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. Narayan Saraf 

Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Narayan Saraf heads the Finance, Accounts, Taxation, Legal, Compliance and Corporate Secretarial at JBCPL. He is a Chartered Accountant, Cost Accountant and CIMA. He has 20+ years of varied experience in the field of Finance (Risk Management, FP&A, Supply Chain, Corporate Accounts, Taxation & Treasury). Prior to joining JBCPL, he was associated with Hygienic Research Institute and various other corporates like Thermo Fisher Scientific India, , Cipla Ltd., Hindustan Unilever Ltd., ONGC.

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Mr. Kunal Khanna

President – Operations

Kunal Khanna comes with 16+ years of experience across sectors including Life Sciences, Healthcare Services, Logistics and Strategy. He leads Operations in JB Pharma along with M&A, Regulatory Affairs & Corporate Quality Assurance & IT functions. He has completed his Bachelors in Commerce and an MBA – Marketing from Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai. Before joining JB, he was associated with Cipla as Cluster Head – Chronic & Emerging Divisions and led the Business Development & Portfolio Function for their India Business.

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Mr. Dilip Singh Rathore

President – India Business

Dilip Singh has over 2 decades of sales & marketing experience in the pharmaceutical industry in India and global markets. His expertise lies in Sales & Marketing, Strategic Planning, Business Transformation, Culture Building and Portfolio Management. Currently, he leads India Business operations in JB Pharma contributing to 55% of the total annual business. He has completed his Masters in Science from Symbiosis University, Pune. He also has a degree in Business Marketing Strategy from Kellogg School of Management and Corporate Strategy from Wharton School of University of Pennsylvania. Before joining JB, he was associated with Cipla as Cluster Head & Senior Vice President for the Respiratory Business and has transformed many business units including Acute, Ophthalmology, Dermatology, Respiratory therapies across geographies.

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Mr. Pradeep Kumar Singh

President – Global Business

PK Singh is a veteran with 35+ years of experience in the pharma industry. Currently, he leads Global Business Operations for JB Pharma, spanning 40+ countries including ROW, South Africa (Biotech) and the Contract Development & Manufacturing Operations (CDMO). He is also a Non-Executive Director on the board of Biotech Labs (Pty) Ltd., South Africa – a fully owned subsidiary of JB Pharma. His expertise lies in Business Strategy, Strategic Planning (Commercial Technical, Regulatory), Business Development and Research & Development. He has completed his Bachelors and Masters in Pharmacy from Mumbai University. He has been associated with JB for 20+ years conceptualising the USA, South Africa & CDMO business.

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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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Mr. Sandeep Nasa

Director – Russia, Ukraine & CIS Business (OOOUPL)

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

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Dr. Sujay Rajhans

President – Research & Development

Sujay Rajhans has 23+ years of experience in Research and Development of pharmaceutical products for global markets. He excels in managing risks and timelines while delivering commercially important and complex projects across dosage forms. He has completed his Bachelors, Masters and Doctorate in Pharmaceutical Sciences. He has previously been associated with Lupin Limited, Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd and Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd. at various leadership levels and has various patent publications at US, EU and Indian patent office. He played a critical role in transforming R&D functions to a best-in-class research unit to deliver safe, effective and economically viable medicines.

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Mr. Anurag Agrawal

Vice President – Regulatory Affairs

With 20+ years of experience, Anurag Agrawal is the Vice President – Regulatory Affairs at JB Pharma and currently leads the domestic and international regulatory management involving conceptualization, strategizing global regulatory pathways and actively collaborating for a robust pipeline of CDMO projects. Prior to this, he was associated with Sun Pharmaceuticals Limited, Ranbaxy Laboratories Limited and Torrent Research Centre. He has completed his Masters in Pharmacy from MS University of Baroda and Executive MBA from Management Development Institute, Gurgaon.

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Mr. Bharat Dhanani

Executive Vice President – Operations (Ankleshwar & Panoli)

Bharat Dhanani has 3 decades of experience in the pharmaceutical industry spanning Operations, Supply Chain, Operational Excellence, Change Management, and Business Transformation. He currently heads Manufacturing Operations at Panoli & Ankleshwar plants comprising of 7 manufacturing units. He has successfully completed regulatory audits like UK MHRA, US FDA, TGA Australia, SAHFRA, ANVISA, MOH of Latvia, Columbia, Ukraine, Uganda, Philippines among others. He holds a Bachelors in Pharmacy from Saurashtra University, Rajkot.

