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Davinder Singh Brar

Chairman

D S Brar is a life sciences industry veteran, with a career spanning over four decades. Prior to joining Aragen as Promoter-Chairman, Mr Brar led Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd. as CEO and Managing Director. In 2004, he embarked on an entrepreneurial journey to establish Aragen as a leading biopharmaceutical R&D and manufacturing partner to the global life sciences industry. 

Mr Brar also promoted Inogent Laboratories, an early development/scale-up company (which has since merged with Aragen), Excelra Knowledge Solutions, a data structuring and analytics company, and Davix Management Services, a pharmaceutical-focused consulting/advisory services company. In addition to holding several board and advisory positions with Indian and international companies, he has been actively involved with India’s premier research/educational institutions and leading industry associations.

Professional Experience

  • CEO and Managing Director, Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd. (1999–2004)
  • President, Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd. (1993)
  • Several leadership positions, Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd.

Leadership

  • Director, Reserve Bank of India (2000–2007)
  • Member, Inspection and Audit Sub-Committee, Reserve Bank of India
  • Chairman, Mphasis Ltd.
  • Chairman, EPL Limited (Formerly, Essel Propack Ltd.)
  • Board Member, Maruti Suzuki India Ltd.
  • Board Member, Wockhardt Ltd.
  • Board Member, Mountain Trail Foods (India) Pvt. Ltd.
  • Member, Advisory Board of the USA-India Chamber of Commerce (USAIC)
  • Honoured with Dean’s Medal for Life’s work and dedication, Tufts University School of Medicine, USA
  • Federation of Asian Biotech Associations (FABA) Special Award for contribution to the biopharma sector

Education

  • MBA, Faculty of Management Studies, University of Delhi, India
  • BSc in Electrical Engineering, Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology, Patiala, India

Board of Directors

Davinder Singh Brar

Chairman

D S Brar is a life sciences industry veteran, with a career spanning over four decades. Prior to joining Aragen as Promoter-Chairman, Mr Brar led Ranbaxy...

G V Keshav Reddy

Director

As a Promoter-Director at Aragen, Keshav Reddy leads board-mandated strategic projects in finance, M&A, branding, structuring and vision planning for...

Rajat Sood

Director

Rajat Sood is a Managing Director in the Asset Management Division at Goldman Sachs, focused on corporate and growth equity investing in India. Mr. Sood...

Robert R Ruffolo, PhD

Director

Robert Ruffolo is a distinguished scientist, globally recognized for his executive leadership in the pharmaceutical industry. He served as the President...

Gerhard Mayr

Director

After 32 years of service, Gerhard Mayr retired as the Executive Vice President, Pharmaceutical Operations at Eli Lilly and Company, in March 2004. At...

Ajay Srivastava

Director

Ajay Srivastava, has worked with Citibank in the area of Transactional Services and Corporate and Investment Banking for many years. Thereafter, he founded...

Anita Ramachandran

Director

Anita Ramachandran heads Cerebrus Consultants and is a renowned Human Resource professional with deep knowledge and experience of over 40 years as a management...

Manni Kantipudi

Whole-Time Director & CEO

Manni Kantipudi joined Aragen in 2007 as President. He is presently CEO and member of the Board of Directors, responsible for the overall growth, strategy,...