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Leadership

Executive Chairman

Dr. S P VASIREDDI

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Executive Chairman

Dr. Vasireddi is the Executive Chairman and founder of VIMTA LABS. He founded the company in 1984 and is considered the father of CRO industry in India. He served as the Managing Director for VIMTA during 1984-2015. He has extensive experience in food and pharma contract research and testing industry

He has served as a Member of Central Advisory Committee of the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India, (FSSAI), Govt. of India, New Delhi (2010-2016). He was a Member of the Research Council of the National Physical Laboratories, India. He was the area-Coordinator of National Conference of Standards Laboratories (NCSL), USA and Regional Representative (Asia-Pacific) of the World Association of Industrial and Technological Research Organizations (WAITRO). He also served as a member of the Technical Committee of the National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration (NABL) and is currently the Board Member of National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration (NABL). He established a training facility at VIMTA in Public Private Partnership with UNIDO (United Nations Industrial Development Organization) to provide trainings to developing nations, in the field of Food and Pharma analytical testing and quality systems. Under his leadership VIMTA has made many lasting customer relationships and won several prestigious projects from across the globe. He holds a Phd. , in Inorganic Chemistry from Nagpur University, India.


Managing Director

HARITA VASIREDDI

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Managing Director

Ms. Harita Vasireddi is the Managing Director of VIMTA since 2015. She has close to 20 years of contract research and testing industry experience. She joined VIMTA as the Executive Assistant to the Managing Director in 1995 and since then has held a range of roles of increasing responsibility, which has enabled her to develop extensive Operational, functional, and quality systems expertise. Her roles in VIMTA have included Joint Managing Director, Director-Quality, Director-Projects, Manager Operations (Inspection Services )and Executive Assistant to the Managing Director. Ms. Harita holds a Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Sciences degree from Mysore University, India and an MBA in Operations Management from Boston College, USA.


HARRIMAN VUNGAL

HARRIMAN VUNGAL

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EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR-OPERATIONS

Mr. Harriman is the Executive Director - Operations and the co-promoter of VIMTA. He is associated with the Company right since its inception. He was inducted to the Board as one of the Promoter Directors in 1990 and was appointed as Technical Director of the Company in 1992. He has extensive lab operations experience and is highly knowledgeable on GXPs and applicable regulations. He has led the Company's effort in building state of the art IT infrastructure, systems and their compliance to applicable regulations. He is a D. Tech in Electronics from Toronto, Canada.


Executive Director Administration

V V PRASAD

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Executive Director - Administration

Mr. Prasad, Executive Director-Administration has 33 years of rich experience at VIMTA in administrative role, overseeing functions such as Accounts, Finance, HR Facility Administration and Public Relations. Prior to joining VIMTA he had 11 years of experience in Department of Panchayat Raj (local government body). He started his industrial career at VIMTA as General Manager in 1986. He was inducted to the Board as one of the First Directors of the Company in 1990.


VP Preclinical Division

Dr. UPENDRA BHATNAGAR

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Vice - President – Preclinical

Dr. Bhatnagar is the Vice-President and Test Facility Management of VIMTA’s Preclinical division. He has over two decades of pharmaceutical industry experience in nonclinical drug discovery and development (small and large molecules) along with toxicological assessment of Botanicals, Food Additives, Medical Devices and Agrochemicals in both R&D and CRO settings. He had held scientific and leadership roles with leading global organizations like Vanthys Pharmaceutical Development (Eli Lilly – JBL), Nektar Therapeutics, Lupin and Orchid. Prior to joining VIMTA in 2016, Dr. Bhatnagar worked with Cadila Healthcare Ltd. where he supported the development of NCEs, biologicals and generic drugs as Senior General Manager - Toxicology. He has published and presented several papers in international journals and seminars. Dr. Bhatnagar holds a PhD in Life Sciences from Bhopal University and MBA (TQM) from National Institute of Management. He received postdoctoral training in investigative and regulatory toxicology and is a European Registered Toxicologist.


