Dr. Habil Khorakiwala founded Wockhardt in 1967. He has gone on to build a multinational enterprise active in the fields of pharmaceuticals, biotechnology and hospitals and created one of India’s leading healthcare businesses.
As well as being a highly successful entrepreneur he has held many senior positions as an industry representative and is highly respected in India and overseas. As a former president of FICCI (Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry), Dr. Khorakiwala represented India’s business interests to many presidents, prime ministers and heads-of-state.
He is currently the Chairman of the Board of Governors at the Centre for Organisation Development in Hyderabad, a non-profit scientific and industrial research organisation, and a recognised doctoral research centre.
A Harvard alumni, Dr. Habil Khorakiwala is a member of the World Economic Forum and was a distinguished speaker at its 2008 Davos meeting. A graduate of Purdue University in the US, in 2010 he was awarded an honorary doctorate by his alma mater.
He has served as the Honorary Consul General of Sweden in Mumbai.
Dr. Murtaza Khorakiwala graduated in medicine from GS Medical College, Mumbai. He holds an MBA degree from the University of Illinois, USA.
Dr. Khorakiwala is the Managing Director of Wockhardt Ltd. since April 2009. His young and dynamic leadership has become an ideal springboard for various corporate initiatives in creating a New Wockhardt.
A member of the executive committee of the Indian Pharmaceutical Association (IPA), he was the Past Chairman of the Marketing Committee of the Bombay Management Association.
Dr. Huzaifa Khorakiwala is a Bachelor of Commerce graduate from Mumbai University. He holds a Masters degree in Business Management from Yale University School of Management, USA. He joined the company in July 1996 and over the years has run various Wockhardt businesses and served in Corporate Administration.
Dr. Huzaifa Khorakiwala devotes a significant part of his time to Wockhardt’s corporate social responsibility activities. He serves as CEO of the Wockhardt Foundation.
Mr. Shekhar Datta has been a director of the Company since 2000. A mechanical engineering graduate, Mr. Datta has held directorships with Greaves Cotton Limited and Industrial Development Bank of India Ltd. He is a former member of the International Business Advisory Council of UNIDO. Mr. Datta is a former president of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Bombay Chamber of Commerce & Industry and Indo-Italian Chamber of Commerce & Industry.
Mr. R A Shah has been a director of the Company since 2000. He is a senior partner of M/s Crawford Bayley & Co. a leading Mumbai firm of solicitors & advocates. He sits on the boards of various multinational and Indian companies. He has rich experience in the field of law & corporate affairs with special focus on foreign investments, joint ventures, technology and license agreements, intellectual property rights, mergers and acquisitions, industrial licensing, anti-trust laws, company law and taxation.
Mr. Aman Mehta has been a director of the Company since 2004. An Economics graduate, he has over 35 years’ experience in various positions with the HSBC Group. He headed HSBC operations in the Middle East, America, Australia and Asia Pacific.
Dr. Sanjaya Baru was recently inducted as a director on the board of Wockhardt in April 2012. With a PhD and Masters Degree in economics from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, Dr. Baru is director for Geo-economics and Strategy at the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), London and a Hon. Senior Fellow and member of the Governing Board, Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi.
In the past, Dr. Sanjaya Baru was the official spokesman and media advisor to the Prime Minister of India and has also served as editor of the Business Standard, chief editor of The Financial Express and as associate editor of The Economic Times and The Times of India.
Mr. D S Brar was recently inducted as a director on the board of Wockhardt in April 2012. He is a B.E. (Electrical) from Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology, Patiala and a Masters in Management (Gold Medallist) from Faculty of Management Studies, University of Delhi.
Mr. Brar has been associated with the pharmaceutical industry for over three decades and his major stint was at Ranbaxy Laboratories, where he rose to become the CEO & Managing Director. In the past, he has also served as director of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) and is presently a member of the Board of Governors of the Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow (IIML).