Dr. Habil Khorakiwala founded Wockhardt in 1967. Today, the Wockhardt Group is India’s leading research-based global healthcare enterprise with relevance in the fields of Pharmaceuticals, Biotechnology, Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs) and Super Speciality Hospitals. An alumnus of Purdue University and Harvard Business School, he is the only non-American in the 125-year history of Purdue University to be awarded an Honorary Doctorate, the highest award that they bestow.
A member of the World Economic Forum, Dr. Khorakiwala has held many senior positions as industry representative, and has been lauded and awarded by various institutions and organisations. As a former president of FICCI (Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry), he has met and shared India’s business and economic dynamics with 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 organization and a recognized doctoral research centre. He is also the Chancellor of Jamia Hamdard University, New Delhi, which has emerged as an outstanding institution of higher learning with distinct and focused academic programmes.
Dr. Murtaza Khorakiwala represents a unique blend of scientific knowledge and business acumen. A graduate in Medicine from GS Medical College, Mumbai, India, and Master in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Illinois, USA, he has been Managing Director of Wockhardt Limited since April 2009.
Thinking out of the box, challenging assumptions and innovation are some of the key principles that shape his strategic thought process. His young and dynamic leadership has become the 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 master’s degree in Business Management from Yale University School of Management, USA. He joined the Company in July 1996 and has
over the years run various Wockhardt businesses and served in Corporate Administration. He is the Executive Director of the Company since April 2009.
Dr. Huzaifa Khorakiwala devotes a significant part of his time to Wockhardt’s corporate social responsibility activities. He serves as CEO of Wockhardt Foundation.
Mr. Shekhar Datta has been a director of the Company since 2000. A mechanical engineering graduate, Mr. Datta has served as Managing Director of Greaves Cotton Limited, Chairman of Bombay Stock Exchange, and held directorships of Crompton Greaves Limited, Industrial Development Bank of India Limited, and other corporates. Mr. Datta is former member of the International Business Advisory Board of UNIDO, former president of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Bombay Chamber of Commerce & Industry, and Indo-Italian Chamber of Commerce & Industry.
Mr. Aman Mehta has been a director of the Company since 2004. An Economics graduate, he has over 35 years of experience in various positions with the HSBC Group. He headed HSBC operations in the Middle East, America, Australia and Asia Pacific.
Mr. D S Brar has been a director of the Company since April 2012. He is a B.E. (Electrical) from Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology, Patiala, and holds a master’s degree 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. Mr. Brar was a Member of the Prime Minister’s Task Force on pharmaceuticals and knowledge-based industries. Mr. Brar also served as a director of Reserve Bank of India, member on the Board of National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education & Research, and member of the Board of Governors of Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow. He is currently member of the Consultative Group on Exports of Pharmaceutical Products under the chairmanship of the Hon’ble Minister of Commerce, Industry & Textiles, Government of India.
Dr. Sanjaya Baru has been a director on the board of Wockhardt since April 2012. With a Ph.D and master’s degree in Economics from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, Dr. Baru is director of Geo-economics and Strategy at the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), London, and a Honorary 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.
Ms. Tasneem Mehta has been a director on the board of Wockhardt since September 2014. Ms. Mehta is an art historian, writer, curator, designer and museum expert who has studied Fine Arts and Design at the Sir J. J. School of Art, Mumbai. She holds an undergraduate degree in Political Philosophy from Columbia University, New York, a master’s degree in English from the University of Delhi, and a postgraduate diploma in Art History from London.
Ms. Mehta has successfully pioneered the revival and restoration of several of Mumbai's important cultural sites. In 2010, she was elected Vice Chairman of INTACH, the Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage and has been the Convenor of the Mumbai Chapter and member of the Governing Council since 1996. Since 2003, Ms. Mehta is the Managing Trustee and Honorary Director of the Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum, Mumbai City Museum, (the erstwhile Victoria and Albert Museum) which won the prestigious UNESCO 2005 Asia Pacific 'Award of Excellence' for Cultural Conservation.
Mr. Baldev Raj Arora has been a director on the board of Wockhardt since May 2015. Mr. Arora holds a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Punjab Engineering College, Chandigarh. He graduated from the Senior Management Development program at Asian Institute of Management, Manila, Philippines, and Executive Education Program from Michigan Business School at Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA.
He has worked with leading MNCs for over 44 years and has a proven track record of building high performance customer-oriented teams, giving outstanding results on a sustained basis. He successfully managed publicly listed companies of MNCs in India for over 10 years as Chairman/Managing Director. He started his career in the Life Sciences industry with Warner Lambert (now Pfizer) in India and retired from Nestle SA in March 2015 as a Regional President – Asia (excluding Greater China) & Pacific Rim.
Mr. Jairath joined Indian Administrative Service in 1982 and served till March 2008. He has served as the Managing Director of SICOM and subsequently Principal Secretary of Industries at Government of Maharashtra until 2008. He has over 25 years of experience in public administration, rural development, poverty alleviation, infrastructure planning and development and infrastructure financing, finance, industry, urban development, environmental management, while occupying various important positions in the Government of India and the State Government of Maharashtra.