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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Leadership Team

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Jitesh Devendra

Jitesh Devendra

Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer

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Hariharan S

Hariharan S

Executive Director & Chief Financial Officer

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Sreenivasa Reddy B

Sreenivasa Reddy B

Chief Operating Officer

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Venkateshan Rangachari

Venkateshan Rangachari

Chief Business Officer

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Sundara Moorthy V

Sundara Moorthy V

Chief Quality Officer

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Swaminathan

Swaminathan S

Senior Vice President – Research & Development

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Jitesh Devendra

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

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

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.

Venkateshan Rangachari

Venkateshan Rangachari

Chief Business Officer

Mr. Venkateshan Rangachari (Venky) has over 29 years experience in Executive Management and Leadership roles in Pharmaceutical and Healthcare space including Private Equity.
Venky is a Chemical Engineer with MDP from IIM Ahmedabad. He is also a IRCA certified Pharmaceutical Quality Auditor.
Prior to Solara, Venky has worked with Claris Life Sciences, Aurobindo, Shasun, Sun Pharma. He is currently based at London.

Sundara Moorthy V

Sundara Moorthy V

CQO – Chief Quality Officer

 

Mr. Sundara Moorthy has done his Post Graduation in Organic Chemistry. He has rich and diversified experience of 24 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 Limited, Strides Shasun Limited and followed by Solara Active Pharma Sciences Limited. Sundara Moorthy is currently working as Chief Quality Officer and heading the overall Quality Management & Regulatory Affairs functions of the Company. All the Site Quality functions, Development QA, Corporate QA and Regulatory Affairs functions are reporting to him.

Swaminathan

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.