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Board of Directors is the highest governing body constituted to oversee the Company’s overall functioning. They are responsible for providing strategic guidance to the company and to be accountable to the company and its shareholders.
The Board comprises of twelve Directors, five of whom are Whole-Time Directors and seven are Non-Executive Independent Directors.

Board Of Directors

Dr. Ramesh B.V. Nimmagadda

Non-Executive Chairman & Independent Director

Dr. Nimmagadda is Senior Consultant Medical Oncologist, Apollo Cancer Institute, Chennai, India. He is also the managing trustee of Ramesh Nimmagadda Cancer Foundation. He holds an F.R.C.P.C from Canada. He is a member of several Oncology Organizations like American Society of Clinical Oncology, Indian Society of Oncology, etc.

 

Dr. Nimmagadda has been an Independent Director with Divi’s since June, 2017. He is acting as Non-executive Chairman of Divi’s from April, 2020 and chairs the Stakeholder Relationship Committee at Divi’s. He is also a member of the Compensation, Nomination and Remuneration Committee.

Dr. Murali K. Divi

Managing Director

Dr. Divi is the Founder and Managing Director of Divi’s Laboratories Ltd. Dr. Divi oversees major technical and financial operations of the Company.

 

Prior to starting Divi’s, Dr. Divi had extensive experience of over 15 years in the Pharma industry and has led various Research and Manufacturing teams globally. He holds a Ph.D. degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences from Kakatiya University, India. He is also a member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers and the American Chemical Society.

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Mr. N.V. Ramana

Executive Director

Mr. Nimmagadda is the Executive Director of Divi’s Laboratories Ltd and has been with Divi’s since October, 1994. In his role, he oversees all functions of Strategic planning, Sales and Marketing, Custom Manufacturing, Contract research and Nutraceutical ingredients development.

 

Prior to joining Divi’s, Mr. Nimmagadda had over 10 years of experience in the Pharmaceutical industry and was instrumental in enhancing business development for several pharma companies. He is a graduate in chemistry from Osmania University, India. He is also a Member of the American Chemical Society

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Dr. Kiran S. Divi

Whole-Time Director & Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Kiran Divi is the Director on Board & Chief Executive Officer at Divi’s Laboratories Ltd and has been with Divi’s since August, 2001. He officially took on the role of leading Divi’s as the CEO, starting January 2020. He oversees all the Corporate functions and Operations at our manufacturing facilities. Under his direction, Divi’s has been developing high quality business strategies and plans ensuring their alignment with the short term and long term objectives.

 

Prior to joining Divi’s, Dr. Divi has gained extensive knowledge and understanding of the Pharmaceutical Industry with an extra focus on the US Generic Market. He has a post-graduate degree in Pharmacy from JNTU, India. He holds a Ph.D. degree from Gandhi Institute of Technology and Management, Visakhapatnam.

Mr. Madhusudana Rao Divi

Whole-Time Director (Projects)

Mr. Rao Divi is the Director of Projects at Divi’s Laboratories Ltd and has been with Divi’s since October, 1994. He administers all aspects of manufacturing including production, engineering, sustainability and environmental management along with construction of new projects.

 

Prior to joining Divi’s, Mr. Rao Divi had executed several engineering construction projects and was closely involved in implementing numerous offshore and onshore constructions in India and globally. Mr. Rao Divi has a post-graduate degree in Structural Engineering from Mysore University, India.

Mr. Madhusudana Rao

Ms. Nilima Prasad Divi

Whole-Time Director (Commercial)

Ms. Nilima is the Director on Board – Commercial at Divi’s Laboratories Ltd and has been with Divi’s since July, 2012. She administers all aspects of Material Sourcing and Procurement, Corporate Finance and Investor Relations.

 

Prior to joining Divi’s, Ms. Nilima has gained extensive commercial acumen and familiarity with material requirement planning and financing. Ms. Nilima has a Master’s Degree in International Business from Gitam Institute of Foreign Trade, India and Masters in International Finance from Glasgow University, U.K.

