Our Leadership Team
Dr. Yasir RawjeeChief Executive Officer
Dr. Yasir Rawjee joined Glenmark’s API business, Glenmark Life Sciences in May 2019 to lead the company as Chief Executive Officer. Dr. Rawjee oversees all the operations of the organization.
Prior to joining Glenmark, he was the Senior Vice President & Head Global API Operations at Mylan. Dr. Rawjee started his career with SmithKline Beecham Pharmaceuticals based in the USA and has been associated with GlaxoSmithKline and Matrix Laboratories Ltd. previously.
He holds a PhD in Chemistry from Texas A&M University, USA and holds a degree in B.Sc.(Tech.) from UDCT, India.
Dr. Shekhar BhirudChief Operating Officer and
Global Head - Operations
Dr. Shekhar Bhirud, Chief Operating Officer and Global Head - Operations, joined Glenmark’s API division in October 2011 to lead as Head - Operations.
Prior to joining Glenmark, he worked as VP Research & Development at Ind Swift Laboratories Ltd., Chandigarh. He has also previously worked with GSK, Cipla, Sun Pharmaceutical Ltd., Macleods Ltd & Glenmark, heading their respective API divisions. He brings with him rich experience in generic API research & development, manufacturing & supply chain. He has worked on more than 125 API projects. He also has several process patents & publications to his credit.
Dr. Bhirud is a graduate from Mumbai University and did his doctoral work at Haffkine’s Institute Mumbai, specialising in Medicinal Chemistry. He is also a member of the American Chemical Society.
Mr. Dheeraj BisariaChief Quality Officer and
Global Head - Quality
Mr. Dheeraj Bisaria, Chief Quality Officer and Global Head – Quality, joined Glenmark in May 2007 and is responsible for the quality systems of all API Manufacturing sites.
He has more than 32 years of industry experience. Before joining Glenmark, he worked with Shri Ram Fibres Ltd., Indian Maize and Chemicals Ltd., Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd. and Alembic Ltd. His expertise includes handling various regulatory authority inspections such as USFDA, MHRA, EDQM, EMEA, PMDA, COFEPRIS and health authorities from Korea, Malaysia, Romania and Russia.
He holds a master’s degree in Economics and Chemistry from EIILM University, Sikkim.
Mr. David GonzalezChief Commercial Officer
and Head of Global Sales
Mr. David Gonzalez joined Glenmark in October 2017 as Head of Commercial API, based in The Netherlands.
He has extensive managerial experience in API sales & marketing in various international markets. Prior to joining Glenmark, David worked with Teva API for more than 13 years where he held various positions in different countries. He also previously worked with Farmhispania as the Director of Generic Business.
A biochemist from the Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, he also holds an MBA from Instituto de Empresa.
Mr. Sumantra MitraHead - Human Resources
Mr. Sumantra Mitra, Head - Human Resources, is responsible for driving the Human Resource Strategy. This includes talent acquisition, management & development of talent, performance management, leadership development & employee relations.
Before Glenmark, he was Vice President - Human Resources, at Nilkamal Ltd, overseeing the HR Function of the Group. Prior to this, he was heading HR for Mahindra & Mahindra (Automotive Division – Sales & Product Planning Organisation). Earlier in his career, he worked for Glenmark and handled various leadership roles in HR.
He is a post-graduate in HR & PMIR from Pune University & holds a diploma in Labour Law from Symbiosis International.
Ms. Ruchita GandhiChief Finance Officer
Ms. Ruchita Gandhi, Chief Finance Officer, has spent over ten years with Glenmark across various functions demonstrating strong business acumen across geographies, business life cycles and business categories, with emphasis on streamlining and setting up processes and structures.
She is an astute finance professional with more than 18 years of rich, hands-on experience in multiple areas of finance with extensive expertise specifically in business finance, compliances, product costing and GST. She was initially with Glenmark Generics where she handled business finance for the regulated markets of USA, Europe and Argentina, and plant finance for formulations plants of Goa and Indore. Then she was with Glenmark Pharmaceuticals where she headed the Finance function for India Formulations and Middle East and Africa and handled multiple businesses spanning branded formulations, generics and the OTC (FMHG) model. Before joining Glenmark, she worked with Panacea Biotec and Piramal Healthcare.
She holds a bachelor's and master's degree in Commerce. She is a qualified Chartered Accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants as well as a Company Secretary from the Institute of Company Secretaries of India. She also holds a master's in Business Administration (Finance) from ICFAI.
Mr. Mathew GeorgeVice President - Regulatory Affairs
Mr. Mathew George, Vice President - Regulatory Affairs, heads the Regulatory function of GLS.
He brings more than 24 years of rich experience in Quality Assurance and Regulatory Affairs. Prior to joining Glenmark, he was General Manager, Head of API Regulatory Affairs at Cadila Healthcare. He joined the industry in 1995 with Shasun Chemicals & Drugs Ltd. where he was Head of Quality Assurance of the Pondicherry manufacturing facility and later handled the CQA and DQA functions. He was also associated with Marksans Pharma Ltd. as Head of QA & RA, and with Ranbaxy Laboratories Limited and Mylan Laboratories Ltd. where he handled the Regulatory Affairs function.
He is a graduate in Chemistry from Loyola College, Chennai and a post-graduate in Inorganic Chemistry from I.I.T. Bombay.
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