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Mr. Bhushan Sachdev

Executive Vice President – Supply Chain Operations

Bhushan Sachdev has over 3 decades of experience in Production Planning & Coordination, Supply Chain Management, Procurement, Inventory Management, Shipping, and Logistics. He leads Global Integrated Supply Chain Operations for JB Pharma. He has completed his Mechanical Engineering and Graduate Diploma in Materials Management. Before joining JB, he was associated with Balsara Home Products Limited.

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Mr. Himanshu Ranvah

Vice President – Legal

Himanshu Ranvah heads the legal functions at JB. He brings with him 16+ years of experience across diverse sectors of chemicals, FMCG, automobiles, oil & gas and pharmaceuticals. He has wide experience in the areas of legal strategizing, handling complex litigations, mergers & acquisitions, cross border transactions, international & domestic arbitrations, intellectual property advisory & litigations and statutory & ethical compliance. Before joining JB Pharma, he was associated with Macleods Pharmaceuticals Limited and various other organisations like Tata group, Zydus group and Torrent group.

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Mr. Jason D’souza

Executive Vice President

At JB Pharma, Jason D’souza is involved with the Investor Relations, M&A and ESG functions of the organisation reporting to the CEO. He also manages the CEO office which is responsible for strategic projects. With a Bachelors in Chemistry and an MBA in Financial Management, he brings to the table two decades of experience in the gamut of Corporate Strategy and Investor Relations. Before joining JB, he was associated with Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Limited and Asian Paints Limited.

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Mr. Manoj Mohan Chitnis

Vice President – Corporate Quality Assurance

Manoj Chitnis comes with an experience of almost 3 decades 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 JB, he was associated with Amneal Pharmaceuticals, Lupin Limited, Ratiopharm, Abbott (I) Limited, Sanofi Aventis, Ranbaxy and USV Limited.

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Mr. Parmeshwar Bang

Executive Vice President – Operations (Daman)

Parmeshwar Bang is a pharmaceutical manufacturing professional with 30+ years of experience in the industry. He is responsible for inclusive management of JB’s Daman plant which includes Production Planning and Control, Legal Compliances, Departmental Process Development, New Product Development, and Technology Transfer. He has successfully completed regulatory audits like EU GMP Hungary, TGA Australia, UK MHRA, WHO-GMP Audit, MCAZ GMP Zimbabwe, Ukraine MOH, Russia GMP, NDA Uganda, PPB Kenya, TMDA Tanzania and contributed in building EHS & ESG systems & compliances. He has pursued his Masters in Pharmacy & DBM from the University of Pune. Before Joining JB, he was associated with Blue Cross Laboratories Ltd., Sarabhai Chemicals, and Ankur Drugs & Pharma Ltd.

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Mr. Sandeep Phadnis

Vice President – Secretarial

Sandeep Phadnis brings with him 28 years of experience in the Corporate Secretarial function. His expertise is in the areas of Statutory Compliances, Investor Relations, Strategy, Legal and M&A. He 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 Pharma, he was associated with Kirloskar Brothers Ltd., KPIT Technologies Ltd., and Emcure Pharmaceuticals Ltd.

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Mr. Sridhar Bharadwaj

Vice President – Human Resources & Administration

Sridhar Bharadwaj heads Human Resources & Administration at JB Pharma since 2016. He carries an experience of over 3 decades in HR operations like Manpower Planning, Talent Acquisition, Talent Management & Development, Learning & Development, Compensation & Benefits, Change Management, and Industrial Relations. He holds a Masters degree in Personnel Management from the Symbiosis Institute of Business Management (SIBM), Pune. Before joining JB, he was associated with Cadila Pharmaceuticals Ltd., Grasim Ltd., Crompton Greaves Ltd., Saint-Gobain Ltd., RPG Life Sciences Ltd., Wockhardt Ltd., and Eicher Motors Ltd.

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Mr. Suresh Bhise

Vice President – Information & Technology

Suresh Bhise has a career spanning 32+ years in Information Technology, with experience at companies like L&T, USV Pvt. Ltd., Lafarge and Godrej Group with a Master’s Degree in Information Technology. He currently leads the IT function at JB Pharma, specializing in data protection, compliance, digitization through automation, streamlined workflows, optimized processes and centralized data, adding value to projects. He offers cost-effective, customer-oriented IT solutions, driving sustainable competitive advantage through strategic business transformation and technology implementation.

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