Unichem is led by a highly qualified and capable Board of Directors and Corporate Executive Team that brings together expertise from a diverse array of fields. With extensive experience in running successful enterprises, the leadership team at Unichem strives to constantly deliver higher value to all stakeholders.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
The Board of Directors, which is elected by shareholders, comprises of executive and non-executive independent directors. It is the final decision-making body responsible for the company’s activities, strategy, performance and corporate governance.
Currently, the Board of Directors at Unichem comprises:
Dr. Prakash Amrut Mody
Chairman & Managing Director
Dr. Prakash A. Mody is the chairman and managing director of Unichem Laboratories Ltd. He is the son of the late Mr. Amrut Mody, the founder and promoter of Unichem. He completed his post-graduation from University of Mumbai. He is also a Graduate Alumni of Harvard Business School. He has done his PhD in organic chemistry.
He is the former president of the Indian Pharmaceutical Alliance, the industry body representing the National Pharmaceutical Sector.
Dr. Prakash A. Mody is a member of the company’s Stakeholders’ Relationship Committee and the chairman of the Corporate Social Responsibility Committee.
He also acts as an independent director of Kewal Kiran Clothing Limited.
Mr. Prafull Anubhai
Mr. Prafull Anubhai is a non-executive and independent director of the company. He is a Corporate Advisor. Mr. Anubhai is associated with educational and research institutions like Indian Institute of Management (IIM-A), Ahmedabad Education Society (AES), Ahmedabad University, CSTEP (Centre for Science Technology and Policy) and ATIRA. He is a member of the governing board of Ahmedabad Education Society and Ahmedabad University. He is also the Hon. Director of Saptak Archives, an institution dedicated to the preservation and dissemination of Indian classical music.
He has done B.Sc. (Econ.) from the London School of Economics and attended PMD at Harvard Business School. He has 30 years of experience as the chief executive of Textile Manufacturing Operations and is presently a director in companies like Gruh Finance Ltd., Vardhman Textiles Ltd., Vardhman Special Steels Ltd., Birla Sun Life Trustee Co. Pvt. Ltd. and Botil Oil Tools (India) Pvt. Ltd.
He has served on the Board of Unichem since 1979. He is the chairman of the Audit Committee and Nomination and Remuneration Committee. He is also a member of the Stakeholders’ Relationship Committee and the Corporate Social Responsibility Committee at Unichem.
Mr. Ramdas M Gandhi
Mr. Ramdas Gandhi is a non- executive and independent director of the company. He is an advocate and solicitor by profession. He holds a Master’s degree in law from University of Bombay. He enrolled as an attorney at law in the High Court of Mumbai in 1956. He also served as a partner in M/s. Bhaishanker Kanga & Girdharlal and M/s. Manilal Kher Ambalal & Co, two of the leading law firms in India. He presently serves as a Director in Aarti Industries Limited, Aarti Drugs Limited and Vinyl Chemicals (India) Limited.
Mr. Ramdas Gandhi has served on the Board of Unichem since 1985. He is the chairman of the Stakeholders Relationship Committee and a member of the Audit Committee, Nomination and Remuneration Committee and the Corporate Social Responsibility Committee of Unichem.
Mr. Prafull D. Sheth
Mr. Prafull Sheth is a non-executive and independent director of the company. Mr. Prafull Sheth is the vice-president, International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP), and is the founding professional secretary of South East Asian FIP-WHO Forum of National Pharmaceutical Associations (SEARPharm Forum). He was the vice-president of the Federation of Asian Pharmaceutical Associations and president of the Indian Pharmaceutical Association, and Indian Pharmaceutical Congress Association. He is the recipient of two Indian Pharmaceutical Association awards: the Acharya P. C. Ray Memorial Gold Medal for outstanding contribution to the profession of Pharmacy (Bengal Branch) and the M. L. Khorana Memorial Award.
He also earned a lifetime achievement award for his services to the profession of pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences. The Indian Hospital Pharmacists Association awarded him the Prof. M. L. Schroff National Award for his contribution to pharmacy and industrial pharmacy. Internationally, he received the FIP Industrial Pharmacy Section medal for meritorious contribution to the global pharmaceutical industry.
Mr.Sheth is an eminent pharmacist and a fellow of the International Pharmaceutical Federation. He is also a fellow of the Indian Pharmaceutical Association and a former executive vice-president and board member of Ranbaxy Laboratories Limited. He holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Pharmacy from the University of Missouri, USA. Mr. Prafull Sheth has been on the board of Unichem since 2003. He is a member of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee and the Audit Committee of Unichem.
Mr. Anand Y Mahajan
Mr. Anand Mahajan is a non-executive and independent director of the company. He graduated from St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai, in 1974 and obtained a B.A. (Honours) degree in Economics. He completed his Master’s degree in Economics from the University of Bombay in 1975. In 1983, he completed his MBA (with distinction) from Cornell University, USA. Between 1974 and 1981, Mr. Mahajan worked for the State Bank of India in various positions. On completion of his MBA in 1983, he joined Grindwell Norton Ltd. In 1988, he was appointed as a full-time director and in 1991, he became the managing director. He continues to hold this position.
In 1996, Grindwell Norton became a subsidiary of Saint-Gobain. At the same time, Mr. Mahajan was appointed General Delegate of Compagnie de Saint-Gobain for India. In this role, Mr. Mahajan serves as the chairman of the Group and is responsible for development and all other activities of the Saint-Gobain Group in India and the neighbouring countries. Mr. Mahajan is a director of all the group companies in India and is also a member of the Group Management Executive Committee of Compagnie de Saint-Gobain. He has been on the board of Unichem since 2005.
Dr. (Mrs) B. Kinnera Murthy
Dr. (Mrs.) B.Kinnera Murthy is a strategy consultant, director of Corporate Boards and Academic Governing Councils and a founder trustee of a woman support NGO. Mrs. Murthy superannuated from the Administrative Staff College of India in 2012, where she held the posts of dean and professor, Strategic Management. Her interest areas include Strategic Management, Women Leadership and Empowerment, Marketing and Social Change Management. She holds a doctorate in Corporate Strategy from University of Poona, an MBA degree from Osmania University and BSc from BITS, Pilani. She trained in Industrial Management at RVB, Netherlands and Strategic Management at APO, Japan.
She is actively involved with many women entrepreneurial organisations as an advisor. She provides consultancy and advisory support to leading organisations in India in the areas of Strategic Visioning and Organisation Building, Governance, Mentoring, Restructuring, Corporate Social Responsibility, Marketing Strategy and Capacity Building. Dr. (Mrs.) Murthy was appointed as a non-executive, independent director of Unichem in the year 2015 and is also a member of the Corporate Social Responsibility Committee. She served as an independent director at State Trading Corporation of India Limited till April 2015. She is currently an independent director of Indian Immunologicals Limited, VBC Industries Limited, VBC Ferro Alloys Limited and State Bank of Hyderabad.
CORPORATE EXECUTIVE TEAM
Drawing on the best talent in the industry, the Corporate Executive Team focuses on the day-to-day operations at Unichem. Every member of the team brings a spirit of dynamism and collaboration to ensure that opportunities are seized rapidly and challenges immediately perceived and addressed.