EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

The executive committee team under the leadership of Sanjiv Navangul, oversees business operations and functions.

Mr. Sanjiv Navangul

Managing Director and CEO

Sanjiv Navangul is a respected pharmaceutical/healthcare management professional. Under his leadership, a host of global pharmaceutical companies have achieved operational success. His mentorship and contribution towards a values-based culture is widely acknowledged by business leaders. In his diverse career span of 30 years, ... Sanjiv has experienced entrepreneurship and also served on the board of Johnson & Johnson Pvt. Ltd. India and Fulford India. Sanjiv has been the winner of several industry awards on Public Health, Marketing and Diversity. He has served as the Vice President of OPPI (Organisation of Pharmaceutical Producers of India), been a Chairman of AMCHAM Pharma Committee (American Chamber of Commerce). Apart from these commendations, he has served on the Academic Board of NMMIS Pharma Management, IES Management school and IIHMR.

Past Experience

  • Managing Director, Janssen India & South Asia (pharmaceutical division of Johnson & Johnson Pvt. Ltd.)
  • Managing Director, MSD Pharmaceuticals, Philippines
  • Commercial Director, MSD India and South Asia

Education

  • Master of Business Administration, Symbiosis Institute of Business Management/li>
  • Bachelor of Pharmacy, M S University, Baroda

Key skills

General Management, Commercial, Marketing and Supply-chain across India - South Asia, Philippines, Russia and Germany

Mr. Rahul Adakmol

COO - International Operations & Business Development

Rahul is a business leader with over 15 years of rich experience in the pharmaceutical industry. His experience spans across Sales & Marketing, Supply Chain Management, Medico-Regulatory, Strategy, Global Alliances, M&A, In-licensing and Commercialization of novel biological entities (NBEs). ...Rahul has expertise in branded drug, specialty drugs as well as generic drugs. He has successfully led and integrated a few acquisitions and global alliances. His success stems from his well-rounded experience combined with his ability to integrate cross-functions and drive collaboration.

Past Experience

  • Vice President – Head, Business Development for Branded Markets – India and Emerging Markets, Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories
  • Head of Business Development, In-licensing, M&A– India, Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories
  • Lead, Portfolio Management – Branded Formulations, Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories
  • Executive Assistant to the MD & COO, Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories
  • Member of Special Task Force, Jamnagar Refinery, Reliance Industries Ltd

Education

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM), Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore
  • Bachelor of Chemical Engineering, UDCT Mumbai

Key skills

P&L management, Business development, licensing and M&A

Mr. Arun Chandran

Vice President-Transformation office

Arun has proven expertise in leading high-impact transformation agendas. He has formulated and implemented global product strategies and go-to-market models, run successful projects to improve EBIDTA margins, ... worked on large-scale manufacturing network strategy and divestments in the pharmaceutical sector. He has also consulted organizations on driving cost reduction programs, and designing processes and governance to increase operational efficiencies. NMMIS Pharma Management, IES Management school and IIHMR.

Past Experience

  • Global Head - Business Excellence (Marketed portfolio), Sandoz Global HQ, Munich
  • Associate, Kearney Pvt. Ltd., Mumbai

Education

  • MBA, Indian Institute of Management Calcutta (IIMC)
  • M.Tech and B.Tech in Engineering Design, Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM)

Key skills

Strategy, Project Management, Complexity reduction, Commercial planning

Mr. Anil Damle

Senior President – Corporate Projects and Supply Chain

Anil Damle is a senior finance executive with over 3 decades of experience in finance, planning, compliance and treasury managements. He has a diverse experience in national and international operations in the areas of process improvements, enhancing internal controls, implementation of compliances/SOX audits .... Mr. Damle has steered a large number of task forces towards efficiency improvement and accounting conservatism. He has managed a wide range of assignments in South East Asia, Australia/New Zealand and South Korea. Mr. Damle is an active member of IMA India’s CFO Forum and he has been affiliated to a number of social organisations.

