With extensive experience in running successful enterprises, the leadership team at Unichem strives to constantly deliver higher value to all stakeholders.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Dr. Prakash A. Mody
NON-EXECUTIVE, NON-INDEPENDENT DIRECTOR, CHAIRMAN
Dr. Prakash A. Mody is a Non-Executive, Non-Independent Director, Chairman of Unichem Laboratories Limited. He is the son of the founder promoter, Late Shri Amrut Mody. He completed his post-graduation from the University of Mumbai, followed by a Ph.D. in organic chemistry. He is a graduate alumnus of Harvard Business School and the former president of the Indian Pharmaceutical Alliance, the industry body representing research-based national pharmaceutical companies. He was appointed as the Director of the Company in the year 1974. Dr. Prakash A. Mody has a rich and varied experience in the industry to which the Company belongs and has been at the helm of the affairs of the Company for over forty years. During this period, the Company has grown and has spread its footprints in the international markets to more than eighty countries in the US, Europe, Ireland, South Africa, Brazil etc.
Dr. Mody is on the Board of SPM International Private Limited and a designated partner in Elemage Wellness LLP and Prajay Advisors LLP. He also acts as an Independent Director of Kewal Kiran Clothing Limited and a Nomination and Remuneration Committee member.
Mr. Pranay Godha
NON-EXECUTIVE, NON-INDEPENDENT DIRECTOR
Mr. Pranay Godha is a Non-Executive, Non-Independent Director of Unichem Laboratories Limited. He has done BSc. from the University of Mumbai and has also obtained a degree in M.B.A from the New York Institute of Technology. He has over two decades of experience in the field of Marketing and General Management. He is currently the Promoter and Managing Director of Ipca Laboratories Limited, a leading global Pharmaceutical Company.
He is the Chairman of the Risk Management Committee and Corporate Social Responsibility Committee and a member of the Stakeholders’ Relationship Committee of the Board of Directors of the Company. He is also nominated as a director on the Board of the Company’s subsidiaries in the USA, UK, Ireland, Brazil, South Africa, and China.
He also acts as a Director on the Board of various group companies and subsidiaries of Ipca Laboratories Limited.
Mr. Pabitrakumar Kalipada Bhattacharyya
Mr. Pabitrakumar Kalipada Bhattacharyya is the Managing Director of Unichem Laboratories Limited.
Mr. Bhattacharyya is a B.Sc. Chemistry (Hons.) from Calcutta University. He has also completed his B.Tech. (Chemical) from the prestigious UDCT. With an illustrious career spanning three decades, Mr. Bhattacharyya joins us from Ipca Laboratories, where he was working as President (API Operations). He was also responsible for Krebs Biochemicals as Managing Director.
Mr. Bhattacharyya brings rich experience from organizations like Sun Pharmaceuticals, Glenmark Generics, Wanbury, Unimark Remedies, Jubilant Organosys, and Amoli Organics. He has expertise in P&L Management, Manufacturing & Technical Excellence, Production, Business Excellence, Project Management, Multi-site Operations, Process Improvement, Six Sigma Project Management, Process Development, Quality Assurance, Budget Management, Strategic Planning, Execution & Administration, Startup and turnaround operations, Cost Reduction through innovations, Cost Analysis & Control, Process Automation, Flow Chemistry, and Control & Relationship Management.
He is a Member of the Risk Management Committee and Audit Committee of the Board of Directors of the Company. He is also nominated as a director on the Board of the Company’s subsidiary in the USA. He also acts as a Director of Krebs Biochemicals & Industries Ltd.
Mr. Anand Mahajan
On the Board of Unichem since 2005, Anand Mahajan is a post-graduate in Economics and has an MBA from Cornell University, USA. Mr. Mahajan started his career with State Bank of India in 1974 and served the Bank in various positions until 1981. On completion of his MBA in 1983, Mr. Mahajan joined Grindwell Norton (GNO) and served in various positions. He joined the Board of GNO in 1988 as the Director in charge of the Grinding Wheel Division. He was elected as the Managing Director in 1991 and continued in this position for 29 years, until his retirement with effect from April 1, 2020. From 1996 until his retirement, he also served as the General Delegate and CEO India Region of the Saint-Gobain Group in India.
He is a member of Nomination and Remuneration Committee and Audit Committee of the Board of Directors of the Company.
Mr. Prafull Anubhai
A management consultant associated with educational, research and cultural institutions like Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIMA), Ahmedabad Education Society (AES), Centre for Science Technology and Policy (CSTEP), ATIRA, Saptak (Indian classical music organisation), Prafull Anubhai has served on the Board since 1979. He is the former Chairman of Board of Management of Ahmedabad University. A B.Sc. (Economics) from the London School of Economics, he attended Programme for Management Development (PMD) at the Harvard Business School. He has over 47 years of experience in management of textile and other businesses. He has served as a non executive director for several reputed companies. Presently Mr. Anubhai is a Director in Vardhman Textiles Limited. He also serves as a Director in the Company’s Wholly Owned subsidiary Unichem Pharmaceuticals (USA) Inc.
