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 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 has more than 30 years of rich experience in Pharmaceutical Operations including Manufacturing, Quality, Technical / Validation Services, Supply Chain Management, Greenfield and Brownfield Projects. He has joined us as Sr. Vice President – Projects & Operations in 2017 before taking over as COO in 2019.
During his operational roles he has established manufacturing facilities with focus on process automation, operational excellence, built in quality, productivity and safety. He has successfully led many regulatory audits such as USFDA, TGA, EU, Health Canada etc.
Mr. GSR Prasad has earlier worked with reputed Pharmaceutical organizations across the globe such as Astra Zeneca, Themis, Sangfroid, Granules India, Pharmeng (Novartis), Biovail Corporation (now Valeant), and Novast Laboratories in India, Canada, USA and China. He has done his Masters in Pharmaceutical Sciences.
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.