Past Experience

  • CFO, Bharat Serums & Vaccines Limited
  • Managing Director of BSV Bio Gmbh, Germany
  • Finance Head, Fulford (India) Ltd. (An affiliate of Schering Plough, USA)

Education

  • Bachelor of Commerce, Mumbai University

Key skills

Treasury Management, Statutory/Internal/Forensic/SOX audits, Compliance execution & training, Active involvements in Installation of SAP & Systems

Mr. Anjan Ghosh

Senior President - Commercial Excellence & Strategy

Anjan is a seasoned business leader with over 33 years of work experience across diverse roles and responsibilities. His experience spans across P&L management, front line sales management, strategic planning, In-licensing / Out-licensing, Alliance management, M&A, ... new market development and new product launches. He has been instrumental in launching and developing blockbuster products such as Imbruvica, Darzalex, Allegra, Januvia / Janumet and Lantus. He has worked across multiple geographies and multiple product lines including animal health. Anjan takes keen interest in building high performing teams.

Past Experience

  • Vice President – Commercial, Alembic Pharmaceuticals-Global Speciality, Mumbai
  • Director – Commercial Excellence and Specialty Business, Janssen India, Mumbai
  • Asia Pacific Regional SFE Manager, Zoetis Inc. (formerly Pfizer Animal Health), Shanghai, China
  • Director – Commercial Excellence, MSD India, Gurgaon
  • Associate Director, Sales Force Effectiveness, Sales Force Automation, MIS, Sanofi Aventis, Mumbai
  • Regional Business Manager, North & West Region, Lantus, New Delhi

Education

  • Bachelor of Science, Physics Hons, Calcutta University, Kolkata

Key skills

P&L Management, Commercial Excellence, Project Management, SFE

Dr. Jaby Jacob

Senior President - Research & Development

Jaby comes with over 21 years of extensive research experience across organizations in India and the US. He has been instrumental in the development of several biopharmaceutical products including monoclonal antibodies. His work in companies such as Kemwell Biopharma, Dr. Reddy’s and AMGEN, includes the development of biopharmaceutical products including biosimilars, ...management of contract development and manufacturing (CDMO) activities. Strategies for biosimilar drug development for regulated as well emerging markets, process characterization, analytical methods development & validation and technology transfer management have been some of his other contributions.

Past Experience

  • Vice President, Kemwell Biopharma Pvt. Ltd., India
  • Asst. Vice President, Kemwell Biopharma Pvt. Ltd.
  • Director, Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories, Biologics Development Center, Hyderabad
  • Associate Director, Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories, Biologics Development Center, Hyderabad
  • Senior Scientist, Amgen Inc, USA
  • Scientist, Advanced Photon Source, Argonne National Laboratory and Illinois Institute of Technology, IL, USA
  • Post-doctoral Fellow, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Chicago and Argonne National Laboratory, Chicago, USA
  • Post-doctoral Fellow, Department of Chemical Engineering and Institute for Physical Science and Technology, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, USA
  • Co-author of 24 peer reviewed scientific publications and 2 patents

Education

  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph. D), Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
  • Master of Science (M. Sc), Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai

Key skills

Biopharmaceuticals development, CDMO management, Drug development, Regulatory strategy

Mr. Nilesh Kulkarni

Chief Human Resource Officer

Nilesh is an experienced HR professional with over 20 years of successful track record in the industry across the Indian subcontinent and Europe. In the past, he has supported business outcomes by designing and implementing best in class people practices for leading pharmaceutical companies such as Novo Nordisk, Roche,... Sanofi and Novartis. Nilesh has developed high performing HR teams. He is a certified practitioner of MBTI psychometric instrument and Thomas profiling.

Past Experience

  • Director-People & Organisation, Novo Nordisk India Pvt Ltd
  • HR Director for South Asia & Global Lead - Succession & Talent Management Process, F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd
  • Director-Human Resources, Sanofi Pasteur India Pvt. Ltd.
  • Head-Human Resources, Novartis Consumer Health India
  • Head-Human Resources (Sales), Sanofi Aventis Group
  • HR Function, Voltas Ltd. & Goodyear India Ltd

Education

  • Master in Labour Studies, University of Mumbai
  • Bachelor of Commerce

Key skills

HR Business Partnering, Mergers & Integration of Organizations, Organization Design, Succession & Talent Management, Managing Change, Learning & Organization Development, Recruitment, Compensation & Benefits and Industrial Relations.