He is the Chairman of the Audit Committee, Nomination and Remuneration Committee and Stakeholders Relationship Committee and Member of the Corporate Social Responsibility Committee.
Mr. Prafull Sheth
With Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Pharmacy from the University of Missouri, USA, Prafull Sheth has been a member of the Board since 2003. He is former Vice- President of International Pharmaceutical Federation and Founding Professional Secretary of FIP-WHO Forum of National Pharmaceutical Associations of South East Asia. He has served Federation of Asian Pharmaceutical Associations as Vice President and Indian Pharmaceutical Association and Indian Pharmaceutical Congress Association as President.
He is the recipient of two Indian Pharmaceutical Association awards: the Acharya P. C. Ray Memorial Gold Medal (Bengal Branch) and prestigious M. L. Khorana Memorial Award for outstanding contribution to the profession of pharmacy. He has earned prestigious IRF Lifetime Achievement Award for his contribution to the field of pharmacy. Mr. Sheth has been recipient of Prof. M. L. Schroff National Award of Indian Hospital Pharmacists Association for his contribution to industrial pharmacy and pharmacy practice. Internationally, he has received FIP Industrial Pharmacy Section medal for meritorious contribution to the global pharmaceutical industry. Mr. Sheth is a Fellow of the International Pharmaceutical Federation, and Eminent Pharmacist and Fellow of the Indian Pharmaceutical Association.
He is a member of the Audit Committee, Nomination and Remuneration Committee and Risk Management Committee of the Board of Directors of the Company.
Ms. Priti Puri
Ms. Priti Puri aged 49 years is a commerce graduate and an associate of the Insurance Institute of India. She also holds a diploma in interior design. Ms. Puri has three decades of rich experience in Insurance and Interior Designing. She has worked in specific functional areas such as Insurance, Finance, Administration, Information systems, and operations. She is currently serving as Chief Administration and Special Project Officer at Anarock Property Consultants Private Limited a leading real estate services company in India with diversified interests across the real estate value chain.
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.
Chief Human Resources and Compliance Officer
Anantharaman heads Human Resources and CSR for Unichem. Coming with an experience of more than two decades, he is a Commerce graduate with a Masters in Human Resource Development. Prior to joining Unichem, he was associated with the Bayer Group. He has also worked with World Trade Centre, Patni Computers, Balsara Home Products, Wanbury and Galaxy Surfactants.
Dr. Ashwani Kumar
Chief Manufacturing & Compliance Officer
Dr. Ashwani Kumar is responsible for planning and manufacturing operations of both API & Formulations for Unichem. He has a rich industry experience of more that 25 years.
Prior to joining Unichem, Dr. Ashwani Kumar was associated with Panacea Biotech. He has also worked with Sandoz, Orchid, Dr. Reddy’s Labs and Lupin. Dr. Ashwani Kumar is a post graduate in Organic Chemistry with a Ph.D in Synthetic Chemistry.
Dr. Dhananjay Sathe
Chief Scientific and Compliance Officer
Dr. Dhananjay Sathe heads the Centre of Excellence (CoE) at Goa. Dr. Sathe, a post-graduate in Pharmacy with a Ph.D. has worked for over 25 years in the industry. Prior to joining Unichem Laboratories, Dr. Sathe was associated with USV and RPG Lifesciences.
Chief Quality and Compliance Officer
A post-graduate in Organic Chemistry, Jalesh Burye is responsible for Quality, Regulatory Affairs and Packaging Development functions. With over 25 years of experience, Jalesh has worked for German Remedies prior to joining Unichem Laboratories.
Chief Commercial and International Business Development Officer
Santosh Mahil heads International Business Development, Supply Chain and Procurement. He has a rich experience of more than two decades in the pharma industry.
Prior to joining Unichem, Santosh Mahil was associated with RL Fine Chem Pvt. Ltd. He has worked with Nicholas Piramal, Zydus Cadila, Sun Pharma, and Lupin. Santosh Mahil holds a post-graduation in Chemistry.
President & CEO – Unichem Pharmaceuticals (USA), Inc.
Scott B. Delaney is President and Chief Executive Officer at Unichem Pharmaceuticals (USA), Inc and brings to Unichem, his deep knowledge and expertise of the global pharmaceutical business.
Scott earned his B.B.A. in Accounting/MIS from Hankamer School of Business, Baylor University and his M.B.A. from the Red McCombs School of Business, University of Texas at Austin. He is an accomplished leader with over 24 years of experience in brand and generic pharmaceutical management.
Before joining Unichem, Scott was associated with Heritage Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Scott has also worked with leading organisations like Edenbridge Pharmaceuticals, Cadista Pharmaceuticals, URL Pharma, and Teva.