THE JURY

Dr. Ajit Dangi

President and CEO, Danssen Consulting

Dr. Ajit Dangi is President and CEO of Danssen Consulting, a consultancy firm specialising in Pharmaceuticals, Life Sciences and Healthcare. He is also Chairman of the Board of Fulford India Ltd. a subsidiary of Merck & Co. Inc.USA, and is also on the board of Atul Bioscience Ltd. Dr. Dangi has served as Director General of Organisation of Pharmaceutical Producers of India ( OPPI ), a premier association of Research based International Pharmaceutical Companies for over seven years, where he played a key role in bringing IPR regime in India . He is former President & Executive Director of Johnson & Johnson Ltd., India where he served for 20 years in various capacities. Dr. Dangi also worked with Unilever Group Co. in U.K. for five years before returning to India. He is a Chemistry graduate from University of Bombay and later earned his Masters and Doctorate Degrees( Ph. D.) in Pharmaceutical Chemistry from University of London , England. He has also undergone an Advanced Management Programme from Kellogg Graduate School of Business, Chicago, U.S.A. and coaching from world renowned CEO Coach Marshal Goldsmith.

Dr. Dangi has over three an half decades of rich and varied experience in Research, Manufacturing, Project Management, Sales & Marketing and General Management in the Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Industry in India and abroad. He has also served on various Industry bodies such as President of Pharmaceutical & Allied Manufacturers & Distributors Association Ltd. ( PAMDAL ) , Vice President of OPPI and Chairman of its HRD Committee. He has served on the Advisory Board of United States Pharmacopeia . In 2011, he was awarded ` Pharma Professional of the Decade Award ` instituted by Indo American Chamber of Commerce and Pharma Leadership Magazine. He is a life member of Indian Pharmaceutical Association and serves on its Central Executive Council and has served as member of the Indian Pharmacopeia Committee. Widely travelled in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific, he takes keen interest in academic affairs and has served as Member of the Governing Body of Bombay College of Pharmacy and is a visiting faculty at various Management Institutes and Pharmacy Colleges in India. He has been Examiner for Ph.D. Studies at the University of Bombay and is a sought after Speaker / Panelist on many pharmaceutical conferences in India and abroad. He has authored several articles and papers in Scientific Journals and Magazines. He had been an active Rotarian and is a Paul Harris Fellow.

Satish Waman Wagh

Chairman & Managing Director of Supriya Lifescience Ltd.

Shri Satish Waman Wagh comes from a typical middle class working family. Initially he did his graduation in Economics, he again registered himself for a degree in science and passed his degree in Chemistry from University of Bombay. He started working as a Plant Supervisor in a Bulk Drug manufacturing company. After working for about 10 years in that capacity and gaining valuable experience and feel of a manufacturing industry, probably with his basic background of economics, the idea of starting his own unit started taking shape in his mind. In 1987 he took a bold decision to quit the job and jumped into the vast world of chemical manufacturing business on his own. With extremely meager financial support out of his own savings, due to the enthusiasm and dynamic ideas he could successfully convince the authorities and could garner financial support from MSFC. The formalities of purchasing a piece of land in remote place like Lote Parshuram Industrial Area of MIDC ware completed and small shed was erected out of available funds. The necessary machinery and equipments were brought and Mr. Satish W. Wagh started manufacturing Textile Auxiliaries and was successful in developing a market for his products despite the tough competition from large business houses in that field. However, as the things changed a need to diversify the activities were felt.

The opportunity was located and now it was a question of grabbing it on a right time. Once again the drive from within could not keep Mr. Satish Wagh passive and he took a bold step ahead and entered the field of manufacture of bulk drugs in 1993 starting his activities with Chlorpheniramine Maleate with initial manufacturing reactor of a capacity of 350 ltrs only. In last 25 years, Mr. Satish Wagh, has placed Supriya Lifescience Ltd. In the map of International Pharmaceutical world with flag of a major player in Anti-Histamine therapeutic segment. Today the Supriya Lifescience Ltd. is the largest manufacturer of Chlorphenirame Maleate in the world and exporting to more than 85 countries. Besides, mapping his own growth and continuous service to pharma & Chemicals Industry, Mr. Satish Wagh enthused and helped many young enthusiastic new entrepreneurs to mark their presence in pharma world.

