Mehul is a graduate in pharmacy and a Mumbai-bred entrepreneur with 35+ years of experience in the pharmaceuticals industry. His passion and expertise in semisolids is the growth driver for Encube. His astute understanding of manufacturing has made Encube into one of the most operationally flexible companies, capable of handling great variability and diversity.
Chief Business Officer
Pratik is a pharmacist with an MBA from NMIMS, Mumbai, with the past 11 years at Encube. He joined Encube in its early growth phase as the first EA (Strategy) to MD. He has worked in multiple cross-functional and strategic roles over the past 5 years, transforming Encube from CMO to CDMO to a full-scale generics company, notably building businesses in US and acquiring Tioga, Soframycin, and ANDAs.
Chief Operating Officer
Prabhakar is a respected operations leader in the pharmaceuticals industry with 35+ years of experience. He is known for his astute operations management and has led multiple manufacturing facilities (including 11 plants at Dr. Reddy's) in India and abroad. He is an alumnus of KM Kundnani College of Pharmacy (MPharm’89) and Welingkar Institute of Management (MBA’92). Previously, he served at ACG, Dr. Reddy’s, Ipca Laboratories, Cadila, and Strides.
President and Chief Executive Officer - US Business
Kamesh graduated cum laude from The University of Pennsylvania with BS Chemical Engineering and BS Economics from The Wharton School, and MBA from The University of Chicago. He has 20+ years of leadership experience in the US generics pharmaceutical market with companies such as Encube Ethicals, Modavar Pharma, Accord Healthcare, Torrent Pharmaceuticals, and Perrigo, and 10 years of experience in strategy consulting with The Boston Consulting Group in the US, Canada, Argentina, Brazil, and India. Kamesh has expertise in strategy development and implementation, operational improvement, and organizational design.
Kamal is post graduate in pharmaceuticals from BITS Pilani with 28 years of experience in the pharmaceuticals R&D domain. He has varied and vast experience in managing R&D operations across dosage forms for US, Europe, Australia, Canada, and other global markets. He is well versed with various global regulatory norms and has several patent publications to his credit.
Senior Vice-President and Head (F&A)
Kirit is a commerce graduate with experience of 38 years in F&A. He is an astute and dynamic leader with Encube for more than 22 years and has an in-depth understanding of pharmaceuticals industry. He provides strategic oversight and has spearheaded several high-impact organisation-wide projects for top-line and bottom-line improvement.
Vice-President and Head (Projects and Operations)
Jinaraja has 26 years of experience in planning and executing projects. He is an electrical engineer and EMBA in pharmaceutical management. He started his career with Colgate Palmolive and later joined Encube. After 17 years at Encube and becoming Head (Goa Plant), he joined Aleor. After 6-years with Aleor, he has joined Encube to lead strategic projects. For Project Envisage, he is project leader, steering the project from concept to operationalisation.
Associate Vice-President and Head (Quality Assurance)
Madhu has more than 13 years of experience in pharmaceuticals quality system (PQS) and regulatory compliance. He has a master’s degree in microbiology and PhD in meta-genomic analysis. He has established robust governance processes for quality and compliance in his previous roles, including development and improvement of QMS, inspection management, and provided subject matter expertise in validations.
Associate Vice-President and Head (Quality Control)
Amar is a Doctorate in Chemistry with more than 20 years of analytical chemistry and quality experience in the pharmaceuticals industry across dosage forms. Previously, he worked at leading Indian and multi-national companies such as Dr. Reddy’s, Sandoz, Apotex, Par Pharma, and Mylan. He also has a successful track record of managing regulatory inspections.
Associate Vice-President and Head (Goa Plant)
Lalasaheb is a pharmacy graduate from Pune University and has more than 35 years of experience. At Encube, he successfully led first batch for the company, domestic markets, US generics, and Confira. He has rich extensive expertise in tablets, ointments, creams, and capsules. He is associated with Encube for more than 6 years now and has a formidable control on entire operations. Previously, Lalasaheb worked at Emcure, Ranbaxy, and Sun Pharmaceutical Industries.
Senior General Manager and Head (Human Resources)
Mansi has completed her post-graduation in HRM and organisational analysis from King’s College, London. She joined Encube in 2020 and has experience of 3 years. Previously, she worked at Mercer. At Encube, she is leading organisation transformation and employee engagement projects apart from overseeing the entire HR function.
Advisor and Former Managing Director - Galderma India
Hariram has over 40 years of experience in the pharmaceuticals industry with an illustrious career moving from MR to MD. At present, he is an executive coach and mentor. From 2001 to 2012, Hariram was the MD of Galderma India, a subsidiary of the global multinational and a leading global dermatology company. He has attended a course on general management from Henley Management College, UK and INSEAD, France.
Chief Technical Advisor and Managing Director - Misom Labs
Someshwar is a pharmacy graduate with post-graduate diploma in management studies having over 45 years of experience in India covering all aspects of the pharmaceuticals industry - technical, quality systems and processes, regulatory affairs, project management, training and education, leadership development, and business management. He is the MD of Misom Labs, Malta, an EU GMP Certified, state-of-the-art testing laboratory.
Chief Executive Officer - Tioga Research Inc.
John holds BA Hons, MA and DPhil in Chemistry from Oxford University. Following senior research and executive positions at ExxonMobil, Biosym (Corning), and MSI (now Biovia), he has been dedicated for the past 20 years to the research and early development of topical formulations, as founder and CEO of fqubed, as an executive at Nuvo Research, and as a founder and CEO of Tioga Research. John is a recipient of the Corday-Morgan model and the Sidhu Award, and was elected a fellow of the American Chemical Society in 2020.
President and Chief Executive Officer - Enzen Therapeutics
Dominic has worked in the pharmaceutical industry for the last 22 years, mainly in the field of topical prescription products. He helped establish fqubed, a company that pioneered the use of high throughput experimentation in the field of topical formulation development. fqubed was acquired by Nuvo Research in 2005. At Nuvo, Dominic served in executive positions in new product and strategic planning. He played a key role in developing Pennsaid 2%, currently the top selling topical product on the US market. Subsequently, he served as Crescita’s VP Corporate Development where he was responsible for out licensing the topical product Pliaglis to commercialization partners in the US and Europe. Dominic was appointed as EnZen’s CEO in April 2021. He holds BA and PhD in theoretical physics from Cambridge University. His scientific accomplishments include co-authoring two scientific journal papers with more than 1,000 citations and he is an inventor on 20 issued US patents.
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