With extensive experience in running successful enterprises, the leadership team at Unichem strives to constantly deliver higher value to all stakeholders.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Dr. Prakash A. Mody
CHAIRMAN AND MANAGING DIRECTOR
Dr. Prakash A. Mody is the Chairman & Managing Director of Unichem Laboratories Limited. He is the son of founder promoter, the late Shri. Amrut Mody. After graduating, he completed his post graduation at University of Mumbai. He has done his PhD in organic chemistry. He is also a Graduate Alumnus of Harvard Business School and the former president of the Indian Pharmaceutical Alliance, the industry body representing research-based national pharmaceutical companies. Dr Mody has been at the helm of the affairs of the Company for over forty years.
Dr. Mody is the Chairman of the Corporate Social Responsibility Committee and Risk Management Committee and Member of the Stakeholders’ Relationship Committee of the Board of Directors. He is also a Director of the Company’s Wholly Owned Subsidiary Unichem Pharmaceuticals (USA) Inc and Unichem Farmaceutica Do brazil Ltda. He is also on the Board of SPM International Private Limited and a designated partner in Elemage Wellness LLP.
Dr. Mody also acts as an Independent Director of Kewal Kiran Clothing Limited and is a Member of its Nomination and Remuneration Committee.
Mr. Dilip Kunkolienkar
Mr. Dilip Kunkolienkar is a Bachelor of Pharmacy from Bombay University. He has more than four decades of rich exposure at various positions in the pharmaceutical industry in various leading pharmaceutical houses like Richardson Hindustan Ltd., Geigy Ltd., Raptakos Brett Co. Ltd., and German Remedies Ltd.
Before his appointment as a Whole-time director, designated as Director Technical, in the year April 2018, Mr. Kunkolienkar served as Vice President–Global Generics & Compliance at the Company with additional charge of rendering formulation operation and technical services to unit heads and the Management.
He has diverse experience in the manufacture of tablets, capsules, parenterals, Oral Solid and Liquid Dosage forms, suppositories of various forms; with an additional exposure to Bio studies, Product Viabilities, Planning, General Administration, Documentation, Regulatory Audits, Capex/Revenue budgeting and R&D and API Marketing.
Mr. Kunkolienkar is a member of the Audit Committee and Risk Management Committee of the Board of Directors. Mr. Kunkolienkar also serves as a Director in the Company’s Wholly Owned Subsidiaries namely Unichem Pharmaceuticals (USA) Inc. Unichem Laboratories Limited, Ireland and Niche Generics Limited, UK.
Mr. Anand Mahajan
On the Board of Unichem since 2005, Anand Mahajan is a post-graduate in Economics and has an MBA from Cornell University, USA. Mr. Mahajan started his career with State Bank of India in 1974 and served the Bank in various positions until 1981. On completion of his MBA in 1983, Mr. Mahajan joined Grindwell Norton (GNO) and served in various positions. He joined the Board of GNO in 1988 as the Director in charge of the Grinding Wheel Division. He was elected as the Managing Director in 1991 and continued in this position for 29 years, until his retirement with effect from April 1, 2020. From 1996 until his retirement, he also served as the General Delegate and CEO India Region of the Saint-Gobain Group in India. Presently he continues to be a non executive director of GNO.
He is a member of Nomination and Remuneration Committee and Audit Committee of the Board of Directors.
Dr. (Mrs) B. Kinnera Murthy
Dr. B. Kinnera Murthy is a Strategy Consultant and a Director on various corporate boards and academic governing councils. A founder member of a woman support NGO, she has held the posts of Dean and Professor, Strategic Management at the Administrative Staff College of India in 2012. Her interest areas include strategic management, women leadership and empowerment, marketing and social change management. She has a Doctorate in Corporate Strategy from University of Poona, MBA from Osmania University and BSc from BITS, Pilani. Trained in Industrial Management at RVB, Netherlands and in Strategic Management at APO Japan, she is involved with women entrepreneurial organizations as an advisor. She provides consultancy and advisory support to organisations in India in the areas of strategic visioning and organisation building, governance, mentoring, restructuring, corporate social responsibility, marketing strategy and capacity building. She also provides pro bono services to social change NGOs as well as social and cultural organisations. She currently acts as an Independent Director of Indian Immunologicals Limited, Midgard Technologies Private Limited and Telangana Industrial Health Clinic Limited.
Dr. Murthy was appointed as a Non-executive, Independent Director of the Company in the year 2015 and is a member of the Corporate Social Responsibility Committee, Stakeholders Relationship Committee and Audit Committee of the Board of Directors.
Mr. Prafull Anubhai
A management consultant associated with educational, research and cultural institutions like Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIMA), Ahmedabad Education Society (AES), Centre for Science Technology and Policy (CSTEP), ATIRA, Saptak (Indian classical music organisation), Prafull Anubhai has served on the Board since 1979. He is the former Chairman of Board of Management of Ahmedabad University. A B.Sc. (Economics) from the London School of Economics, he attended Programme for Management Development (PMD) at the Harvard Business School. He has over 47 years of experience in management of textile and other businesses. He has served as a non executive director for several reputed companies. Presently Mr. Anubhai is a Director in Vardhman Textiles Limited. He also serves as a Director in the Company’s Wholly Owned subsidiary Unichem Pharmaceuticals (USA) Inc.
