Mr. R.A. Shah – Chairman.

Mr. R.A. Shah is a leading Solicitor and a Senior Partner of M/s. Crawford Bayley & Co., a firm of Advocates & Solicitors. He specializes in a broad spectrum of corporate laws in general, with special focus on Foreign Investments, Joint Ventures, Technology and License Agreement, Intellectual Property Rights, Mergers and Acquisitions, Industrial Licensing, and Anti Trust Laws, Company Law and Taxation. He is the Chairman/Director of various public limited companies and Chairman/member of Audit Committees.

Mr. R.A. Shah was first appointed on the Board on November 9, 1965.

 

Mr. Pradip P. Shah – Director

Mr. Pradip Shah holds an MBA from the Harvard Business School. He is also a Chartered Accountant and a Cost Accountant and ranked first in India in the Chartered Accountancy Examination.

Mr. Pradip Shah is the ex-Managing Director of CRISIL, India’s first and the largest credit rating agency. Prior to founding CRISIL, Mr. Pradip Shah assisted in founding the Housing Development Finance Corporation (HDFC) in 1977. Mr. Shah has also served as a consultant to USAID, the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank. Mr. Shah is a Director on the Board of several reputed companies. He is also a member of various prestigious committees/commissions. Mr. Pradip Shah is presently the Chairman of Indasia Fund Advisors Pvt. Ltd.

Mr. Pradip P. Shah was appointed to the Board on December 7, 1999.

 

Mr. Uday Khanna – Director

Mr. Uday Khanna is a Chartered Accountant. Mr. Khanna is the Chairman of Bata India Limited. Mr. Khanna was the Managing Director & CEO of Lafarge India from July 2005 to July 2011 and subsequently the Non-Executive Chairman till 24th September, 2014.

Mr. Khanna joined the Lafarge Group in Paris on June 1, 2003 as Senior Vice President for Group Strategy, after a long experience of almost 30 years with Hindustan Lever Limited / Unilever in a variety of financial, commercial and general management roles both nationally and internationally. Mr. Khanna’s last position before joining Lafarge, was Senior Vice President Finance, Unilever - Asia, based in Singapore. Mr. Khanna has earlier been on the Board of Hindustan Lever Limited (Hindustan Unilever Limited) as Director - Exports.

Mr. Khanna has also worked as Vice Chairman of Lever Brothers in Nigeria and General Auditor for Unilever-North America based in the USA. Mr. Khanna was the President of the Indo-French Chamber of Commerce & Industry in 2008 and 2009 and is currently President of the Bombay Chamber of Commerce & Industry and on the Managing Committee of the Associated Chamber of Commerce & Industry.

Mr. Khanna was appointed to the Board on May 21, 2012.

 

Mr. Vivek Dhariwal – Executive Director

Mr. Vivek Dhariwal holds a Bachelors Degree in Chemical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai and a Masters Degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Kentucky, Lexington, USA. Mr. Dhariwal has substantial expertise and experience in manufacturing and supply chain management. Mr. Dhariwal has a wide range of Industrial experience in Pharmaceuticals, Agrochemicals, Specialty Chemicals and Bulk and Heavy Chemicals. Mr. Dhariwal was earlier the Director, Manufacturing at Baxter (India) Private Limited and was responsible for India and Philippine markets. Mr. Dhariwal has held senior positions in Baxter (India) Private Limited and ICI Plc, U.K. Mr. Dhariwal is also a Director of Wyeth Limited.

Mr. Dhariwal was appointed to the Board on May 21, 2012.

 

Mr. S. Sridhar – Managing Director

Mr. S. Sridhar is a Chartered Accountant by profession with over 20 years of experience in the finance field. Mr. Sridhar joined Pfizer in June 2008. Mr. Sridhar has served as the Chief Financial Officer of Pfizer Limited for a period of 7 years and was appointed as the Executive Director on the Board of Directors of the Company in May 2013. He has also concurrently led the Company’s Distribution function for 3 years and is also currently leading Pfizer’s Anti-Infective, Cardio vascular, Ophthalmology business.

Before joining Pfizer, Mr. Sridhar held the position of Finance Director of Diageo India Private Limited. Mr. Sridhar was also on the Board of erstwhile Wyeth Limited.

Mr. Sridhar was appointed to the Board on May 14, 2013 as an Executive Director. He was subsequently appointed as the Managing Director of the Company effective March 18, 2016.

 

Mr. Sunil S. Lalbhai – Director

Mr. Sunil S. Lalbhai, holds MS degree in Chemistry from the University of Massachusetts and MS degree in Economic Policy and Planning from Northeastern University. Mr. Lalbhai has expertise and wide experience in the Management field. He is presently the Chairman and Managing Director of Atul Limited, a diversified chemical company where he has been working since 1983.

Mr. Lalbhai was also on the Board of Wyeth Limited since 2002 till its amalgamation with Pfizer Limited.

Mr. Lalbhai was appointed to the Board on February 14, 2015.

 

 

Mr. Milind Patil – Executive Director

Mr. Milind Patil is a graduate of commerce and a fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. Mr. Patil has also completed financial excellence program & financial leadership program and advance leadership program from Harvard Business School, USA and Tuck School of Management, USA respectively.

Mr. Milind Patil joined Pfizer Limited effective August 16, 2018 as the Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Milind Patil is a finance professional with over two decades of experience predominantly in the Pharmaceutical industry and having versatile exposure in global MNCs in challenging and complex business environments across multiple finance and business functions. He has a proven track record in business turnaround strategies and managing stakeholders, people, performance and risks and opportunities effectively. Mr. Patil’s last employment was as Chief Financial Officer for Middle East North Africa (MENA) region for Novartis based out of Dubai.

Mr. Milind Patil was awarded the “CA.CFO-healthcare sector award” by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India in February 2015.

Mr. Milind Patil was appointed to the Board on November 14, 2018.

 

Ms. Meena Ganesh – Director

Ms. Meena Ganesh is a PGDM holder from IIM Calcutta and has a graduate degree in Physics from the Madras University. In 2011, she was conferred the ‘Distinguished Alumnus’ award by IIM Calcutta.

Ms. Meena Ganesh is one of India’s foremost business leaders and most successful entrepreneurs with nearly three decades of experience in industries including healthcare, consulting, technology, outsourcing, education and e-commerce. Ms. Meena Ganesh is the MD & CEO of Portea Medical, One of India’s largest and fastest growing home healthcare companies, which she co-founded in July 2013.

Ms. Meena Ganesh was appointed to the Board on March 8, 2019.

Composition of Committees of Board of Directors – Pfizer Limited


 
 
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