VP Biopharma Division

Dr. SHRIKRISHNA DADKE

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Vice - President - Biopharma

Dr. Dadke is the Vice-President of VIMTA’s Biopharma Division. He has extensive experience in both, academia and industry, (USA and India) for more than 20 years. Upon completion of PhD from Cancer Research Institute (ACTREC), Mumbai and India. Dr. Dadke worked at Abbott Laboratories, Chicago, USA in the Metabolic Disorders Program. He was involved in the identification and validation of novel targets in the area of Type II Diabetes. Post his tenure at Abbott Laboratories, Dr. Dadke joined Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia, USA, where he continued his research in the field of Diabetes. His research resulted in a Nature Cell Biology publication which was cited as a “hot article” by the journal. Upon his return from the USA, Dr. Dadke worked at Dr. Reddy's Laboratories, Lupin, and Accutest Biologics Pvt. Ltd. He has valuable experience in bio-similar characterization (cell based and analytical) and small molecule mechanism of action studies. His work contributed to IND filings and involved evaluating both in and out-licensing deals in national and international regulatory markets.


VP Clinical Research Division & Clinical Reference Lab

Dr. MUKESH AGRAWAL

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Vice - President – Clinical Research and Clinical Reference Lab

Dr. Mukesh, is the Vice President of VIMTA’s Clinical Research and Clinical Reference Lab Divisions. He has close to two decades of experience in handling various leadership roles at the functional, operational and business consulting levels for large CROs and Central Labs. His specialties include: Laboratory Medicine, Medical Affairs, Process Excellence, Regulatory, Central Lab and Molecular Diagnostics. He has led and managed large team with techno-commercial expertise, handled life sciences business consulting, business development responsibilities with success in large size business deals and sustained customer engagements. He has extensive experience in implementing systems for Metrics, Compliance & Audits, and Cost-optimization / rationalization. Dr. Mukesh is a Post Graduate Physician with over 16 years of pathology practice and Pharma experience in Central Lab, Clinical Research & Development, and Regulatory & Medical Affairs. Professional Affiliations include - AACC, CAP, MPAI, IAPM, IMA, ISHBT. He is an NABL Technical Assessor for 15189:2012 & CAP- International Inspector.


VP Environment Division

JANARDHAN MERGOJU

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Vice - President - Environment Services

Mr. Janardhan Mergoju, is the Vice President of VIMTA’s Environment Division since 2004. He has close to 26 years of industry experience in the fields of environmental assessments, environment management, regulatory clearances and compliances for the major industry segments such as power, mining, ferrous and non-ferrous, cement, infrastructure such as airports, townships, pulp & paper and chemical. He is an approved Environment Coordinator and Functional Area Expert under QCI-NABET Scheme. He had joined VIMTA in August,1997 as an Environmental Engineer and during the last 19 years went on to grow in ranks as Group Leader, Associate Vice President, Vice President and subsequently now heads the Environment Division. He started his career as Research Fellow at NEERI, Ahmedabad (Gujarat) and worked for two years. Subsequently, worked with Kirloskar Consultants Limited, Pune (Maharashtra) as consultant for five years in the fields of Environmental Engineering and Environment Management. Mr. Janardhan is a graduate in Civil Engineering from College of Engineering, Osmania University, Hyderabad, India and Post Graduate in Environmental Planning from CEPT University, Ahmedabad, India.


AVP Food Division

JAGADEESH KODALI

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Head – Food Division

Mr. Jagadeesh Kodali is Associate Vice President of VIMTA’s Food Division since 2016. He has close to 18 years of experience in lab management, analytical research and testing industry. He started his career in VIMTA as Trainee Scientist in 1999 and spent over 6 years handling pesticide residues and toxins analysis in Food & Agri and Beverages. Further he worked for several MNCs in India & abroad in Analytical Research and Testing Field at Senior Manager levels. Before his second stint at VIMTA, Mr. Jagadeesh was Head-Lab Operations for INTERTEK India Food Services. During his career he mastered chromatographic techniques (HPLC & GC), mass spectrometry (LC-MS / MS, GC-MS / MS, Time of Flight and Magnetic Sector HR-MS) and spectroscopy (AAS & ICP-MS). Mr. Jagadeesh holds a Master of Science in Chemistry degree from JNTU, Hyderabad, India and pursuing Ph. D. in Chemistry from BITS-Pilani, India.


