Hikal is managed by a team of experienced technocrats, chemists and finance professionals.
Jai Hiremath伊人aV電影 伊人網a V在線 V is the Founder and Chairman of Hikal and has over 38 years of experience in the fine chemicals and pharmaceuticals industry. Mr. Hiremath developed Hikal into one of the leading global development and manufacturing companies. A Chartered Accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, he is a 2004 alumnus of Harvard University, USA. His contribution to the industry has been recognized across global forums and in 2005, he was presented the Chemtech Business Leader of the Year Award (Chemicals). Mr. Hiremath is the past President of the Indian Chemical Council (ICC), and the former Chairman of the Chemicals Committee of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI). He served as a board member of the Drug, Chemical and Associated Technologies Association (DCAT) headquartered in New Jersey, USA. He is a board member of Novartis India Ltd
Baba Kalyani is the Chairman and MD of Bharat Forge Limited, the flagship company of the USD 2.5 billion Kalyani Group. He received his B.E. (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering from the prestigious Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani and subsequently, earned his Master of Science in 1972 from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston, USA. Mr. Kalyani has been conferred with the highest civilian awards from many countries which include, Padma Bhushan by the Government of India, Cross of the Order of Merit (Germany); Commander First Class of the Royal Order of the Polar Star (Sweden); Knight in the Order of the Legion of Honour (France). The Prime Minister of India also nominated Baba Kalyani as the Co-Chairman of the India-Japan Business Leaders’ Forum in the year 2013 and as the Co-Chairman of India-Sweden Business Leaders’ Roundtable in the year 2016. Mr. Kalyani is also an active member of the US India CEO’s Forum, Indo-French CEO’s Forum, Indo-UK CEO’s Forum and India-Israel CEO’s Forum. Mr. Kalyani in 2018 has also been appointed as a Member on the Prime Minister’s Science Technology and Innovation Advisory Council.
Sameer Hiremath is the Joint Managing Director and the CEO of Hikal Ltd. He oversees the day-to-day operations of the company which includes Research & Technology, Manufacturing Operations to Sales & Marketing. He has over 22 years of experience in technical plant operations, business development and corporate strategy. He has held several key positions at Hikal, including that of Executive Director. He holds a degree in Chemical Engineering from Pune University and an MBA and MS degree in Information Technology from Boston University, USA. Sameer was recently conferred the ‘Business Leader of the Year’ award by the World Federation of Marketing Professionals and World Federation of Human Resources Professionals in association with Business Television India.
伊人aV電影 伊人網a V在線 VKannan Unni is one of the pioneers in crop protection with over 52 years of experience in the crop protection and animal health industry. Mr. Unni worked in multiple capacities in Hoechst, AgrEvo, Aventis Crop Science and Bayer Crop Science Group. He was the Chairman and Managing Director of Bilag Industries, a 100% Bayer Crop Science-owned company. Mr. Unni has technical and commercial experience in the agricultural and animal health businesses, having worked in a variety of roles. He is a graduate in Agriculture and holds a degree in Business Administration from Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management, Bombay and a Diploma in Marketing from IMEDE, Switzerland.
Prakash Mehta is the Managing Partner at Malvi Ranchoddas & Co., Advocates & Solicitors, a leading law firm in Mumbai. He brings extensive experience in corporate and commercial legal matters. Mr. Mehta is on the board of several listed and unlisted companies in India. He is a member of the Managing Committee of The Bombay Incorporated Law Society. He holds a degree in law from Mumbai University.
Shivkumar Kheny is a seasoned entrepreneur who has in-depth experience across several industries. His business interests include real estate, steel and infrastructure development. Mr. Kheny is on the board of several reputable companies, some of which are listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange.
Sugandha Hiremath has more than 37 years of experience in the financial industry. She is an active participant in the Audit Committee at Hikal and also serves as an independent Directoron the board of several companies.
Dr. Wolfgang Welter has over 40 years of experience in the crop protection and fine chemicals industries. Prior to his retirement, Dr. Welter was a board member responsible for industrial operations and quality, health, safety, environment at Bayer Crop Science AG for six years. He has in-depth experience in manufacturing operations at Aventis Crop Science in France.
