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
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Bharath.R.Sesha

Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer

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Hariharan S

Hariharan S

Executive Director Finance

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Rajesh Salwan

Rajesh Salwan

Chief Operating Officer

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Subhash Anand

Chief Finance Officer

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Sundara Moorthy V

Sundara Moorthy V

Chief Quality Officer

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Roy Joseph

Chief Human Resource Officer

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Swaminathan

Swaminathan S

Senior Vice President – Research & Development

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Hariharan S

Hariharan S

Executive Director Finance

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.

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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.

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Bharath.R.Sesha

Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer

 

Bharath has over two decades of experience across diverse industries. His expertise spans across the pharmaceutical, healthcare and material sciences industries. He has operated in countries like USA, Hongkong, China, Middle East, Africa and Europe. He has held CXO level positions in companies like DSM Sinochem Pharmaceuticals and Royal DSM NV. During the course of his career Bharath has led organizations through transformative growth. He has had particular success in putting together well thought out strategies and setting up winning teams that have delivered excellent results. At Solara, Bharath will focus on leveraging its unique strengths and abundant human talent in building a successful and growing company. Bharath is an Engineering graduate with a management degree from the Institute for Technology and Management, Chennai. He also has a master’s degree in International Management from Thunderbird School of Global Management, United States.

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Roy Joseph

Chief Human Resource Officer

 

Roy has over 30 years of multifaceted experience in Industrial Relations, Compensation, Selection, Organizational Development, Change Management and Performance Management and Job Evaluation. Roy has held leadership positions in various multinational companies including  British American Tobacco, Diageo, BOC India, Mahindra & Mahindra, Jindal Steel and Power Ltd, Ashok Leyland, and his last assignment was with MRF Limited where he was heading the HR Function including  India & the rest of the world.

He has done his Master’s in Business Administration from XLRI, Jamshedpur.  He has also completed Certification programs in Organizational Development from National Training Laboratories USA and Change Certification from Change First, USA. Roy has constantly endeavoured to remain contemporary and towards this end invested in himself as part of his continuing education. To name a few – Assessment Centre & Development Centre programme – BAT London, Hay Job Evaluation Workshop-BOC Singapore, HR As Business Partner by Wayne Brockbank, Train the Trainer Facilitators programme – Malaysia, LLC Programme (INSEAD) – Singapore. He is a member of NIPM & HRD Network and also holds a life membership in ISTD.  He has been the Chairman of the Multinational Remuneration Club during 2005 and President of the Kolkata chapter of National HRD Network in 2005.

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Rajesh Salwan

Chief Operating Officer

 

Rajesh brings a wealth of Leadership experience working in Global organizations spread across Pharmaceuticals and Agrochemicals, spanning nearly 3 decades. He has operated in countries like China, Netherlands, Spain, Mexico, Egypt & Singapore. He has held CXO level position in companies like DSM Sinochem Pharmaceuticals & Centrient Pharmaceuticals. He has led teams in Operations, Projects, Technology and Operations Centre of Excellence. He comes with sound experience on Chemical, Biochemical & Fermentation synthesis, across Intermediate, API & Drug product manufacturing.

At Solara, Rajesh will focus on Operations transformation journey from Good to Great while leveraging its strength of People management and introducing novel technologies with high attention to Sustainability. Rajesh is a Chemical Engineer from Osmania University, Hyderabad and Operations Management specialization from Institute of Management & Technology, Ghaziabad. He completed Program for Executive Development at International Institute for Management Development, Switzerland and Sustainability Management program at Global Institute for Tomorrow, Hong Kong

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Subhash Anand

Chief Finance Officer

 

With experience over three decades in Multinational and Indian companies, Subhash has extensive experience in Operational & strategic finance.  In his earlier roles, he was involved in M&A projects, Equity raise, margin expansion, prioritizing investment and generating free cashflow. He has partnered across the business that led various projects like SAP implementations, GST transitions, Digital finance, Shared Services for global finance operations. Subhash brings a wealth of experience across Margin expansion, the full array of the finance function including Treasury, Investor relations, Strategy development and deployment, financial planning & analysis, shared services, controllership, secretarial and taxation.

Subhash is a qualified AICWA (India) & Certified Management Accountant (CMA) from the Institute of Management Accountants (USA) with 30+ years of managerial and professional experience. His last held position was as President & CFO at PI Industries Ltd (PIIL).  Prior to PIIL, he worked in Whirlpool, Sterlite Industries, Hindustan Copper Ltd and Calcom in senior finance roles.