Board of Directors

Mr. Manish Gupta

Mr. Manish Gupta

Managing Director

Mr. Manish Gupta who joined the Company as Chief Executive Officer and joined the Board as Managing Director on November 12, 2014. Manish has over 22 years of experience in leading and managing business and performance enhancement across the USA, Europe and India. Prior to joining Sequent Scientific, Manish was the CEO – Pharma of Strides Arcolab Limited, where he spearheaded the Pharma Operations. He also played a vital role in the sale of Australasian generics (Ascent) business and injectable (Agila) business.

Mr. Sharat Narasapur

Joint Managing Director

Mr. Sharat Narasapur holds a degree in Chemical Engineering from Institute of Chemical Technology – Mumbai, with experience spanning over 28 years in Chemical, Agrochemical and Pharmaceutical industry in various roles starting from design and development to managing business operations. He has depth of experience in Techno-commercial operations involving management of large multi-location chemical/ API manufacturing operations, Supply chain management, procurement, planning, manufacturing, QMS/RA, New Product development, Projects & Engineering, Global project /program management and tech transfers. His exposure to product development, process engineering and innovation has resulted in creation of valuable IP. His career spanning over two and a half decades comes with global exposure to customers across big pharma, biotech start-ups and multicultural trans-national work force.

Mr. Narasapur has worked with Company’s like Dr Reddy’s, Gharda Chemicals and his latest assignment was with Aurobindo Pharma as Sr. VP – Operations. He provides leadership to Tech-ops, SCM, QM&RA and R&D for the group.

Mr. Sharat Narasapur
Mr. Neeraj Bharadwaj

Mr. Neeraj Bharadwaj

Non Executive Director

Mr. Neeraj Bharadwaj is the Managing Director of Carlyle India Advisors Private Limited, focused on large growth capital and buyout opportunities across sectors in India. He is based in Mumbai.

Prior to joining Carlyle in 2012, Mr. Bharadwaj was the Managing Director with Accel Partners’ growth investing operation in India. Preceding that he was with Apax Partners for nearly 10 years – as a Partner in the U.S. and subsequently as Managing Director/Country Head for Apax in India, where he led the India operations. Investments he has been involved with include Apollo Hospitals (BSE: AHEL), Jamdat (NASDAQ: JMDT), Widerthan (NASDAQ: WTHN), NXP and others. Previously, Mr. Bharadwaj was an engagement manager at McKinsey & Co.

Mr. Bharadwaj was selected as Board Member of the Indian School of Business (ISB), a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum (WEF), Board Member of Olympic Gold Quest (OGQ), and Member of the Harvard Business School South Asia Advisory Board

Mr. Bharadwaj serves on the boards of Global Health Private Limited, VXI Global Solutions and Delhivery Logistics.

Mr. Bharadwaj holds an MBA with distinction from Harvard Business School, and graduated summa cum laude with a BS in economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Mr. Rahul Mukim

Non Executive Director

Mr. Rahul Mukim is a Director focused on India buyout opportunities and is based in Mumbai.

Prior to joining Carlyle, Mr. Rahul was a Director at Olympus Capital, where he looked at India focused growth investments in healthcare and financial services. Prior to that, Rahul worked at Morgan Stanley's hedge fund called Frontpoint and at ICICI venture (an India focused Private Equity Fund).

Mr. Rahul has received an MBA degree from IIM Lucknow and a degree in computer engineering from VJTI Mumbai.

Mr. Rahul Mukim
Mr. Milind Sarwate

Mr. Milind Sarwate

Independent Director

Milind Sarwate is the Founder & CEO of Increate Value Advisors LLP.

“Increate” means “Uncreated” or “Undiscovered”. Milind set up Increate in 2015 as his second career as an entrepreneur, to help organizations & individuals discover, develop & deliver business & social value. For this, he contributes as required- as Advisor, Mentor, Board Member, or Investor, leveraging his 37-year experience including long stints in Marico & Godrej.

