
DIGITAL MARKETING ADVISOR
Head of Industry for Food & Beverage at Google
Bhavin is the Head of Industry for Food & Beverage at Google. He leads a team that helps large brands leverage Google’s marketing and technology solutions to grow market share, penetration and revenue. At Google, he has also worked with companies in Pharma & Consumer Health, CPG, Branded Apparel and has been an SMB Marketer. Bhavin began his career as a consultant at Oliver Wyman. He has an MBA from Wharton, and an MA from the University of Cambridge.