Key Cepham Team Members

Dr. Anand Swaroop, Ph.D.


Dr. Swaroop is the sitting president at Cepham, Inc., a position he has held since 2005. Prior to coming to Cepham, Dr. Swaroop was Executive Director at Yag Mag, Inc., an Indian pharmaceutical and nutraceutical manufacturer.

In addition to his background in leadership, Dr. Swaroop has nearly twenty years experience in the natural products, food, organic chemicals, and active pharmaceutical ingredient industries. Dr. Swaroop has in-depth understanding of research protocols, supply chain management, business development, marketing research, strategic planning, product development, biotechnologies, life sciences, and quality assurance.

Dr. Swaroop received his M.S. in biochemistry from the University of Allahabad in India prior to earning his Ph.D. in chemistry from the same institution in 1989. In 2015, he became a Fellow of the American College of Nutrition (FACN).

Kelly Jordan

Vice President of Sales

Kelly Jordan has more than fifteen years of experience in the nutraceutical industry. He has been with Cepham, Inc. as their Vice President of Sales for more than ten years. In that time, Cepham has grown fifteen-fold under his direction and care. Jordan manages all daily operations and prides himself on being hands-on with the factory. He is heavily involved with new product development and trademark materials.

While it is his personal drive to develop products that will solidify Cepham as a leader in the nutraceutical market, his main focus remains with the customer. “It is my belief that customers should have their answer quickly,” said Jordan. “I believe my team should give top customer service to our clients.”

At present, Jordan continues to oversee all Cepham sales in the U.S., Canada, Japan, Mexico, and South America.

Debasis Bagchi, PhD, MACN, CNS, MAIChE

Chief Scientific Officer

Dr. Bagchi is the chief science officer for Cepham, Inc. as well as a professor in the Department of Pharmacological and Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Houston College of Pharmacy in Houston, Texas. In addition, Dr. Bagchi is an adjunct faculty member at Texas Southern University, Houston, Texas.

Before coming to Cepham, Dr. Bagchi served as the Senior Vice President of Research & Development of InterHealth Nutraceuticals Inc. in Benicia, CA for over a decade and then served as the Director of Innovation and Clinical Affairs at Iovate Health Sciences in Oakville, Ontario.

Dr. Bagchi is the past Chairman of the International Society of Nutraceuticals and Functional Foods (ISNFF), immediate past president of the American College of Nutrition, and the past chair of the Nutraceuticals and Functional Foods Division of Institute of Food Technologists (IFT). He is currently serving as a distinguished advisor on the Japanese Institute for Health Food Standards (JIHFS) in Tokyo, Japan.

Dr. Bagchi is a member of the study section and peer review committee of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). With 303 papers in peer-reviewed journals, 25 books, and numerous patents, he is a sought-after expert in the industry. Dr. Bagchi has delivered invited lectures in various national and international scientific conferences, organized workshops, and facilitated group discussion sessions.

Dr. Bagchi earned his Ph.D. in chemistry in 1982. His awards include the Master of American College of Nutrition Award, which he received in October 2010.

Scientific Advisory Board

Harry G. Preuss, MD, MACN, CNS
Professor, Dept. of Physiology, Medicine and Pathology
Georgetown University Medical Center
Sunny E. Ohia, Ph.D., FARVO, FAS.
Professor of Pharmacology
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Texas Southern University

Prof. Dr. Karl-Heinz Wagner, PhD
Study Dean Nutritional Sciences, Head Emerging Field “Oxidative Stress and Oxidative DNA Stability”
Dept of Nutritional Sciences, University of Vienna
Okezie I Aruoma, MBA PhD DSc CSci CChem FRSC FACN MIoD
Professor of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Director of General Education
Fellow of the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists
School of Pharmacy
American University of Health Sciences

Jack N. Losso, Ph.D., CFS
Chronic Degenerative Disease Prevention Laboratory
School of Nutrition and Food Sciences
Louisiana State University 
Ronald B. Pegg, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Food Science & Technology
University of Georgia
Makoto Shimizu, Ph.D.
Professor, Laboratory of Food Science
Department of Nutritional Science
Faculty of Applied Bioscience
Tokyo University of Agriculture
Yong Sang Song, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor and Director
Chairman of Cancer Biology Interdisciplinary Program
Cancer Research Institute
Seoul National University
Sreejayan Nair, Ph.D.
Professor of Pharmacology, and Associate Dean
University of Wyoming, School of Pharmacy
Professor Sidney J. Stohs, Ph.D.
Dean Emeritus
Professor Sidney J. Stohs, Ph.D.
Dean Emeritus