Putting Science to Work
  • Peter Bains

    Director and Chief Executive Officer

    Peter holds a Bachelors degree in Science (Combined honours in Zoology and Physiology) from University of Sheffield, United Kingdom and has almost three decades of experience in the global pharmaceutical space. He is responsible for the daily operations and takes strategic decisions. Before his appointment to the Board, he was with GlaxoSmithKline for 23 years, where he held several roles including Head, Global Marketing and Senior Vice President of Commercial Development (International). He has been a Director of the Company since January 2010 and Chief Executive Officer since February 2, 2015.

  • Manoj Nerurkar

    Chief Operating Officer

    Manoj holds a Ph.D in pharmaceutical chemistry from the University of Kansas and a degree in business administration from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He has over 19 years of experience in formulations. Prior to joining Syngene in 2009, he worked with Novartis Healthcare Private Limited as project manager - TRD.

  • M. B. Chinappa

    Chief Financial Officer

    Mr Chinappa holds a bachelors degree in commerce from St. Joseph’s College of Commerce, Bangalore and is a member of the ICAI. He has over 22 years of experience in the field of finance. Prior to joining Syngene in 2008, he worked with Biocon Limited as group Vice president (Finance).

  • Anita Chugh

    Head- Biology

    Anita holds a Masters degree in Science and Ph.D from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences and Post Doctoral fellowship from the McMaster’s University in Ontario, Canada in neuropharmacology. She has over 20 years of experience in the field of discovery biology. Prior to joining Syngene in 2011, she worked with Aurigene Discovery Technologies Limited as a Research Director.

  • K S Rao

    Head - Veterinary Sciences

    Dr. K. S. Rao holds a Bachelors and Masters degree in Veterinary Science and has done his Ph.D from National Institute of Nutrition, Hyderabad. He is a US Board Certified Toxicologist with more than 35 years of global experience in safety evaluation. He is an Emeritus Member of the Society of Toxicology, USA. Dr. Rao has led multidisciplinary teams in designing/constructing, maintaining, managing of preclinical research facilities (toxicology & animal breeding/stock) to international standards, fulfilling Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) requirements in USA and India and has authored more than 200 safety evaluation study reports of various new compounds. Dr Rao is associated with Syngene since May 2011.

  • Dhananjay Patankar

    Head - Pharmaceutical and Biopharmaceutical Development

    Dhananjay holds a degree in Chemical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai, Ph.D from the University of Utah, USA and a Post-Doctoral Fellowship from the Rutgers University, USA. He has over 20 years of professional experience and has been a leader in the Indian biopharmaceutical industry. He has been serving on Expert Committees with the US Pharmacopeia for the last 5 years. Prior to joining Syngene in 2010,Dhananjaya worked with Intas Biopharmaceuticals as Chief Operating Officer where he led the development and commercial manufacturing operations of several biologics for the global markets.

  • Subhash Thuluva

    Head - Clinical Development

    Subhash holds a Master’s degree in Bio-Sciences from University of Applied Sciences, Reutlingen, and a Ph.D (Clinical Pharmacology) from Rheinischen Friedrich-Wilhelms-University, Bonn, Germany. He has over 15 years of experience in the field of Clinical Development focused on Project Management and Global Clinical Trial Management. Subhash started his research career as a Scientist at Universitätsklinikum Bonn. He has extensively worked on several clinical studies and with Pharmacogenetics as main area of research. Prior to joining Syngene in 2014, he held several positions of increasing responsibilities at Novartis, Allergan and Ranbaxy.

  • Jegadeesh Thampi

    Head - Chemical Development

    Jegadeesh holds a Ph.D in Chemical Technology from Department of Chemical Technology, University Mumbai, post doctoral fellowship from Institute National Polytechnic Toulouse, France and a post graduate diploma in management from the Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode. He has over 14 years of research and development experience with chemical and catalysis industries. Prior to joining Syngene in 2005, he worked with GE India Technology Centre as a research scientist.

  • Ajit Simh

    Head - Corporate Quality / Regulatory Compliance

    Ajit has over 30 years’ experience in the biotechnology / pharmaceutical industry in the R&D, production, operations and regulatory compliance domains. Over the years, he has gained an excellent understanding on the global regulatory compliance requirements by the US FDA and ICH bodies for the manufacture and control of small and large molecule API’s and oral and parenteral dosage forms. He has worked with several global companies including Mallinckrodt, Inc., Abbott Biotech and Baxter Healthcare. He is an adjunct professor with a dual appointment at the University of California, San Diego and San Diego State University teaching classes in the M.S program in regulatory compliance and advanced quality. Ajit is associated with Syngene since 2014.

  • Dola Mukherjee

    Head- Human Resources

    Dola holds a Master’s degree in Human Resource Management from Institute of Management Studies and Graduate degree in Humanities from St Xavier’s College and pursued her Advanced Management program from Indian School of Business & Kellogg School of Management. She has over 14 years of experience in linking HR strategies to the overall corporate business strategy. She is responsible for strategic HR leadership, building high performance culture and teams, leadership development, organisation development, building organisation architecture and governance controls. Prior to joining Syngene in 2012, she worked with Reliance Entertainment as Associate Vice President – HR.

  • Mayank Verma

    Company Secretary and Compliance Officer

    Mayank holds a Masters degree in Business Administration from Barkatullah Vishwavidyalaya, Bhopal and is a member of the ICSI. He has over 9 years of experience in the field of corporate compliance. Prior to joining Syngene in 2012, he worked with ING Vysya Bank Limited as Assistant Company Secretary.

  • Purushottam Singnurkar

    Research Director

    Purushottam holds a Masters degree in Pharmacy from the University of Pune and a Ph.D from the Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani. He is a pharmaceutical development leader with 20 years’ experience in product development including new drug delivery systems, analytical, pharmacokinetic studies and CMC development. He has developed over 90 novel and generic formulations which have been commercialized and has several patents to his credit. Prior to joining Syngene in 2012, he worked with Sandoz Development Centre as a Group Head – Formulation.

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