Ranjit Shahani has extensive experience in the life sciences industry. He started his career with ICI in the Fibres & Specialty Chemicals business and then oversaw their Asia Pacific and Latin American operations for their Petrochemicals and Plastics division. He was CEO at Roche Products Limited, after which he moved to Novartis in India in 1997, following the merger of Sandoz and Ciba-Geigy as CEO Healthcare. He recently retired from Novartis India after 20 years as Vice Chairman and Managing Director. Mr. Shahani brings with him diverse and broad experience to drive strategic growth plans and over his career has delivered strong and successful business outcomes within complex environments. Mr. Shahani is President, Swiss Indian Chamber of Commerce. He is President Emeritus of Organisation of Pharmaceuticals Producers of India (OPPI), is past President of the Bombay Chamber of Commerce and Industry and was on the Council of the International Federation of Pharmaceuticals Manufacturers Associations (IFPMA, Geneva). Mr. Shahani is a Mechanical Engineer from IIT Kanpur and an MBA from Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies.
伊人aV電影 伊人網a V在線 VAmit Kalyani is a member of the management board and Executive Director of Bharat Forge Limited (BFL), flagship company of the US$ 2.5 billion Kalyani Group which operates in the sectors of specialty steel, hi-tech metallurgical manufacturing, automotive components and infrastructure along with specialty chemicals. He has been involved with driving the group’s strategy and execution of its diversification over the past decade. He is also responsible for finance and M&A. He holds a BE degree in Mechanical Engineering from Bucknell University, Pennsylvania, USA and is a graduate from the OPM Program at Harvard Business School.
伊人aV電影 伊人網a V在線 VDr. Axel Kleemann has in-depth knowledge and experience in research and development, production, engineering and drug safety. He was the Director of Corporate Organic Research of Degussa AG (now Evonik Industries) for over 10 years. He was appointed a member on the management board of Asta Medica AG with the responsibility of research and development, production, engineering and drug safety till 2000. Besides being a board member in various organizations and scientific societies in Germany, Dr. Kleemann is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Protagen AG since 2001, and a member of advisory boards of several biotech and fine chemical companies. He is the co-author of the standard reference book, Pharmaceutical Substances (5th edition and online version), as well as a member of the editorial board of Ullmann’s Encyclopedia of Industrial Chemistry. He is an Honorary Professor of Chemistry at the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University in Frankfurt. He holds a Ph.D. degree in Chemistry from Johann Wolfgang Goethe University in Frankfurt am Main.
伊人aV電影 伊人網a V在線 VDr. Goverdhan Mehta is a globally recognized organic chemist. He is currently a National Research Professor at the Eli Lilly Chair School of Chemistry at the University of Hyderabad. He holds a Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from Pune University and has conducted his post-doctoral research at the Michigan State and the Ohio State universities in USA. Dr. Mehtah as been a CSIR Bhatnagar Fellow as well as the Director of the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore and Vice Chancellor of the University of Hyderabad. He has mentored over a hundred doctoral and post-doctoral students and published nearly 500 research papers. He has over 50 prestigious awards and honors to his credit, nationally and internationally. He has been conferred D.Sc. by over a dozen universities in India and overseas. He was awarded the civilian honor, Padma Shri, in 2000 by the President of India and Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur in 2004 by the President of France. Dr. Mehta was conferred the 'Order of Merit-Commander's Cross' (Bundesverdienstkreuz) by the President of the Federal Republic of Germany in 2016.
He is a Fellow of the Royal Society and several Academies and Societies around the world. He is a former President of the Indian National Science Academy and the International Council for Science (ICSU) and has been a member of the Scientific Advisory Committee to the Prime Minister of India.
伊人aV電影 伊人網a V在線 VDr. K. Nagarajan has over 56 years of experience as a chemistry professional. He was the director at the Medicinal Chemistry Research Center and the Director of the R&D department of Searle India He is a recipient of the Bhatnagar Prize in Chemistry and Lifetime Research Award from the Chemical Research Society of India. He spearheads the scientific research initiatives at Hikal. He is associated with several national research institutions such as the Central Drug Research Institute, scientific agencies such as the Department of Biotechnology and projects of the Ministry of Earth Sciences. Dr. Nagarajan obtained his B.Sc. (Hons) in Chemistry from Loyola College, Chennai and Ph.D. from the University of Madras. He is a post-doctoral Fellow from Wayne State University (California), Institute of Technology (Pasadena) and Zurich University, (Switzerland).
Jai Hiremath is the Founder and Chairman of Hikal and has over 38 years of experience in the fine chemicals and pharmaceuticals industry. Mr. Hiremath developed Hikal into one of the leading global development and manufacturing companies. A Chartered Accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, he is a 2004 alumnus of Harvard University, USA. His contribution to the industry has been recognized across global forums and in 2005, he was presented the Chemtech Business Leader of the Year Award (Chemicals). Mr. Hiremath is the past President of the Indian Chemical Council (ICC), and the former Chairman of the Chemicals Committee of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI). He served as a board member of the Drug, Chemical and Associated Technologies Association (DCAT) headquartered in New Jersey, USA. He is a board member of Novartis India Ltd.
