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Office Bearers

R.C. Juneja

R.C. Juneja CEO & Chairman, Mankind Pharma Ltd.

Mr. Juneja, the founder of Mankind Group, is one of the most distinguished business leaders of the country today. He incepted Mankind Pharma in the year 1995 with a mission to serve the society by providing quality life saving drugs at affordable cost.

Under his supervision and expertise, Mankind has flourished from an INR 50 lakhs firm to an INR 1900 crores mammoth in a span of 17 years and is heading towards a turnover of INR 2500 crores.

Mankind is an umbrella for many group companies like DISCOVERY, LIFESTAR, VETKIND, FUTURE and MAGNET, and brands like Unwanted-72, Manforce, Accucheck-Go, Kaloree1, Zenflox, Nuforce, Nurokind etc, and boasts of an R&D centre of its own. It has a strategic tie-up with Roche Diagnostic for the marketing of Accu-Chek Go.

Mr Juneja firmly believes in giving back to the society and hence is devoted to corporate social responsibility. Driven by its commitment towards social welfare & dedicated to the idea of providing family support to orphan children, Mankind has been associated with SOS Children's villages of India to help the underprivileged children live a secured life with natural family environment. It also looks after “Andh Vidyalaya” which educates the blind people with general pattern of the society. Free medicines are distributed to organizations like Navjyoti Foundation (run by Dr. Kiran Bedi) and Helpage India et al whenever there is a requirement.

In his around 40 year – long stint with the pharma industry that commenced in 1974 when he completed his graduation in science and that saw him working with pharma companies like Lupin, Mr Juneja has been accorded with many accolades and awards, the latest jewel being the Business Icon – 2011 (Pharma) Award by Network 18. His passion, determination, strategic thinking, creativity, and confidence continue to motivate the youth of the country.

B.R. Sikri

Mr. B.R. Sikri has over 42 years of rich experience in myriad sector including more than 24 years in the field of Pharma sector. This expertise covers Logistics, Supply Chain, Sourcing, Purchasing, marketing and indenting etc.

He is associated with Aurobindo Pharma Ltd. (the World leader in Manufacturing of API (Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients), as its Marketing Channel partner for North India as well as a Director in the Joint Venture Company of Aurbindo and B.R. Sikri Associate.

After working for Haryana Government, Central Government, he worked with FACT, a public sector undertaking under the Ministry of Fertilizers and Chemicals. Thereafter, at SOL Pharmaceuticals Ltd as Vice President, he managed the Regulatory affairs, marketing of bulk drugs, Export to CIS Countries, and Joint Venture Project in Vietnam.

In 1997, Mr. Sikri formed a new company, ABS Mercantiles Pvt Ltd., now a renowned name for marketing and selling of API, intermediates and solvents in north India with more than 20 principals and 150 customers and Rs. 750 crores sales.

Mr. Sikri is also key promotor of following companies:
(1) Auronext Pharma Pvt Ltd
(2) ABS Mercantiles Pvt Ltd
(3) Next Wave (India)
(4) Aumento Pallinos Pvt Ltd
(5) White Print-O-Pack
(6) BRS Mercantiles Pvt Ltd 
He is Vice President, Bulk Drug Manufacturers’ Association (B.D.M.A); Secretary, Indian Drug Manufacturers’ Association (I.D.M.A) (HP & UK); Advisor, Himachal Drug Manufacturers’ Association (H.D.M.A); President, Pharma Indenting Agents Association (P.I.A.A.); Vice-Chairman, CIPI
Vinod Gupta

Sh. Vinod Gupta is Chairman and Managing Director of Meridian Group of Companies, 13 companies at Solan and 1 company at Chandigarh.

After completing civil engineering from IIT Roorkee, he started his career as an Engineer with Military Engineering Services and after seeking early retirement, he started a very successful wholesale pharmaceutical business in Solan in 1980. In 1988, he entered the manufacturing business and started Meridian Laboratories.

A living legend, Sh. Vinod Gupta has set new standards in the industry in Himachal Pradesh on corporate social responsibility and workers welfare. He is one of the top entrepreneurs and most respected industrialists within the pharmaceutical industrial hub of HP. He is an example of how to do it right. And so, with each succeeding day, the prodigy Sh. Vinod Gupta continues to gather fragrance, charisma and allure.

He is Ex-Member, State Advisory Committee, Ministry of Health & Ayurveda (H.P.); Chairman, BDMA, Solan; Advisor, HDMA, Baddi; Co-Chairman, FOPE, New Delhi; EC Member, CIPI (SSI), New Delhi; Founder Executive Member, North Board, Indian Drug Manufacturers Association (IDMA), Mumbai.

He has been honored both at international and national levels by various organizations and societies for his achievements in both business and charitable fields.

Vinod Kalani

Vinod Kalani is a business leader with a successful track record of leading multiple businesses and brings rich experience across General Management, Sales, Business Operations, Marketing, Alliances, Channels and Strategy.

