Governing Body & National Committee




Satish Reddy


Mr. Satish Reddy, Chairman

An alumni of Purdue University, USA (MS, Medicinal Chemistry), where he received the 2009 Distinguished Alumnus Award, Satish Reddy is Chairman of Dr Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd. Associated with Dr Reddy’s since 1993, when he joined as Executive Director, and has led the company’s transition from maker of API’s into an integrated drug manufacturer, making formulations as well— and currently India’s 2nd largest pharma company.


He plays a key role in shaping government policy on crucial issues concerning the pharmaceutical sector and the economy.  As member of key Industry Organisations, Committees and Boards he has contributed to policy on India’s Patent law, pharmaceutical pricing, and key amendments to the Drugs & Cosmetics Act, among other issues critical to the pharmaceutical sector and the economy.  Identified as “Young Global Leader for 2007” by World Economic Forum, and a strong advocate of responsible corporate citizenship, he is also Chairman of Dr. Reddy’s Foundation, a not-for-profit organization focusing on numerous CSR initiatives.


Apurva Shah


Mr. Apurva ShahGB Member

Mr. Apurva Shah is the Founder & Group Managing Director of Veeda Clinical Research. Mr Shah has an MBA in International Finance & Entrepreneurship from Babson College in Boston USA. With his strong entrepreneurial and organizational skills Mr. Shah has been able to grow Veeda to become one of the premier CROs in the country. As a member of the Board he gives strategic and financial direction to all Group Companies. Apurva is the immediate past Chairman of Association of CROs in India ( He is on the governing council of the Life Science Skill Development Council set up by the Govt of India. He also has been serving on the Pharma committee of CII for the past 3 years.


D.G. Shah


Mr. D.G. Shah,GB Member

Mr. D G Shah, is the Seceretary General of Indian Pharmaceutical Alliance (IPA) comprising of eight research based Indian pharmaceutical companies. Mr Shah has been a Director with Pfizer Ltd for more than twenty years before he set up his own pharmaceutical consultancy, Vision Consultancy Group.


Jayant Tagore


Mr. Jayant Tagore,GB Member

Mr. Jayant Tagore, President , Bulk Drug Manufacturers Association (BDMA), is the Managing Director of Synthokem Labs Pvt. Ltd. (Hyderabad), a USFDA approved entity. He is a second generation entrepreneur, who has steered his organization towards becoming a trusted supplier of APIs as well as intermediates for pharmaceutical formulation companies in India and abroad. Mr. Jayant is also the Executive Committee member of PHARMEXCIL, since inception


Kamal Ahmed



Dr. Kamal Ahmed,GB Member

Dr. Ahmed Kamal, pursue d his research career at IICT, Hyderabad and is presently working in the capacity of ‘Outstanding Scientist’ at IICT. He also holds an additional charge of Project Director of the National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER), Hyderabad. He served as Acting Director of CSIR-IICT during September 2012 till April 2013. He has won several honours and awards for his research from reputed agencies in India and overseas, has over 350 publications and 173 patents against his name, and is an Editorial Advisory Board Member for a number of journals. He was also instrumental in setting up Biotechnology Incubation Centre at S.P. Biotech Park at Hyderabad


P.K Gupta


Mr. P.K Gupta,GB Member

Mr. P. K. Gupta is the founder member of Confederation of Indian Pharmaceutical Industry and is instrumental in consolidating its base in the Northern India. He has been instrumental in bringing grievances of small scale pharma companies and have single handedly contributed in making numerous amendments to the law benefitting to small and medium pharma companies. He is the chief spokesperson and the trouble shooter of the Pharmaceutical Industry SME’s (Small and Medium Enterprises.



PM Murali


Dr. PM Murali,GB Member

Senior Research Fellow - Hindustan Lever (now Unilever). Cyanobacterial Genetics at Battelle Kettering Research Laboratory, USA. Hon. President, ABLE - Association of Biotechnology Led Enterprises, February 2012 – Present (1 year 7 months) Bangalore. 




Ravi Uday Bhaskar

Joined as Drugs Inspector in the year 1989 in the state of AP Worked in various capacities in Drugs Control Administration of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.He received no of commendations from Govt of AP for outstanding contribution as regulator and Recipient of Life Time Achievement Award in the year 2013 during 65th Indian Pharmaceutical Congress (IPC).He had distinction of developing Jeevanadhara (low cost quality generic concept, 90-40 % discount offered on the drugs manufactured by reputed companies) along with MrSymala Rao,IAS in the year 2010 and Govt of AP has made it a state program. .


Dr.P.V. Appaji is currently working as Director General of Pharmaceuticals Export Promotion Council of India (PHARMEXCIL), for past eleven years. Dr. Appaji has actively contributed in the establishing and strengthening the council in taking 160 delegations to 226 countries like LAC,CIS,ASEAN,GCC,Africa,EU,Japan, USA, Russia, China and so on.


Rajiv Modi


Dr. Rajiv Modi,GB Member

Dr.Rajiv Modi CMD ,Cadila,represents IDMA on the Governing Body.He holds a Ph.D in Biological Science from University of Michigan,Ann Arbor,USA,M.Sc in Biocemical Engg from Unversiy College london and B.Tech,Chemical engineering,from IIT Delhi.

