Chairman & Managing Director
He is a Post-graduate Technocrat. He started his career in the year 1984 with Cheminor Drugs Limited (Group of Dr. Reddy’s Limited Laboratory), Hyderabad. With his innovative skills and methodological approaches in R & D he developed cost effective Ibuprofen by using cyanide route. Later he took active part in commercializing the same. He was first promoted as Assistant Production Manager and then in a short span was promoted as the Production Manager in Cheminor Drugs Limited. During his tenure he was responsible for significant reduction in production cost of Ibuprofen. He played a key role in getting US FDA approval for Ibuprofen for Cheminor Drugs Limited in 1987.
In 1990 he acquired SMS Pharmaceuticals Limited which at that point of time was a sick unit and became the Managing Director of the Company. After taking charge as Managing Director, he changed the product mix of the Company. This gave the Company a boost in sales and helped the Company in achieving profitability in the first year of operations itself. Under his guidance the Company introduced many other series of API’s. He helped the company in reaching a level wherein we became one of the largest producers of Ranitidine HCl. He had served on boards of organizations like Chemexcil and has been advisor to AP State Government for Pharma sector.
He is a Graduate in Chemistry and has an rich experience in bulk drug and pharmaceutical industry. He started his career in 1981 with Standard Organics Limited, Hyderabad, as a chemist in R & D. During this period he was instrumental in developing technologies and processes for several bulk drugs. He was actively involved in commercialization of products by scaling up the laboratory-scale process to pilot plant and up to commercial scales.
In 1984, he joined Cheminor Drugs Limited (Group of Dr. Reddy’s Limited Laboratory), Hyderabad as Production Manager. He played a major role in substantial development of production and turnover. He played a key role in getting US FDA approval for Cheminor Drugs Limited. As a production Manager, he contributed a lot in process improvement and cost reduction procedures and to increase labor productivity by motivation.
In the year 1990, he, along with Mr. Ramesh Babu Potluri took over SMS Pharmaceuticals Limited. He looks after the production and R& D activities of the company. He also played a major part in reducing the Ranitidine production Process from 7 stages to 4 stages. He was responsible in designing a state-of-art effluent treatment plant for our Company.
Independent Director (Introduced into Board on 12th August, 2014
Mr. P. Sarath Kumar is the founder partner of the Sarath & Associates. He is a Chartered Accountant with about 26 years of standing in the Profession of Chartered Accountancy and Consulting. He is a Graduate in Commerce and a Bachelor of Law. He is also a Certified Fraud Examiner & Certified Forensic Accounting Professional. He had been a Partner of a leading Firm of Chartered Accountants in Hyderabad earlier and established this Firm in the year 1990.
He is an Advisor actively involved with C.I.D. of AP Police and Central Bureau of Investigation in investigation of major Economic Offence cases and is a Member of Multi Disciplinary Investigation team, which investigated the famous Satyam Computers fraud case. He is one of the leading Consultants for Business Analysis, System Study and other areas of Consulting. He has been the guiding force behind the successful completion of every task in-front of S & A. He is an expert in Investigation Audits and is a visiting faculty at CBI Academy, SardarVallahbhai Patel National Police Academy, Andhra Pradesh Police Academy, A P Judicial Academy, National Academy of Direct Taxes, National Academy of Customs & Excise, ECIL, Midhani, HAL and other Public Sector Undertakings and deliver lectures on White Collar Crimes, Forensic Accounting, Anti-Corruption case investigations, Fraud Investigations etc., He had lead teams to carryout various types of Consulting and Audits, with specialization in Fraud Investigation and Forensic Accounting.
Independent Director (Introduced into Board on 12th August, 2014)
She is Graduate in BDS, from Osmania University, Hyderabad and she is one of the reputed dental surgeons in Hyderabad. She has vast experience of more than 20 years in the profession.
Independent Director (Introduced into Board on 7th November 2015)
Mr. P. S. Rao is having over 40 years of professional experience in the pharma industry. He had worked in organization like RA Chem P. Ltd., Fluka AG, Switzerland, Ranbaxy Laboratories and Nichilas Pharmaceuticals (India) Limited, Switzerland. He is having association with various global pharmaceuticals companies as a consultant since 1997.
He is also Managing Partner, Shorepharm,India since 2003, which Offers Full Services to US Originator and Generic Pharma Companies. Intermediates, APIs, Finished Dosage Forms, Clinical Studies, Tox Studies & Project Management. He was earlier associated with Natco Pharma Ltd., as Director – International Operations.
Nominee Director – Exim Bank (Introduced into Board on 18th April, 2012)
Mr. Utpal Gokhale serves as General Manager and Group Head of Corporate Banking Group at Export-Import Bank of India. Mr. Gokhale served as General Manager of Risk Management, Information System at Export-Import Bank of India.