Management Team

Mr. Nikhil Chopra

CEO & Whole Time Director

Mr. Nikhil Chopra is a business leader with over twenty years of experience and a consistent record of sustainable growth and shareholder value creation. For over two decades, he has spearheaded breakthrough ideas focused on creating greater access to high quality treatment and medicines, and gained a significant competitive advantage over peers, especially in therapies such as Respiratory, Urology, HIV, and Paediatric Care. He previously worked as CEO-India Business for Cipla Ltd. He holds an M.Sc. in Organic Chemistry from Gujarat University.

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Mr. Bharat Dhanani

Vice President: Operations
(Panoli & Ankleshwar)

Mr. Bharat Dhanani is a versatile leader, with 29+ years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry spanning Operations, Supply Chain, Operational Excellence, Culture Building, Change Management, and Business Transformation. His forte lies in the successful completion of regulatory audits like UK MHRA, US FDA, TGA Australia, SAFRA, FDA Germany, MOH of Latvia, Columbia, Ukraine, Uganda, Philippines, and many more. Mr. Dhanani holds a Bachelor in Pharmacy degree from Saurashtra University of Rajkot.

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Mr. Bhushan Sachdev

Vice President: Supply Chain

Mr. Bhushan Sachdev benches over 3 decades of rich expertise in Production Planning & Coordination, Supply Chain Management, Procurement, Inventory Management, Shipping, and Logistics, etc. departments. Mr. Sachdev has completed his Mechanical Engineering and Graduate Diploma in Materials Management.

Before Joining JB, Mr. Sachdev was associated with Balsara Home Products Limited.

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Mr. Dilip Singh Rathore

President: India Business

Mr. Dilip Rathore has over 20 years of long-standing experience in the pharmaceutical industry in India and across global markets. His expertise has been in the areas of Sales & Marketing, Strategic Planning, and Portfolio Management. He has played a notable role in transforming many business units including Acute, Ophthalmology, Dermatology, Respiratory across geographies.

Mr. Rathore has completed his Masters in Science and E-MBA from Symbiosis University, Pune. Before joining JB, Mr. Rathore was associated with Cipla Limited as Cluster Head and Senior Vice President for the entire Respiratory Business.

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Mr. Jason D’souza

Vice President: Investor Relations

Mr. Jason D’souza brings to the table two decades of his rich experience in the gamut of Corporate Strategy and Investor Relations. He has completed his Bachelors in Chemistry and an MBA in Financial Management. Before joining JB, he was associated with Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Limited and Asian Paints Limited.

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Mr. Kunal Khanna

President: Operations

Mr. Kunal Khanna comes with a wealth of experience of 16+ years across sections including Life Sciences, Healthcare Services, Logistics, Strategy, and Performance Management. His domain proficiency lies in the field of Strategic Marketing & Business Transformation, Commercial Operations, Innovation, and Cross Functional Collaboration.

Mr. Khanna has completed his Bachelors in Commerce and an MBA in Marketing stream. Before joining JB, Mr. Khanna was associated with Cipla Limited as Cluster Head – Chronic & Emerging Cluster. At Cipla, he also led the Business Development and Portfolio Function for its India Business.

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Mr. Lakshay Kataria

CFO

Lakshay Kataria has over 2 decades of experience in finance and commercial roles in large multinational companies like Akzo Nobel, Star TV- Disney, GSK Consumer, Unilever and Microsoft. His work experience stretches across various core finance roles (CFO, Controllership, Business Finance) and commercial roles (Supply Chain Planning and Revenue Strategy & Excellence). He has driven various transformation initiatives in his stints including cost/ margin improvement, M&A, Working capital improvement and organization redesign, apart from driving profitable growth agenda with business.

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Mr. Manoj Mohan Chitnis

Vice President: Corporate Quality Assurance

Mr. Manoj Chitnis comes with an experiential of 26 years in the areas of Quality Assurance and Quality Control. He has pursued his Bachelors in Pharmacy, Masters in Chemistry and Post Graduate Diploma in Drug Regulatory Affairs. Before associating with JB, Mr. Chitnis was associated with Amneal Pharmaceuticals, Lupin Limited, Abbott Limited, and Sanofi Aventis.

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Mr. Parmeshwar Bang

Vice President: Operations (Daman)

Mr. Bang is a seasoned pharmaceutical manufacturing professional who has over 25 years of experience in the industry. He is responsible for the inclusive management of JB’s Daman plant. He looks after Production Planning and Control, Legal Compliances, Departmental Process Development, New Product Development, and Technology Transfer Projects. Mr. Bang has persued his Masters in Pharmacy from the University of Pune. Before Joining JB, Mr. Bang was associated with Blue Cross Laboratories Ltd., Sarabhai Chemicals, and Ankur Drugs & Pharma Ltd.