Along with this contribution to Pharma Industry Mr. Satish W. Wagh is also a major player in manufacturing of various chemicals which is required for industries like Pharma, Textiles, Dyes, etc. Today, Mr. Satish W. Wagh is the VICE CHAIRMAN OF CHEMEXCIL. Mr. Satish Wagh is leading this council for more than 13 years & take care of 47 Billion Dollar of India’s chemical exports. Chemexcil have 6400 Manufacturers from all over India. In last two decades of manufacturing and exporting business, the company has achieved more than 25 awards for its’ outstanding achievements in various operation of business. Such as Best Quality Award, Best R & D, Consistent Export growth and Consistent Performance etc. from various government and non-government organizations, including prestigious Awards as mentioned below.

  • National Award for Best R & D – 2010 presented by Hon’ble Pratibha Patil
  • National Award for Best Entrepreneur -2007’ presented by Hon’ble Dr.Manmohan Singh.
  • National Award for Quality-2003’ presented by Hon’ble Dr.Abdul Kalam,
  • National Award for Best R & D-1999’ presented by Hon’ble Lalkrushna Advani achievements in small scale sector etc.
  • State Award in the Year 2008-2009 for Best Performance of Export presented by Hon.Rajendra Darda, Minister, Industries, Employment & Self Employment, Govt. of Mararashtra
  • State Award in the Year 2007-2008 for Best Performance of Export presented by Hon.Rajendra Darda, Minister, Industries, Employment & Self Employment, Govt. of Mararashtra.
  • Regional Award for the year 2000-2001 followed by State Award for Best Performance presented by Hon’ble Dr.Patangrao Kadam,
  • District Award for the year 1999-2000 followed by State Award for Best Performance presented by Hon’ble District Collector Shri.Mahesh Pathak

Chakravarthi AVPS

CEO, Managing Director Ecobliss India

Winner of Worldstar awards (the highest in packaging excellence) for five years in a row with 100% success, a World Record! Also the lone winner of Ameristar award for pharmaceutical packaging innovation from India.

Served as chairman of Indian Institute of Packaging, Hyderabad He is also elected Governing Board member of IIP and on board of Asia Packaging Federation and actively associated with Packaging activities, worldwide. Panel member and active participant of CII & FICCI, Pharmexcil and life member of various manufacturing associations.

Worked for more than two decades in different capacities in companies like International paper, Ballarpur industries, Akerlaund Rausing (sweden), Huhtamaki packaging etc. before he established Ecobliss JV around a decade ago.

Instrumental in developing various pharmaceutical compliance packs for US and regulatory markets! Published articles in various magazines and participated in live programmes of public interest in TV shows.

Toured extensively worldwide, during the past two and half decades! Spoke on various international packaging platforms. Exhibited in National and International Packaging shows time to time! Delivered lectures and chaired various sessions on different topics in FICCI,CII, IIP, CPHI, APF, WPO, Iphex, FAPPCCI, WPC and so many other platforms.

Mr. S V Veerramani

Chairman and Managing Director Fourrts (India) Laboratories Pvt Ltd (Chennai)

Professional Background

  • National president of indian drug manufacturers’ association (idma), mumbai
  • Founder and chairman of fourrts (india) laboratories pvt limited, a fast growing pharmaceutical company in india. Has more than 35 years of successful experience in the pharmaceutical industry.
  • Chairman of tamilnadu pharmaceutical sciences welfare trust
His Organisation "Fourrts" Has Won Several Awards Including
  • Quality excellence award 8 times so for in 1986, 1987, 1996, 2002, 2003, 2006, 2008 & 2013 from idma, mumbai.
  • Outstanding export performance award 3 times so for in the years 2008-09, 2010-11 & 2013-14 from pharmaceutical export promotion council (pharmexcil), government of india
  • Managerial excellence award of madras management association from the governor of tamilnadu, india.
Social Service
  • District rotary foundation chair (drfc) of rotary international district 3230 for the years 2010-13
  • Major donor to rotary foundation with a contribution of more than one hundred thousand us dollars to rotary.
  • Recipient of “vocational service leadership award” From rotary international, usa for promoting rotary’s commitment to the highest ethical standards in businesses and professions.
  • Rotary fourrts medical centre, a joint project of fourrts with rotary club of adyar treats around 500 patients every month.
Other Positions Held In The Past
  • District chairman – awards committee of rotary international district 3230 (2009-10)
  • Member of the jury for “awacs awards in marketing excellence” For the years 2014 & 2015
  • Member of the jury for “ubm india pharma awards 2014”.

