Granules India Appoints Rajiv PritidasKakodkar as Non-Executive Independent Director

The Board of Directors of Granules India Limited appointed Rajiv PritidasKakodkar as an Additional Director, categorised as a Non-Executive Independent Director, with effect from February 20, 2024. Subject to the approval of the members.

Rajiv PritidasKakodkar has over 40 years of experience in the Indian pharmaceutical industry. Kakodkar’s areas of expertise include global sourcing, indenting, trading, and distribution of pharmaceutical ingredients. He founded Daiwat Chemicals in 1983, which began as an exclusive representative and indent sales agent of a French multinational. Over time, he has been involved in the sourcing of drug substances from India on behalf of multiple innovators and generic pharmaceutical companies, as well as worldwide distributors of APIs. Through this long association with the industry, he has had a first-hand view of its evolution from technocrat-driven single-product factories to world-class, multi-workshop facilities with all the requisite regulatory approvals. He owns and operates businesses in India and Singapore. He is also serving as an Independent Director on the Board of Directors of Indoco Remedies and Vasundhara Rasayans. He holds a Bachelor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Mumbai and an MBA from the Stuart School of Business, Illinois Institute of Technology, USA.


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