Chairman and Managing Director
Mr. Krishna Prasad Chigurupati is the Founder of Granules and has more than three decades of experience in the pharmaceutical industry. In 1984, he set up a paracetamol manufacturing facility, which has become one of the world’s reputed manufacturers of paracetamol in the regulated markets. Mr. Prasad pioneered and popularised the concept of Pharmaceutical Formulations Intermediates (PFIs) as a cost-efficient product for global formulations manufacturers.
Mrs. Uma Devi Chigurupati has rich experience of 30 years in various fields. Mrs. Uma with Mr. Krishna Prasad Chigurupati had co-founded Triton Laboratories Private Limited in the year 1984, which was later amalgamated with Granules India Limited. Presently, she is spear heading CSR activities and HR initiatives.
Dr. Prasada Raju has over two decades of techno commercial experience in global pharmaceutical space. Previously, he was associated with Dr. Reddy’s; where his work centered around developing new products, fostering strategic partnerships, driving synergies between industry and academia, expanding to new geographies and handling IP driven early product portfolio development and program management.
Chief Operating Officer
Mr Sreekanth Muttineni has over two decades of experience with global pharmaceutical companies. He joined Granules India in September 2016. During a nine year tenure with Lupin Ltd, where he was responsible for manufacturing operations, Mr Muttineni was instrumental in establishing lean manufacturing practices in Formulations and API setups and also led the project for successful entry into very complex Japanese market. Prior to that, Mr. Muttineni had worked at Aurobindo Pharma Ltd as General Manager – Operations and led the establishment of generic pharmaceutical facilities and commercialization. In a decade long stint with Dr. Reddy’s, he held various positions in Formulations businesses and played a key role in establishing the concept of Self-Managed Teams, a first in pharmaceutical industry. Mr Muttineni closely worked on quality management systems and handled several regulatory inspections.
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. V.V.S. Murthy has over three decades of experience in finance across various industries, including nearly two decades in pharmaceuticals. Previously, Mr. Murthy was Group Chief Financial Officer at Dishman Pharmaceuticals and prior to that, he was VP – Finance at Dr. Reddy’s, where he spearheaded several international M&A transactions.
Chief Marketing Officer
Mr. Stefan Lohle has over two decades of experience in the pharmaceutical industry. He has been associated with Granules since 2001 where he served as the Head of Latin American Operations before taking over as the CMO. Mr. Lohle was instrumental in popularizing the concept of PFIs in Latin America. Mr. Lohle also served at Kimberly Clark Corporation for New Project Development.
Senior Vice President – Human Resource
Mr. P.S.N. Murthy has over two decades of experience in panning various functions, including quality, training and HR in electronic component, auto component and pharmaceutical manufacturing sectors. He has been working with Granules India Ltd for the past two and a half years prior to which he worked with Tata Auto Comp Systems Ltd, where he handled various verticals, including Compensation & Benefits, Talent Acquisition and Learning & Development. Prior to that, Mr. Murthy worked with Dr. Reddy’s, where he was heading Global Compensation & Benefits and Policies.