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About Us : Board Of Directors
At Emcure, we understand that a strong Board is fundamental to our success.The Emcure Board consisting of Independent and Executive Directors is drawn from highly eminent people from areas such as Pharmaceuticals, Government, Banking & Finance, Law, Business and Education.

Non-Executive Directors

Humayun Dhanrajgir - Chairman
Mr. Humayun Dhanrajgir is the Chairman and an Independent Director of our Company. He is a graduate in Chemical Engineering from Loughborough University, United Kingdom, a member of the Institute of Chemical Engineers, United Kingdom and a member of the Chartered Engineer, London. He has also completed the advanced management program from Harvard Business School. He has significant experience in the pharmaceutical industry. He has held several senior management positions including the position of the vice chairman and the managing director of Glaxo India Limited. Mr. Dhanrajgir has also held the position of the managing director of Kodak India Limited and he retired from this position in October 2000. He was the president of the Organization of Pharmaceutical Producers of India in 1992 and was also a member of General Committee of Bombay Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Mr. Dhanrajgir is also a trustee of Breach Candy Hospital Trust, Mumbai and Lintas Employees Trust. He is on the advisory board of the United States Pharmacopeia (India). He is a member of the Global Advisory Board of Asian Center for Corporate Governance and Sustainability. Mr. Dhanrajgir has been on the Board since 2000.
Shreekant Krushnaji Bapat
Mr. Shreekant Bapat is an Independent Director and a Non-Executive Director of our Company. He is a graduate in commerce from Pune University. He is a highly distinguished erstwhile officer of the Indian Police Service having held senior positions with the Government of India and the Government of Maharashtra such as Joint Director – Intelligence Bureau, Ministry of Home Affairs, Commissioner of Police, Mumbai and Member of the Maharashtra Public Service Commission. Mr. Bapat is a recipient of the President’s medal for distinguished service and Police medal for meritorious service. Mr. Bapat was the president of the India chapter of a global philanthropic foundation for seven years. He has special interest in areas relating to national security, human resource development and corporate social responsibility. Mr. Bapat has been on the Board since 1999.
Dr. Girish L. Telang
Dr. Girish Telang is an Independent Director and a Non-Executive Director of our Company. He is a medical graduate from Grant Medical College, Mumbai University. He served in Indian Army Medical Corps for five years. He has significant pharmaceutical industry experience during his career of 35 years with Roche, a Swiss pharmaceutical company, where he was instrumental in starting it’s operations in India and was appointed Managing Director in 1998 and later given regional responsibility of heading operations of Roche India Management Centre. He retired as the vice chairman and a member of the board of directors of Roche Products India in March 2013. He is on the board of directors of Masters Biopharma India Private Limited. He is a member of Governing Body of Kundnani College of Pharmacy and L.H. Hiranandani College of Pharmacy, Mumbai University and on the Research Advisory Committee of Pravara Institute of Medical Sciences, a deemed University. He has been on the Board since 2012.
Berjis Minoo Desai
Mr. Berjis Desai is an Independent and a Non-Executive Director of our Company. He is a graduate in Law from the Bombay University and a post-graduate in Law from Cambridge University, United Kingdom. Mr. Desai is the managing partner of J. Sagar Associates, a national law firm having offices in Mumbai, Delhi, Gurgaon, Bangalore and Hyderabad. He specializes in mergers and acquisitions, derivatives, corporate and financial laws, international business laws and international commercial arbitration. Mr. Desai has been on the Board since 1997.
Marvin Samson
Mr. Marvin Samson is an Independent Director and a Non-Executive Director of our Company. He is a graduate in Science (Chemistry) from the Temple University. He is the founder of several organisations in the United States including Samson Medical Technologies, Elkins-Sinn and Marsam Pharmaceuticals. He was the president and the chief executive officer of SICOR when it was acquired by Teva. He was also the chairman of the Board and the chief executive officer of Qualitest Pharmaceuticals, which was acquired by Endo Pharmaceuticals, and continued to serve as consultant to Endo. Mr. Samson holds five patents in the United States pertaining to pharmaceutical manufacturing. He also holds the position of chairman and director of JHP Pharmaceutical. Additionally, he serves as the chairman of the board of trustees of the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia. Mr. Samson has received various awards for business leaderships. He is actively involved in philanthropic activities. Mr. Samson has been on the Board since 2007.