His Advisory roles in Business Value Creation encompass the following

  • Helping Private Equity Investors enhance Investee Companies’ value, especially in Consumer / Retail Sectors, across listed and unlisted companies.
  • Mentoring promoters and corporate professionals for effective Promotership & Governance
  • Capability building and Enhancing effectiveness of Corporate functions, like Finance, HR & Strategy
  • Maximizing Value in IPOs / M&As/ Corporate Structuring

His Advisory roles in Social Value Creation cover:

  • Guiding Companies in CSR strategy and execution
  • Helping Non-Profit Organizations grow and widen their social impact
  • Being the middleware between the Social Sector and the Corporate Business sector

His Directorships include 5 listed companies- Mahindra Finance, Hexaware, Glenmark, Metropolis, Matrimony.com- and 3 unlisted companies- OmniActive Health Technologies, Eternis Fine Chemicals and WheelsEMI, all with focus on the audit committee. He also plays Advisory Board role in Bruhat Insights Global, a start up in Artificial Intelligence in HR, and Educo, a School Support NGO.

He invests in promising business/ social enterprises (largely SMEs), by way of venture and angel capital.

He has been awarded ICAI CFO Award (2011), CNBC TV-18 CFO Award (2012) & CFO India Hall of Fame induction (2013).

Milind is a Chartered Accountant, Cost Accountant, Company Secretary and Commerce Graduate. He is a CII-Fulbright Fellow (Carnegie Mellon University, U S A).

Dr.Kamal Sharma

Independent Director

Dr. Kamal Sharma is currently the Non-Executive Vice-Chairman of Lupin and has over 48 years of professional experience in executive positions in the Chemical and Pharmaceutical industries and has essayed a wide variety of roles in operations, corporate development and executive management. As the Managing Director of Lupin for a decade between 2003-13, he was instrumental in Lupin achieving leadership position in key markets and businesses, transforming it into one of the largest and fastest growing pharmaceutical companies globally. Previously, he also served as President & Chief Executive of the Life Sciences and speciality group and Member of the Management Board at RPG Enterprises. Mr. Sharma received a Bachelors Degree in Chemical Engineering from IIT Kanpur, a post graduate diploma in Industrial Management from Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies and a PhD in Economics from IIT, Mumbai. He has also attended Advanced Management Program (AMP) at Harvard Business School, Boston.

Dr. Kamal Sharma
Dr. Kausalya Santhanam

Dr. Kausalya Santhanam

Independent Director

Dr. Kausalya Santhanam is a registered patent agent in the USPTO and India. After eight years of research experience in India and the US, she joined the Intellectual Property Department with CuraGen Corporation, a biopharmaceutical company in USA. She has considerable experience in designing patent strategies. She is currently an IP consultant to Biotechnology and Biopharmaceutical Corporates' both in India and the US.

Dr. Kausalya Santhanam's knowledge and experience in the IP space will be of immense benefit to the Company in the backdrop of increased R&D initiatives.

COMMITTEES OF THE BOARD

I. Audit Committee


1

Mr. Milind Sarwate

Chairperson

2

Dr. Kamal Sharma

Member

3

Mr. Rahul Mukim

Member 

 

II. Nomination and Remuneration Committee


1

Mr. Milind Sarwate

Chairperson

2

Dr. Kamal Sharma

Member

3

Mr. Neeraj Bharadwaj

Member 

 

III. Stakeholders Relationship Committee


1

Mr. Rahul Mukim

Chairperson

2

Mr. Milind Sarwate

Member

3

Mr. Manish Gupta

Member 

 

IV. Corporate Social Responsibility Committee


1

Dr. Kamal Sharma

Member

2

Mr. Rahul Mukim

Member

3

Mr. Sharat Narasapur

Member 

 

V. Risk Management Committee


1

Mr. Milind Sarwate

Member

2

Mr. Neeraj Bharadwaj

Member

3

Mr. Tushar Mistry

Member