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Board of Directors
Satish Ramanlal Mehta
Chairman
 
Mr. Satish Ramanlal Mehta is the Chairman of the Company. He is a graduate in Science and a post graduate in Chemistry from the Pune University. He also holds a post graduate diploma in management from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. Mr. Mehta has vast experience in the pharmaceutical industry. His leadership has made our Company a major player in the pharmaceutical industry. He is on the Board of the Company since 2002.
 
Prakash Kumar Guha
Managing Director
 
Mr. Prakash Kumar Guha is the Managing Director of the Company. He is a graduate in Science from the Utkal University. Mr. Guha worked as a Deputy Managing Director in Wander Limited. He also held position of President in Alkem Laboratories Limited. Mr. Guha is a founder member of the Company and has been associated with the Company since 2002.
 
Namita Thapar
Director
 
Mrs. Namita Thapar is a Non-executive Director of the Company. She is a graduate in Commerce from the Pune University. She is a Certified Chartered Accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and received her MBA from the Fuqua School of Business in 2001. Prior to returning home to India, she worked in the US for Glaxo and Guidant (now Abbott) in various finance roles.

Mrs. Thapar is also the Founder and CEO of Incredible Ideas Ltd, a franchisee of Young Entrepreneurs Academy, USA, which brings innovative entrepreneurship education to middle and high school students in India.

She is on the Board of the Company since 2012.
 
Sanjay Rajanikant Mehta
Director
 
Mr. Sanjay Rajanikant Mehta is a Non-executive Director of the Company. He is a graduate in Commerce from the Pune University. He has been associated with pharma industry for more than two decades. He is on the Board of the Company since 2006.
 
Dr. Shailesh Ayyangar
Non-Executive Director
 
Dr. Shailesh Ayyangar has been on the Board since 2021. He is having over 35 years of experience in healthcare, has gained deep experience in Pharmaceutical R&D, Biologicals, Pharmaceutical operations, Animal Health, Consumer Healthcare & Strategic M&A. He has been associated in building businesses and launching some of the biggest brands in healthcare industry.

For nearly 18 years, Dr. Ayyangar was the member of International Leadership Team and Country Chair for India & South Asia running all business interests of the Sanofi Group including Pharmaceuticals, Specialty care, Vaccines, Animal Health and Consumer Healthcare. He built the business from its infancy to bringing it to be amongst the most respected and fast growing MNCs in India & South Asia. He was also involved in global & national M&A activities and innovative partnerships (Apollo Sugar Clinics). One of the longest serving Country Chairs in the country and region.

Dr. Ayyangar served 14 years at GSK, during which he was the Head of Tropical Medicine R&D group in the United Kingdom for 5 years and Exec VP, GSK India & MD, Bangladesh. Currently, Dr. Ayyangar is a Senior Advisor at Goldman Sachs Life Sciences Council, Member of the Board of Governors at IIM, Ranchi, Member of the Governing Council at the Cancer Cure Fund of Indian Cancer Society, Chairman of the Noveltech Feeds Private Limited (Fully Owned sub of Goldman Sachs) and Independent Director at the Shaily Engineering and Plastics Limited, Baroda.

Dr. Ayyangar is a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (Gujarat Veterinary College, Anand, India), has a Post Graduate Diploma in Management (MBA) from IIM, Ahmedabad, India and has also completed the Advance Management Program (AMP) from INSEAD, Fontainblue, France.

Dr. Ayyangar is also the recipient of one of the highest civilian awards from President of France: “Officier de l’ordre national du merite”, 2016.
 
Mr. Vijay Gokhale
Independent Director
 
Mr. Vijay Gokhale is an Independent and Non-executive Director of the Company. He is a graduate from the University of Delhi. He joined the Indian foreign services in 1981 and retired as foreign secretary in 2020. He has been in the past appointed as a High Commissioner of India to Malaysia, Ambassador of India to the Federal Republic of Germany and the People’s Republic of China.
 
Mr. Palamadai Jayakumar
Independent Director
 
Mr. Palamadai Jayakumar is an Independent and Non-executive Director of the Company. He holds a master’s degree in commerce from the University of Chennai. He is a qualified Chartered Accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. He holds a post graduate diploma in business management from Xavier Labour Related Institute, Jamshedpur. He has previously worked with Citibank N.A and was also the managing director and chief executive officer of VBHC Value Homes Private Limited. Further, he was the managing director and chief executive officer of Bank of Baroda for a period of three years until October 2018 which was further extended for a period of one year till October 2019.
 
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