Dr. Modi joined Board f Directors of Cadila in 1991,and has been instrumental in giving it a global footprint,including acquiring a significant stake in Novavax,USA and a Jr with Stem cycle,USA,Swedish bactignael and pergamum, and British HElpaby.

Dr.Rodi is a Member of a prestigious bodies,including New Yrk Academy of Sciences ,USA,Genetic Society of America,American Society for Microbiology ask force,New Zealand


Ranjit Madan


Mr. Ranjit Madan, Chief Executive Officer

An alumni of Henley College, London, UK (EDP), IIM Ahmedabad (MBA), and St Stephen’s College (BA Hons, Economics), Ranjit Madan has over 25 years experience in leading MNC’s (ICI, Ciba and Mobil), growing running businesses and establishing start-ups in India and overseas— handling Asia Pacific (AP) region, based in Singapore. He has been associated with diverse businesses—from petrochemicals to pharmaceuticals, and dyestuffs to defence. Previously, he has held several top management positions in reputed Indian and MNC companies in India/ overseas.

Keenly interested in issues of socio-economic relevance, he has written several papers in this space, which have received accolades from reputed institutions—in India and overseas.


Shivkumar Kunchithapatham


Mr. Sharad Tyagi,GB Member

Mr. Sharad Tyagi, Vice President, OPPI and Chairman, OPPI Governance & HR Management Committee.


Sharad Tyagi  has  almost  three decades of experience that spans  across pharmaceuticals, personal care, automotive , environmental engineering, textiles  & chemical industries.  He  has expertise in  creating organizations and businesses from start-up and has extensive global business experience including Middle east, Europe, U.S, China & South East Asia.


For the past  5+ years, Sharad has been executing Boehringer Ingelheim ‘s high-growth strategy for India, which also involves building the BI India team, launching of new products for Prescription medicine Business and Consumer Health care launch in the country.





Dr. S.K.Gupta, Treasurer

Professor Gupta is National Advisor to the Pharmacovigilance programme of India (Ministry of Health and Family Welfare). Dr S K Gupta was formerly Head, Department of Pharmacology at All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi and has been Dean & Director General Institute of Clinical Research (India). Currently, he is President of the International Academy of Cardiovascular Sciences and Member, Executive Committee of the International Society of Heart Research (India Section).

Dr Gupta has been conferred with several prestigious Awards and Fellowships by International Academies, is visiting Professor to several renowned International Universities, and has numerous patents and research papers to his credit.


Shubnum Singh


Dr. Shubnum Singh, Secretary

An alumni of Lady Hardinge Medical College, Delhi, Dr. Shubnum is a founder member and currently, Director of Max Healthcare Institute Ltd. where she is actively involved in strategizing and developing different verticals of the business. Her special interest in physician behavior has led her to lead for the group a program for setting the governance framework & templates.

She is a lead founder member of the Healthcare Sector Skills Council (HSSC), Chairperson - HSSC Advisory Committee on NOS, Accreditation & Certification and Core Team Member of Healthcare Federation of India (NATHEALTH). She has also served as member of Performance management Team under aegis of Cabinet Secretariat, Govt of India, and is an active member of various committees and forums.


JS Sudhanshu Pandey



Mr Sudhanshu Pandey,Joint Secretary,Ministry of Commerce

Having Experience in Govt over 27 years in different senior policy positions including as principal secretary to Government,Energy & Renewablenergy,Principal Secretary,Finance,Managing Director,Industrial Development Corporation,Director,Ministry of Commerce,Counselor (PIEC) & Director (TC) Embassy of India,Berlin,Germany.


Satish Reddy


Rao V. S. V. Vadlamudi, Ph. D.
President, Indian Pharmaceutical Association (IPA)


Rao Vadlamudi started his career at UDCT, Matunga, Mumbai, and during a career spanning 31 years till date, he worked in academia as well as in the industry in various capacities.


His Academic highlights-Reader in Pharmacology, UDCT, Professor in Pharmacology, Bombay College of Pharmacy (BCP), first ever Director of BCP and currently the Director of St. Peter’s Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Warangal. Industry Highlights, Pharmacology in Piramal Research Centre; VP, Discovery Biology in Suven Life Sciences; VP and Principal Fellow in Nektar Therapeutics India Limited, and Sr. VP-Life Sciences at Vimta Labs Ltd, Hyd. He was the Editor of Indian Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, the official scientific publication of the Indian Pharmaceutical Association (IPA) from 1996-2014.


He received the Fellowship of the Indian Pharmaceutical Association in 2000; received Dr. B. N. Ghosh Memorial Oration Award of the Indian Pharmacological Society in 2005, the Prof. M. L. Khorana Memorial Lecture Award of the IPA in 2009, the Eminent Pharmacist award of IPA in 2013, the IPA President Special Oration award in 2014 and the Fellowship of the Association of Biotechnology and Pharmacy in Dec 2014.


National Committees of LSSSDC


To guide and provide leadership to Life Sciences Sector Skill Development Council, 6 National Committees be constituted under the Body to look after the over-all affairs of 


1. National Committee on National Occupational Standards & Content Development

2. National Committee on Membership and Industry Engagement 

3. National Committee on Finance 

4. National Committee on Quality, Assessment & Accreditation 

5. National Committee on LMIS and Placement Support 

6. National Committee on Academy of Excellence

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