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Mr. Pradeep Kumar Singh

President: Global Business

Mr. Pradeep Kumar Singh has a veteran practice of over 33 years in the pharma industry. His expertise lies in Commercial, Technical, Regulatory, and Marketing skills. Mr. Singh has completed his Bachelors and Masters in Pharmacy from Mumbai University. He has been associated with JB for the past 18 years and has taken our international business to greater heights.

He is also a Non-executive Director on the board of Biotech Labs (Pty) Ltd., South Africa; a fully owned subsidiary of JB.

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Mr. Sandeep Nasa

Head: Russia, CIS, & Ukraine Business

Mr. Nasa is a seasoned pharmaceutical professional with over 3 decades of experience in the industry. He has been handling the Russia, CIS, and Ukraine business of JB since 1998. Mr. Nasa holds a Masters in Pharmaceuticals and is a renowned speaker on trends in global pharma.

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Mr. Sandeep Phadnis

Vice President: Secretarial

Mr. Sandeep Phadnis brings with him close to 26 years of experience in the domain of Secretarial Management. He also has proficiency in the areas of Statutory Compliances, Investor Relations, Strategy, and M&A. Mr. Phadnis is a qualified Company Secretary from the Institute of Company Secretaries of India, New Delhi, and a Chartered Secretary from the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators, UK.

Before joining JB, Mr. Phadnis was associated with Kirloskar Brothers Ltd., KPIT Technologies Ltd., and Emcure Pharmaceuticals Ltd.

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Mr. Sandeep Rathod

Vice President: Legal

Mr. Sandeep Rathod brings to the fore a rich experience of 19+ years in the Legal Function with pharmaceutical companies like USV Pvt. Ltd. and Mylan Pharmaceuticals. He has completed his LLB from Mumbai University and LLM from the University of Pittsburgh, USA. His adept lies in Pharmaceutical/Regulatory FMCG Legislation, Patents, in-bound Product/Technology Licensing, Asset Acquisition, and Policy Analysis.

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Mr. Savya Sachi

President: India Business

Mr. Savya Sachi has been heading the Sales and Marketing function at JB since 2012. Mr. Sachi has completed his LLB and Diploma in Business Management and Administration and has an overall experience of more than 3 decades which encompasses Sales and Marketing, Product Management, and Brand Management.

Before joining JB, Mr. Sachi was associated with Dr. Reddy’s Labs Limited and Cipla Limited. At Dr. Reddy’s Labs Limited, he handled the sales and marketing of multiple divisions of acute business in his capacity as Sr. Director.

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Mr. Sridhar Bharadwaj

Vice President:
Human Resources & Administration

Mr. Sridhar Bharadwaj has been the foreman heading Human Resources and Administration at JB since 2016. Mr. Bharadwaj holds a Masters degree in Personnel Management from the Symbiosis Institute of Business Management (SIBM), Pune.

Mr. Bharadwaj has rich experience spanning over 3 decades which encompasses the entire gamut of HR: Manpower Planning, Talent Acquisition, Talent Management & Development, Learning & Development, Compensation & Benefits, Change Management, and Industrial Relations. Before joining JB, Mr. Bharadwaj was associated with Cadila Pharmaceuticals Ltd., Grasim Ltd., Crompton Greaves Ltd., Saint-Gobain Ltd., RPG Life Sciences Ltd., Wockhardt Ltd., and Eicher Ltd.

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Mr. Stewart Barker

CEO Biotech Laboratories (Pty) Ltd.

Mr. Stewart Barker is the CEO of Biotech Laboratories (Pty) Ltd., a subsidiary of JB, in South Africa. Mr. Barker brings on board a rich and varied experience across Finance, Manufacturing and Supply Chain, and International Operations. He has worked with large corporations like SA Druggists, now Aspen, and he was also a Director of a Johannesburg Stock Exchange listed IT group where he held the position as the Managing Director of eCommerce. Mr. Barker is a qualified Chartered Accountant (SA) and also holds a Masters in Business Leadership.

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Dr. Sujay Rajhans

President: R&D

Dr. Sujay Rajhans comes with overall 21 years of experience in R&D and Formulation Development for the global market. Dr. Rajhans has completed his Bachelors and Masters in Pharmacy and Ph.D. Before joining JB, he was associated with Torrent Pharmaceuticals, Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Limited, and Lupin Limited.

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Mr. Suresh Bhise

Vice President: Information & Technology

Mr. Suresh Bhise works with the leadership team in bringing sustainable competitive advantage to the group using IT effectively and efficiently. He delivers customer service-focused IT solutions that support internal and external constituents. He adds value with in-depth expertise in automation and business transformation efforts.

Mr. Bhise holds a Masters Degree in Information Technology and has 30 years of professional experience working for large conglomerates like L&T, MGI, Lafarge, Godrej, South Pacific Viscose, Compuware, USV India, and Jaysynth Dyechem.

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