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Hikal Ltd (HIKA.NS)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Jai Hiremath

2011 Executive Chairman of the Board, Managing Director

Sameer Hiremath

2011 President, Joint Managing Director, Executive Director

Peter Nightingale

2011 President of Acoris Research Ltd.

Sham Wahalekar

Senior Vice President - Finance, Compliance Officer, Company Secretary

Ravi Khadabadi

2011 Vice President - Procurement

Anish Swadi

2005 Vice President - Business Development

Axel Kleemann

73 2014 Additional Director

Sugandha hiremath

Non-Executive Director

Amit Kalyani

42 2012 Non-Executive Director

Ranjit Shahani

2018 Additional Independent Director

ShivKumar Kheny

65 1996 Independent Non-Executive Director

Prakash Mehta

73 1994 Independent Non-Executive Director

Kannan Unni

74 1999 Independent Non-Executive Director

Wolfgang Welter

2011 Independent Non-Executive Director

Biographies

Name Description

Jai Hiremath

Mr. Jai Hiremath is Executive Chairman of the Board, Managing Director of Hikal Limited. 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

Mr. Sameer Hiremath is President, Joint Managing Director, Executive Director of Hikal Limited. 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.

Peter Nightingale

Dr. Peter Nightingale is President of Acoris Research Ltd., a subsidiary of Hikal Limited. Dr. Peter Nightingale President, Acoris Research is a Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Manchester, United Kingdom. He is a process development chemist with over thirty years of global experience in development, scale up, technology transfer in the pharmaceutical, agrochemical and fine chemical sectors. His expertise ranges from small scale process development to large scale operations. He is an experienced scientist who has held senior managerial positions at Development Chemicals, USA; Synprotec Ltd., and Coalite Group, UK. He has been with Acoris since late 2011.

Sham Wahalekar

Mr. Sham V. Wahalekar is Senior Vice President - Finance, Compliance Officer, Company Secretary of Hikal Limited. 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.

Ravi Khadabadi

Mr. Ravi Khadabadi is Vice President - Procurement of Hikal Limited. Ravi Khadabadi, Vice President, Procurement has more than 27 years of experience in the industry. He joined Hikal in 1997. He has a double Master's Degree in Chemistry and Polymers.

Anish Swadi

Mr. Anish Swadi is Vice President - Business Development of Hikal Limited. Anish Swadi, Vice President, 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.

Axel Kleemann

Sugandha hiremath

Ms. Sugandha hiremath is Non-Executive Director of Hikal Limited. Sugandha Hiremath has more than 25 years experience in finance. She serves as an independent director on the board of several companies.

Amit Kalyani

Mr. Amit Kalyani is Non-Executive Director of Hikal Limited. Amit Kalyani received his Bachelor's in Mechanical Engineering from Bucknell University, Pennsylvania, USA, in 1998. He is currently an Executive Director on the board of Bharat Forge Limited, the flagship company of the US $ 2.4 billion Kalyani Group. He is involved in the company’s strategic planning & global business development initiatives and he also oversees the entire group’s strategy. He serves on the Boards of several companies.

Ranjit Shahani

Mr. Ranjit Shahani serves as Additional Independent Director of the Company. He is currently Vice Chairman & Managing Director of Novartis India Limited.

ShivKumar Kheny

Mr. ShivKumar Kheny is Independent Non-Executive Director of Hikal Limited. Shivkumar Kheny has extensive industry experience, specifically in steel and infrastructure development. Mr. Kheny sits on the board of several reputable companies some of which are listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange.

Prakash Mehta

Shri. Prakash V. Mehta is Independent Non-Executive Director of Hikal Limited. Prakash Mehta graduated in law from University of Bombay in 1963. He has extensive experience in corporate law both in India and overseas. Mr. Mehta is on the boards of several conglomerates and is a member of the Managing Committee of The Bombay Incorporated Law Society. He is a senior partner at M/s. Malvi Ranchoddas & Co., Advocates & Solicitors, one of the leading law firms in Mumbai.

Kannan Unni

Mr. Kannan Unni is Independent Non-Executive Director of Hikal Limited. Kannan Unni, graduated in agriculture from Mumbai University and holds Diploma in marketing from Mumbai University He is a pioneer in crop protection and increasing the farm yield in India. Mr. Unni was the Chairman of Bilag Industries Pvt. Ltd., a 100% subsidiary of Bayer CropScience. Prior to that Mr. Unni was the CEO of Aventis CropScience in India. He brings a wealth of experience in technology and marketing in the crop protection industry.

Wolfgang Welter

Dr. Wolfgang Welter is Independent Non-Executive Director of Hikal Limited. Dr. Wolfgang Welter, Board Member Dr. Wolfgang Welter started his career in 1977 at Hoechst AG where he held a number of senior positions in Crop Protection and Fine Chemicals divisions. He served as the Head of Production at AgrEvo after which he took on the role of overseeing manufacturing operations at Aventis CropScience in France. Prior to his retirement, Dr. Welter was the Head of Industrial Operations at Bayer CropScience AG. He has served the industry for more than 30 years and brings a wealth of experience to Hikal.