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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.
Amit Chandra

Mr. Amit Chandra is Managing Director of Bain Capital Advisors (India) since early 2008. Bain Capital is one of the oldest and leading global private investment firms in the world. He has previously spent over 13 years at DSP Merrill Lynch, a leading investment bank in India, from where he retired in 2007 as its Board Member & Managing Director. Amit started his professional career as an engineer at India's leading engineering & construction firm, Larsen & Toubro.

He is also a Member of the Board of Directors of Genpact, Tata Investment Corporation, Piramal Enterprises and Emcure Pharmaceuticals Limited. Amit serves as Member of the Corporate Social Responsibility Committee and Remuneration and Nominations Committee at Tata Investment Corporation, the Corporate Social Responsibility Committee at Piramal Enterprises, the Remuneration and Nominations Committee at Emcure, and the Nominations Committee at Genpact.

Amit is very active in India’s not for profit space and serves as a Trustee/Board Member of The Akanksha Foundation (providing education to less privileged children) and GiveIndia (India's leading philanthropic exchange). He was named Next Generation Philanthropic Leader of the Year by Forbes in 2013. He received his MBA from Boston College and was awarded the school's Distinguished Alumni in 2007. He received his undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering from VJTI, Bombay University. He was named as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum in 2007.

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
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.
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.
Mrs. Namita Thapar
Mrs. Namita Thapar is the Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer of the Company. She is a graduate in Commerce from the Pune University, a qualified Chartered Accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and received a Masters in Business Administration degree from Duke University, USA. Mrs. Thapar has a total work experience of 13 years. Prior to joining the Company, she worked with Guidant Corporation, USA. She has been on the Board since 2014.
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