Dr. G. Suresh Kumar

Independent Director

Dr. Suresh Kumar is a practicing Consultant Surgeon at several multispecialty hospitals in Hyderabad. He has also worked with the Ministry of Health, Government of Algeria for several years. He holds an M.S. (General Surgery degree) from Gulbarga University, India.

 

Dr. Suresh Kumar has been an Independent Director with Divi’s since March, 2001. He chairs the Compensation, Nomination and Remuneration Committee and the Allotment Committee. He is also the member of our Audit Committee.

Mr. R. Ranga Rao

Independent Director

Mr. Ranga Rao worked as the Director of Drugs Control Administration, Govt. of Andhra Pradesh, India. He has assisted the government for the betterment of availability of safe and quality drugs to the public. He also served as President of the Indian Pharmaceutical Association. He holds a Post-graduate degree in Pharmacy from College of Pharmacy, Manipal, India.

 

Mr. Ranga Rao has been an Independent Director with Divi’s since November, 2012. He chairs the Corporate Social Responsibility Committee of the company. He is also a member of the Allotment Committee, Audit Committee and Compensation, Nomination and Remuneration Committee.

Mr. K.V.K. Seshavataram

Independent Director

Mr. Seshavataram has a varied experience of over 35 years in the financial and general management of companies in both the private and public sector. He was Chairman and Managing Director of M/s. Hindustan Zinc Ltd. He is a qualified Chartered Accountant, Cost Accountant and Company Secretary. He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and the Institute of Company Secretaries of India.

 

Mr. Seshavataram has been an Independent Director with Divi’s since June, 2014. He chairs the Audit Committee of the company. He is also a member of the Stakeholders Relationship Committee.

Dr. S. Ganapaty

Independent Director

Dr. Ganapaty is the Principal and Dean, GITAM Institute of Pharmacy, GITAM University, India. He has published over 145 research papers in national and international journals and has 3 patents. Dr. S. Ganapaty has an M. Pharm., from Andhra University, India, M.Sc. in Pharmacology from University of Strathclyde, U.K., and has a Ph.D., from Andhra University, India.

 

Dr. Ganapaty has been an Independent Director with Divi’s since July, 2017. He is a member of the Compensation, Nomination and Remuneration Committee and the Stakeholder Relationship Committee at Divi’s.

Prof. Sunaina Singh

Independent Director

Prof. Sunaina Singh is the Vice Chancellor of Nalanda University, an internationally acclaimed historical university under the Ministry of External Affairs. She holds a doctorate degree from Osmania university and is a distinguished academician and administrator.

 

Prof. Singh also holds the position of the Vice President, Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR); is Member, Governing Council, Association of Indian Universities (AIU); Member Comprehensive Language Policy of India; Academic Advisor, National Cyber Safety and Security Standards (NCSSS) and Governing Board Member, India Foundation, a think tank. Prof. Singh has been an Independent Director with Divi’s since March, 2019. She is a member of the Compensation, Nomination and Remuneration Committee and the Stakeholder Relationship Committee at Divi’s.

Mr. K.V. Chowdary

Independent Director

Mr. K.V. Chowdary is a graduate in Mathematics from Loyola College, Chennai and has an M.Sc. in Mathematics from IIT Chennai. He started his career as a Probationary Officer with Andhra Bank and later joined Indian Revenue Service (IRS) in 1978. He held several executive positions in the Income Tax Department and retired as Chairman of CBDT. During his tenure, he went on deputation to the Department of Revenue as Under Secretary and to the Department of Company Affairs as Deputy Secretary. On superannuation, he was appointed as an Advisor to the Department of Revenue, Ministry of Finance. He was the Central Vigilance Commissioner from June, 2015 to June, 2019. He was elected as a Member of the Executive Committee of International Association of Anti-Corruption Agencies. He is a Member on the Advisory Board of Comptroller and Auditor General of India.

 

Mr. K.V. Chowdary has been an Independent Director with Divi’s since January, 2020. He is a member of the Audit Committee, the Compensation, Nomination and Remuneration Committee and the Stakeholder Relationship Committee at Divi’s.