Composition of the Board

Name of the Director Category
Mr. Ramesh Babu Potluri Executive Director – Chairman & Managing Director
Mr. TVVSN Murthy Non-Executive Director
Mr. P. Sarath Kumar Independent Director
Dr. T. Neelaveni Independent Director
Mr. Sarvepalli Srinivas Independent Director
Ms. Shilpa R Waghmare Nominee Director
Mr. Shravan Kudaravalli Independent Director

Composition of Various Committees

Audit Committee

Sr. No. Name of Director Nature of Directorship Designation in Committee
1 Mr. Shravan Kudaravalli Non- Executive & Independent Director Chairman
2 Dr. Thummala Neelaveni Non- Executive & Independent Director Member
3 Mr.Ramesh Babu Potluri Executive Director Member

Stakeholders Relationship Committee

Sr. No. Name of Director Nature of Directorship Designation in Committee
1 Mr.P.Sarath Kumar Non-Executive & Independent Director Chairman
2 Dr. T. Neelaveni Non –Executive & Independent Director Member
3 Mr.S.Srinivas Non-Executive & Independent Director Member
4 Mr. Ramesh Babu Potluri Executive Director Member
5 Mr.TVVSN Murthy Non-Executive Director Member

Nomination and Remuneration Committee

Sr. No. Name of Director Nature of Directorship Designation in Committee
1 Dr. T.Neelaveni Non-Executive & Independent Director Chairperson
2 Mr. K.Shravan Non-Executive & Independent Director Member
3 Mr. Ramesh Babu Potluri Executive Director Member
4 Mr. TVVSN Murthy Non-Executive Director Member

Corporate Social Responsibility and Governance Committee

Sr. No.Name of DirectorNature of DirectorshipDesignation in Committee
1Mr. Ramesh Babu PotluriExecutive DirectorChairperson
2Mr. K.ShravanNon-Executive & Independent DirectorMember
3Mr. P. Sarath KumarNon-Executive & Independent DirectorMember
4Mr. S.SrinivasNon-Executive & Independent DirectorMember

Director’s Profile

Ramesh Babu Potluri

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.

T V V S N Murthy

Non-Executive Director

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.

 Mr.P.Sarath Kumar(FCA)

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.

Dr. T.Neelaveni

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.

Sri. Sarvepalli Srinivas

Independent Director (Introduced into Board on 12th August, 2019)

Mr. Sarvepalli Srinivas holds a B.Com. Degree from the University of Delhi. He is an accomplished Business leader with over 3 decades of proven leadership experience in leading Public / Private Sector enterprises with decisive and forward thinking with a strong vision and strategic capability. He has excellent people skills and problem-solving capability, exceptional blend of fiscal and management capabilities, financially astute, strategic thinking and highly analytical. He has a consistent track record of increasing sales and growing bottom line, while spearheading operational improvements in varied business verticals, cross-sector exposure with effective vision, excel in dynamic, demanding environments, while remaining pragmatic and focused.

Professional Experience (Over 32 years of experience in leading Public / Private Sectors)-National Handloom Development Corporation Ltd (NHDC) – Managing Director -National Textile Corporation Ltd (NTC) – Chairman & Managing Director.

Mr. Shravan Kudaravalli 

Independent Director (Introduced into Board on 26th May 2018)

Mr. Shravan Kudaravalli is a Commerce Graduate from Osmania University and a Fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. He is a partner in a reputed Chartered Accountancy firm and has experience in the area of Auditing, Accountancy, Company Law matter, Income Tax and Finance. He is involved in handling Internal and Statutory Audits of various Public and Private Companies and Systems designing for clients. He worked in various organizations both in India and abroad.

Ms. Shilpa Waghmare

Nominee Director – EXIM Bank (introduced to the Board on 31st January, 2019)

Ms. Shilpa Waghmare holds a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce and is a Master’s degree in Management Studies from the University of Mumbai with specialisation in Finance. She is a Certified Associate of the Indian Institute of Bankers and is currently associated with the Loan Administration Group at the Bank’s Head Office. She has served across various functions in the Bank including Risk Analysis, Credit Management and Stressed Assets. Before joining the Bank, Ms. Waghmare worked with SICOM Ltd. for 12 years and its subsidiary SICOM ARC Ltd. for over 4 years. She has over 23 years of experience in the areas of stressed assets, management / resolution of non-performing assets, sale and purchase of stressed assets, legal matters, project finance and compliance. Her areas of interest include music, dance, cooking and travel.