Amit Dixit
Mr. Amit Dixit is a non-Independent and a Non-Executive Director of our Company. He is a nominee of Blackstone on our Board. Mr. Dixit is a graduate in Technology from the Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai where he was awarded the Institute Silver Medal. He is a post graduate in the business administration from Harvard Business School and in engineering from Stanford University. He is also a senior managing director of Blackstone’s Private Equity Group and has led investments of Blackstone in various sectors with a focus on travel, media, information technology and infrastructure sectors. Before joining Blackstone in 2007, Mr. Dixit was a principal at Warburg Pincus where he executed a variety of transactions over a period of five years. Mr. Dixit has been on the Board since 2011.
Executive Directors
Satish Ramanlal Mehta
Mr. Satish Mehta is the Managing Director and the Chief Executive Officer of our Company. He is a graduate in Science and a post graduate in Chemistry from the Pune University. He has also obtained a post graduate diploma in management from the Indian Institute of Managment, Ahmedabad. Mr. Mehta has vast experience in the pharmaceutical industry. His leadership has made our Company a major player in the pharmaceutical industry. He has been on the Board since 1981
Arun Kumar Khanna
Mr. Arun Kumar Khanna is an Executive Director and the Chief Operating Officer of our Company. He is a graduate in Science from Jabalpur University. He has 41 years of experience with leading pharmaceutical companies such as Ranbaxy Pharmaceuticals, Alkem Labs and Cadila Laboratories Limited. Mr. Khanna has been associated with our Company since 1995. He has played a pivotal role in transforming our Company into a fast growing Indian pharmaceutical company and in ensuring wide global reach of the leading brands of our Company. His efforts have resulted in appreciation of Company’s corporate social resposibility in the area of HIV/AIDS. He has been on the Board since 1995.
Mukund Keshao Gurjar
Dr. Mukund Gurjar is an Executive Director and Chief Scientific Officer (Research and Development) of our Company. He is a graduate, a post graduate and Ph.D. in Chemistry from the Nagpur University. He also holds a second Ph. D. degree in Chemistry from the London University, United Kingdom as well as a post doctoral fellowship from Toronto, Canada. Prior to joining our Company, he was the deputy director of the National Chemical Laboratory, Pune where he spent 25 years spearheading innovative and advance research in Organic Chemistry. He has over 32 years of experience in pharmaceutical sciences and is a fellow at various national and international academies. He is a member of the editorial board of the prestigious journal Organic Process Research & Development published by the American Chemical Society. For his contributions to synthetic organic chemistry involving both basic and applied research, he has been felicitated with various awards. A large number of students have obtained Ph.Ds under the supervision of Dr. Gurjar and has published more than 200 papers in various international journals. He has been associated with our Company since 2001 and also became a member of the Board in the same year.
Mukund Ranade
Mr. Mukund Ranade is an Executive Director and the President (Business Development) of our Company. He is a graduate in Chemistry from the Bombay University and a post graduate diploma in Management from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. He has played an instrumental role in initiating and managing relationships with leading global pharmaceutical companies for the Regulated Markets. He has 37 years of work experience. Prior to joining our Company, he worked with Chanrai group, Singapore at a senior management position. He also worked with Glaxo, India, where he held the position of a General Marketing Manager. He has been on the Board since 2012.
Mahesh Nathalal Shah
Mr. Mahesh Shah is an Executive Director and Director (Technical) of our Company. He is a graduate in Science from the Bombay University and a post graduate in Science (Organic Chemistry) from the Gujarat University. He has 37 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry. He has played a leading role in obtaining regulatory approvals from USFDA for solid dosage and bulk drug manufacturing facilities, in addition to regulatory approvals major regulatory authorites including USFDA, UKMHRA, etc. He is currently in charge of manufacturing operations of all the formulation plants. He has been associated with our Company since its inception and has been on the Board since 1999.
Sunil Rajanikant Mehta
Mr. Sunil Mehta is an Executive Director and Senior Director (Projects) of our Company. He is a graduate in Commerce from the Pune University and a post graduate (diploma) in Business Administration from the Institute of Management Development and Research, Pune. He has been associated with our Company since October 1983. He joined the Board in 2013.
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