He is the Chairman of the Audit Committee, Nomination and Remuneration Committee and Stakeholders Relationship Committee and Member of the Corporate Social Responsibility Committee.
Mr. Prafull Sheth
With Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Pharmacy from the University of Missouri, USA, Prafull Sheth has been a member of the Board since 2003. He is former Vice- President of International Pharmaceutical Federation and Founding Professional Secretary of FIP-WHO Forum of National Pharmaceutical Associations of South East Asia. He has served Federation of Asian Pharmaceutical Associations as Vice President and Indian Pharmaceutical Association and Indian Pharmaceutical Congress Association as President.
He is the recipient of two Indian Pharmaceutical Association awards: the Acharya P. C. Ray Memorial Gold Medal (Bengal Branch) and prestigious M. L. Khorana Memorial Award for outstanding contribution to the profession of pharmacy. He has earned prestigious IRF Lifetime Achievement Award for his contribution to the field of pharmacy. Mr. Sheth has been recipient of Prof. M. L. Schroff National Award of Indian Hospital Pharmacists Association for his contribution to industrial pharmacy and pharmacy practice. Internationally, he has received FIP Industrial Pharmacy Section medal for meritorious contribution to the global pharmaceutical industry.
Mr. Sheth is a Fellow of the International Pharmaceutical Federation, and Eminent Pharmacist and Fellow of the Indian Pharmaceutical Association. He is associated with Patient Safety and Access Initiative of India Foundation. He is Vice President and Trustee of Shree Shree Anandamayee Sangha.
He is a member of the Audit Committee, Nomination and Remuneration Committee and Risk Management Committee of the Board of Directors.
CORPORATE EXECUTIVE TEAM
Drawing on the best talent in the industry, the Corporate Executive Team focuses on the day-to-day operations at Unichem. Every member of the team brings a spirit of dynamism and collaboration to ensure that opportunities are seized rapidly and challenges immediately perceived and addressed.
Chief Human Resources and Compliance Officer
Anantharaman heads Human Resources and CSR for Unichem. Coming with an experience of more than two decades, he is a Commerce graduate with a Masters in Human Resource Development. Prior to joining Unichem, he was associated with the Bayer Group. He has also worked with World Trade Centre, Patni Computers, Balsara Home Products, Wanbury and Galaxy Surfactants.
Dr. Ashwani Kumar
Chief Manufacturing & Compliance Officer
Dr. Ashwani Kumar is responsible for planning and manufacturing operations of both API & Formulations for Unichem. He has a rich industry experience of more that 25 years.
Prior to joining Unichem, Dr. Ashwani Kumar was associated with Panacea Biotech. He has also worked with Sandoz, Orchid, Dr. Reddy’s Labs and Lupin. Dr. Ashwani Kumar is a post graduate in Organic Chemistry with a Ph.D in Synthetic Chemistry.
Dr. Dhananjay Sathe
Chief Scientific and Compliance Officer
Dr. Dhananjay Sathe heads the Centre of Excellence (CoE) at Goa. Dr. Sathe, a post-graduate in Pharmacy with a Ph.D. has worked for over 25 years in the industry. Prior to joining Unichem Laboratories, Dr. Sathe was associated with USV and RPG Lifesciences.
Chief Quality and Compliance Officer
A post-graduate in Organic Chemistry, Jalesh Burye is responsible for Quality, Regulatory Affairs and Packaging Development functions. With over 25 years of experience, Jalesh has worked for German Remedies prior to joining Unichem Laboratories.
Chief Commercial and International Business Development Officer
Santosh Mahil heads International Business Development, Supply Chain and Procurement. He has a rich experience of more than two decades in the pharma industry.
Prior to joining Unichem, Santosh Mahil was associated with RL Fine Chem Pvt. Ltd. He has worked with Nicholas Piramal, Zydus Cadila, Sun Pharma, and Lupin. Santosh Mahil holds a post-graduation in Chemistry.
President & CEO – Unichem Pharmaceuticals (USA), Inc.
Scott B. Delaney is President and Chief Executive Officer at Unichem Pharmaceuticals (USA), Inc and brings to Unichem, his deep knowledge and expertise of the global pharmaceutical business.
Scott earned his B.B.A. in Accounting/MIS from Hankamer School of Business, Baylor University and his M.B.A. from the Red McCombs School of Business, University of Texas at Austin. He is an accomplished leader with over 24 years of experience in brand and generic pharmaceutical management.
Before joining Unichem, Scott was associated with Heritage Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Scott has also worked with leading organisations like Edenbridge Pharmaceuticals, Cadista Pharmaceuticals, URL Pharma, and Teva.