Mr. Vinod Kalani

Vice Chairman, Confederation of Indian Pharma Industry (CIPI)

Professional Background

Having graduated in Pharmacy (Hons.) from BITS, Pilani in 1977, Vinod Kalani has a rare blend of knowledge and experience.

Vinod Kalani has been working in three different areas:

  • Pharmaceutical industry
  • Contract analytical services
  • Software industry

In Pharmaceutical industry, he has established:

  • Jaipur Pharmaceutical Works, Jaipur in 1970
  • Cris Pharma (India) Limited, Jaipur, Dehradun in 2006

He also established

  • Oasis Test House Limited, Jaipur in 1981 and
  • Oasis Test House Ahmedabad in 1995 to provide contract analytical services to the pharma sector

He established Software industry also - Oasis Infotech, in the year 1987, where he promoted a team of EDP and technical personnel and started - Oasis Infotech which developed a world class Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) software package - Labmaster / OasisLIMS; pioneer in India to bring concept of computerization of quality assurance activities in pharma industry to a wider front. It is also providing software solutions including ERP, for the CROs, R&D labs, API units, pharma industry, chemical and process industry, and many more including MNCs, Govt. of India and units at U.S.A., U.K., Kenya, Ghana etc.

In 2013, he has established Oasis i-Tech Pvt Ltd.

Oasis is the first company in India to launch Cloud based LIMS.

He is

  • EC Member, Indian Drugs Manufacturers Association (IDMA);
  • Co-Chairman, Federation of Pharma Entrepreneurs (FOPE);
  • President, Rajasthan Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association;
  • Member, National Pharmaceutical Committee, CII
  • Recipient of Indian Pharmaceutical Association (IPA) Fellowship Award 2008

S. M. Mudda

Director – Global Strategy
Microlabs

S.M.Mudda is a Pharmacy graduate with a Postgraduate Diploma in Management Studies. He has more than 39 years of wide experience in pharmaceutical industry covering all aspects of pharmaceutical manufacturing.

Currently, he is Director – Global Strategy (Technical) at Micro Labs Limited, Bangalore, a 2000 crore company, with whom he is associated for more than 30 years. He is responsible for all strategic decisions of the company.

KEY STRENGTH S

  • An ability to provide technical and administrative leadership support, needed to raise the standards of operations of a company from local to the current international standards.
  • Well-connected with the global thought leaders in the areas of Pharmaceutical Quality Management and CGMP Regulation
  • Committed to adopt a Quality System Based-approach based on science and modern technology applicable to the industry.
  • Design & implementation of Quality Management System consistent with the current global regulatory requirements.

ACHIEVEMENTS 
He has designed world-class, GMP-compliant facilities of various dosage forms such as, Oral Solid Dosage Forms- General Plants and dedicated plants for handling Penicilllins and Cephalosporins and facilities for Sterile Products such as Ophthalmic products in Blow-Fill-Seal Packs, Sterile powder for injections etc; at Micro Labs Limited, Bangalore and FDC Limited, Mumbai. 

These plants have gone through several regulatory inspections and have been approved by the agencies such as UK MHRA, US FDA, WHO, MCC, SOUTH AFRICA, HEALTH CANADA and ANVISA BRAZIL. 

MEMBERSHIPS & RECOGNITIONS
  • Member of the Scientific Body of Indian Pharmacopoeia Commission, nominated by Ministry of Health, Government of India
  • Chairman of Regulatory Affairs Committee, Indian Drug Manufacturers’ Associaton (IDMA)
  • Chairman, IDMA Karnataka State Board
  • Member Committee of Administration – Pharmexcil, India
  • Chairman of Bangalore Chapter, ISPE (International Society of Pharmaceutical Engineers), India.
  • Director of ISPE (International Society of Pharmaceutical Engineers), USA, India Affiliate.
  • Life Member of Indian Pharmaceutical Association (IPA).

He has delivered lectures and has participated in panel disuccsions on several topics related to Pharmaceutical Industry in national and international seminars at prestigious forums.

He has co-authored a book “LABEL DESIGN AND LABELLING OF DRUGS” along with Mr. R .S. Iyer (A renowned Quality Guru).