Sameer Hiremath is the Joint Managing Director and CEO of Hikal Ltd. He oversees the day-to-day operations of the company which includes Research & Technology, Manufacturing Operations to Sales & Marketing. He has over 21 years of experience in technical plant operations, business development and corporate strategy. He has held several key positions at Hikal, including that of Executive Director. He holds a degree in Chemical Engineering from Pune University and an MBA and MS degree in Information Technology from Boston University, USA. Sameer was recently conferred the ‘Business Leader of the Year’ award by the World Federation of Marketing Professionals and World Federation of Human Resources Professionals in association with Business Television India.
伊人aV電影 伊人網a V在線 VSham V. Wahalekar (Senior Vice President – Finance & Company Secretary) has over 42 years of experience in finance and secretarial functions at Hikal. He has completed his M. Com. (Hons) and holds a degree in Law. He is also a member of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India. He has extensive working knowledge of financial management and corporate law. He is responsible for finance, legal compliance and the corporate secretarial functions at Hikal.
伊人aV電影 伊人網a V在線 VManoj Mehrotra (President – Pharmaceuticals Business) has over 32 years of experience in the fine chemicals and pharmaceuticals industry. He did his B.Tech (Hons) in Chemical Engineering from IIT Kharagpur and MBA from XLRI, Jamshedpur. In his last assignment at Dr. Reddy's Laboratories, he was the global head of the Custom Pharmaceutical Services (CPS) business. Earlier, Mr. Mehrotra worked in companies such as Thermax and SRF Limited. In SRF, his last role was strategizing and growing the fluoro-specialty business. He is responsible for strategy, sales and operations of the Pharmaceutical division at Hikal.
Kumar Inamdar (President – Crop Protection Business) has over 29 years of experience in sales, marketing, procurement and general administration in the fine chemicals, agrochemicals and the medical device industry. He completed his BE in Chemical Engineering from Gujarat University and MBA from Pune University. He has worked in several companies including Tata Limited, Lupin and Bilag Industries. At Bilag, he started as a Purchase Manager responsible for procurement and advanced to the role of General Manager for commercial activities with the responsibility of sales and marketing. He was the Managing Director of Bilag from 2007 to 2012. At Hikal, Mr. Inamdar is responsible for the strategy, sales and operations of the Crop Protection division.
Dr. Sudhir Nambiar (President – Research & Technology) has over 28 years of experience in the area of process research and development of APIs, lifecycle management of molecules, process safety, regulatory and technology across several industries. He is a Ph.D. in Synthetic Organic Chemistry from the University of Louisville, Kentucky and he did his post-doctorate from the University of Montreal. Dr. Nambiar completed his Senior Leadership program from Harvard Business School. In his last assignment at Dr. Reddy's Laboratories, he was the Senior VP & Global Head of API – R&D. Prior to Dr. Reddy's Laboratories, he was the Managing Director of AstraZeneca India Pvt. Ltd. where he was responsible for the day-to-day operations of the company as well as being accountable for research, business services, governance and administration. At Hikal, Dr. Nambiar is responsible for the Research and Technology initiatives with a focus on driving innovation through chemistry.
伊人aV電影 伊人網a V在線 VAnish Swadi (President - Strategy and Business Development) has 22 years of Industry experience. He oversees the Corporate Strategy initiatives at Hikal and is also responsible for Investor Relations and IT operations. He serves on the board of Rx-360, an international pharmaceutical supply chain consortium. Previously, he worked as an International Financial Portfolio Manager with Merrill Lynch in the US. Mr. Swadi holds a bachelor’s degree in International Business and Finance from Ithaca College, New York, USA.
Kumaar Priyaranjan (Senior Vice President – Human Resources) has over 28 years of experience as a human resource professional. He has worked at Indian Hotels Ltd., Transport Corporation of India Ltd, the RPG Group and Dr. Reddy's Laboratories. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Patna University. He received his Post-Graduate Diploma in Personnel Management and Industrial Relations from S.P. College of Communication and Management from the University of Delhi and completed the Strategic Human Resources Management program from the Ross School of Management from the University of Michigan, USA. Mr. Priyaranjan brings with him a wealth of experience having worked in senior positions across several industries in India and has handled many overseas assignments. He is also an executive coach certified by Gallup, USA. He was felicitated with the “Dr. Tarita Shankar Award” for excellence in the HR sector in 2019 and was recognized as one of the “101 Most Impactful CSR Leaders - Global Listing,” by the World CSR Congress, 2019. He is responsible for human capital and CSR at Hikal.