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Board of Directors – Neuland Laboratories Ltd

Davuluri Rama Mohan Rao

Chairman and Managing Director

Dr. Davuluri Rama Mohan Rao, Chairman and Managing Director, is the Chief Promoter of Neuland. He has a Masters in Science from Andhra University, Post Graduate Diploma in Technology from IIT Kharagpur and a PhD in Organic Chemistry from the University of Notre Dame, U.S.A. Prior to founding Neuland in 1984, he had held senior positions in R&D, production and quality assurance at Glaxo India for about ten years and was Director, R&D and QA at another Pharmaceutical company. He is a member of the Royal Society of Chemistry.

Mr. Davuluri Sucheth Rao

Vice-Chairman and CEO

Mr. Davuluri Sucheth Rao, Vice-Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, has a degree in Mechanical Engineering and holds an MBA in Corporate Finance and Operations Management from University of Notre Dame, U.S.A. He was Production Group Leader in Cummins Inc., U.S.A. and later went on to become a green belt in Six Sigma. He has been actively involved in managing Neuland since 2002, initially as Chief Operating Officer (COO) and then as CEO.

Mr. Davuluri Saharsh Rao

Vice Chairman and Managing Director

Mr. Davuluri Saharsh Rao, Joint Managing Director, is an Electrical Engineering Graduate and obtained his Masters in Management Information Systems from Weatherhead School of Management, Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.A. He also secured Master of Business Administration from University of North Carolina, U.S.A. He has worked in the past with Sify Limited in various roles in the Sales organization. He joined Neuland in 2007, with responsibility for initiating the Custom Manufacturing Solutions (CMS) business. He is currently responsible for all Marketing, Business Development activities along with oversight of R&D.

Dr. Christopher M. Cimarusti

Non-Executive Director

Dr. Christopher M. Cimarusti is a Non-Executive Director of our Company. He has completed his PhD in Organic Chemistry from Purdue University, U.S.A. and his Postdoctoral Research from Columbia University, U.S.A. He has more than 40 years of experience in the field of drug discovery, development and manufacturing, been awarded more than 60 patents and published more than 40 papers in referred journals. Dr. Cimarusti held executive leadership positions at Squibb Corporation and Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS) in discovery and development. His last position with BMS was as Sr. Vice President, Pharmaceutical Development Centre of Excellence.

Mrs. Bharati Rao

Independent Director

Mrs. Bharati Rao is currently a nominee director on the boards of SBICAP Ventures Limited, SBICAP Securities Limited, SBI Global Factors Limited, SBI Capital Markets Limited and Suzlon Energy Limited and director on the board of Vijaya Bank, as well as being an advisor to a number of other companies. She has over 40 years of experience in the banking and financial sector, having joined State Bank of India, in 1972. Since then she has held both domestic and international positions and titles, covering areas such as project finance, credit and risk management, development of foreign offices, human resources and mergers and acquisitions.

Ms. Nirmala Murthy

Independent Director

She is a specialist in Health Information Systems, monitoring & Evaluation of Health and Welfare programs and has designed several management training programs for health care providers working at different levels in public health system. As early as in 1983, she demonstrated feasibility of using micro-computers in rural health centres to significantly improve quality and reach of health services to rural mothers and children. The concept was later replicated in different health programs and now been adopted at the national level. Currently her work involves using ICT to simplify health information gathering, processing and data use by program managers to improve health outcomes among the rural poor. She has published over 50 research papers in journals and books, in the area of her expertise.

Mr. Homi Rustam Khusrokhan

Independent Director

Mr. Homi Rustam Khusrokhan is a Fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. He studied at the Sydenham College of Commerce & Economics and obtained a B. Com (honours) from the University of Mumbai and later at the London School of Economics and Political Science where he obtained the degree of M.Sc. (Econ.) London. Mr. Khusrokhan has over 40 years’ experience in the corporate sector and a wide experience and knowledge of modern management techniques. He has experience and expertise in pharmaceuticals, agriculture related businesses, international business and mergers & acquisitions.