Mr. Chirag Mehta

Chief Financial Officer

Chirag Mehta is a senior finance executive with over 20 years of experience in finance and operations management. He has developed and implemented financial controls and processes in addition to productivity improvements. ...Mr. Mehta has expertise in the core areas of finance and he has demonstrated ability to streamline operations and processes that drive growth, protect and enhance value and add to the bottom line.

Past Experience

  • CFO, Member of the Executive Leadership, Biological E. Ltd, Hyderabad
  • Board Member/Audit Committee Chair, Cipla QCIL, Uganda
  • Board Member, Cipla Srilanka
  • CFO, Maneesh Pharmaceuticals, Mumbai
  • Head, Strategic PLanning and Development and Corporate Communications, Intas Biopharmaceuticals, Ahmedabad
  • Head, Project Management: R&D, Intas Biopharmaceuticals
  • Head of M&A and Strategic Services, Asset Financial Group - Morgan Stanley, Midwest, USA
  • Head-Accounts Payable Audit, Asset Financial Group - Morgan Stanley, Midwest, USA

Education

  • Master of Business Administration, Grand Valley State University, Michigan, USA
  • Bachelor of Science, Physics, Gujarat University

Key skills

Finance and Operations management, Corporate Accounting, Tax, Treasury, Audits, Business Controllership, Risk Management, NPPA, Commercial Legal and Central Data Management

Dr. Swashraya Shah

Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Swashraya Shah is an accomplished medic with proven abilities in strategic planning, team building, coaching and project management. He believes in building strong relationships that help deliver better patient outcomes. He has vast experience in companies such as Alembic, MSD... , Astra Zeneca, Elder, Wyeth Lederle and Boehringer Mannheim which spans across medical marketing, regulatory sciences and clinical research apart from the management of teams of technocrats.

Past Experience

  • Senior Vice President Medical Affairs, Alembic Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
  • Senior Director – Medical Affairs, MSD Pharmaceuticals Pvt. Ltd.
  • Area Medical Director SEA/ India, AstraZeneca Pharma India Ltd.
  • Vice President – Medical & Regulatory Affairs, AstraZeneca Pharma India Ltd.
  • Manager Medical Services, Wyeth Lederle Ltd.
  • Head – Medical & Regulatory Affairs, Mannheim India Ltd.

Education

  • MD (Pharmacology), Grant Medical College & J. J. Group of Hospitals, Mumbai
  • MBBS, Grant Medical College & J. J. Group of Hospitals, Mumbai

Key skills

Medico-marketing, Clinical Research, Regulatory sciences

Mr. Vishwanath Swarup

COO, India Business

Vishwanath is a result oriented P&L leader with experience in both, developing as well as developed countries. He has led teams at Dr. Reddy’s, Abbott, Pfizer, Unilever, McKinsey and Max Bupa. ...He has a rich experience across emerging and developed markets in managing P&Ls, strategy, turning around operations, managing alliances, developing high performing teams and improving profitability.

Past Experience

  • Executive Vice President: LatAm & Global Hospitals, Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories, Hyderabad
  • Commercial Director: Abbott India, Mumbai
  • Vice-President: Strategy, Transformation & Products, Max Bupa New Delhi
  • Management Consultant, McKinsey & Company, Gurgaon
  • Manager, Commercial Operations - Pfizer Consumer Healthcare Chicago, USA
  • Leadership Development Program, Unilever, Chicago, USA

Education

  • Master of Business Administration, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, Chicago IL, USA
  • Master of Science, The Ohio State University, Columbus OH, USA
  • Mechanical Engineering, R.V. College of Engineering, Bengaluru

Key skills

Sales & Marketing, P&L Management, Leading large teams