Head Business Development

SREENIVAS NEERUKONDA

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Global Head – Business Development

Mr. Sreenivas is the Head of Strategic Business Development function at VIMTA since 2015. He is responsible for the global business development and marketing activities for VIMTA’s Preclinical, Clinical, Analytical and Biopharma verticals. He is also responsible for growth in profitability, organizational reputation, understanding nuances of customer requirements with close oversight on project management and service deliverables. He has proven experience in planning, execution and leadership of new business strategies. He also has strong knowledge of core sectors i. e. , pharma, biotech and food. Mr. Sreenivas has 17 years of work experience in India and USA. He holds a Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Sciences degree from Nagpur University, India and an MBA in Marketing from University of Oklahoma, USA.


Head Business Development

P V RAO

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Vice - President – Human Resources

Mr. Rao is Vice President – HR at VIMTA since 2008. He is responsible for implementing best people practices in the company and ensuring a unified organizational culture and values system. He has 35+ years of experience in Pharma, CRO and other industries. He joined VIMTA as Associate Vice President – HR in 2008 and later elevated to the position of Vice President in January 2010. He leads all the HR functions in the organization as HR Generalist including recruitment, talent management, employee engagement, regulatory, training and induction etc. Mr. P V Rao holds a Bachelors Degree in Science, Masters in Management, Post-Graduate Diploma in Training & Development.


VP Quality Assurance Division

Dr. KAMALDEEP SINGH GROVER

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Vice - President – Quality Assurance

Dr. Grover is the Vice President and Head of Quality Assurance at VIMTA since 2015. He has over 26 years of experience in the design and implementation of Quality Systems for both biologic and small molecule companies. He has worked with various CROs and Pharmaceutical companies. He is responsible for ensuring a quality and compliance culture at VIMTA and drives continuous improvement. His area of expertise includes Quality Systems & Compliance Audits for in GXPs and ISO quality systems. Dr Grover is a Ph. D. in Insecticide Toxicology, and a Certified Quality Auditor (American Society for Quality, USA). He was awarded Chartered Scientist by Science Council, UK. He is a Certified Laboratory Assessor and Lead Assessor on the Panel of NABL, India and assessor with NABH, India. He has auditing experience in various geographies like US, Canada, Europe and South East Asia.


Chief Financial Officer

MURALI MOHANA RAO MOKKAPATI

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Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Murali is the CFO of the company from July 2015. He is a Qualified Chartered Accountant from ICAI, India, and has more than 16 Years of financial management experience including 8 years of overseas experience. He joined VIMTA as Associate Vice President – Finance, in Oct 2013 and was appointed as CFO in July 2015. He is an experienced finance professional with vast experience across various industries which include CROs, manufacturing, trading, shipping and logistics.


Chief Financial Officer

A VenkataRamana

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Company Secretary

Mr. A Venkata Ramana is the Company Secretary of VIMTA since 1994. He has more than 33 years of professional experience and has vast exposure in the areas of Company Law & Corporate Affairs; Legal; Finance & Accounts and Personnel Administration. In addition to the role of Company Secretary, his other roles in VIMTA have included VP - Finance, VP - Corporate Affairs. Mr Venkata Ramana is a Law graduate from Osmania University, India and holds Fellow Membership of The Institute of Company Secretaries of India.


Non - Executive Board of Directors


T S Ajai

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Director

Specialized in direct tax laws and business and commercial laws. He has wide experience and expertise in the areas of Company Law, Income Tax Investment regulations, Other Corporate Laws, and foreign collaborations. He is a Chartered Accountant.


management

Dr. D Balasubramanian

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Director

He is an eminent Scientist and former Director of Center for Cellular & Molecular Biology (CCMB), Hyderabad and Prof. & Dean, University of Hyderabad. He was honoured "Padma Sri" in 2002 and Chevalierde I' Ordre National de Merite" by President of France in 2002. He holds a PhD.


management

Purnachandra Rao Potharlanka

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Director

A professional with 35yrs of diversified experience in pharmaceutical, biotech / biopharma manufacturing operations of several dose forms of over 70 Rx & OTC products. Rao held executive positions such as Senior Director and Vice President of Technical operations of multinational companies and successfully managed manufacturing operations, staff / people, budgets, facilities, engineering, material management, projects, CMOs and CROs and other infrastructures. He holds B.Pharm, MS Degrees.



Message from Board of Directors

VIMTA Labs wishes to pay a tribute to all its clients and thank them for their faith and trust in the company. We know who you are and we will always remain grateful for the excellent business relationship that we share. We believe we can continue to assist your business and grow together, in the new millennium.