Leadership - Ankit Makim
Managing Partner, Atlanta
Ankit is a managing partner at AVAS Partners in the Chicago office, splitting his time between managing projects and growing client relationships.
Ankit is the firm’s foremost expert on customer behaviors and marketing. His specialization began during his time at bioStrategies Group researching market trends and developing go-to-market strategies in the biomedical space. He built upon this knowledge when he moved to Takeda Pharmaceuticals, advising their technology transfer office on licensing situations.
Ankit started his career working in the pharmaceutical industry, primarily focusing on preclinical drug development and submitting the corresponding Investigational New Drug (IND) application to the FDA. Between his time at Millennium Pharmaceuticals and Archemix Corp he was involved in research leading to numerous successful approvals of experimental drugs by the FDA.
Ankit holds an MBA from the University of Chicago, Booth School of Business. Prior to attending Booth, he earned a Masters of Arts in Biology from Harvard to complement his Bachelor of Arts in Biology and Psychology from Boston University.
Ankit serves as the secretary of the Board of Directors of AVAS Partners LLC.