Chairman and Managing Director
Mr. Krishna Prasad Chigurupati is the Promoter 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. In addition, Mrs. Chigurupati is the Director of KRSMA Estates Private Limited, one of India’s premier boutique wineries. Under her tenure, she has established a vineyard in Karnataka and has been overseeing the ongoing operations at the site. Mrs. Chigurupati has a post-graduate degree in Botany (soil microbiology) from Nagarjuna University.
Executive Director of Granules Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Ms. Priyanka Chigurupati is the Executive Director of Granules Pharmaceuticals Inc. and is responsible for the US Generics business. Ms. Chigurupati has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from Case Western Reserve University. Within Granules, she has had a variety of roles across several divisions in the US and in India within the Core business, Emerging Business and Consumer Health divisions over the past 5 years.
Mr. Harsha Chigurupatiholds a Bachelor’s degree of science in business administration from Boston University, USA.He has over 14 years of entrepreneurial experience in marketing, product development, customer relationship management etc. He also has in-depth knowledge and experience in various fields of research and development, clinical trials, regulatory and legal framework navigation, patents and peer review journal publications etc.
Mr. Chigurupati has been with Granules since 2005 and served as CMO from FY 2006-2010, as an Executive Director from FY2010-2015 and as Non-Executive Director from FY2015 to till date. As CMO, he was instrumental in commercializing the Company’s Finished Dosage Division and transitioning the company’s customer base towards brand owners. As an Executive Director, he was responsible for the standalone operation of Granules India and was responsible for the P&L of the company. He holds patents in over 55 countries and has been published in a variety of esteemed peer reviewed journals. He is the creator of a new category of better for you alcoholic beverages referred to as “Functional Spirits”.
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.
Chief Human Resources Officer and Head of Operational Excellence
Mr. Atul Dhavle brings more than 25 years of versatile experience in Human Resources and Operational Excellence while working in companies like Dr.Reddy’s, Welspun, DuPont and Mahindra. He possess a combination of sound business acumen alongwith contemporary people processes knowhow. He handled various strategic assignments in the area of Talent Management, Organisation Design & Change Management, Lean Transformation, Theory of Constraints, Technical Academy and Wholesome Employee Engagement (SMT way) while working in Manufacturing, Product Development, Sales & Marketing and Corporate Centre. Atul is a Production Engineer from Nagpur University and holds PGCBM from XLRI.
CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER
Mr. GSR Prasad is Masters in Pharmacy and possesses more than 30 years of rich experience in Manufacturing, Engineering, SCM and Projects. He joined us as Head of Projects in January 2017. Earlier, he worked with various pharmaceutical companies like Astra Zeneca, Themis, Sangfroid Granules, Pharmeng, Biovail, and Novast Laboratories in India, US, Canada and China.
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
Mr. Sandip Neogi is a Chartered Accountant and Cost Accountant. He comes with a rich experience of over 26 years in Strategic Financial Planning and Analysis, Business valuations, Risk Management, SEC Expertise, Mergers and Acquisitions, Treasury, USGAAP, IFRS, Indian GAAP and Internal controls. Mr. Sandip had earlier worked with reputed organizations such as Nissan Automobiles, Hospira Healthcare, Dr Reddy’s, CA-TCG Software, Tata Korf and Price Waterhouse Coopers.