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Our Team

Shilpa Medicare is managed by a well experienced group of leaders who share the passion and zeal to achieve Shilpa Medicare’s vision of “Innovating for Affordable Healthcare” ®. With their vast expertise in diverse sectors of pharma business, our team brings on board care, creativity, enthusiasm and commitment for achieving ‘Affordable Healthcare’ for everyone. Our team creates value to our customers, shareholders, partners and providing care for employees at all levels in the organization.

Mr. Omprakash Innani has more than 30 years of business experience. Adroit and adept, he monitors business and functional aspects of the Company along with the operations of all the plants. Additionally, he is also member of Audit and Remuneration committee of the Group. In the public domain also he graces several offices. He is a Council Member in the “Academy of Medical Education, Dental College & V.L. College of Pharmacy”, “Taranath Shikshana Samsthe, Raichur” and a trustee in “Akhil Bhartiya Maheshwari Education Trust, Pune” and Managing Committee Member of “Karnataka State Cotton Association, Hubli”.

Mr. Vishnukant is an indefatigable person and has vast business experience of APIs and Intermediates and presently leads the core business and functional teams of Shilpa which accelerate growth and performance by “Innovating for Affordable solutions”. He is the key strategy decision maker for successful API and Generics formulation. His determined efforts have led the company to a leading position in the Indian pharmaceutical domain and helped create a prominent presence for Oncology APIs globally. For his untiring efforts, Mr. Vishnukant was awarded “Best Entrepreneur Award” by Late Dr Shankar Dayal Sharma – the then President of India, in 1995. Other state honors conferred upon him were “Best Entrepreneur” from the Karnataka State Govt. in 1996; “Excellence in Exports” from Vishweshwarayya Industrial Trade Centre, Bangalore in 1996; and Export Excellence Award-2006” by FKCCI, Bangalore. Success seemed to be his second nature, for awards that kept following him like “First Runner Up” at the Emerging India Awards 2008 by CNBC TV18 at London and the “Best National Energy Conservation Award in Drugs & Pharmaceutical Sector for the year 2012” for energy sustainability in the Shilpa group by the then President of India, Dr. Pranab Mukherjee.

Mr. Prashant Purohit is a stalwart holding degrees of M.Sc. (Organic Chemistry) and Diploma in Business Management. He joined Shilpa Medicare in 1995 and is presently entrusted with heading of the Chemical Research and Development Wing. His rich experience of handling CRAMS and Generics APIs Research and Development and his immense knowledge of nearly 39 years in Research and Development and production in Pharmaceutical Industry has consistently enriched the portfolio of the Shilpa Group. He is also one of key contributors in large number of Patent/applications of Shilpa Medicare.

Dr. Seshachalam by qualification holds M.Sc (Chemistry) and Ph.D. (Chemistry) and joined Shilpa Medicare in 2008. He is presently heading Quality and Regulatory Affairs departments of Shilpa's API division. He has vast experience of handling of Regulatory audits and DMF submissions with global regulatory agencies.

Being instrumental in Shilpa Medicare's efforts to achieve recognition of different authorities, his key contribution in successful inspection and audit by various regulatory authorities is one of the core strength to the organization's aims and objectives.

Mr. Sharath Reddy is an M.Pharm from BITS Pilani and comes on board with an overall experience of about 22 years predominantly in the field of pharmaceuticals new projects and operations. His indomitable pursuit of expertise of Oncology specialized equipment and utilities designing has boosted the organization's confidence to take up new initiatives and projects with faster pace of time. His efforts have led to successful execution of Energy Saving projects of Shilpa Medicare Group and registration of the project under Clean Development Mechanism with UNFCC (Under Kyoto Protocol).

Mr. R. K. Somani is a professional Chartered Accountant and also holds a Diploma in Central Excise Laws. He has overall business experience of 21 years plus predominantly in the field of pharmaceuticals and brings to fore key insights and perspectives.

One of the key drivers of Formulation business besides various key Contract Businesses of advanced oncology/ non-Oncology APIs, Mr Somani is known for successfully building formulations portfolio and orchestrating the Generic sales operation.

Mr. Pradeep Shivakumar is Senior General Manager of Formulation R&D at Shilpa Medicare Limited. Making his entry in 2011, he brings 14 years of demonstrated track record to oversee this vast portfolio with strategy, management, time-bound execution of developing and commercialization of various dosages like Injectable Solid Orals, Topical Formulation, Complex Injectable products, etc.

Backed by his scientific expertise, Mr. Pradeep has played an influential role in harnessing the US, European, Australia, Latin American and Asian markets especially for Oncology products which includes Parenteral (Aqueous, non-aqueous and lyophilized products) and solid orals (Tablets and hard gelatin capsules)

Acquitting key roles with aplomb his earlier career stint with Agila Specialties, Wintac Ltd, Torrent Research Centre and Anglo French Drugs & Industries has seen him making contributions across therapeutic oncology.

Mr. Pradeep Shivakumar is an alumnus of Bapuji Pharmacy College, Davangere, Karnataka and holds a Master’s Degree in Pharmacy with a specialization in Industrial Pharmacy /Pharmaceuticals.

A distinguished scholar, Mr. Awez Pathan is a Post Graduate in Science (Analytical Chemistry) and holds a vast experience spanning over 24 years in sterile & non-sterile dosage forms. Prior to his career at Shilpa's, Mr. Awez Pathan has played pivotal role as Head-Quality at Nicholas Piramal, Baxter and Wockhardt. At Shilpa Medicare Limited he presides over the Formulation Quality & Regulatory.

A seasoned professional, Mr. Sunil Karpe holds a B. Pharma degree. His presence at Shilpa's is heralded by hard core experience of 20 years in diverse formulations like large volume parenteral, small volume parenteral, oral solid dosage forms and ophthalmic. Equally conversant and ease with the rigors of regulatory audits like USFDA, MHRA, Brazil ANVISA and EU GMP, Mr. Sunil Karpe graces the office of Vice President at Shilpa's with expertise and élan

Mr. K H Honneshaiah is Head Operation of API at Shilpa Medicare Ltd. He holds the Master degree graduate (M. Sc.) with 30 years of API experience, worked with difference capacity in reputed organization like General Manager & Vice President.

He is having experience of Production, Technology transfer, Process development & other service department like Engineering & project.

Also having experience of different business initiatives like Six sigma, lean Management & TPM which adds value to the business drive.

Successfully head many regulatory audits.

Dr Jayant Karajgi is a pharmacist by education and training. He holds Master’s and Doctorate degrees in Pharmaceutical Technology and is a University Gold Medallist for Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees.

He comes to Shilpa with 27 years of experience in generic pharmaceutical industry out of which last 13 years have been at leadership level as a techno-commercial professional, leading his teams to achieve business goals. His experience spans across all types of finished dosage forms and related operational aspects like product development, analytical and quality control laboratory, compliance, technology transfer, manufacturing, regulatory, customer management and supply chain. He has many international publications and patents to his credit and is an invited speaker across industry conferences and academic institutions.

He has developed and launched more than 400 products across various dosage forms for sale in US, EU, Japan and major ROW markets.

Mr. Prakash is an MMS - Marketing from NMIMS and BE Chemical Engineering from Mumbai University having 29 years of experience in the API industry.

Prakash has led the Sales and Marketing functions of API business in several leading companies and has successfully formulated business strategies for sustainable growth. Building a balanced API portfolio backed by marketing plans across geographies and analyzing key business drivers to achieve sales and profitability growth have been his achievements.

Establishing new and managing ongoing alliances and partnerships with global generic companies and thereby effectively managing customer relationship is his forte.