Brief Biography of the Directors
Mr. Dilip S. Shanghvi is a graduate in commerce from Calcutta University. He is the Chairman and Managing Director of Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Limited and founded that Company in 1982. He has extensive experience in the pharmaceutical industry. Mr. Shanghvi is actively involved in international pharmaceutical markets and research and development functions at SPARC Ltd. Under the leadership of Mr. Dilip S. Shanghvi, Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. has recorded an all-round growth in the business.
Mr. Sudhir V. Valia is a fellow Member of Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and carries more than two decades of taxation and finance experience. In addition to being on the board of directors of a number of companies, he is also on the Board of Directors of Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Limited. Mr. Valia joined Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Limited in 1994, prior to which he was in private taxation practice.
Dr. T. Rajamannar is an M. Sc. from University of Madras, Ph.D in Organic Chemistry from IIT Madras and P ost Doctoral from University of Zurich, Switzerland. He is a non- Executive Director of Sun Pharma Advanced Research Company Ltd. He has been associated with Sun Pharma since 1993. He is now Head- R&D of Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd, prior to which he was Executive VP- R&D & Whole-time Director of Sun Pharma Advanced Research Company Ltd. He has extensive experience in the pharmaceutical Industry. He has 17 research publications in International Journals and over 200 patents applications filed to his credit. He is the recipient of CSIR Award from 1983 to 1988. He is a Council Member of Chemical Research Society of India and National Organic Symposium Trust.
Prof. Dr. Goverdhan Mehta, M.Sc. (1963), Ph.D. (1966), D.Sc. (Honoris Causa) is Honorary Professor of Organic Chemistry and Bhatnagar Fellow at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. In the past, he has held important positions as Vice-Chancellor-University of Hyderabad, Ramanujam Research Professor of the Indian National Science Academy, Director -Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore and visiting professorships in over a dozen universities all over the world. He has published over 400 research papers in leading international journals and delivered over 300 invited lectures in different parts of the world.
He is a Fellow of leading Science Academies like the Indian National Science Academy (FNA), Royal Society, London (FRS), Russian Academy of Sciences, Third World Academy of Sciences (FTWAS) and Indian Academy of Sciences (FASc). He has received over 40 awards nationally and internationally and the most notable among them is the Trieste Science Prize (2007) awarded by TWAS. He has been President of the Chemical Research Society of India (CRSI) and the Indian National Science Academy (INSA) and conferred ‘Chevalier de la Legion d'Honneur’ and PadmaShri by the Governments of France and India, respectively.
Prof. Vasella has received Ph.D. in 1971 from the ETH Zurich and presently is a Full Professor at Laboratory of Organic Chemistry, ETH Zurich. As a postdoctoral fellow, he was associated with J. E. Baldwin at Kings College, London, and with R. B. Woodward at Harvard University. He returned in 1974 to the ETH Zuerich as Oberassistent, joined the University of Fribourg in 1977 as assistant professor, became associate professor at the University of Zurich in 1981, and full professor in 1987. Since 1993 he is at the ETH Zuerich. He is President of the Board of Directors-Helvetica Chemica Acta, Member of the Board of Trustees-Janggen Pöhn Foundation and is Consultant / Member of Scientific Advisory Board of leading National & International Companies. He has around 300 research publications and a patent application, to his credit. He is the recipient of the Kern Medal (ETH), the Werner Award of the Swiss Chemical Society and the Roy L. Whistler Award of the International Carbohydrate Organisation.
Professor Vasella is a Honorary Fellow of the Chemical Research Society of India (CRSI).
Mr. S. Mohanchand Dadha was Managing Director and Promoter of erstwhile Tamilnadu Dadha Pharmaceuticals Ltd, which was subsequently merged with Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Limited w.e.f. 1 st April, 1997. Mr. Dadha is a successful entrepreneur with 52 years of experience in Pharma Industry. He is also trustee of many Charitable Trusts. He was the Member of Tamil Nadu Government constituted Drug Committees, namely The Drug Advisory Committee and the Committee for the development of Drug Industries in Tamil Nadu.
Ms. Bhavna Doshi, independent director of the Company, has experience of over 30 years in the fields of taxation, accounting, restructuring and allied subjects. She is a qualified chartered accountant and also holds Masters Degree in Commerce from Mumbai University.
She is former partner of full member firm of KPMG in India. She is serving as independent director on the boards of several listed companies. She is actively associated with activities of Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and has served for four terms as elected Member of the Council and participated in formulation of accounting standards and research projects.
She is the only person from India to serve as a Member of the Compliance Advisory Panel of the International Federation of Accountants headquartered in New York. She has served on the Government Accounting Standards Advisory Board constituted by Comptroller and Auditor General of India.
Ms. Doshi was the President of the Indian Merchants' Chamber (IMC), a leading trade and industry Chamber in 2011-12. She also served as President of Ladies' Wing of the Chamber which works towards women empowerment. She has served as member of committees of CII and ASSOCHAM and was also a member of Group constituted by the Tax Administration Reforms Commission chaired by Dr. Parthasarathy Shome in 2014. She is also associated with various social sector projects.