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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
Executive Chairman

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
Managing Director & CFO

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
Managing Director & CEO

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.

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 Ph.D. from University of Pune / CSIR–National Chemical Laboratory, Pune, India. During her Ph.D. 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 multinational 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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Narendra Mairpady
Narendra Mairpady
Director

Dr. Narendra Mairpady, aged 68 years, is a commerce graduate and also holds a Bachelor of Law degree from Mysore University. He is also a certified CAIIB from the Institute of Banking. He has also obtained his Doctor of Letters from Hindustan University, Chennai and Kalpagam University, Coimbatore.

Dr. Narendra Mairpady has nearly 4 decades of banking experience. He joined Corporation Bank as a Trainee Officer in the year 1975 and rose to the position of Chief General Manager when his services were transferred as Executive Director of Bank of India in the year 2008. In the year 2010, he was appointed as the Chairman and Managing Director of Indian Overseas Bank from which position he retired in the year 2014.

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Swati Patankar
Swati Patankar
Director

Dr. (Ms.) Swati Patankar, aged 56 years has done her B.Sc. (Hons) from St. Xavier’s college, Mumbai and Ph.D. in Molecular Microbiology from Tufts University, Boston, USA. Post her Ph.D., she worked as postdoctoral fellow, Immunology and Infectious Diseases at Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, USA for 4 years and thereafter for 2 years as Group Leader/Sr. Scientist & Lab Head with Quest Institute of Life Sciences/GeneQuest Laboratory, Nicholas Piramal India Ltd.

Since 2003, she is associated with the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai (IITB) and is currently Professor, Department of Biosciences & Bioengineering at IITB. She is also a visiting scientist, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, USA since 2002.

She is also nominated to the Board of Governors of IITB from January, 2024 to December, 2026. Between May 2013 to April 2017 she was the Professor in charge, IITB – Monash Research Academy. The Academy is a partnership between IIT Bombay and Monash University, Melbourne with close to 200 Ph.D. students working on joint research projects and over 100 Ph.D. students graduated.

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Vivek Shiralkar
Vivek Shiralkar
Director

Mr. Vivek Shiralkar, aged 65 years has done his B.A. (Economics) from Pune University and L.L.B from Bombay University. He is also an Attorney at Law (Solicitor). He is practising as an Advocate / Solicitor since 1981.

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Premchand Godha
Premchand Godha
Executive Chairman
Ajit Kumar Jain
Ajit Kumar Jain
Managing Director & CFO
Pranay Godha
Pranay Godha
Managing Director & CEO
Prashant Godha
Prashant Godha
Executive Director
Dr. Manisha Premnath
Dr. Manisha Premnath
Director
Kamal Kishore Seth
Kamal Kishore Seth
Director
Narendra Mairpady
Narendra Mairpady
Director
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Swati Patankar
Director
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Vivek Shiralkar
Director
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