Vice Chairman & Managing Director Novartis India Ltd
Ranjit Shahani is Vice Chairman & Managing Director of Novartis India Limited.
He started his career with ICI in India in their businesses of Fibres & Speciality chemicals. Later, he rose to the position of General Manager with ICI / ZENECA in the U.K., overseeing their Asia Pacific and LatAm PTA operations for their Petrochemicals and Plastics division.
This was followed by a period as CEO at Roche Products Limited, after which he moved to Novartis in India in 1997, following the merger of Sandoz and Ciba-Geigy as CEO Healthcare.
Mr Shahani is President, Swiss Indian Chamber of Commerce. He is President Emeritus of Organisation of Pharmaceuticals Producers of India (OPPI), is Past President of the Bombay Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and was on the Council of the International Federation of Pharmaceuticals Manufacturers Associations (IFPMA, Geneva). He is a thought leader in the Pharmaceutical Industry and has been actively involved in advocating for a strong Product Patent law in the country and Data Protection and liberalization of the price control mechanism for Pharmaceuticals. He has also strongly canvassed for deterrent legislation against counterfeit drugs and liberalisation of FDI in the Pharmaceutical Industry.
Dr. Ajit Dangi
President & CEO - Danssen Consulting Chairman of the Board - Fulford India Ltd.
Dr. Ajit Dangi is President and CEO of Danssen Consulting , a consultancy firm specialising in Pharmaceuticals , Life Sciences and Healthcare . He is also Chairman of the Board of Fulford India Ltd. a subsidiary of Merck & Co. Inc.USA , and is also on the board of Atul Bioscience Ltd. Dr. Dangi has served as Director General of Organisation of Pharmaceutical Producers of India ( OPPI ) for over seven years, where he played a key role in bringing IPR regime in India . He is former President & Executive Director of Johnson & Johnson Ltd., India where he served for 20 years in various capacities. Dr. Dangi also worked with Unilever Group Co. in U.K. for five years before returning to India. He is a Chemistry graduate from University of Bombay and later earned his Masters and Doctorate Degrees( Ph. D.) in Pharmaceutical Chemistry from University of London , England . He has also undergone an Advanced Management Programme from Kellogg Graduate School of Business , Chicago , U.S.A. and coaching from world renowned CEO Coach Marshal Goldsmith. In 2011, he was awarded ` Pharma Professional of the Decade Award ` instituted by Indo American Chamber of Commerce and Pharma Leadership Magazine.
Ex-CIO, RPG Group & Essar Steel Business Co-Founder & COO - Ideas To Impacts
SSuneel is the co-founder of Ideas to Impacts Innovations Pvt. Ltd. Suneel is Commerce Graduate (1985) and carries professional qualifications and certifications - CA (1987) and CISA, CISM (2005).
Suneel has multifaceted 30 years’ experience starting his career in the domain of accounting, taxation and finance in manufacturing environment and thereafter moving into the field of technology starting as SAP functional Consultant. Suneel has led his organizations in Implementation of highly complex large scale multi-systems projects involving ERP and non-ERP solutions including global template rollouts.
Suneel worked in IT management roles for over 15 years and has worked as the CIO – Essar Group Steel Business and Group CIO – RPG Group before starting his entrepreneurial journey in Oct ’15.
Suneel has several awards to his credit, some of them are –
India’s Best CIOs 2015 (3rd place awarded by Dell and CIO Association of India
CIO Power List – Diversified Group Icon and ERP Icon awarded by Core Media Group
CIO – 100 in 2012 and 2011 awarded by IDG Media
Suneel is well networked and respected among the CIO fraternity and a regular speaker at various industry conferences. He is actively involved in mentoring and advising early stage startups through CIO Angel Network.
Vikas Gadre Ex. Director General Bombay Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Senior professional having 41 years of experience in industry.
Worked as Director General, Bombay Chamber of Commerce and Industry for tenure of 3 years.
Has headed Production, Procurement Finance, Information Technology, International Projects and Corporate Planning functions at very large corporate.
Previously has served as CIO for Tata Chemicals and Rallis India Ltd.
CS, Company Law - Institute of Company secretaries of India
MBA (Finance), Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore
B. Tech (Chemicals), Indian Institute Of technology Bombay
Certified Mediator, Bombay High court
Awards & Recognitions:
Featured in Top 50 Global CIO List, when he served as CIO, Tata Chemicals.
In 2007, was awarded ‘The Innovative 100‘ at CIO 100 Symposium & Awards Ceremony.