Governing Council

Governing Body & National Committee


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.


Mr. Apurva Shah, GB 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 (www.acroindia.org). 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.


Dr. B. Suresh

Prof Suresh Bhojraj, for the past thirty years has been actively involved in uplifting the standards of pharmacy education and profession in India. He was elected in 2003 as the President of Pharmacy Council of India, the statutory body regulating the pharmacy education and profession in India. He was once again re-elected as the President of Pharmacy Council of India in August 2008 and August 2013 and has the unique honor being elected thrice to this leadership position. He is also the Chairman of the Scientific Body of Indian Pharmacopoeia Commission, which is responsible for setting of standards for pharmaceutical substances and formulations.

Dr. Suresh is also the delegate member of the United States Pharmacopeia Convention and also the member of the Council of Convention of the USP. He is also the member of ACPE International Services Commission , USA . He was also the past President of Asian Association of Schools of Pharmacy, Chairman of the Education Section of the Federation of Asian Pharmaceutical Association and the Executive Member of Commonwealth Pharmaceutical Association.


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.


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.


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


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.


RaoV.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.


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.


G. Sathya Narayanan

Sathya has been with Galderma, the world’s leading dermatology company and a part of Nestle Skin Health for more than 15 years. He Currently heads Galderma - South Asia as the Managing Director. In his last assignment he was with Galderma Philippines as President and Country Manager

In his close to 30 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry, he has also worked across various sales and marketing roles in Sun Pharma & Fulford.

Sathya is currently a member of the Executive Committee of the Organisation of Pharmaceutical Producers of India (OPPI) – an organization representing the research-based pharmaceutical companies in India. He is currently the chairman of the OPPI HR Committee and has also held the post of Chairman of the Legal Committee for the last 4 years.


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.


Shri Sudhansh Pant

Joint Secretary, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India

Shri Sudhansh Pant holds a B. Tech (Hons.) degree from IIT Kharagpur. He joined the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) in the year 1991 in the Rajasthan Cadre.

In the early years of his service he has worked as Collector & District Magistrate in the districts of Jaisalmer, Jhunjhunu, Bhilwara and Jaipur. He has also worked as Chairman and Managing Director of the State Power Transmission Corporation, the State Power Distribution Companies and the State Renewable Energy Corporation. He has been Secretary in the Mines and Petroleum Department in Government of Rajasthan besides having worked as Commissioner of the Jaipur Development Authority and Secretary in the Urban Local Bodes and Housing Department. He has a long experience in working in the Cooperative Sector and has headed several Co-operative Federations.

Currently, Mr. Sudhansh Pant is Joint Secretary, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. Before this, he was working as Joint Secretary in the Department of Pharmaceuticals looking after Pharmaceuticals Policy, Planning, Development of Pharma Industry, Research and Development in Pharma sector, Pricing and International Cooperation issues.

He has received several awards from the Government of Rajasthan, Government of India and the Election Commission of India for meritorious achievement in different fields during the course of his career.


V.V. Krishna Reddy

Sri V.V. Krishna Reddy is the incumbent National President of BDMA from 2017.

A Chemical Engineer by qualification, Sri Krishna Reddy is the Managing Director of Sri Krishna Pharmaceuticals, a renowned Bulk Drug manufacturing company.

As a business leader with valuable insights into the core issues of the industry, he has been instrumental in pursuing resolution of many key issues facing the industry.


In Compliance to MSDE Guidelines, LSSSDC has following National Committee for Reviewing and Recomanding all Operational Matters.
  • National Committee on NOS: Chairman- Dr Shubnum Singh
  • National Committee on Finance: Chairman- Mr Satish Reddy
  • National Committee on Quality, Accreditation and Certification: Chairman- Dr Vadlamudi Rao