Jitesh Devendra

Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer



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

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.

Sreenivasa Reddy B

Chief Operating Officer



Mr. Sreeni did his Master of Pharmacy in Pharmaceutical Management from KMC, Manipal of Mangalore University and had over 24 years of experience in Pharmaceutical Manufacturing, Technology Transfer, Project Management in setting up facilities, Quality Assurance, Plant operations and Sales & Marketing. He worked with Dr. Reddys, Strides Pharmaceuticals, Murty Pharma Inc, Medreich and Shasun Pharmaceuticals at various disciplines before Shasun Pharmaceuticals Limited merged with Strides Shasun Limited.

Mr. Sreeni did his specialization in Energy Conservation and optimization of operating cost in Pharma industries under the guidance of Tata Energy and Research Institute. With his vast experience and he is currently handling the role of Chief Operating Officer of the Company.

Ranjit Kumar Singh

Chief People Officer



Mr. Ranjit joined Solara in December, 2017, prior to which he was the Head HR for Allergan India. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics from St. Xavier College and received his MBA from Xavier Institute of Social Service.

Ranjit has more than 12 years of professional experience in varied industries such as Pharmaceuticals, Information Technology and Infrastructure. He has also held leadership & managerial positions with Allergan, Sapient, Oracle & GMR Group. Ranjit brings with him international experiences in areas of Talent Management, Talent Development and Change Management. He has strong credentials in various international psychometric & developmental tools.

Sundara Moorthy V

Senior Vice President - Quality Management & Regulatory Affairs



Mr. Sundara Moorthy has done his Post Graduation in Organic Chemistry. He has rich and diversified experience of 23 years in the Quality Management, Regulatory Affairs and Compliance functions. He has worked with major pharmaceutical organisations such as Shasun Pharmaceuticals Limited, Ranbaxy Laboratories Limited, Actavis, Neuland Laboratories Ltd, Strides Shasun Limited and followed by Solara Active Pharma Sciences Ltd. Sundara Moorthy is currently working as Senior Vice President and heading the Quality Management & Regulatory Affairs functions of the Company.

Dr. Vittal TVSK

Senior Vice President – Research & Development



Dr. Vittal did his Master's in chemistry from University of Hyderabad in 1991 and did PhD from Indian Institute of Chemical Technology Hyderabad in 1996. He is having research experience of 26 years in both academics and in industry. He is having extensive experience in the total synthesis of natural products involving complex chemistry. He gained extensive experience for more than two decades in the chemical development of New Chemical Entities and Active Pharma Ingredients for filing INDs, NDAs and DMFs. He has around 6 research publications in reputed journals and filed several patents.

Dr. Vittal was associated with AurobindoPharma, Dr. Reddy Laboratories, Sai Life Sciences, Shasun chemicals and Drugs Limited and AVRA laboratories limited.

Swaminathan S

Senior Vice President – Research & Development



Mr. Swaminathan Srinivasan did his M.Tech from IIT Bombay in 1992. Mr. Swaminathan has more than 25 years of experience in Generic Pharmaceutical industry with vast exposure in Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient as well the Dosage forms with deep understanding of the industry dynamics. Leveraged the business growth & effectiveness in rapid – change environment through Leadership skill, Business acumen. Accomplished Special assignment of integrating teams across geography for effective delivery of product, process and technology.

Mr. Swaminathan was associated with Jubliant Life Sciences, Alembic, Dr. Reddy Laboratories, Orchid & Ranbaxy.