Mr. Khusrokhan has earlier been the Managing Director of Tata Tea Limited, Tata Chemicals Limited and Glaxo & Burroughs Wellcome in India. He was special Advisor the Government-appointed Board of Satyam after he retired from the Tata Group. He was President of the Organisation of Pharmaceutical Producers of India and Vice President of the Bombay Chamber of Commerce and Industry. He has served as an Independent Non-Executive Director on several Boards - Hindustan Lever, LIC Mutual Fund Trustee Company, Tata-AIG Life, Fulford India, ICICI Bank and Strides Pharma Science. He retired from the Tata Group in 2008 and is now a Senior Advisor to Tata Capital’s Private Equity Funds. He is also President of the Bombay Natural History Society, Chairman of United Way, Mumbai and The Employers Federation of India, Western Region, Vice-Chairman of the Red Cross in Mumbai and serves on the Board of The Anglo Scottish Education Society

Mr. Prasad Raghava Menon

Independent Director

Mr. Prasad Raghava Menon, aged 76 years, is a chemical engineer from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur, India. Mr. Menon has over 41 years of diverse experience in some of the premier multinational and Indian companies in the chemical and power industry.
After a 20 years stint with chemical giant ICI, Mr. Menon went on to become Director- Technical, at Nagarjuna Fertilizers and Chemicals Limited, where he oversaw the construction and commissioning of the Company’s urea fertilizer project in Kakinada.
In the year 2000, he took over as Managing Director of Tata Chemicals and in the year 2006, he stepped outside the chemicals field to become the Managing Director of Tata Power, from where he eventually retired in January 2011. After retirement from executive role, Mr. Menon continued to be a Director on various Tata Boards such as Tata Chemicals, Tata Projects (Chairman), Vistara (Chairman), Tata Consulting Engineers (Chairman), Tata Quality Mngt Services (Chairman), Group Sustainability and Safety Council (Chairman) till 2016. He has also served on various Boards as Independent Director - Axis Bank, SKF India, Sanmar Group, Singapore Tourism Board, Grantham Research Centre for Climate Change London, TERI.
As on the date, Mr. Prasad Raghava Menon is a director on the Boards of - Data Patterns (India) Limited and Chemplast Sanmar. Mr. Menon is also on the Boards of Wildlife Trust of India (Chairman), Centre for Environment Education, and Kaivalyadham Yoga Institute.

Mr. Sugata Sircar

Independent Director

Mr. Sircar is a fellow member of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and has completed a Global Advanced Management Program at ISB Kellogs School, India/US. He has also completed a Business Leaders Program from Harvard Business School. Mr. Sircar has over 32 years of experience in energy & automation, chemicals, textiles, tyres, FMCG and city gas distribution. He is presently the Executive Director and Group CFO of Azure Power Global Ltd. He has served as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) at Schneider Electric India for over 7 years. He has been the Managing Director at Gujarat Gas, the largest listed city gas distribution company in India (a subsidiary of BG Group of UK) and prior to that, he was Finance Director & CFO at Gujarat Gas. He has also worked with companies like Cabot India, Madura Coats, Britannia Industries and Dunlop India in various finance roles. Mr. Sircar is a business advisor, speaker, and writer. He is on the Executive Committee of the CFO Board (India's preeminent body of financial leaders) and is Ex Chairman, CFO Committee, Indo French Chamber of Commerce & Industry.

Ms. Pallavi Joshi Bakhru

Independent Director

Ms. Bakhru, is a Fellow Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and Member of Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs. Currently, she is the Head of the Private Client Service offering at Grant Thornton in India. She has over 30 years of experience spanning solutions and clients in different sectors. She was the Head of Tax at a large natural resources group for five years and assisted with growth strategies. In 2015, Pallavi was recognized as one of the Top 10 Women in Tax in India by the International Tax Review. Her specialties include corporate tax, litigation, including being a part of a team that ran an international arbitration under Bilateral Investment Treaty (BIT), tax structuring and regulatory matters pertaining to FEMA. Over the years, she has simplified the global structure of some large groups, institutionalized a royalty payment system, resolved some highpitched tax litigation and done Advocacy. She works closely with Promoters and CXO’s on critical aspects of business, including decisions related to business restructuring, choice of senior counsels for representation in key litigation, she has helped in re-organizing few businesses and take their geographic footprint overseas.