Laurus Labs

Board of Directors

Brief Profiles Of The Directors

Dr. Satyanarayana Chava

Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Satyanarayana Chava is an Executive, whole time Director and the Chief Executive Officer of our Company. He has been a Director of our Company since January 21, 2006. He holds a bachelors and masters degree in Science from Andhra University. He was also a research scholar at the College of Science and Technology, Andhra University from 1985 to 1992 and went on to obtain his Ph.D in the year 1992. He has received a honorary degree of Doctor of Science from the Gandhi Institute of Technology and Management. He also holds a post graduate diploma in quality management from the Worldwide Quality Certification and has completed the post graduate programme in management for senior executives from the Indian School of Business. He was featured on the cover page of September 2015 issue of Forbes India and our Company was recognized as one of the 13 hidden gems of India in that issue. During the last 23 years he has worked in various pharmaceutical companies including Ranbaxy Laboratories Limited, Vera Laboratories Limited and Vorin Laboratories Limited, especially under the domains of research and development. He was also the Chief Operating Officer at Matrix Laboratories Limited, Hyderabad. He has been determined as inventor in 103 patents or patent applications filed across the world.

Dr. Srihari Raju Kalidindi

Executive Director

Dr. Raju Srihari Kalidindi is an Executive, whole time Director of our Company since April 24, 2006. He holds a bachelor’s and a masters degree in Science from Andhra University and the University of Roorkee, respectively and a Ph.D from Andhra University. He has done his post-doctoral research at the University of Hawaii under professor P.J. Scheuer for two years. He has over 23 years of experience in research and pharmaceutical industry, including more than 10 years at Hospira Australia Pty Ltd in Australia. His areas of expertise include research and development, operations, sourcing and business development. Dr. Kalidindi has been determined as inventor in 11 patents or patent applications files across the world.

Mr. V V Ravi Kumar

Executive Director

Mr. V.V.Ravikumar is an Executive, whole time Director and Chief Financial Officer of our Company. He has been a Director of our Company since November 30, 2006 and is in-charge of finance, human resources function of the company, he has also handled the supply chain management department of our company for a significant time. He holds a bachelors and masters degree in Commerce from Andhra University. He is a member of the ICWAI. He has over 25 years of experience in the field of finance. Prior to joining our Company, he was the Vice President – Finance of Matrix Laboratories Limited.

Mr. Chandrakanth Chereddi

Executive Director

Mr. Chandrakanth Chereddi is an Executive and whole time Director of our Company since August 9, 2016 and has been associated with our Company since February 10, 2012 and is also involved in strategy and operation of the company. He holds a bachelors degree in Engineering (Computer Science and Engineering) from Osmania University and a masters degree in Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Illinois. He has also completed the post graduate program in Management from the Indian School of Business, Hyderabad. He has over eight years of experience in the field of project management. Prior to joining our Company, he was an associate with McKinsey & Company.

Mr. Francis Jackson Wright

Director

Mr. Francis Jackson Wright is a Non-Executive, Nominee Director of our Company. He was nominated to our Board by our Promoters. He has been a Director of our Company since February 14, 2012. He undertook his studies at the Liverpool School of Management. He has several years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry. He was the co-founder and vice chairman of Aptuit, LLC. He was also employed with Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc. as its senior vice president.

Mr. Rajesh Kumar Dugar

Director

Mr. Rajesh Kumar Dugar is a Non-Executive, Nominee Director of our Company. He has been a Director of our Company since February 14, 2012. He was jointly nominated to the board of directors by FIP and FIL Capital Management. He holds a bachelor of arts degree from Dartmouth College and a master of Business Administration degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is the senior partner, head of India at Eight Roads Investment Advisors Private Limited. He has several years of experience in the Indian private equity industry.

Mr. Narendra Ostawal

Director

Mr. Narendra Ostawal, is a Non-Executive, Nominee Director of our Company. He was nominated to our Board by Bluewater. He is a managing director of Warburg Pincus India Private Limited and is involved in the firm’s investment advisory activities in India. He has been a Director of our Company since October 29, 2014. He holds a post graduate diploma in Management from the Indian Institure of Management, Bangalore. He is also a member of the ICAI. Prior to joining Warburg Pincus India Private Limited, he worked with McKinsey & Company.

Mr. Amal Ganguli

Independent Director

Mr. Amal Ganguli is a Non-Executive, Chairman and Independent Director of our Company. He has been a Director of our Company since September 7, 2012. He is a fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales. He was associated with various firms under the aegis of Price Waterhouse India network of member firms from 1963 to 2003. He was also the senior partner of Price Waterhouse India from 1996 to 2003. He has over 40 years of experience in the field of international tax and planning, cross border investments, corporate mergers and re-organizations, financial evaluation of projects, management, operational and statutory audit and consulting projects funded by international funding agencies.

Mrs. Aruna Rajendra Bhinge

Independent Director

Mrs. Aruna Rajendra Bhinge is a Non-Executive, Independent Director of our Company. She holds a bachelor’s degree and a masters degree in Science from the University of Poona and the University of Bombay respectively. She also holds a masters degree in Management Studies from the University of Mumbai. She has over 15 years of experience in the field of food security and strategic planning. She was the head of food security agenda, APAC at Syngenta India Limited.

Dr. Rajesh Koshy Chandy

Independent Director

Dr. Rajesh Koshy Chandy is a Non-Executive, Independent Director of our Company. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Engineering (Electronics and Communications) from the Madurai Kamraj University, a master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Oklahoma and a Ph.D in Business Administration from the University of Southern California. He has been a professor of marketing at the London Business School and has held the Tony and Maureen Wheeler Chair in Entrepreneurship at the London Business School.

Mr. Ramesh Subrahmanian

Independent Director

Mr. Ramesh Subrahmanian is a Non-Executive, Independent Director of our Company. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Commerce from the University of Bombay. He is also a certified chartered accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales. He has over 25 years of experience in pharmaceuticals, medical devices and speciality chemicals including 19 years of experience with Sanofi and its predecessor companies (Aventis, HMR, Hoechst AG). He is also the founder and director of Alchemy Advisors, an advisory firm based in Singapore.

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