Solara Active Pharma Sciences is a young, dynamic, entrepreneurial and customer-oriented API manufacturer. We have a legacy of over three decades and trace our origins to the API expertise of Strides Shasun Ltd. and the technical knowhow of human API business from Sequent Scientific Ltd. We are poised to bridge the industry gap by delivering value-based products while maintaining focus on customer needs. We have 140+ scientists working at our two R&D Centers and 4 API manufacturing facilities armed with global approvals and 2 dedicated R&D facilities.

 

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Board of Directors

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Deepak Vaidya

Deepak Vaidya

Chairman & Non-Executive Director

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Nirmal Bhogilal

Nirmal Bhogilal

Independent Director

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Ramakrishnan R.

Ramakrishnan R

Independent Director and Audit Committee Chairman

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Dr. Kausalya Santhanam

Dr. Kausalya Santhanam

Independent Director

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Ron de Vries

Ronald Tjeerd de Vries

 Independent Director

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Ankur Thadani

Ankur Thadani

Non-Executive Director

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Jitesh Devendra

Jitesh Devendra

Managing Director

 

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Hariharan S

Hariharan S

Executive Director & Chief Financial Officer

 

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Deepak Vaidya

Deepak Vaidya

Chairman & Non-Executive Director

Mr. Deepak Vaidya is a fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. He has previously worked as the Country Head of Schroder Capital Partners (Asia) Pte. Ltd. for over 12 years. He is experienced in the corporate financial services industry in India and abroad. He is holding directorship in reputed companies.

Nirmal Bhogilal

Nirmal Bhogilal

Independent Director

Mr. Nirmal Bhogilal is the Chairman of the Batliboi Group. The Group’s operations are in Machine Tools, Textile Machinery, Air Engineering & Pollution Control Equipment, Rotating Machines, Wind Energy and Logistics.

He was Past President and currently a Committee Member of the Indian Machine Tool Manufacturers Association (IMTMA). He has been Chairman of various committees in the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) at the National & Western Region levels and is currently a member of the CII National Council. He is a Committee Member and Past President of Indo German Chamber of Commerce.

He is also a Committee Member of the Forum of Free Enterprise and a Council Member of the National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA). He is an Independent Director of Chowgule Industries Pvt. Ltd. and Eimco Elecon (I) Ltd.

Ramakrishnan R.

Ramakrishnan R.

Independent Director and Audit Committee Chairman

Mr. R Ramakrishnan is a Fellow Member of The Institute of Chartered Accounts of India and also a Law Graduate from Bangalore University. He is a practicing Chartered Accountant and a Management Consultant at Bangalore having an experience of 36 years in Direct tax matters, Audit and Assurances. He was nominated by KSIIDC for few listed Companies and currently holds directorships in reputed companies.
He is also a Managing Trustee for RRK Foundation – a foundation financially supporting more than 100 students for Higher Secondary School to economically weaker sections and Trustee for few philanthropic organizations.
He is an Independent Director and Audit Committee Chairman of the Company.

Dr. Kausalya Santhanam

Dr. Kausalya Santhanam

Independent Director

 

Dr. Kausalya Santhanam, Founder of SciVista IP & Communication (www.scivistaip.com), is a Patent attorney registered with the Indian Patent Office as well as the US Patent and Trademark Office and Indian Patent Office. She has a Ph.D. in Cell Biology and Immunology from Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) Chandigarh. Her Post-Doctoral training was in Cancer Biology at Center for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB), Hyderabad, where she has published her studies in peer-reviewed journals. Later she went as a National Research Council (NRC) Fellow to Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, Washington DC where her studies involved molecular mechanisms of inflammation. Following that, at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York, she worked towards understanding the mechanisms of an apoptotic molecule. All the research work have been published in reputed journals. Later, she worked for five years in the Intellectual Property Department of CuraGen Corporation, a Biopharmaceutical company at Connecticut, USA. She is an Independent Director of the Company.

Ron de Vries

Ronald Tjeerd de Vries (Ron)

Independent Director

Mr. Ronald Tjeerd de Vries (Ron) is a MsC in Chemical Engineering and IMD executive Leadership Alumni. He has 25 years’ experience in the MNC Corporate Sector in Pharma and Food Presently he is Owner and MD of RDV Consulting based at Auckland (NZ).

Ankur Thadani

Ankur Thadani

Non-Executive Director

Mr. Ankur Thadani is a Principal at TPG Growth, based in Mumbai. He joined TPG in 2013 and has worked on multiple investments in Healthcare, Energy and Consumer sectors across India and the broader South-Asia region. Ankur also serves on the board of CTSI, Rhea Healthcare, Fourth Partner Energy and Asiri Hospitals. Prior to joining TPG, he worked with an Indian private equity fund, India Equity Partners, focusing on investments in consumer and healthcare sectors. Ankur received his MBA from IIFT, where he was awarded a Gold Medal for all-round achievement.

Jitesh Devendra

Jitesh Devendra

Managing Director

Mr. Jitesh having more than 20 years’ experience and has led the North America API business as well as managed the Formulations P&L business of erstwhile Shasun Pharmaceuticals Limited, which got merged with Strides Shasun Limited. His efforts have led the Division into new markets; forging business relationship and introduction of new Products for out-licensing and partnership. Post-Merger, Jitesh has been responsible for P&L business for North America and Europe Finished Dosage Form (Regulated Markets-Region 1) and overall responsible for API business P&L. Jitesh holds an MBA with specialization in International Business and Buyer Behavior; Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce from University of Madras, Loyola College, Chennai, India and holds a Diploma in Sales & Marketing from National Institute of Sales, Chennai.

Hariharan S

Hariharan S

Executive Director & Chief Financial Officer

Mr. S. Hariharan is a Cost Accountant with rich and varied experience of more than 30 years in field of Corporate Finance, Accounts and Strategic planning. He played a vital role in the merger process of Shasun Pharmaceuticals Ltd. with Strides Shasun Limited. He is having rich experience in the fields of Finance, Accounts, Secretarial, Taxation, Legal and Information Technology functions. He is also having rich experience in the Mergers and Acquisition activities.