Board of Directors' Profile

Mr. Surrinder Lal Kapur, Chairman and Independent Director

Mr. Surrinder Lal Kapur is a Non-Executive and Independent Director of the Company and was appointed as a Director of the Company on September 26, 2008. He holds a post graduate degree in Mathematics and is a graduate in Law from Punjab University. He has completed his training in public administration from the National Academy of Administration, Mussoorie. He holds a diploma in National Economic Management awarded by EDI, an affiliate of the World Bank. He has worked as a Consultant with UNIDO,UNDP and Reserve Bank of India. He has a practical experience in banking and promotion of industrial investments. He served in the Indian Administrative Service for about 35 years. As Secretary to Punjab Govt. Department of Industries, he promoted a number of joint and public sector ventures, including Punjab Tractors. As Secretary to Govt. of India, Ministry of Food Processing, he was instrumental in providing a major directional change to the development and growth of this important sector. He retired from Public Service as Chairman of the Board for Industrial and Financial Reconstruction. He is practising as an Advocate and is proprietor of a law firm known as “S. L. Kapur & Associates”. He has floated a charitable trust known as Poverty Alleviation through Generation of Employment Trust to provide employment opportunities to youth belonging to backward classes and rural areas. He is a former Chairman of Yes Bank and Chairman of Yes Foundation. He is also a Strategic Advisor to Yes Bank.

Mr. Arjun Handa, Vice-Chairman and Managing Director

Mr. Arjun Handa, is a Vice – Chairman and Managing Director of Claris Lifesciences Limited. He is a Masters of Business Administration from Northeastern University, Boston, USA and holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Gujarat University, Ahmedabad. Arjun’s vision is to make Claris India’s most admired Injectables company. He likes to focus on people, entrepreneurship and management quality. He would like to add value to the lives of people in the world through his business and to contribute to the society by creating opportunities for people in the fields of sports and culture.

Claris has achieved significant milestones including launch of niche, difficult to develop products and expansion into the regulated markets. Under his leadership, the Company has won several awards including the Frost and Sullivan manufacturing excellence award and has achieved 6th year in a row “Great Place to Work” award. Apart from work, Arjun likes to read books on entrepreneurship and management, is a car & technology freak, and holds a deep interest in world music. He is also a soccer player, and in earlier times, used to play for his school and college.

Mr. Chandrasingh Purohit, Whole Time Director & CFO

Mr. Chandrasingh Purohit, is a Whole Time Director & CFO of Claris Lifesciences Limited. He holds a Master of Commerce degree and Bachelors of Commerce degree from Maharaj Shivajirao University, Vadodara. He has broad – spectrum of experience in the pharmaceutical industry. He has expertise in finance, sales, supply chain and marketing network across key international markets.

Mr. Shyamsunder Sharma, Non-Executive and Non-Independent Director

Mr. Shyam Sharma holds a Bachelor degree in Arts from M L Sukhadia University, Udaipur, and has a Post Graduate qualification in Social Work and Human Resource Management. He has an experience of about 28 years in the field of HR. With focus on people development, and technology in HR, he has been instrumental in developing and putting into place people policies, systems, and processes. He has brought several cultural changes, and has contributed in various awards to Claris including “India’s Best Companies to Work For” for 7 years in a row. He himself has been accredited as ‘Best HR Leader’ by Greentech in 2010, and has received ‘HR Leadership Award’ by World HRD Congress in 2016. He serves as President - HRM & Corporate Communication; and he oversees HRD, Personnel, Administration, and Corporate Communication functions.

Mr. Anup P. Shah, Independent Director

Mr. Anup P. Shah is a Non-Executive and Independent Director of the Company and was appointed by the Board of Directors on February 23, 2013. He is a Fellow Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, a Commerce and a Law Graduate from the Mumbai University. Presently, he is the Managing Partner of M/s. Pravin P. Shah & Co, Chartered Accountants. Mr. Anup Shah has hands-on experience in Legal, Financial, and Tax Consultancy, including Business Restructuring, Transaction Structuring, Capital Markets Regulations, Foreign Investments, PE Investments, Business Valuations, Real Estate Structuring, Corporate Governance issues, Accounting Advisory, etc. He has authored/ co-authored several books and contributed over 175 Articles. He is an Independent Director and Chairman of Audit Committee of Ruby Mills Ltd, Jai Corp Ltd, JM Financial Services Ltd, JM Financial Credit Solutions Ltd and an Independent Director and Member of the Audit Committee of Marathon NexGen Realty Ltd. He is a Founder Director of Health & Education Foundation, a section 25 Company, dedicated to the cause of Prevention / Treatment of Heart Disease and providing Education to needy children.

Mr. Aditya S. Handa, Non-Executive and Non-Independent Director

Mr. Aditya S. Handa, holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Babson college USA and holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the Gujarat University, Ahmedabad. He was appointed as a Director of the Company on June 13, 2006. He is having rich experience in all areas of operations such as finance, human resource, manufacturing, marketing, etc.