Mr. Ravi Limaye
Managing Director – Wockhardt UK
Ravi Limaye

Ravi Limaye has joined us as Managing Director of Wockhardt UK. Ravi holds Master’s degree in Pharmacy and completed his MBA in Marketing from Jamnalal Bajaj Institute, Mumbai. Ravi brings with him over 30 years of domestic as well as global experience in all areas of pharmaceutical industry i.e. Commercial, Business Development, Corporate Strategy and General Management. He has worked in global companies like Glaxo Smith Kline, Novartis, Ranbaxy and Biocon.

He will provide leadership for the overall business for CP Pharmaceuticals and Wockhardt UK Ltd and grow the business in these regions through strategic business initiatives across sales, marketing, manufacturing and operation functions.

Mr. Ajay Sahni
Managing Director, Wockhardt Bio AG; President, Wockhardt France; Managing Director, Pinewood Healthcare
Mr. Ajay Sahni

Ajay Sahni joined Wockhardt in February 2007. He brings with him around 27 years of experience , including 20 years in the pharmaceutical industry.
 
He is currently managing the European hub office in Switzerland and also overlooks the Negma operations in France and Irish business of Pinewood Laboratories, Ireland.
 
With an experience spanning multi-cultural environments in the US, Europe and SE Asia, Ajay is adept at bridging language and cultures in alignment with the Company ethos.
 

Dr. Vijayesh Gupta
President – India Branded Business, Quality Generics & CMS
Dr.  Vijayesh Gupta

Dr. Vijayesh Gupta joined Wockhardt in August, 2017. Dr. Vijayesh has a graduate degree in Medicines and Surgery (MBBS) and a post-graduate degree in Clinical Pharmacology (MD – Pharmacology) from the prestigious All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS, New Delhi). Prior to Wockhardt, Dr. Vijayesh was associated with INTAS as President, heading India and Nepal business. In addition to INTAS, he worked with Zydus and Ranbaxy.

Dr. Vijayesh brings with him significant leadership and business experience of over 25 years in various areas like medical affairs, sales, marketing, strategy, business development, brand building and leading overall business.
 

 

Mr. Prakash Gupta
President - Supply Chain
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Mr. Prakash Gupta, joined us at Wockhardt as President, in the Supply Chain business. Prakash is a Mechanical Engineering graduate and he has completed his Management Education Program from Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIMA). Additionally, he has also done Digital Supply Chain Course through MIT-EDX. He brings with him significant leadership in supply chain and business operations close to 30 years from multi-cultural, multi-national and diverse industries. He also brings expertise in greenfield projects, quality management and re-engineering processes.

 Prakash joins us from Fonterra, a global MNC in dairy & dairy products, where he was heading integrated supply chain for India sub-continent. Prior to this, he has also worked for companies like Hindustan Unilever,  PepsiCo, Amway etc.

Ms. Pradnya Deshmukh
President & Global Head - Quality & Compliance
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Pradnya Deshmukh leads the Quality organization globally, and has the mandate to drive the culture of “right first time” quality across the organization, building world-class quality systems and processes across the organization. She holds a Master’s degree for analytical and medicinal chemistry from University of Mumbai. She is the certified lead auditor for Quality Management System and Environment Management System from QMS Network Ltd UK.

Pradnya brings with her professional leadership experience of more than 25 years in areas of Strategic Planning, Risk Assessment, Quality and Compliance. She is experienced in tech transfer, validation and gap analysis for continuous improvement. She has successfully hosted inspections from the USFDA, MHRA, ANVISA, PMDA and Health Canada over a number of times. She has actively supported the mergers and acquisitions at global level through audits. Her last assignment was with Sun Pharmaceuticals Industries Ltd.

Dr. Lalit Aggarwal
President - Manufacturing
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Lalit Aggarwal joined Wockhardt in March 2014 and is serving as President – Manufacturing. He is a Transformational leader with 25 years of experience in Pharmaceutical Formulations, Biotech (DS & DP), Vaccines (DS & DP), API’s, MSAT, Green and brown field capital projects, Supply chain and Operational Excellence.

He has handled diverse roles of increasing responsibilities serving both emerging and developed markets in a cross-cultural environment.

Mr. Robert Spina
President – North America
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Robert Spina has joined Wockhardt USA, LLC as President – North America. With nearly a decade of experience in the pharmaceutical industry, he led the customer operations team using reverse logistics, process improvement, KPI tracking as well as wholesaler product setup and optimization to improve customer interactions in daily operations.

Robert has an MBA from Harvard University. He is focused on optimizing care and outcomes through delivering strategic channel management solutions, new products and high-touch services.

Mr. Vivek Bachhawat
Head – Emerging Markets
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Vivek Bachhawat has joined us in July 2021 as Head – Emerging Markets. He has about 20 years of progressive Global Leadership experience in Healthcare Industry. He has experience in P&L management, strategy creation and business/region building, change management, M&A and digital innovation. He has ensured multiple successful product launches and trailblazing initiatives.

Vivek has completed his Bachelor of Science with Honours (Triple Major: Economics, Mathematics and Computer Science) from St. Lawrence University,  USA and has done a certification course in CRISPR Gene-editing Applications from Harvard University (VPAL), USA.