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Board of Directors

Our guiding force

Ipca’s eminent Board of Directors oversees its overall strategy and cross-functional activities. They are the pillars of Ipca’s corporate governance, and ultimately accountable for strategy, risk management, operations, and financial performance. As Ipca continues to evolve in the new decade, our Board of Directors will strive to steer it to new heights, on the strong foundations of our values.

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Premchand Godha
Premchand Godha
Chairman & Managing Director

Mr. Premchand Godha, is a qualified Chartered Accountant and a Commerce graduate. He is also a first generation entrepreneur. He was in professional practice for five years before joining the company.

Mr. Godha is a Director on the Board of Directors of the Company since 31st October, 1975 and has been the Managing Director of the company since March 1983. He has over 45 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry.

Under his leadership, the company has made tremendous growth in all spheres of activities and has brought Ipca to the forefront of the Indian Pharmaceutical industry.

Ajit Kumar Jain
Ajit Kumar Jain
Joint Managing Director

Mr. A. K. Jain, is a Chartered Accountant and a Science Graduate, and is with the Company since 1981. He joined as Financial Controller. He has over 30 years of experience including 29 years in the pharmaceutical industry in the field of Finance, Accounts, Information Technology, Legal, R&D and General Administration.

Mr. Jain was first appointed on the Board of Directors of the Company as an Executive Director in August 1994. The Board of Directors at their meeting held on 29th July 2010, re–designated Mr. Jain as the Joint Managing Director of the Company.

Pranay Godha
Pranay Godha
Executive Director

Mr. Pranay Godha has done his B.Sc. from University of Bombay and has also obtained a degree in M.B.A from the New York Institute of Technology, USA. He has nearly 12 years experience in the field of Marketing and General Management.

Mr. Godha was appointed as the Executive Director of the Company with effect from 11th November, 2008.

Prashant Godha
Prashant Godha
Executive Director

Mr. Prashant Godha, is a graduate in Commerce and has done Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management and has experience of over 13 years in pharmaceutical Marketing and General Management.

He was appointed as an Additional Director on the Board of the company with effect from July, 2011 and was appointed as Executive Director of the company with effect from 16th August, 2011. Prior to his appointment as Executive Director of the Company, he has worked as Wholetime / Executive Director of Makers Laboratories Ltd. from May, 1999 till August, 2011.

Anand T. Kusre
Anand T. Kusre
Director

Mr. Anand T. Kusre has been inducted as a non–executive independent Director of the Company on 21st January, 2010.

Mr. Kusre is a M. Tech in Chemical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Mumbai. He is currently working as a Professor at Shailesh J. Mehta School of Management, IIT Mumbai. Prior to this, he worked with ICICI Bank for about 30 years with leadership roles in several important functions.

Mr. Kusre has nearly three decades of experience in designing and managing programmes aimed at development and commercialisation of technologies. He has also supported many companies and technology institutions for development of innovative products.

He is also actively associated with industry associations and leading academic and professional Institutes. He was earlier a nominee Director of ICICI Limited on the Board of Directors of the Company from 3rd November, 1993 to 26th March, 1997.

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Dev Parkash Yadava
Dev Parkash Yadava
Director

Mr. Dev Parkash Yadava has been appointed as an Additional Director with effect from 13th April 2012.

He holds Diplomas in Electrical Engineering, Operation Management and Business Management with National Diploma in Materials Management. He has an experience of 45 years in Industrial and Business Management.

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Dr. Manisha Premnath
Dr. Manisha Premnath
Director

Dr. Manisha Premnath is inducted as a non-executive independent Director of the Company on 21st September, 2014.

Dr. Manisha Premnath is currently associated as General Manager with Venture Center – a technology business incubator hosted by the CSIR–National Chemical Laboratory, Pune, India. Venture Center is officially registered as Entrepreneurship Development Center – a non-profit company and is a DST–NSTEDB and DBT–BIRAC supported incubator. At Venture Center, she provides leadership for and manages a team that works closely with entrepreneurs and technologists to promote and support scientific/ inventive startups. She was responsible for setting up Venture Center’s scientific facilities – a unique co-share facility for technology entrepreneurs. More recently, she has led a team in developing and launching the BIRAC Bioincubator at Venture Center which not only includes facilities to house biotech startups but also advanced scientific facilities including mass spectrometry, advanced microscopy, flow cytometry, etc. She is currently providing leadership to BIRAC supported programs at Venture Center aimed at bio–entrepreneurs. Dr. Manisha Premnath also serves on the Board of M/s. Seagull Biosolutions Private Limited.

Dr. Manisha Premnath is a Biotechnologist by training with a PhD from University of Pune / CSIR–National Chemical Laboratory, Pune, India. During her PhD work, she was a British Council Higher Education Visiting Scholar at the University of Aberdeen, UK. She also has post–doctoral experience at the University of Cambridge, UK. Her academic training and research experience spans microbiology, fungal biotechnology, molecular biology and molecular virology.

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Kamal Kishore Seth
Kamal Kishore Seth
Director

Mr. Kamal Kishore Seth, aged 73 years, is a Commerce and Law Graduate, Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, a qualified Company Secretary and also has a degree in Management Studies from Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies.

He has nearly 4 decades of experience in multi–national Companies like Wyeth, Hindustan Unilever and Reliance Group in leadership positions in the functional areas such as Finance, Commercial, Marketing, Risk Management, Business Management, Investment and General Management with profit centre responsibilities in multiple sectors including Drugs & Pharmaceuticals, FMCG, Fiber & Petrochemicals, Energy, Infrastructure and Real Estate. Mr. Seth has travelled extensively and has a wide range of international exposure in dealing with Fortune 500 companies.

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Premchand Godha
Premchand Godha
Chairman & Managing Director
Ajit Kumar Jain
Ajit Kumar Jain
Joint Managing Director
Pranay Godha
Pranay Godha
Executive Director
Prashant Godha
Prashant Godha
Executive Director
Anand T. Kusre
Anand T. Kusre
Director
Dev Parkash Yadava
Dev Parkash Yadava
Director
Dr. Manisha Premnath
Dr. Manisha Premnath
Director
Kamal Kishore Seth
Kamal Kishore Seth
Director
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