Dr. Chirinjeev Kathuria, Chairman
Dr. Chirinjeev Kathuria, M.D.,M.B.A. is Chairman of PLANETSPACE. Dr. Chirinjeev Kathuria, M.D., M.B.A. has measurable success in building truly innovative companies including:
The X-Stream Networks, Inc: Dr. Kathuria was a Director and a major shareholder and helped pioneered the free ISP concept. The X-Stream Network, Inc. was one of the fastest growing Internet service providers (ISP) in the world and became the third largest ISP in the UK. The X-Stream Networks, Inc. was sold for USD 75 million in cash and stock and merged with LibertySurf. The combined company went public on the Paris Stock Exchange for USD 2.9 Billion in March 2000.
MirCorp: Dr. Kathuria was instrumental in helping build the company and is a former founding director. MirCorp created world history on April 4th, 2000 when it became the world's first company to privately launch and fund a manned space program, by signing up Dennis Tito as the world's first "citizen explorer." MirCorp was a joint venture between Rocket & Science Corporation (RSC) Energia.
American Teleradiology & Nighthawks: was co-founded by Dr. Kathuria. American Teleradiology supplies teleradiological services to hospitals and centers 365 days / year around the clock and today is 4th largest teleradiology reading company in the United States.
Dr. Kathuria, who was born in India, has lived in Illinois since he was eight months old. He graduated Valedictorian of Downers Grove North School. Dr. Kathuria holds a Bachelor of Science and a Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) from Brown University. He also holds a Master's in Business Administration (M.B.A.) from Stanford University.
Prior to co-founding the companies listed above Dr. Kathuria helped setup Morgan Stanley's Investment Banking operations in India and helped develop Arthur D. Little biotechnology and health care policy practice in Europe. Dr. Kathuria's published papers include "Biotechnology in the Uncommon Market" and "Segmentation of aneurysms via connectivity from MRA brain data." Dr. Kathuria was a US Senate Candidate in Illinois in 2004.