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Jai Hiremath, Chairman and Managing Director
Jai Hiremath is the Chairman and Managing Director of Hikal Ltd. A Chartered Accountant from England and Wales, he has completed the Advanced Management Program for professionals and entrepreneurs from Harvard University, USA in 2004. He has more than 35 years of experience in the chemical and pharmaceutical industry. Mr. Hiremath established the company in 1988 and under his leadership; Hikal has grown to become one of leading life sciences companies globally.
Mr. Hiremath is the Past President of the Indian Chemical Council (ICC) and the former Chairman of the Chemical Committee of the Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FICCI). Mr. Hiremath is also a board member of Novartis (India) Ltd and National Safety Council (NSC) of India. Most recently he has been elected to serve as a board member of DCAT (Drug, Chemical and Associated Technology Association) headquartered in New Jersey, U.S.A.
Sameer Hiremath, President and Joint Managing Director
Sameer Hiremath is the President & Joint Managing Director of Hikal Ltd. His responsibilities include overseeing the day to day operations of the company. Mr. Hiremath did his Chemical Engineering from MIT (Maharashtra Institute of Technology), Pune and an MBA cum M.S. degree in Information Technology from Boston University, USA. Over the years, he has held various positions at Hikal including that of Executive Director. He has over 16 years of experience in plant operations and manufacturing at Hikal.
Manoj Mehrotra, President - Pharmaceuticals
Manoj Mehrotra is the President of the Pharmaceutical Division. He has over 25 years' experience in the fine chemical and pharmaceutical industry. Manoj has completed his B.Tech (Hons) in Chemical Engineering from IIT Kharagpur and an MBA from XLRI, Jamshedpur.In his last assignment at Dr. Reddy's, Manoj was the global head of "Custom Pharmaceutical Services" (CPS) business and prior to that he has worked in companies such as Thermax and SRF Limited.
Kumar Inamdar, President, Crop Protection
Kumar Inamdar is a B.E. in Chemical Engineering and an MBA from Gujarat University. He is an experienced professional with over 24 years of experience in sales, marketing, procurement, general administration in chemicals, agrochemicals and the medical device industries. Kumar has worked at several companies including Tata Limited, Lupin and Bilag Industries. At Bilag, he started as a purchase manager responsible for procurement and advanced to the role of General Manager for commercial activities with the responsibility of sales and marketing. Kumar was the Managing Director of Bilag from 2007 to 2012. He is responsible for the operations, sales and strategy of the Crop Protection division.
Kumaar Priyaranjan, Head, Human Resources
Kumaar Priyaranjan has over 23 years of experience as an HR professional. He has worked at Indian Hotels Ltd., Transport Corporation of India Ltd, the RPG Group and Dr. Reddy's Ltd. He holds a Bachelorís of Science degree from Patna University. Kumaar received his Post Graduate Diploma in Personnel Management and I.R. from S.P. College of Communication and Management, University of Delhi and completed the Strategic Human Resource Management program from Ross School of Management, University of Michigan, USA. He brings a wealth of experience having worked in senior positions across several industries in India. Kumaar manages human capital at Hikal.
Sham Wahalekar, Senior Vice President, Finance and Company Secretary
Sham Wahalekar Senior Vice President, Finance and Company Secretary has more than 36 years of experience. He is an M.Com (Hons), L.L.B, and ACS. He has extensive knowledge in Corporate Law and Financial Management.
Anish Swadi, Head - Business Development
Anish Swadi, Head - Business Development joined Hikal in 2005. Apart from Corporate Strategy, he oversees IT. Prior to joining Hikal, he worked as an International Financial Advisor with Merrill Lynch. He holds a Bachelors degree in International Business and Finance.