He, in the year 1987, visualized and evolved a specialized team of EDP and quality control personnel and started - Oasis Infotech which developed a world class Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) software package - OasisLIMS; pioneer in the country to bring concept of computerization of quality assurance activities in pharma industry and other industries to a wider front.

He plays a key role in strategic decisions including that for growth of the company as a global provider of enterprise-class software and services to different industries including many MNCs and those at U.S.A., U.K., Kenya, Ghana etc. He has been instrumental in establishing the Oasis brand and his vision and dedication has helped the company keep its commitments to its valued customers. He has also been managing his own pharmaceutical manufacturing units and commercial testing laboratories.

Vinod graduated in Pharmacy (Hons.) from BITS, Pilani in 1977. He has a rare blend of knowledge and experience. Besides being efficient in management, he has been an active member of various associations such as Indian Pharmaceutical Association, Indian Pharmaceutical Graduates Association. His efficiency and credibility is acknowledged equally by the professionals, the industry and the Government.

He is - President, Rajasthan Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association, India; Vice Chairman, Confederation of Indian Pharma Industry (CIPI), India; Co-Chairman, Federation of Pharma Entrepreneurs (FOPE), India; Recipient of Indian Pharmaceutical Association (IPA) Fellowship Award 2008; EC Member, Indian Pharmaceutical Manufacturers’ Association (IDMA), Mumbai, India; Member, National Pharmaceutical Committee, CII; CEC Member, Indian Pharmaceutical Association (IPA), Mumbai, India.

Navdeep Chawla
General Secretary

After graduating and working for over 12 years at CIBA-GEIGY in sales department, Navdeep Chawla started his own marketing company at Ludhiana - Psychotropics India – having diversified product portfolio Pain Management, Dermatology & Nutritional supplements with focus on Psychiatry products.

He started in 1997 a new facility to manufacture Medicated Soaps under the banner of Derma Care India Pvt. Ltd. In 2006, he merged all the companies under one banner – “Psychotropics India Limited”, and moved the manufacturing base in a SEZ – Haridwar.

In 2009, he started PIL Pharmaceuticals Pvt. Ltd. at Haridwar for Beta-lactum products.

In the year 2010, he started another large injectable and oral solid dosage form factory in Haridwar.

Currently, he is managing three WHO GMP manufacturing facilities having employee strength of over 750.

His companies are growing at a much faster rate than the industry’s growth and are tapping the Indian Generic and Rural market as well as exports.

He is General Secretary, Federation of Pharma Entrepreneurs (FOPE), India.

Umesh Sanghi sanghi60@gmail.com
Patron Dr. Rajendra Agarwal dragarwal@macleodspharma.com
Advisor D.C. Jain dcjain@akums.net
// Co-Chairman Vinod Gupta vinod@meriodin.com
Vice-Chairman Ashok Windlas akw@windlasbiotech.com
S.L. Singla mdc_singla@yahoo.com
J.S. Sudan sunvet_pharma@yahoo.co.in
Keshav Saini himsagar333@gmail.com
Sandeep Jain sandeep@akums.in
General Secretary Navdeep Chawla ncchawla@psychoindia.com
Treasurer N.S. Bhatia uhl2000@gmail.com
Joint Treasurer Dr. Chetan Sobti cs@nitinlifesciences.com
Secretary Rajesh Madan rm@medicamen.com
Ms. Aprajita Takiar larklab@gmail.com
Ajay Bhatia ajaybhatia@laborate.com
Neeraj Bhatia b3healthcare@yahoo.co.in
T.C. Kansal crystalpharmac@yahoo.com
Ajay Agarwal ajay@macleodspharma.com
Pushkarna C.S pushkarpharma@yahoo.com
Joint Secretary Sanjay Ahuja ilplpharma@rediffmail.com
Ramesh Khurana gnosispharma@gmail.com
Anil Sharma goneka_he@rediffmail.com
Sumit Gupta sumit@meriodin.com
Akshay Monga akshay@rediffmail.com
Abhinav Arora abhinavarora@synokempharma.com
Arjun Juneja arjunjuneja@mankindpharma.com
Viranchi Shah info@sagalabs.com
Executive Secretary R.K. Rustagi fope2013@gmail.com
Executive Members B.D. Tyagi
Subba Rao info@chimakhealthcare.com
Harshad Vaid harshad@uniagencies.com
Harish Goel harish@samson.co.in
R.B. Gupta unixbiotexh@gmail.com
Ashok Goel ashok@tirupatigroup.co.in
R.K. Jain earindia@hotmail.com
Prakash Setia apcopharma@yahoo.com
Arun Vashishta arun@pentagroup.in
Jatin Gandhi info@talenthealth.com
R.C. Jain hd@pharmasynth.in
B.K. Gupta bkg@medicamen.com
Amit Bansal amit@theonpharma.com
Charanjit Atreja saiblissdrugs@gmail.com
Nirav K. Mehta nkm@coronaremedies.com
Dr. Dushyant Patel admin@astralsteritech.com
Bhavin Bhai info@mediwinpharma.com
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