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


Solara Active Pharma Sciences / Leadership Team
Jitesh

Jithesh Devendra

Managing Director

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Mr. S. Hariharan

S. Hariharan

ED & CFO

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Rajeev Singh

Chief Human Resource Officer

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Dr.-Sudhir

Dr Sudhir Nambiar

Chief Scientific Officer (Head R&D)

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Sundar

Sundara Moorthy V

Chief Quality Officer

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Ganesh Mopidevi

Chief Business Officer

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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.

Sundar

Sundara Moorthy V

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.

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Ganesh Mopidevi

Chief Business Officer

Ganesh comes with over 24 years of experience in the pharma industry. He has worked in leadership roles in companies like Dr. Reddy’s , Lupin & Hetero Labs. He has achieved success in multiple markets, including North America, Europe, Middle East, and South East Asia. During his career, he has worked across functions like Sales & Marketing, Business Development, Strategic Sourcing & Supply Chain Management.

Dr.-Sudhir

Dr Sudhir Nambiar

Chief Scientific Officer

Dr Sudhir Nambiar comes with 25 years of experience in API Research & Development, spanning global majors and Indian pharma, both in the innovator and generic space. He has set up and led world class Process Research & Development (API) units in India for Novartis/Sandoz and AstraZeneca. He has been part of cross functional, multi-cultural teams that secured investments for these ventures and has a good understanding of both Indian and global pharmaceutical industry.

He was appointed as the Managing Director of AstraZeneca India Pvt Ltd in 2011 and under his leadership, the group contributed significantly to the process development of Tagrisso, a blockbuster NSCLC drug. Subsequently, he joined Dr Reddy’s Labs as Sr VP and Global Head, API, and developed generic drugs including complex generics. He further moved on as President, Research &Technology, Hikal Ltd, where in addition to generic APIs he developed Custom Pharmaceuticals, as well as Animal Health, Crop Protection and Chemical Specialty Agents. He also commercialized a few continuous and biocatalytic processes.

Mr. S. Hariharan

S. Hariharan

ED & CFO

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 very important role in the merger process of Shasun with Strides during 2014 and 2015. Also in demerger process of Strides, SeQuent and Solara during 2017 and 2018. He has rich experience in the fields of Finance, Accounts, Secretarial, Taxation, Legal and Information Technology functions. He has extensive experience in Mergers and Acquisitions.

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Rajeev Singh

Chief Human Resource Officer

Rajeev brings solid and diverse global expertise and experience working for transnational companies in India, the USA, the Middle East, and the U.K. across Energy, Manufacturing & Consulting. He has built a reputation of leading organizational transformation and as a progressive H.R. practitioner.

He joins us from ATC Tires. He was the CHRO and CSR Head, responsible for Human Resource strategy and operations globally. Before ATC, he held the position of President & Global CHRO for Welspun Corp.

Rajeev started his career in Industrial Relations with Bharat Petroleum, Mumbai Refinery before moving to work with PwC, India, and in various leadership roles with B.G. Group (now Shell) in the UK, India, and the Middle East.

Jitesh

Jithesh Devendra

Managing Director

Jitesh holds an MBA with specialization in International Business and Buyer Behaviour; Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce from University of Madras, Loyola College, Chennai, and holds a Diploma in Sales & Marketing from National Institute of Sales, Chennai.

Jitesh has more than 22 years of experience in the pharmaceutical space covering API and Formulations. He had the opportunity of leading a B2B as well as a B2C business. The core of his experience is B2B focused on Contract Development and Manufacturing plus Out licensing. Jitesh led the North America API business, as well as managed the Formulations P&L business of erstwhile Shasu Pharmaceuticals Limited, which later known as Strides Shasun and now Strides Pharma Science. His efforts have led the Division into new markets in North America; maintained business relationships and introduction of new Products for out-licensing and partnership.